No, that’s not a typo. Welcome to the Weekly Warp-Up, your weekly wrap-up of the biggest and the best articles posted at Warp Zoned this week…
Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for passing through Warp Zoned on the slowest Internet day of the year. But don’t forget to say thank you first to Santa/Mom/your Grandma/your girlfriend/whoever for your great gift of Skyrim/Arkham City/a 3DS/whatever.
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But with Christmas crossed off our calendars, it’s time to start thinking about 2012. I know, I know, but we have to get a jump on the new year since the world is going to end in less than a year (the Mayans told me so!). So that’s why we’ve compiled a handy report on New IPs to Play Before the End of Days to help you plan which new franchises to invest in in 2012.
Of course, this week’s biggest story is actually in the past. More specifically, 25 years in the past. After years of begging and pleading, Nintendo has released an official timeline for The Legend of Zelda franchise. As part of the gorgeous Hyrule Historia book, this timeline was translated by the great GlitterBerri, and it revealed that the Zelda series is now made up of three separate timelines. Needless to say, this is heavy.
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The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Star Wars: The Old Republic
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Trine 2, Sonice CD, L.A. Noire, and a lot more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Trine 2
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Tetris for Game Boy and more
- Next Week’s Releases: None
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Winter is here in this snowy trailer for Atlus’s Game of Thrones RPG.
- Activision has confirmed that the first DLC map pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be available on January 24.
- Sony has laid out all the details of the Vita’s North American launch including which games will make it out on launch day and the prices of every accessory available.
- Microsoft has announced the “Fenix Rising” map pack for Gears of War 3.
- The devil made them do it: Capcom has dated the Devil May Cry HD Collection for April 3.
- Square Enix is officially bringing Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance to the US.
- Sony sells 321,000 Vita handhelds in Japan in two days.
- More details have been scared up about Alan Wake’s American Nightmare‘s plot and arcade mode.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Speaking of timelines, an official timeline for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron hints at more games in the series.
- Online retailers have listed a February 7, 2012 release date for Kinect Star Wars and the R2-D2 Xbox 360 bundle.
A senator from Oklahoma called the Internation Center for the History of Electronic Games “wasteful.” Insert your own [Congress is full of idiots] joke here.