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 good week for fans of classic games this week as Bethesda has announced a Doom gameplay reveal will play a big part in its E3 2015 plans. Fans at last year’s QuakeCon expo got a sneak peek at the game, but next month will mark its big coming out celebration. However, there’s one Doom-related thing Bethesda probably hoped would stay locked up for good. And that’s this short glimpse at the Call of Duty-inspired first take on Doom 4. It’s both ridiculous and completely fascinating.
Going further back, Bandai Namco celebrated the 35th anniversary of the original Pac-Man this week. 35 years… it’s hard to believe. As part of the festivities, the publisher announced Pac-Man 256, an isometric mobile game from the makers of Crossy Road. Very interesting.
Elsewhere around Warp Zoned, a new edition of Kickstart This! focused on CCTV Nation, Overdosed, and Power Drive 2000. Do you think they’re worth your crowdfunding dollar? Let us know!
And are you looking more news? You can find it after the break.
Release Date Updates
- Do you find it hard to keep up with all the latest release dates? So do we. That’s why we regularly publish a digest of newly-announced and newly-changed release dates. The latest Video Game Release Calendar Changelog, featuring Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Mighty No. 9, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and many more, is now available for your perusal.
New Game Announcements
- Samurai Warriors 4-II is coming to PC, PS3, PS4, and Vita on September 29.
- Need For Speed will be released this Fall as a “full reboot.”
- Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon will be released this Winter.
- From Software is officially working on an expansion to Bloodborne.
- Hold back your surprise, but 2K Games announced WWE 2K16 and NBA 2K16 will be released this year.
- F1 2015 will be released in July instead of the originally planned June.
- Game of Thrones: Sons of Winter will be available next week.
- Hellraid has been put on hold by Techland.
- Guitar Hero Live‘s soundtrack expands with a bunch of hard rock/heavy metal tunes.
- H-Hour: World’s Elite is now available to download through Steam Early Access.
- Catlateral Damage will be released on Steam and the Ouya store next week.
- These are the first six songs that have been added to Rock Band 4.
- Overwatch – “Gameplay Trailers”
- Disney Infinity: Star Wars – “Gameplay Trailers”
- Ultra Street Fighter IV – “Launch Trailer”
- Batman: Arkham Knight – “Be the Batman”
- The Evil Within – “The Executioner Gameplay Trailer”
- Lego Dimensions – “Great Scott!”
- God of War III Remastered – “Kratos vs Hades”
- The Behemoth’s Game 4 – “The First 20 Minutes”
- Street Fighter V – “M. Bison”
- The 90s Arcade Racer – “Wii U Trailer”
Rumor Has It
- Microsoft’s Phil Spencer would like to bring more Xbox 360 games to the Xbox One.
- Don’t hold your breath for that planned Grand Theft Auto V story expansion. Take-Two’s CEO doesn’t know anything about it.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Farming Simulator 15, more
- Nintendo Download: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Mega Man Zero 2, more
- PlayStation Store: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Farming Simulator 15, Life Is Strange: Chaos Theory, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Farming Simulator 15, Life Is Strange: Chaos Theory, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): NASCAR 15, Spy Chameleon
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Splatoon, ArcaniA: The Complete Tale