Weekly Warp-Up: Merry Christmas 2016

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…

“You there, boy! What day is this?”
“Today, sir? Why, it’s Christmas Day!”

Whether you’re spending time with family or having a chat with three spirits, wishing for a Red Ryder BB Gun, or throwing Hans Gruber off a skyscraper, it’s time to be of good cheer. Even if the great video game news wheel has ground to a halt in the last few days of 2016.

Though let’s not forget, Square Enix gave us a brand new look at Dragon Quest XI: In Search of the Departed Time, 343 started to internally discuss “super-secret” stuff related to Halo 6, and Niantic kicked off a “Year-End Event” for Pokemon Go.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, UK Correspondent Andrew Rainnie filed his final Kickstart This! of the year for Super Red-Hot Hero, and Editor-In-Chief John Scalzo reviewed Super Mario Run.

Ho! Ho! Ho! Now we’ve got more news after the break.

New Game Announcements

  • Image & Form will release SteamWorld 3 in 2017.
  • Mega Man’s NES adventures will be released on mobile devices in January.

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • AnyArts delivered our first extended look at a game for the Switch with a new trailer for Seasons of Heaven.

Other Game News

  • Super Mario Run tallied 40 million downloads in four days, and Nintendo also released a “Friendly Run” update.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Sabotage DLC Pack will be available for PS4 on January 31.
  • Finalists for The Steam Awards were announced and voting began on December 22.
  • A Nintendo spokesman said the company won’t release post-launch DLC for Super Mario Run.

New Videos

Rumor Has It

  • Supposedly, WB Montreal canceled an unannounced Suicide Squad game to work on a Batman game starring Damian Wayne.

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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