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…
We all knew it was coming and we all suspected it would be announced this year, but Bethesda has finally confirmed that Fallout 4 is in development for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Hopefully this also puts an end to the slightly unhinged folks who scream “Make Fallout 4!” after every Bethesda announcement that isn’t Fallout 4.
But Fallout 4 wasn’t the only big game to be announced this week as 2K Games and Firaxis revealed that XCOM 2 is in the works for the PC. If you’re wondering why it isn’t coming to consoles too, it’s because Firaxis said “it had to be PC-exclusive” to make all their ambitious plans work.
Thankfully, such as restriction hasn’t been imposed on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, an enhanced compilation of the first three games in the series for the PS4. Some people may hate it, but I love this trend. Games need to be more like movies and even more re-releases need to happen so the great games stay accessible.
And speaking of great games, the World Video Game Hall of Fame announced their inaugural class, selecting Tetris, Super Mario Bros., Pong, Doom, World of Warcraft, and Pac-Man for enshrinement.
We’re also looking forward to this year’s E3 Expo and you can find even more pre-E3 news after the break.
New Game Announcements
- The next Skylanders game will be known as Skylanders SuperChargers.
- Harvest Moon: Seeds of Memories will bloom on the Wii U, PC, mobile devices this Winter.
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will soon be released for the PC.
- Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure will be released for the 3DS next week.
- Bravely Second: End Layer will be released in the US in 2016.
- Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash will be released for the 3DS in October.
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for the Wii U and 3DS was announced by Nintendo.
- Lucas will be available to download in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS on June 14.
- Playdead has officially delayed Inside… which is good, since we passed “Early 2015” a long time ago.
- Spike Lee will write and direct the MyCareer mode in NBA 2K16.
- A Mighty No. 9 Collector’s Edition is coming, along with Retro Hero Mode, and PlayStation Cross-Buy support.
- Valve’s Steam Machines will launch in November.
- The NHL 15 playoff prediction got both Stanley Cup Finals teams wrong.
- Black Tusk Studios changed its name to The Coalition and they’ll “what’s next for Gears of War” to this year’s E3 Expo.
- Weezer, Queen, Alice in Chains, and more join Guitar Hero Live in the latest tracklist update.
- Ubisoft will bring Tom Clancy’s The Division, Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six: Siege, and Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate to this year’s E3 Expo.
- Dragon Quest Heroes will be released for the PS4 on October 13.
- It still doesn’t have a US release date, but Yoshi’s Woolly World will be released on July 16 in Japan.
- The Halo 3: ODST campaign is now available to download through Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night reached its Wii U stretch goal and will be released for Nintendo’s console.
- Overwatch – “Tracer, Reaper, Symmetra, Torbjorn Gameplay Trailers”
- Battleborn – “E3 2015 Trailer”
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – “Exo Zombies: Carrier”
- Mortal Kombat X – “Tanya”
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – “Aim Greater”
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Heroes of the Storm, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Tetris Ultimate on Vita, more
- Nintendo Download: Adventures of Pip, Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven, Pac-Attack, more
- PlayStation Store: The Escapists, Skulls of the Shogun, Class of Heroes 2G, more
- Xbox Games Store (Monday): Massive Chalice
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Sparkle Unleashed
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): SteamWorld Dig, The Swapper
- Next Weeek’s Retail Releases: The Elder Scrolls Online, Lego Jurassic World, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, more