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…
Gamescom, the biggest video game convention in all of Europe, kicks next week in Cologne, Germany and game publishers are preparing for the big show. Most expo announcements are still a big mystery, but we did learn this week that Blizzard plans to announce the sixth World of Warcraft expansion in Germany.
In other news, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie has published the latest edition of Kickstart This!, which focuses on the crowdfunding efforts of Soul Keepers, XO, and The Wizards of Trinity Bellwoods.
Finally this week, Josh Griffiths has published an editorial digging into the Frames Per Second Fight. Spoiler Alert: People who demand 60 frames per second are often a tad unreasonable.
More news from the week that was can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Square Enix officially announced a US release for Final Fantasy Explorers.
- ZombiU drops the “U” and will be available to download on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 18.
- 2K Games officially announced Mafia III and promised more details on August 15.
- Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time announced for 3DS, PS4, and Nintendo’s NX.
- “Dramatic changes” will be coming to the combat in the Final Fantasy VII remake.
- Comcept signed a publishing deal with Fuze as the Red Ash: The Indelible Legend Kickstarter campaign struggles.
- Players will be able to unlock Premium Show DLC in Guitar Hero Live by completing songs.
- Final Fantasy Type-0 HD will be available through Steam on August 18.
- Bethesda informed us that the factories making Fallout 4‘s Pip-Boy Edition can’t make any more.
- Capcom postponed the first Street Fighter V beta test.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will receive a New Game Plus mode soon.
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare‘s final DLC expansion, Reckoning, will be released next week.
- Nintendo revealed the full details of Splatoon‘s August update.
- Everyone who pre-orders WWE 2K16 will be able to play as The Terminator.
- Flawless Victory! Mortal Kombat X is the best-selling game of the first half of 2015.
- Lego Dimensions – “Official Story Trailer”
- Angry Birds 2 – “Gameplay Trailer”
- Super Mario Maker – “Gameplay Trailer + Amiibo Guest Characters”
Rumor Has It
- GameStop representatives are saying that Mighty No. 9‘s delay is definitely not a mistake even though it remains unannounced.
- Executives at Electronic Arts have said again that Battlefield 5 will be released in Fall 2016.
- Nintendo UK might create a monthly subscription box filled with Nintendo-related stuff.
- Rob McElhenney is directing the Minecraft movie… seriously.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Lost Dimension, Legend of Kay Anniversary, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend
- Nintendo Download: Xeodrifter, Badland: Game of the Year Edition, more
- PlayStation Store: N++, King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember, Life Is Strange: Dark Room, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember, Life Is Strange: Dark Room, World of Tanks: Xbox One Edition, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Magic Duels: Origins, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Rare Replay, Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight