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…
We’re in that rather blissful post-E3/pre-Gamescom rift where nothing much of note happens in the video game industry. Thankfully, Pokemon Go is here to make the Summer a little more exciting. But remember to steer clear of dead bodies when you’re trying to catch ’em all.
Another favorite Summer pastime is the recently-ended Summer Games Done Quick charity stream. But you can still go back and relive all of this year’s great runs, and don’t forget to watch the event’s “3-Legged Race” kickoff by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
More news from the rest of the week can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Aksys announced plans to port Virtue’s Last Reward and Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors to new platforms.
- Inti Creates teamed with Yacht Club Games to announce a retail edition for the Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Resident Evil 4 will shamble onto the PS4 and Xbox One on August 30.
- Atlus will release Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse on September 20.
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 will be released on September 13.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named E3 2016’s “Best of Show” by Game Critics Awards.
- Here’s some good news… every Xbox One game published by Microsoft will also be released as an Xbox Play Anywhere title.
Other Game News
- Turtle Rock announced a “vigorous overhaul” for Evolve and re-released it as a free-to-play title on the PC.
- Splatoon’s Callie and Marie joined Super Mario Maker on July 8.
Rumor Has It
- Pikmin 4 is “hard to fit” into Nintendo’s list of priorities, but they haven’t forgotten about it.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Rocket League, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII, Carmageddon: Max Damage
- Nintendo Download: Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Baseball Simulator 1000, Flying Dragon: The Secret Scroll, more
- PlayStation Store: The Banner Saga 2, The Warriors, Energy Hook, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Carmageddon: Max Damage, Dex, Red Dead Redemption (Xbox One Backwards Compatibility)
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Ghostbusters, Song of the Deep, Monster Hunter Generations, more