Bits and Bytes: New trailers from Dragon Age, Armored Core VI, Tekken 8, and more

Bits and Bytes: New trailers from Dragon Age, Armored Core VI, Tekken 8, and more

Get hyped for 2023 with some hype trailers. HYPE!

Next year, 2023, sure looks like it’s actually going to be full of games. We said as much on the latest episode of our (one day) Award-Winning podcast, The SideQuest. And we hope many of them launch at some point in the year or early in 2024. While we wait for those games we’ve been treated to a ton of hype trailers over the last couple of weeks in preparation, with marketing about to hit full speed at the beginning of the year.

Have a look at the videos below, and get ready for what will be sure to be a wallet melting year.

Dragon Age: Dreadwolf (no release date announced)

Released during Dragon Age Day (which is a thing now, we guess?) the latest cinematic vid shows off the game’s antagonist Solas assuming the role of [drum roll] the Dread Wolf! Surprise!

Dead Island 2 (April 28, 2023)

In a recent showcase, we were treated to the news that Dead Island 2 is still in the works and still arriving in 2023. Somehow! Defying all the odds! Check out the FPS gameplay in the latest trailer for the game. Dead Island 2 arrives April 28th for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Amnesia: The Bunker (March 2023)

There’s a new Amnesia game on the way from developer Frictional Games. Amnesia: The Bunker will be the first game in the series (fourth overall) to give players a weapon to use instead of just trying to avoid and survive. Taking place in a bunker in WWI, the game will continue the psychotic horror themes that the series is known for.

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (2023)

Many people wondered what FromSoftware was going to do next after Elden Ring. Wonder no further, as it’s actually NOT a Souls-like game! The studio revealed that its next project is Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, which it had hinted at earlier in the year. Mechs, baby!

Tekken 8 (Date TBD)

While no formal date has been announced, Tekken 8 is coming along very well. The latest trailer continues the war between Kazuya and Jin, shows off gameplay, and reveals the return of Paul Phoenix, Marshall Law, King, Lars Alexandersson, and Jack-8. With Street Fighter 6 alongside it, the next year+ looks like it may be a terrific time for fighting game fans.

Diablo IV (June 6, 2023)

Diablo IV finally has a release date, and it’s falling smack dab in the absolutely packed end of Spring. The game looks like it’ll have a ton of depth, and the series always has long legs (D3 and the D2 remake continue to sell well) so release date isn’t much of an issue here. Especially not with a typically gorgeous Blizzard cinematic like the one below to keep us salivating.

Star Wars: Jedi Survivor (March 17, 2023)

Cal Kestis’s story continues in the upcoming Star Wars: Jedi Survivor, and the latest trailer gives us a look at actual gameplay. Cal will swing his lightsaber and use the Force in battle against Stormtroopers, droids, and very mean fauna on planets as his story unfolds in the Metroidvania-lite.

Sand Land (2023)

Akira Toriyama’s Sand Land project is being made into a bunch of different mediums, and Bandai Namco is on board to turn it into a game of some sort. Check out the trailer below giving a look at the visual style for whatever this is going to be.

Crash Team Rumble (2023)

Crash Bandicoot somehow remains in the gaming cultural zeitgeist, much to our dismay, and the next game in the IP isn’t a platformer but an arena fighter. Crash Team Rumble puts players into teams of 4v4 to take each other down. It’s Crash’s version of Overwatch! Terrifying!

Crime Boss: Rockay City (March 28, 2023)

Crime Boss looks like an FPS mix of LA Noir, PayDay, and GTA, but with a whole hell of a lot of celebrities lending their likenesses. The game is set in the 90s and focuses on character Travis Baker (Michael Madsen) as he takes on hits and missions to grow his empire. It’ll be playable in single and in multiplayer squads when it launches in March (EGS) and later in 2023 for everything else.