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…
The video game industry just went from one bit of bad news to the next this week. Hopefully, we’ve reached the bottom and next week will look better, but here’s what we had to deal with this week.
Then there were the delays. The Tomb Raider reboot was pushed back into early 2013 as was the South Park RPG. At least Silent Hill: Book of Memories was only delayed into October, but it was the fourth time the title has missed a scheduled release date.
At least all of those games still have release dates, which is more than you can say for Devil’s Third. THQ dropped the Itagaki-developed title because it was costing them too much money.
And speaking of money, the worst thing to happen last week certainly belongs to 38 Studios. The Kingdoms of Amalur developer almost missed a scheduled loan payment to the state of Rhode Island, which would have spelled doom for the developer.
Was there any happy news this week? You bet! You can find the happy stories after the break.
The Week in Reviews…
The Week in New Games…
- This Week’s Releases: Diablo III, Max Payne 3, Game of Thrones, and more
- This Week’s PlayStation Network Update: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, PixelJunk 4AM, Jam Live Music Arcade, and more
- This Week’s XBLA Wednesday: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Jam Live Music Arcade
- This Week’s Nintendo Download: Mario Kart 7 update, Kirby’s Block Ball, and more
- Next Week’s Releases: Dragon’s Dogma, Sorcery, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and more
Amazing Paperboy Delivers…
- The Elder Scrolls Online will include a solo story mode.
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will sneak onto the Vita as well as the PS3.
- Borderlands will get not one, but two, loot-filled special editions.
- Capcom announced Lost Planet: EX Troopers for the 3DS, PS3.
- Halo 4 gets a Limited Edition, official box art, and a completely revamped multiplayer mode.
- Darksiders II brings Death to store shelves on August 14.
- The latest The Last of Us trailer will ambush you with awesomeness.
- EA Sports officially announced FIFA Soccer 13.
- Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown will be available on the PSN (June 5) and XBLA (June 6) soon.
It’s A Secret To Everybody…
- Eminem might help Nintendo promote a Wii U game called Acid Ghost at E3.
Video Game High School is a new webseries that’s exactly like Glee… if you replace all the singing with shooting your classmates in the face!