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Watch the Summer Game Fest 2023 showcase - Final Fantasy 7, Alan Wake 2, Mortal Kombat 1 - full recap

Not-E3 kicked off yesterday with the Summer Game Fest showcase, and it had big games but few surprises.

Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest returned for another year, now running uncontested after the death of E3 2023. Before all the other major showcases, Keighley took to the stage to bring us new game announcements, gameplay reveals, updates on previously announced games, and a few surprises (although not many).

It's tradition at this point for the Summer Game Fest live show to headline the rest of the publisher-led summer showcases, but you games from those same publishers did show up here as well. We had Spider-Man 2 from PlayStation, some neat Street Fighter and Exoprimal crossover from Capcom, and Ubisoft even debuted a new Prince of Persia game.

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Mortal Kombat 1's gameplay debut looked just as expected, Alan Wake 2 gameplay was pretty spooky, Modern Warfare 2/Warzone Season Four and the new Fortnite Wilds season looked decent, and Immortals of Aveum gameplay again looked good but maybe not as captivating as EA would hope. Baldur's Gate 3 continues to impress and the trailer for Netflix's The Witcher show suggests Season 3 is going to be a good one.

Undoubtedly it was Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth that stole the show, coming in last and sending FF fans into a frenzy. It's on two discs, don't you know?. What were you highlights of the show? Let us know in the comments.

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