French video game company Nacon held its annual online conference, NACON Connect 2023, on Thursday. The 27-minute livestream covered 16 games across various genres, including sports, racing and action-adventure.
The conference presented gameplay footage for various titles, giving players a glimpse of what to expect. Some games, like Ravenswatch and Gangs of Sherwood, were previously announced at the last NACON Connect, but their gameplays were shown for the first time at this year’s event.
NACON Connect 2023 revealed exciting updates on highly anticipated games such as Lord of the Rings: Gollum and RoboCop: Rogue City. In addition, the conference featured sports game announcements and unveiled the official release date for the First World War psychological horror game Ad Infinitum.
Nacon also announced the launch of four new games on March 9. They are Clash: Artifacts of Chaos and Transport Fever 2: Console Edition, the Nintendo Switch versions of Session: Skate Sim and Train Life: A Railway Simulator.
Exclusive gameplay and developer interviews can be found on the Steam pages of most games.
Developed by Passtech Games, Ravenswatch introduces its concept through a gameplay trailer accompanied by commentary that explains the fundamental aspects of the game’s world, cooperative play and combat mechanics.
Building on the popularity of its predecessor, Curse of the Dead Gods, Ravenswatch allows up to four players to take on the roles of famous heroes from various legends and tales. Players must work together to overcome the hordes of the Nightmare. The game will be available for Early Access on Steam from April 6, 2023, and it will be available on all platforms after its official release in 2024.
The trailer of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum revealed additional details about Daedalic’s Untold Story. The game follows Gollum’s extraordinary adventure as he searches for his beloved Precious.
Throughout the journey, players will explore various regions of Middle-earth and encounter iconic characters from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels. Navigating the perilous journey will require exceptional agility and cleverness. Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be released sometime in 2023 on multiple platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Berlin-based game development studio, Hekate, revealed a new gameplay trailer for Ad Infinitum that immerses players in the psyche of a young man caught between two worlds — his family home in Berlin and the battlefields of the First World War, where he encounters bizarre creatures.
The developer team has passionately worked on this project for the last three years. The members originally conceived the game’s concept almost a decade ago during their studies.
It is apparent that the team has a great affinity for psychological horror games, as they have created a unique and haunting world, an original story and an atmosphere that delves into the tortured mind of the game’s protagonist. Ad Infinitum is set to release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in September.
War Hospital, developed by the Polish studio Brave Lamb, is a story-driven management and survival game. The game challenges players to make tough moral decisions as they operate a field hospital during the First World War.
The game’s new gameplay footage at NACON Connect featured the story of a wounded soldier. Players must manage hospital resources and staff while treating incoming patients. War Hospital is set to launch on PC and consoles on August 31, 2023.