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…
Square Enix held their big “Uncovered” event for Final Fantasy XV earlier this week, so now we know much more about the upcoming RPG than we did a week ago. The big news is that the game will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on September 30. However, if you absolutely can’t wait to play it, the “Platinum Demo” is now available to download through the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store.
But the game isn’t the only piece of Final Fantasy XV merchandise we’ll get this year. Square Enix also plans to release a prequel anime series (Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV) and a feature-length animated film (Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV) based on the game. A pinball game for mobile devices, Justice Monsters Five, will also be available soon.
Finally, Square Enix recruited Florence Welch, of Florence + The Machine, to record a cover of “Stand By Me” for Final Fantasy XV.
Elsewhere around Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed the purr-fectly fun Catlateral Damage.
More news from the rest of the week that was can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Graceful Explosion Machine is a dreamy shooter coming to the PC and consoles in early 2017.
- Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Remastered and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Remastered are both coming to the Xbox One.
- TopWare announced that development has begun on Two Worlds III.
- Hitman: Episode Two will be available on April 26.
- Axiom Verge will be released for the Vita on April 19.
- The second Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC Pack, Eclipse, will launch for the PS4 on April 19.
- Indie Megabooth at PAX East 2016 will include 87 games.
- Rocket League’s Basketball Mode will be available this April.
- The Coalition will bring a playable demo of Gears of War 4 and “some special surprises” to PAX East 2016.
- Nintendo’s Miitomo app and the My Nintendo rewards program are now available in North America.
- Jay and Silent Bob: Chronic Blunt Punch reached its funding goal on Fig.
- The finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 were announced.
- Iron Galaxy revealed the bundle options for Killer Instinct Season 3.
- Two Worlds II will receive new downloadable content this year.
- Street Fighter V‘s March Update is now available to download.
- Doom – “Fight Like Hell (Live-Action)”
- Dark Souls III – “The Witches” and “Dark Souls III On VHS”
- Friday the 13th: The Game – “Teaser Trailer”
Rumor Has It
- Call of Duty IN SPACE might just become a reality this Fall.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Oculus Rift, MLB The Show 16, Resident Evil 6, more
- Nintendo Download: Lovely Planet, Mario Super Sluggers, Pokken Tournament demo, more
- PlayStation Store: MLB The Show 16, RBI Baseball 16, Resident Evil 6, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Killer Instinct Season 3, RBI Baseball 16, Resident Evil 6, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Organic Panic, Adam’s Venture: Origins
- Next Week’s Retail Releases:Quantum Break, Dirt Rally, RBI Baseball 16, more