Every Major 2024 Launch Date You Missed During Summer Game Fest

It’s been a week since Summer Game Fest, one of the gaming industry’s biggest online conferences, and we’ve been positively drowning in video game trailers, demos, and launch announcements. It’s easy to get lost among the noise, which is why we’re here to help. 

In Part 1 of our Summer Game Fest 2024 recap, we’ve compiled a list of every major launch date announcement from last weekend — so you can mark your calendars, and begin saving that money!

Or if you prefer games of the more wholesome variety, we’ve recapped all the indie game launch dates for your cozy gaming needs in Part 2 here!

1. Alan Wake II: Night Springs Expansion (Out Now)

The first expansion for Alan Wake 2 brings three new episodes featuring some familiar characters as they experience the unexplainable. While similar to previously known characters, they are different — Night Springs versions of themselves.

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2. Fallout 76 Skyline Valley (Out Now)

Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers emerge into post-nuclear America. Explore a vast wasteland in this open-world multiplayer addition to the Fallout story. The Skyline Valley DLC is the first map expansion of the Appalachian region. Explore this new mysterious location, uncover the true location of Vault 63, and figure out the truth behind the Lost.

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3. Elder Scrolls Online Gold Road (Out Now)

A forgotten Daedric Prince has returned, bringing chaos to West Weald! Explore a new zone and defend the city of Skingrad, now beset by a dangerous Daedric cult and the jungles of Valenwood. Customize your skills like never before with the new Scribing system.

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4. Still Wakes The Deep (Out Now)

In Still Wakes The Deep, you play as an offshore oil rig worker, fighting for your life through a vicious storm, perilous surroundings, and the dark, freezing North Sea waters. All lines of communication have been severed. All exits are gone. All that remains is to face the unknowable horror that’s come aboard.

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5. Palworld: Sakurajima Update (June 27, 2024)

Fight, farm, build and work alongside mysterious creatures called “Pals” in this completely new multiplayer, open world survival and crafting game. The game is also releasing its first major update, introducing the new island of Sakurajima, a new Arena Mode, new Pals, new bosses, and more features!

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6. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – The Sky Breaker DLC (July 16, 2024)

A mysterious shadow looms in the sky, threatening the Na’vi clans below who are celebrating at their great festival of games. Face the RDA and protect the unity of the clans in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora first Story Pack, available on July 16th. The Sky Breaker is included in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Gold Edition.

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7. Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (July 18, 2024)

The Door to the Great Below has been opened unleashing the Gods and their armies of the Dead. The lands of Kian are besieged, the city of Dawn is on the brink of destruction. It’s time for the Coalition army to fight back. Embrace vengeance, gunpowder and magic as you embark on an epic journey to defeat the Gods, close the door and retake the world.

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8. Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess (July 19, 2024)

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess is a unique Japanese-inspired, single player Kagura Action Strategy game. The game takes place on a mountain covered by defilement. During the day, purify the villages and prepare yourself for sundown. During the night, protect the Maiden against the hordes of the Seethe.

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9. Sea of Thieves: Season 13 (July 25, 2024) 

Sea of Thieves is a smash-hit pirate adventure game, offering the quintessential pirate experience of plundering lost treasures, intense battles, vanquishing sea monsters and more. Seize Flameheart’s flagship and become the boss fight when Sea of Thieves Season 13 sets sail on July 25th.

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10. Zoochosis (Q2 2024)

This is your first night shift as a zookeeper. You find out that some animals are infected and turning into mutants. Save them and save yourself. Unravel the mystery of the zoo. Choose wisely. Your choices will determine your ending. Will you save all of them and survive?

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11. Pneumata (Q2 2024)

The tenants are going missing, screams echo and blood seeps through the walls of Clover Hill. As a detective, unravel the truth that lays within and recover your fragmented memories, or succumb to the horrors that lurk in the shadows within this sinister blend of Survival & Psychological horror.

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12. Cult of the Lamb: Unholy Alliance Update (Aug 12, 2024)

Unholy Alliance introduces a new playable character to Cult of the Lamb: the Goat! Summoned by blood and born in corruption, this wicked new ally can join the holy Lamb in local co-op. This free expansion also adds new tarot cards, relics, buildings, fleeces, follower traits, follower quests, and other secrets to discover!

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13. DREDGE: The Iron Rig DLC (Aug 15, 2024)

The Iron Rig is the second official expansion for DREDGE – a cosmic horror fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Gather, craft and deliver your way through the mysteries of The Iron Rig, revisiting areas from DREDGE to investigate ancient disturbances stirring in the deep. Assist the Ironhaven Corporation in constructing facilities that unlock items, gadgets and more, but what are they truly here for?

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14. Black Myth Wukong (Aug 20, 2024)

Black Myth: Wukong is an action RPG rooted in Chinese mythology. The story is based on Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. You shall set out as the Destined One to venture into the challenges and marvels ahead, to uncover the obscured truth beneath the veil of a glorious legend from the past.

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15. Dustborn (Aug 20, 2024)

Ragtag crew? Check. Musical gear? Check. Tour bus and robot driver? Check. Stolen package? Check! Embark on a perilous road-trip across a Divided States of America. Use the power of words to shape relationships with your crew, get out of trouble and reach your final destination.

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16. World of WarCraft The War Within (Aug 26, 2024)

In this opening chapter of The Worldsoul Saga, you’ll journey through never-before-seen subterranean worlds filled with hidden wonders and lurking perils, down to the dark depths of the Nerubian empire, where the inscrutable Harbinger of the Void has gathered her arachnid forces to bring Azeroth to its knees.

Wishlist or buy the game on Blizzard

17. Star Wars Outlaws (Aug 30, 2024) 

Experience the first-ever open world Star Wars game, set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Risk it all as Kay Vess, an emerging scoundrel seeking freedom and the means to start a new life, along with her companion Nix. Fight, steal, and outwit your way through the galaxy’s crime syndicates as you join the galaxy’s most wanted.

Pre-order the game on the Ubisoft website

18. Harry Potter: Quidditch Champions (Sept 3, 2024)

Your next chapter takes flight! Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Quidditch by playing solo or sharing the magic with friends and family. Take to the sky as one of the classic positions—Chaser, Seeker, Keeper, or Beater—each with their own unique play style. Soar into legendary Quidditch arenas, as well as maps that showcase never-before-seen areas of the wizarding world.

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19. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Heart of Chornobyl (Sept 5, 2024)

Chornobyl Exclusion Zone has changed dramatically after the second massive explosion in year 2006. Violent mutants, deadly anomalies, warring factions have made the Zone a very tough place to survive. Nevertheless, artifacts of unbelievable value attracted many people called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.s, who entered the Zone for their own risk striving to make a fortune out of it or even to find the Truth concealed in the Heart of Chornobyl.

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20. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 (Sept 9, 2024)

Embody the superhuman skill and brutality of a Space Marine. Unleash deadly abilities and devastating weaponry to obliterate the relentless Tyranid swarms. Defend the Imperium in spectacular third-person action in solo or multiplayer modes.

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21. Phoenix Springs (Sept 16, 2024)

After the reporter Iris Dormer reconnects with her estranged brother, she finds herself in Phoenix Springs, a desert oasis home to an enigmatic community. As she explores ancient ruins and interrogates a rich cast of characters, she must uncover the mysteries that connect the place, the myths, and herself.

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22. UFO50 (Sept 18, 2024)

UFO 50 is a collection of 50 single and multiplayer games from the creators of Spelunky, Downwell, and Catacomb Kids. Explore a variety of genres, from platformers and shoot ’em ups to puzzle games, roguelites, and RPGs. The goal is to combine a familiar 8-bit aesthetic with new ideas and modern game design.

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23. Enotria: The Last Song (Sept 19, 2024)

Enotria: The Last Song is a soulslike set in a beautiful sun-lit world inspired by Italian folklore where the brightest sun casts the darkest shadow. The world has been gripped by the Canovaccio – a twisted eternal play that keeps everything in an unnatural stasis. You, Maskless One, are the only one without a given role and master of your destiny.

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24. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown – Mask of Darkness DLC (Sept 2024)

Immerse yourself in a Persian mythological​ fantasy through an intriguing and original story as you use your wits to solve puzzles, find hidden treasures, and complete quests to learn more about this corrupted place. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown’s upcoming story DLC, Mask of Darkness, is coming this September 2024.

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25. Dragon Age: The Veilguard (Q3 2024)

Enter the world of Thedas, a vibrant land of rugged wilderness, treacherous labyrinths, and glittering cities – steeped in savage combat and secret magics. You’ll forge a courageous fellowship to challenge the gathering storm. Friendship, drama, and romance will abound as you bring striking individuals together into an extraordinary team. Become the leader and light the beacon of hope in their darkest moments.

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26. Unknown9 Awakening (Q3 2024)

You are Haroona, a Quaestor born with the ability to venture into a mysterious dimension: the Fold. On her quest for powerful hidden knowledge, she must learn to master the powers of the Fold to fight a secret society with a hostile agenda.

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27. Diablo IV Vessel of Hatred (Oct 8, 2024)

Prepare for the next chapter of Diablo IV. Become the apex predator of the jungle as the all-new Spiritborn class. Expand your map to journey into the new region of Nahantu in search of Neyrelle, who is both suffering the fate of her choice to imprison the Prime Evil Mephisto, and seeking a means to destroy him. Recruit Mercenaries to aid you in combat, fight together in a new PvE co-op activity, and more.

Pre-order the game on Blizzard

28. Metaphor Re Fantazio (Oct 11, 2024)

From the creative minds behind Persona 3, 4, and 5 comes Metaphor: ReFantazio, a unique fantasy world, where your protagonist will journey alongside his fairy companion, Gallica, to lift the curse from the kingdom’s lost prince. Control your destiny, face your fears and awaken magical “Archetype” powers that lie dormant in your heart.

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29. Dragon Ball Sparking! ZERO (Oct 11, 2024)

DRAGON BALL: Sparking! ZERO takes the legendary gameplay of the Budokai Tenkaichi series and raises it to whole new levels. Learn and master an incredible roster of playable characters, each with signature abilities, transformations, and techniques. Make yours the destructive power of the strongest fighters ever to appear in DRAGON BALL!

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30. Sonic X Shadow Generations (Oct 25, 2024) 

Shadow the Hedgehog is back with Classic and Modern Sonic in SONIC X SHADOW GENERATIONS, an all-new collection featuring two unique experiences! Play as Shadow in a brand-new story campaign featuring never-before-seen abilities that prove why he’s known as the Ultimate Life Form.

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31. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 (Oct 25, 2024)

Developed by Treyarch and Raven, Black Ops 6 is a spy action thriller set in the early 90s, a period of transition and upheaval in global politics, characterized by the end of the Cold War and the rise of the United States as a single superpower. With a mind-bending narrative, and unbound by the rules of engagement, this is signature Black Ops.

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32. Life Is Strange: Double Exposure (Oct 29, 2024)

When Max Caulfield finds her friend Safi dead in the snow, she tears open the way to a parallel timeline. Here, Safi is still alive – and still in danger! With her new power to Shift between two timelines – can Max solve and prevent the same murder?

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32. Slitterhead (Nov 8, 2024)

Set in the densely cluttered streets of “Kowlong,” filled with obscurity and chaos, this battle action-adventure game casts players as the “Hyoki,” an entity devoid of memory and physical form. His only motive is to eradicate the monstrous beings known as “Slitterheads” crawling around the city, disguising themselves as humans.

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33. Assassin’s Creed Shadows (Nov 15, 2024)

Live the intertwined stories of Naoe, an adept shinobi Assassin from Iga Province, and Yasuke, the powerful African samurai of historical legend. Against the backdrop of the turbulent late Sengoku period, this remarkable duo will discover their common destiny as they usher in a new era for Japan.

Pre-order the game on the Ubisoft website

34. Lego Horizon Adventures (Q4 2024) 

Join machine hunter Aloy as she leads a colourful crew of heroes through the lush wilderness on a quest to save the world and learn the secrets of her past. Dive into boundless adventure, customize to your heart’s content, and take on action-packed battles solo or with friends.

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35. Indiana Jones and the Great Circle (2024)

Uncover one of history’s greatest mysteries in a first-person, single-player adventure. The year is 1937, sinister forces are scouring the globe for the secret to an ancient power connected to the Great Circle, and only one person can stop them – Indiana Jones.

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36. Starfield Shattered Space (2024)

Shattered Space is a new story expansion for Bethesda’s Starfield. A mysterious power stirs in the city of Dazra on House Va’ruun’s hidden homeworld. Investigate a frightening cosmic threat, explore a new planet, and find unique weapons, spacesuits, and gear in this all-new adventure.

Wishlist or buy the game on the Starfield website

37. Fear The Spotlight (2024)

Fear the Spotlight is an atmospheric third-person horror adventure with a disturbing mystery to unravel. Sneak into school after hours with Vivian and Amy, survive a séance gone wrong, solve tactile puzzles, and, whatever you do, stay out of the spotlight… Fear the Spotlight is a creepy love letter to classic 90s horror experiences with a focus of rich storytelling, puzzle solving, and a tense atmosphere.

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38. Avowed (2024)

Welcome to the Living Lands, a mysterious island filled with adventure and danger.
Set in the fictional world of Eora that was first introduced to players in the Pillars of Eternity franchise, Avowed is a first-person fantasy action RPG from the award-winning team at Obsidian Entertainment.

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39. Kingdom Come Deliverance II (2024)

You are Henry of Skalitz – an ordinary man doing extraordinary things – caught in a gripping tale of revenge, betrayal and discovery as he embarks on an epic journey, ‘from a humble blacksmith’s forge to the court of Kings’, as he searches for purpose in this beautiful but brutal medieval world.

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40. Wanderstop (2024)

From the creator of The Stanley Parable and The Beginner’s Guide, Wanderstop is a narrative-centric cozy game about change and tea. Playing as a fallen fighter named Alta, you’ll manage a tea shop within a magical forest and tend to the customers who pass through. But Alta does not want to be here. And if she gets her way, the tea shop will be nothing but a brief and painful memory.

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Did we miss out any games on your wishlist? Let us know in the comments below!

For even more launch date announcements, read Part 2 where we cover games of the more wholesome variety.

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