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…
It was a big week for handheld gaming this week as Sony launched the PlayStation Vita to immense critical acclaim. Will big sales follow? Only time will tell.
But this week was an even bigger week for full-size console gaming as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ran away with five awards, including Game of the Year, at the 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards. With the IAAs awards, the BAFTAs revealed their 2012 nominees. Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire lead the way with eight nominations apiece.
Speaking of England, our own Andrew Rainnie took aim at one of the biggest console games of 2011 with Seven Ways The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Made Me Crazy. That’s not an exaggeration, by the way. Look for his story, One Flew Over the Stalfos’ Nest, in theaters this Summer.
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The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Vita First Edition Bundle, Twisted Metal, UFC Undisputed 3, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: The House of the Dead III, Vita launch games, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Warp
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Super Mario Bros. on 3DS, Hulu Plus on Wii, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Vita Regular Edition Bundles, Syndicate, Asura’s Wrath, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Maxis will announce their next project at this year’s Game Developers Conference.
- Gears of War 3 will receive the Forces of Nature map pack in March.
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has been delayed. To make up for it, Namco Bandai released four gameplay videos.
- Ubisoft has stealthily announced an October 30 release date for Assassin’s Creed III.
- THQ has given Darksiders II a June 26 release date.
- The first details and screenshots to The Walking Dead lurch out of Telltale Games.
- Nintendo of Europe will release Pandora’s Tower on April 13. Still no North American release in sight.
- Resistance: Burning Skies invades PS Vita on May 29
- Super Mario Crossover evolves into Version 2.0. Try it, your inner child will thank you.
- Try to act surprised, BioWare is planning more Mass Effect.
- Gentlemen, start your engines! Epic plans to unveil the Unreal Engine 4 this year.
- The devil made them do it! Diablo III has been pushed back into Spring.
It’s a Secret to Everybody…
- Atlus teases Persona 4: The Ultimate in a not-quite-blank email.
Disney’s video game-inspired movie, Wreck-It Ralph, looks ridiculously awesome. If you’re going to go big, go King (Kong)-sized!