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…
After all the teasing and all the rumors, Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Black Ops II this week. The details were slow to trickle out, but we did get an intense reveal trailer, confirmation that Zombies Mode will return, and an in-depth analysis of the reveal trailer courtesy of GameTrailers.
It was also a big week for Sony’s God of War: Ascension. The prequel dueled Black Ops II for the hearts and minds of gamers this week with confirmation that the it’ll include a multiplayer mode (a first for the series), new story and gameplay details, and a full-fledged developer discussion about both.
Aside from those major reveals, we set out to look back as well as forward with the latest edition of Warpback, or What We Played in April 2012. But who am I kidding? The video game industry is all about moving forward, and we did that with our look at The Games of May 2012.
And speaking of “The Games of May 2012,” we put the biggest game of the next four weeks through its pace last month and we’re finally ready to report on our Diablo III Beta Impressions. Looking a little further out to the next great RPG, we also went hands-on with Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3.
You want more? Well hit the jump for more of the week that was.
The Week in Reviews…
- The Walking Dead: Episode 1: A New Day For Adventure Games
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Mortal Kombat Vita, Tera, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Awesomenauts, Mortal Kombat Vita, The Legend of Dragoon, Max Payne, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Fable Heroes, Awesomenauts
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Super Hang-on and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Starhawk, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- Nintendo has revealed some new Pokemon Conquest details.
- Saints Row: The Third – Enter the Dominatrix is real and really coming this Fall.
- Valve isn’t making any new announcements at E3 2012. Sorry Half-Life fans.
- According to a new job listing, Creative Assembly’s Alien game is coming to current and future generation consoles.
- Persona 4: Golden is coming to America.
- Skyrim‘s first DLC expansion will be titled “Dawnguard.”
- Bethesda also (FINALLY!) announced The Elder Scrolls Online.
- Rockstar outlines their multiplayer DLC plans for Max Payne 3.
- Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed takes to the land, sea, and air this Fall.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- Amazon has outed Family Guy: Return to the Multiverse.
- Microsoft is rumored to be readying a cell phone-like contract plan for the Xbox 360.
It’s not a movie, but a Halo 4 live action web series will debut this year.