Earlier today, NACON showcased its most ambitious line-up of 17 games at the NACON Connect 2022 event. Hosted by TPK and Funka, gamers were treated to 1.5 hours of behind-the-scenes reports from NACON and some of its studios along with interviews with well-known ambassadors. Viewers of the show got to see gameplay footage of previously announced games for the first time, new game announcements and release dates. Five new titles will be added to NACON’s growing catalogue, and the Daija Arcade Stick will be available by the end of the year.
First up from NACON Connect 2022 are the new game announcements:
Crown Wars: The Black Prince (Artefacts studio): 2023
As the fighting rages in the Hundred Years’ War, you are the head of a noble family seeking glory in this tactical turn-based strategy game. Fight enemy factions and battle an evil force that has corrupted the highest echelons of power and is exploiting the conflict for its own gain through a violent and mysterious cult. Wishlist on Steam for 2023 release.
Ravenswatch (Passtech Games): Early access 2023
Ravenswatch is an isometric roguelike action game that combines intense real-time combat with deep gameplay and high replay value. After the success of Curse of the Dead Gods, Passtech returns with a new formula and game experience that can be played solo or with up to 4 players in co-op. #Ravenswatch is being developed for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and will be available in Early Access in 2023 on PC.
Terminator Survival Project (NACON Studio Milan)
Just a tease for the future, but if you couldn’t tell, we’re big fans of 80’s movies, and the team at Nacon Studio Milan is working on the first survival game set in the Terminator universe. There was no other information given, but this is definitely something to keep your eyes on. Coming to PC & Consoles in the distant future.
ParadiZe Project (EKO Software): 2023
Fight, Hack, and Survive! Alone or with friends, explore a mysterious open-world infested by zombies. Collect materials, craft weapons, and fight for your life. Learn to capture and hack zombies to assist in fighting, defending, or exploring. Welcome to Paradize! #ParadiZeProject will be available on PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 in 2023.
Gangs of Sherwood (Appeal studio): 2023
Play as Robin, Marian, Friar Tuck or Little John, four heroes with unique, fully customizable gameplay styles, and set out in search of riches to plunder so you can give them to the poor. From Sherwood Forest to the Sheriff’s flying castle, the way forward is blocked by hordes of enemies. Combine the different heroes’ combat styles to foil the tyrant’s plans and fight performance-enhanced soldiers, formidable war machines and terrifying bosses that you meet as you advance. Wishlist now on Steam for a 2023 release.
Next in NACON Connect 2022 came their Sports & Racing line-up
Session: Skate Sim (Crea-ture Studios): 22 September 2022
Inspired by the golden age of street skating – the 1990s – Session: Skate Sim lets you experience true skateboarding and its culture: no scoring system; just you, your spot and your imagination! Session: Skate Sim is available on Xbox via Game Preview, Steam Early Access, Epic Games Store, and coming to PlayStation at launch on September 22, 2022.
WRC Generations (KT Racing): 13 October 2022
Rally1 Hybrid cars are here! Experience driving sensations with much greater engine torque, delivering up to 30% more power when accelerating. Drivers must also think about their strategy before the start of the stages to optimize the management of electrical power and the battery. WRC Generations is the most successful title in the series to date and notably contains the most extensive list of cars and tracks ever offered. Coming October 13th – wishlist now on Steam.
Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown (KT Racing): 2023
An open world driving and lifestyle experience taking place in Hong Kong Island, built at 1:1 scale. Grab your keys and live your life of luxury. Remember, social status is everything in the world of TDU. Wishlist on Steam ahead of the 2023 release.
NACON Connect 2022 saw some great action-adventure games coming soon from NACON
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (Daedalic Entertainment): 1 September 2022
Torn by his fractured psyche, players will have to manage both Sméagol and Gollum on a journey that will take him across famous locales, revealing more about his time as a slave below the Dark Tower and his stray with the Elves of Mirkwood, as he interacts with iconic characters from the series. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ will be available September 1, 2022 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch at a later date.
Steelrising (Spiders): 8 September 2022
Paris, 1789. The city is in the grip of terror. The Revolution has been suppressed with bloodshed by Louis XVI and his merciless mechanical army. It falls to Aegis, an engineering marvel, to take on the king’s ranks of automatons and change the course of history. Wishlist the game on Steam.
Blood Bowl 3 (Cyanide): 2022
Brutal, crazy, tactical… this is BLOOD BOWL! The iconic death sport returns with the new video game of fantasy football faithfully using the latest board game rules and new content. #BloodBowl3 will release on PC through the Epic Games Store and Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (Ace Team): 9 February 2023
The creatures of Zenozoik are an odd lot, and no day in this surreal dreamscape is like any other. Even so, here’s a look at one day in the life of Pseudo a hermit living on the fringes of society. But keep your wits about you as everything changes when darkness falls. Pseudo’s previously relatively peaceful days will be thrown into chaos when he meets the boy, a creature whose mysterious powers are the catalyst for an adventure that will change everything for the two of them. Clash: Artifacts of Chaos will be available in February 2023 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC!
Ad Infinitum (Hekate): 20 April 2023
The boundaries between nightmare and reality, between truth and lies, have been shattered as all hell breaks loose! Play a German soldier haunted by the horrors of the Great War. Terrible creatures, death traps, and insane mysteries mark your path through the battlefield. Overcome them to save your soul and tear the veil of more sinister truths. Get ready for true horror when Ad Infinitum comes to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC on April 20th, 2023!
Hell is Us (Rogue Factor): 2023
Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, Hell is Us’ Creative Director revealed the creative process of the game, its themes and guidelines. Hell is Us is a 3rd-person action-adventure game that combines intense melee combat with the thrill of exploration. Explore a semi-open world to find answers to your questions and face mysterious creatures all along your journey. #HELLisUS will be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC in 2023.
RoboCop: Rogue City (Teyon): June 2023
Welcome to Detroit; crime runs rampant as the city lies on the edge of ruin, people fighting for scraps as others live extravagant lives of luxury. Control of the Detroit Police Department is given to the Omni Consumer Products corporation in an attempt to restore order. You are that solution, RoboCop, a cyborg tasked with protecting the city. The triumphant return of RoboCop wouldn’t feel right without the man who brought so much life into the role, and we’re excited to reveal that Peter Weller will be performing voiceover work on the game. Enjoy this first look at gameplay and for the record, “dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” RoboCop: Rogue City will be coming to PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch in June 2023.
War Hospital (Brave Lamb): 2023
In War Hospital you play as Major Henry Wells, the head doctor of a military field hospital during the Great War. Daily life is all about resource management and difficult moral choices, so your ability to make the right decision under pressure will be put to the test. #WarHospital is scheduled for Early 2023 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
And finally at NACON Connect 2022, we saw a simulation worthy of top chefs
Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator (Cyanide): 2 February 2023
Create and manage your dream restaurant! Menus, purchasing, décor, staff, equipment, customers… and don’t forget the actual cooking! Experience the daily life of a restaurateur and earn your awards from the MICHELIN Guide. Chef Life: A Restaurant Simulator will be available February 2, 2023 on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.