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 the rumors, it looks like Microsoft’s Gears of War remake finally got the green light this week. First, it was outed, along with a Dishonored remake by the Brazilian Advisory Rating Board. Then, a leaked video of the Gears of War remake lent further confirmation to the rumor. Though is it really fair to still call it a rumor? Microsoft responded to the leaked videos in such a harsh way, that their legitimacy has been all but confirmed. So we’re just waiting patiently for the official announcement now.
And speaking of waiting patiently, Nintendo’s Splatoon Global Testfire has us more excited for the game than ever, especially after a glowing preview from Staff Writer Mike Ryan. In case you missed it, Nintendo will host a second Global Testfire on May 23. Also this week, we review the PS3/PS4/Vita/Xbox One version of Shovel Knight and we’re still digging it.
Looking more news? Groaning at that pun? You can do both after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate was officially announced by Ubisoft.
- Ark: Survival Evolved will let you ride dinosaurs on the PC, PS4, Xbox One next year.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the newest game from Koji Igarashi.
- Here are the recommended system requirements for the Oculus Rift.
- Mortal Kombat X was the best-selling game of April 2015.
- Insomniac’s Ratchet & Clank remake will be released sometime in Spring 2016.
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege will be released on October 13.
- Lego Jurassic World will roar to life on June 12.
- Odell Beckham will be the cover athlete for Madden NFL 16.
- Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season 3 won’t be released until 2016.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is knocking down stretch goals like a whip through candles.
- Tom Clancy’s The Division was pushed back to early 2016 alongside an “Unannounced AAA Title.”
- Activision has begun unveiling the soundtrack for Guitar Hero Live.
- Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition will deliver its stylish action to stores on June 23.
- The Evil Within: The Executioner the game’s final expansion, will be released on May 26.
- Christopher Lloyd leads the voice cast for The Odd Gentlemen’s King’s Quest.
- Lego Dimensions will expand after release with add-ons based on Portal 2, The Simpsons, and Doctor Who.
- N++ – “Evil Ninja and Micro Drone”
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – “Conan O’Brien’s Clueless Gamer”
- Splatoon – “Global Testfire”
Rumor Has It
- Is Visceral working on a Star Wars: Han Solo game? Probably…
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Project CARS for PS4/Xbox One, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for PS4, more
- Nintendo Download: New Super Mario Bros., Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains, more
- PlayStation Store: The Last of Us: Left Behind, Project CARS, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Project CARS, AirMech Arena, Lifeless Planet, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Nero, Toro
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Farming Simulator 15, more