Weekly Warp-Up: Is This the Nintendo NX?

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

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.

New Videos

Etcetera

  • 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

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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