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…
Psst! Hey! You! Get over here! Do you wanna hear some new rumors about Nintendo’s NX console? Supposedly, a trial production for the Nintendo NX was recently held, which means the console is still on track to launch in March 2017.
Equally exciting was the news that J.J. Abrams told reporters that a pair of films based on Portal and Half-Life are still in development. We might even get an official announcement “soon.”
Finally this week, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie dove deep into the crowdfunding rabbit hole and came out with three new Kickstart This! selections: Z’Isle, Ultra Captain & The Great Piratey Space Escape, and Magicland.
More news from the week that was can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Amazon Game Studios revealed 4v4 “sport brawler” Breakaway.
- New World and Crucible were also announced by Amazon Game Studios.
- Telltale will release “The Complete Adventure” for Minecraft: Story Mode at retailers on October 25.
- Nidhogg II coming to PC and “maybe some other platforms” in 2017.
- Super Mega Baseball 2 will slide onto the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.
- Thunder Lotus announced Sundered, a Lovecraftian MetroidVania for the PC and PS4.
- Runner 3 was announced by Choice Provisions and it’ll be coming to a secret set of platforms in 2017.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- EA released a new single-player trailer and the PC system requirements for Battlefield 1.
- Sega announced a special “Business Edition” for Yakuza 0.
- Playtonic dug up a cameo for Shovel Knight in Yooka-Laylee.
Other Game News
- Sony will host another PlayStation Experience in Anaheim on December 3rd and 4th.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – “Launch Trailer”
- Gears of War 4 – “Prologue Gameplay Walkthrough”
- Square Enix will release the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game in North America this October.
- Developer Campo Santo will produce a Firewatch movie adaptation with Good Universe.
- Max Brooks is writing an “Official” Minecraft novel for Mojang.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Forza Horizon 3, FIFA 17, Yo-Kai Watch 2, more
- Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch 2, Azure Striker Gunvolt 2, Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, more
- PlayStation Store: FIFA 17, XCOM 2, Contra, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Forza Horizon 3, FIFA 17, XCOM 2, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Axiom Verge, Zenith
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition, Mafia III, Paper Mario: Color Splash, more