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It’s almost time for gamescom, and that means reveals and excitement for all things video games once again. To kick off the event, host and Game Awards founder Geoff Keighly has announced a special live show for attendees and for those watching over streaming platforms all over the world. The draw is the promise of world premiere content and announcements courtesy of over 15 publishers, including an appearance by Hideo Kojima himself to give a look at his upcoming title Death Stranding (a PlayStation 4 exclusive, mind you).

Among the publishers participating are the following:

  • 2K 
  • Activision 
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment 
  • Bungie 
  • Capcom 
  • Electronic Arts 
  • Epic Games
  • Google Stadia 
  • Koch Media/Deep Silver
  • Private Division 
  • Sega
  • Square Enix
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • THQ Nordic GmbH 
  • Ubisoft  
  • Xbox Game Studios 

If you’re interested and will be attending gamescom, tickets for Opening Night Live are available to purchase now. Be sure to watch on Monday, August 19th, 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET to catch all the reveals, and look forward to continued gamescom coverage closer to the event.  


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.