Weekly Warp-Up: Gamescom 2016 In Review…

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…

This year’s Gamescom expo was a relatively low-key event, though Konami managed to surprise everyone by announcing Metal Gear Survive, the first game in the Metal Gear franchise without Hideo Kojima’s involvement. Though we still know very little about it, fans don’t seem pleased that Konami decided to add interdimensional zombies to a franchise best known for its deeply philosophical themes.

Less surprising was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild‘s coronation as the “Best of Gamescom.” After it’s massive unveiling at E3, Nintendo’s upcoming adventure game continues to overshadow every other game currently in development.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we took a look at Dangerous Golf, the first game from the ex-Burnout devs at Three Fields Entertainment.

You can find more news from Gamescom after the break including updates on Injustice 2, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and Mass Effect.

New Game Announcements

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • Capy delayed Below, but it’ll have a “firm release date” the next time we hear from them.
  • Metanet Software will release N++ for PC on August 25.
  • 2K Games added 36 more wrestlers to WWE 2K17 including “Macho Man” Randy Savage.
  • Suicide Squad members Harley Quinn and Deadshot have been added to Injustice 2.
  • Titanfall 2‘s “Open Multiplayer Technical Test” kicked off this weekend on the PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Zombies Mode will go back to the 80s with “Zombies In Spaceland.”
  • Axiom Verge will be released for the Wii U on September 1.
  • Square Enix delayed Final Fantasy XV‘s release to November 29.

Other Game News

  • Splatoon‘s “Testfire Demo” will return next week.
  • Microsoft will host a Pre-PAX Open House for ID@Xbox games on September 1.

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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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