Nacon Connect 2021 recap: everything revealed and announced

Were you not able to watch Nacon Connect 2021? Don't worry. We've got you covered.

Nacon Connect 2021 might not have been as big as E3 2021, but it dropped a ton of details of noteworthy upcoming games.
Nacon Connect 2021 might not have been as big as E3 2021, but it dropped a ton of details of noteworthy upcoming games.

French publisher Nacon's annual showcase/conference, Nacon Connect 2021, just ended. As per the usual, it came with a ton of announcements about the publisher's upcoming games, along with their release dates.

Just in case you missed it or you just want to refresh your memory, we've got you covered.

Below is everything that was announced and revealed at Nacon Connect 2021.

RoboCop: Rogue City announcement

The original RoboCop Trilogy concluded back in 1993. Although a reboot/remake was released back in 2014, the plans for a sequel, that would have disregarded previous materials, are yet to be publicized, despite being confirmed back in 2018.

SO until then, we'll just have to settle for the next best thing - RoboCop: Rogue City.

RoboCop: Rogue City is Teyon's next project after working on the criminally underrated video game, Terminator: Resistance. The Krakow-based studio will take its previous experience of working on games about machines to another FPS title with a machine as a protagonist. The only difference is that the machine is a good guy this time around.

RoboCop: Rogue City will reportedly be set in the same universe as the original RoboCop Trilogy and will see players take on the role of cop-turned cyborg, Alex Murphy.

RoboCop: Rogue City is set to release sometime in 2023.

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos announcement

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is a new game from ACE Team, the people behind the original Zeno Clash games.

Artifacts of Chaos will be set in the same world as Zeno Clash, Zenozoik. However, it won't be an FPS title. Instead, it will be a third-person adventure game that sees players guide a warrior named Pseudo to protect a mysterious creature that can heal others.

Despite the shift in perspective, Artifacts of Chaos looks every bit as bizarre and vibrant as the original Zeno Clash games.

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is set to release in June 2022.

New gameplay and environments for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

In a video interview that was aired at Nacon Connect 2021, the producer of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Harag Riegler, took center stage to show off new gameplay footage about the upcoming The Lord of the Tings title.

Rigler also took this time to show off more artwork about the places that Gollum will explore in the game.

The said trailer was everyone's first chance to see some never-before-seen characters that will finally make an appearance in Gollum, as well as a much-younger Gandalf.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is still expected to release sometime in 2022.

A trailer for Ad Infinitum

Ad Infinitum has been stuck in the proverbial development hell after it was first announced back in 2017.

It wasn't until Nacon Connect 2021 that we finally got new details about Hekate's debut title. The German studio took the proverbial stage to show off its upcoming survival horror game with stealth and puzzle gameplay that will be set during World War 1.

Ad Infinitum is expected to release sometime in 2023.

Combat reveal for Steelrising

After GreedFall, French video game developer, Spiders, is hard at work on its next project, Steelrising.

Steelrising is an action RPG game that's set in an alternate history where the French Revolution (yes, the one that took place many hundreds of years ago) somehow has clockwork soldiers where players can fit using a mix of melee and ranged attacks, as well as electricity and fire-based abilities.

Steelrising is expected to release in June 2022.

More campaign details for Blood Bowl 3

We don't know what's more surprising, that there is a Warhammer fantasy American football game coming or that there have been two games already with a third installment coming up?

Lead cinematic artist, Yoann Drulhe, appeared at Nacon Connect 2021 to talk audiences through the Campaign mode of Blood Bowl 3.

Blood Bowl 3 will be available on Steam via Early Access in September 2021 before releasing on February 22, 2022.

Free update for Roguebook

Richard Garfield's roguelike deck builder, Roguebook, will be getting a free update in Gem Mine soon. The game, which was co-designed by the creator of Magic: The Gathering, was first released back in 2019.

Gem Mine will add a bunch of new content to Roguebook, including new maps, enemies, and loot.

Release date for Rogue Lords

Rogue Lords is a roguelike game where you'll take control of the devil and help him dominate the world with the help of his lackeys like Bloody Mary, Dracula, and Dr. Frakenstein, among others.

Rogue Lords will arrive on the PC on September 30 with a console release slated for early 2022.

New update for Session

Session is a skateboarding video game that's been in Steam Early Access and Xbox Game preview since September 2019 and June 2020, respectively.

The game recently got a new trailer, fronted by professional skateboarder Daewon Song no less, at Nacon Connect 2021. It included details about the latest update coming to Session, which adds more spots to grind in New York and Philadelphia, with more modes and a video clip editor for the more creative skateboarders out there.

A release date for Session was not announced at Nacon Connect 2021.

Release date and setting reveal for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown

The latest game in the long-running Test Drive racing sim series, Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown, finally got a release date at Nacon Connect 2021, along with a setting reveal.

Players can expect to start driving around the streets of Hong Kong in Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown on September 22, 2022.

First trailer for Rugby 22

Eko Software's Rugby 22 will introduce new AI systems and difficulty modes, as well as an updated roster, when it releases on January 22.

A new character for Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong

Nacon Connect 2021 had some bittersweet news for those who've been waiting for Vampire: The Masquerade - Swanswong.

On one hand, the showcase revealed an all-new trailer for the narrative RPG. In it, we saw the 300-year-old vampire, Galeb, and how we'll play like while you're out exploring or in combat On the other hand, it was also confirmed then that the game has been delayed to February 2022.

Preorder and soundtrack for RiMS Racing

Nacon Connect 2021 also revealed that the motorbike racing simulator, RiMS Racing, will be coming out on August 19 with pre-orders already open right now.

WRC 10 announcement

Who better to use to showcase the upcoming rally game, WRC 10, than the real-life WRC champion, Sébastien Loeb?

WRC 10 will serve as the 10th entry in the WRC racing video game series and is also the official game of the 2021 World Rally championship. It will also release just in time for the 50th anniversary of the FIA World Rally Championship.

WRC 10 is scheduled to release on September 2, 2021.

New Nacon console Peripherals

Nacon also took the time to introduce some of its latest peripherals for the Xbox and PS5 consoles at Nacon Connect 2021. Among its newest peripherals include smartphone controllers, high-end third-party controllers, an arcade stick for the PS5, as well as all-new headsets.

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