Weekly Warp-Up: Nintendo Was in the News A Lot This Week…

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…

Have you seen the hamster run through Level 1-1 from Super Mario Bros.? If not, drop everything you’re doing and watch it right now. And after you’re done, dial up the video of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe getting an Olympic-sized assist from Mario during the Closing Ceremony.

Nintendo stayed in the news a lot this week by releasing a series of mini-trailers for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Each clip is under a minute, but Link has been able to display his prowess with the Woodcutter’s Axe, a variety of magical Runes, a razor-sharp sword, and a bunch of arrows.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 and it got a “Mega Meh.”

Looking for more news from the last seven days? You can be find it after the break.

New Game Announcements

  • Lara Croft Will Return… Art Director for Dead Space joins Crystal Dynamics as Game Director of Tomb Raider franchise.
  • Mortal Kombat XL is coming to PC after all… and you can play the Open Beta now.
  • A SteamWorld Collection will package together Dig and Heist on a single disc this October
  • The Witness will be released for the Xbox One on September 13.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • The Nintendo eShop’s Nindies Summer Jam kicks off on September 1.
  • A Closed Beta for The Behemoth’s Pit People will begin on September 15
  • Allison Road got un-canceled by developer Christian Kesler.
  • See Goldberg’s ring entrance and 27 more wrestlers that’ll be part of WWE 2K17.
  • Snowcastle will launch Earthlock: Festival of Magic on the Xbox One for free (through the Games With Gold program) and for the PC on September 1.

Other Game News


  • The Dark Souls comic miniseries will be collected in a graphic novel on December 6.
  • Dark Horse will publish The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts in February 2017, a sequel to Hyrule Historia.
  • The making of Tetris will be chronicled in a new graphic novel this October.

Rumor Has It

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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