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…
Awards season kicked off this week and Fallout 4 looks to be an early frontrunner thanks to its “Game of the Year” win at the 2016 DICE Awards. But don’t forget about Rise of the Tomb Raider; Lara Croft’s latest adventure won the 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Outstanding Videogame Writing.”
Of course, it’s easy to look backwards. It’s much harder to predict the future. But I’m going to go out on a limb and say that The Witness will likely be part of this conversation next year. If you need further convincing, I think Sam Sheldon’s recently published review is a good place to start.
More stories from this past week can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- A Closed Beta for Smite will be available on the PS4 in March.
- Tales From the Borderlands will get a retail disc release on April 26.
- Guildlings is the next mobile game from the creator of Threes.
- WWE 2K16 will leap (from the top rope) onto the PC on March 11.
- Hitman Go: Definitive Edition will be released for the PC, PS4, and Vita release next week.
- ET Armies is an old-school FPS that was developed in Iran and it’ll be released for the PC on March 3.
- Nintendo created this handy chart to help you decide which version of Fire Emblem Fates to buy.
- The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Awakening Pack will be available for PC, Xbox One on March 3
- Hyper Light Drifter‘s release date will be revealed next month.
- The first downloadable expansion to Fallout 4 will be released in March.
- Harmonix added songs from Five Finger Death Punch, Motorhead, and Royal Blood to the Rock Band 4 Music Store.
- According to id Software, Doom’s single-player campaign will take 13 hours to complete.
- The Walking Dead: Michonne – “First Six Minutes”
Rumor Has It
- BioWare Austin is now hiring developers for an unannounced original game.
- Hardcore Henry is an upcoming first-person action film that was probably inspired by video games.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Street Fighter V, Fire Emblem Fates, Project X Zone 2, more
- Nintendo Download: Fire Emblem Fates, Project X Zone 2, Ninja Gaiden II, Ninja Gaiden III, more
- PlayStation Store: Street Fighter V, Layers of Fear, Tron Run/r, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Rocket League, Layers of Fear, Pixel Piracy, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Wondershot
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Far Cry: Primal, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, more