Not all of the biggest announcements this summer came during E3. Publishers had some huge news to share this past week in Cologne, Germany. These games could turn out to be some of the best of 2015 or beyond.
Here are the games revealed at Gamescom 2014 that really caught our attention. We've included the confirmed platforms and release window for each game as well. The projects are early in development, though, so this information could change.
Silent HillsRelease Date: Unknown
The Silent Hill franchise has been in a sorry state for the past few years. Several studios have tried and failed to hit the high notes that Silent Hill reached in its early games. Konami's determined to resurrect the franchise, though, so they've handed off the next game to their best studio: Kojima Productions.
They've also enlisted some extra star power for Silent Hills. Hideo Kojima will be collaborating with Hellboy and Pacific Rim Guillermo del Toro in crafting the game. The main character is played by Norman Reedus, best known as Daryl in The Walking Dead TV show.
On paper, Silent Hills sounds great. They've got skilled developers, A-level talent from Hollywood, and the striking Fox Engine from Metal Gear Solid 5. This won't necessarily translate into a great game. However, Silent Hills has some serious potential.