THQ Nordic reveals its Gamescom 2017 line-up

Matt Sayer 26 July 2017 NEWS

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It's the publisher's biggest Gamescom showing yet.

In just a month's time, the city of Cologne, Germany will play host to the biggest convention on Europe's video game calendar: Gamescom. The four-day event promises to deliver plenty of news, announcements and fresh gameplay footage. Attendees will even be able to go hands on with Microsoft's Xbox One X for the first time.

While most publishers have stayed mum on their Gamescom plans so far, THQ Nordic has gone the opposite route and revealed its full line-up for the show. This will be the publisher's biggest year yet, with eight games to show off and two brand new titles to announce.

The line-up kicks off with ELEX, a post-apocalyptic RPG for PS4, Xbox One and PC from the developers of the Gothic games. We'll likely see quite a bit of this one as it's due to release just two months after the show on 17 October.

Next up is Battle Chasers: Nightwar, a classic turn-based RPG with a slick art style coming to all current-gen platforms on 3 October. If it plays as good as it looks, it could be something special.

Spellforce 3, a deep PC strategy game combining elements from both the RPG and RTS genres, will show off its single-player campaign following its recent multiplayer beta. Meanwhile, the undersea FPS Aquanox: Deep Descent will also dive into its campaign for the first time.

Demolition-derby simulator Wreckfest is a recent acquisition for THQ Nordic, and it'll be crashing through some of the new content developer BugBear Entertainment has planned for the game's future.

Fans of haggling and economics will want to keep their eye on The Guild 3, which will be bringing its complex model of medieval business management to the show. THQ Nordic is promising a surprise announcement related to the game, too.

Lastly, THQ Nordic will be announcing two new games: one, an open-world RPG set in a post-apocalyptic kung fu universe; the other, a new entry in a well-known horror series.

We'll be covering all of Gamescom's news and announcements when the show rolls around next month, so be sure to check back soon.


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