The games highlights of Gamescom 2018

In the first part, LEAD presents eight exciting premieres of Gamescom 2018, which gamers are particularly pleased about.

Other important news tomorrow in Part 2.

Anno 1800

Publisher: Ubisoft

gameplay: The German studio Blue Byte puts in his new construction strategy game of the popular Anno series this time the reverse gear. While Anno 2070 and Anno 2205 leapt into the future, Anno played 1800 during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. You are here with the steamboat, among others, and fight workers revolts. The multiplayer should be on board.

Platform: Windows

Start date: End of 2018

Anno 1800
Anno 1800 plays in the time of the Industrial Revolution (Photo: Ubisoft)

Tropico 6

Publisher: Kalypso Media

gameplay: El Presidente steals in the new part wonders of other superpowers, including the Eiffel Tower. This is not without complications, but the dictator’s guard has “raids”, new tools to win the missions and dust off new technologies from other countries. But even at home delicate tasks wait, finally, the re-election of the dictator should be secured.


Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, Linux, Mac OS

Start date: 2018

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El Presidente steals in the new part of the world wonder of other superpowers (Image: Kalypso Media)

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Publisher: Insomniac Games

gameplay: The new Spider-Man adventure shows a Peter Parker who has the fate of 9 million New Yorkers in his hands – but at the same time is always thrown off track by his chaotic private life.

The open-world spectacle also shows familiar characters, albeit in new roles. Pre-testers praise the simple controls, the excellent graphics, the diverse combat systems and the modified story, which is not at all based on the previous games, but still captivates.

Platform: PS 4 exclusive

Start date: 7th of September

Marvel's Spider Man Photo 1
The game will be released in September. (Image: Insomniac Games)

Devil May Cry 5

Publisher: Capcom

gameplay: Capcom promises that the next part of the monster action series will be “more spectacular than ever” thanks to the new RE engine. This time it’s about a demonic invasion.

Three demon hunters should save humanity. The young Nero allies himself with the weaponsmith Nico. Between boss fights and family dramas emerges also the ex-main character Dante again. Red Grave City is warned!

Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Start date: May 31, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 Photo 1
Devil May Cry 5 will be released in 2019 (Image: Capcom)


Publisher: Electronic Arts

Gameplay: The football classic goes into the next round. It is played in the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup. In addition to the career mode, there is a Champions League mode or you simply choose your European favorite team.

EA has improved the ball guidance with the new Active Touch system, the publisher promises greater game flow. The tactic system has also been adjusted. As a bonus, there is the third and final part of the story mode “The Journey”, in which you accompany the career of the young star Alex Hunter. FIFA 19 is officially licensed by UEFA and includes the “real” trophies, coats of arms and balls.

Platform: PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows

Start date: September 27th

Fifa 19 Photo 1
The football classic (Image: Electronic Arts)

Forza Horizon 4

Publisher: Microsoft

gameplay: The racer is designed as an open world and this time settled in the UK. As many as 450 cars from classic cars to new cars are available or have to be collected and then upgraded.

More than 100 licensed manufacturers are integrated when it comes to dry slopes or muddy trails. Microsoft promises racing friends “new content every week thanks to seasonal changes”. The campaign includes stunts and tuning.

Platform: Xbox One, Windows 10

Start date: October 2nd

Forza Horizon 4 Photo 1
The racer is designed as an open world (Image: Microsoft)

Resident Evil 2

Publisher: Capcom

Gameplay: The horror game in a new edition – based on the original template on PS from 1998. The development team has re-realized the game from scratch, from the over-the-shoulder perspective.

The story is likely to be known to genre fans: young policeman Leon S. Kennedy and student Claire Redfield investigate the zombie epidemic in Racoon City. A scary experience. Which should also be topped by Cancom with a special edition for hardcore fans. It costs $ 900.

Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Start date: January 25, 2019

Resident Evil 2
The horror game in a new edition (Image: Capcom)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Publisher: Ubisoft

gameplay: The season of the classic: Not only Anno and Resident Evil return – also Assassin’s Creek is back. The latest installment of the powerful Adventures and Open World RPG is located around 430 BCE and takes you to a wonderfully animated Greece.

Ubisoft promises more than 30 hours of dialogue and opulent battles, as well as the option to change the fate of ancient Greece itself.

The predecessor “AC Origins” was a great success, so the developers have thought to leave the gameplay as unchanged as possible. Also ideal for “God of War” fans.

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Start date: 5th October

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Photo 2
Assassin’s Creed is a classic (Image: Ubisoft)

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