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 Summer of 2015 continues its rather lazy trajectory and so little is happening in the game industry right now that an out-of-work comedian was able to capture our attention all week with the released of a browser-based text adventure. Of course, this out-of-work comedian is none other than Stephen Colbert and his “Colbert Nation” is dedicated in ways that few fandoms are. So play a few rounds of Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet this weekend and watch out for the monster with a bear trap for a head.
Also this week, Bethesda reminded the public they’ll be selecting names for a Doom Alpha Test soon. And Nintendo UK unveiled a Super Mario Maker Limited Edition that’ll include a 30th Aniiversary Mario Amiibo.
More news from this week (including a Hideo Kojima conspiracy theory and Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s release date) can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Odin Sphere is set to receive a high definition remaster next year.
- You can listen to the NBA 2K16 soundtrack, which was hand-picked by DJ Khaled, DJ Premier, and DJ Mustard, right now.
- The PS Vita version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 will launch on August 18.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider will be released on November 10 for Xbox One/Xbox 360 and in 2016 for PC/PS4.
- Life Is Strange: Dark Room will be available next week.
- Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Stephanie Catley, and others join Messi on FIFA 16’s cover.
- The Wii U version of Project CARS has been officially canceled.
- Hideo Kojima might have hidden a message about his departure from Konami in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.
- Nintendo confirmed that they will indeed be publishing Devil’s Third.
- All Street Fighter V updates will be available by using in-game currency known as “Fight Money.”
- Capcom unveiled the first original character coming to Street Fighter V: Nacalli.
- Tremor is now available to download in Mortal Kombat X.
- Tomonobu Itagaki is not happy with the previews for Devil’s Third and blames the poor reception on the terrible skills of journalists.
- WB Games is working on an “interim” patch for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight.
- Did you Naughty Dog originally planned to include an animated opening in Crash Bandicoot? They did, and someone found it.
- Rare Replay – “Pre-Order Puppet Performance”
- Mega Man Legacy Collection – “Gameplay Rundown”
- Dying Light – “180 Days of DLC”
- Lego Dimensions – “Shaggy and Batman”
Rumor Has It
- Mighty No. 9 might have been delayed.
- Double Fine’s documentary series chronicling the development of Broken Age has reached its last episode.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Zombie Army Trilogy, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, F1 2015
- Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, 3D Streets of Rage 2, Dragon Fantasy: Volumes of Westeria, more
- PlayStation Store: Journey, Tembo the Badass Elephant, F1 2015, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Game of Thrones: A Nest of Vipers, Tembo the Badass Elephant, F1 2015, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Lost Dimension, Legend of Kay Anniversary, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend