The Game Awards 2018 has ended, and even though there are some highs and lows during the award ceremony, there is no decline that the event had brought us so many great announcements.

And here is the recap about those big announcements from the event.

Joker from Persona 5 joins the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lineup

One of the biggest surprise during The Game Awards 2018 is the announcement of the 76th fighter of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Joker, from Persona 5. The fact that this announcement trailer was shown right before the release date of the game has caught everyone off guard.

“Dare I say, the biggest crossover in entertainment,” Nintendo of America boss Reggie Fils-Aime boasted after this trailer. “The Russo brothers might have something to say about that,” Keighley quipped.

That talk is considered a small easter egg, too, due to the appearance of the Russo brothers at the event.

Mortal Kombat 11

After 5 years waiting, the next installment of Mortal Kombat franchise, MK 11, will be available for PS4, XBox One and PC on April 23, 2019. That announcement was unveiled by NetherRealm founder Ed Boon when presenting the award for Best Sports/Racing Game.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

The first big surprise of the night, not only because it resurrects a franchise not seen in a decade, but because Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a Nintendo Switch exclusive. It’s coming next year from Team Ninja, makers of Nioh and Ninja Gaiden.

Far Cry: New Dawn

A big announcement, but nothing surprising, because there is an official teaser early in the week. And as suggested by the teaser, the new Far Cry spin-off will be set in the post-apocalyptic ruins of Montana, nuked at the end of Far Cry 5 earlier this year.

The game will be out Feb. 15, 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Technically a surprise and technically not a surprise. Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets had previously announced this game, but that was back in 2015, and we hadn’t heard much from it since. This trailer, which follows pre-alpha gameplay footage last seen in April 2017, shows how players will inhabit the roles of early hominids in our species’ fight for survival. Ancestors, published by Take-Two Interactive’s Private Division label, launches next year on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Rage 2

Leaked in early May, confirmed soon after and given plenty of screen time at Bethesda Softworks’ E3 and QuakeCon presentations, we knew plenty about Rage 2 except its launch date. This open-world gameplay trailer took care of that detail: May 14 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

A New Dragon Age Game

BioWare had been dropping hints about the next Dragon Age game (2014’s Inquisition was the most recent) last week, and this trailer during The Game Awards 2018 officially puts that sequel on the record. However, it’s only a minute long and doesn’t even supply a name, just a hashtag. Because of that, we still have to wait longer to see actual footages from the game.

The Outer Worlds

Created by the original creators of Fallout, The Outer Worlds seems to be a space version of Fallout, which will bring to gamers a displaced-era sci-fi aesthetic about the setting and characters. The game will be published by Take-Two’s Private Division.


For the size and scope presented, Atlas probably takes the cake for the biggest reveal of The Game Awards 2018. From the creators of Ark: Survival Evolved, Atlas is said to be 1,200 times bigger than that, even. It’s an “open-world survival MMO,” with pirate ships, a ton of fantasy monsters and armored-up knights on horseback and just about everything else imaginable. Studio Wildcard says that a single world can have 40,000 players in it.

The early access version of Atlas will be out on PC next week, and Xbox One’s preview program next year.