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…
If you find yourself on the geek spectrum, I’m sure you spent the last seven days recovering from a Comic-Con-induced coma. Like they always say in superhero movies… a storm is coming… and this massive wave of pop culture will surely envelop everything in its path. So it was nice to get a little bonkers with new rumors about Nintendo’s upcoming NX console.
According to the latest reports from industry insiders, the NX will be a handheld/console hybrid that features detachable controllers for on-the-go multiplayer gaming. If these rumors pan out, NX owners will also be able to attach the console to a base station for TV-based play.
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, Andrew Rainnie filed another Kickstart This! column and pitched crowdfunding fans on Columnae: A Past Under Construction.
If you’re for more news from this past week, you can find it after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Ubisoft will launch Just Sing this September.
- Darksiders: Warmastered Edition officially announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Wii U.
- The former Burnout developers at Three Fields revealed they’re working on a racing game.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- The 2016 USA Basketball team and the 1992 Dream Team will take the court in NBA 2K17.
- Sega announced a January 24, 2017 release date for Yakuza Zero.
- Vince, Shane, and Stephanie McMahon will all appear as playable wrestlers in WWE 2K17.
- Rive might skip the Wii U and be released for the NX instead.
- Square Enix will bring “new announcements and reveals” and 15 playable demos to Gamescom this year.
- Telltale revealed new screenshots and details from The Walking Dead Season 3.
Other Game News
- Doom’s Free Update 2 is now available; Unto the Evil DLC Pack launches next week.
- Pokemon Go Plus peripheral won’t be available until September.
- Ahead of the Xbox One S’s launch, Microsoft slashed the price of 500GB Xbox One bundles to $250.
- Legendary and Square Enix will produce a live-action adaptation of Life Is Strange.
- DC Comics will produce a weekly Injustice 2 digital comic written by Tom Taylor in 2017.
New Release Round-Up
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate, N.E.R.O.: Nothing Ever Remains Obscure
- Nintendo Download: Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby’s Dream Course, more
- PlayStation Store: Hyper Light Drifter, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, Tumblestone, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): We Happy Few (Game Preview), Hyper Light Drifter, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Quatros Origins
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Xbox One S, GalGun: Double Peace