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’ve updated our Big List of Nintendo Switch Games in the aftermath of that huge Nintendo Switch Presentation. There’s definitely something for everyone with more than 80 games in development for Nintendo’s next console.
However, the consolemaker had more to say this week with a packed Fire Emblem Direct presentation that included new details on the February 2nd launch of Fire Emblem Heroes on Android devices, a New 3DS debut for Fire Emblem Warriors, and the announcement of a “main series” Fire Emblem game that’ll come to the Switch in 2018. Nintendo also confirmed that 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden will finally be released in the US as Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia in May.
Finally this week, our latest essay looking at the history behind “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” focused on the theatrical themes present in Super Mario Bros. 3. Did you know Shigeru Miyamoto thinks of Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and all the rest as actors?
More dispatches from the video game news ticker can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Deep End Games announced that Perception is also in development for the PS4.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns will be released on February 28.
- Strafe will be released for the PC on March 28.
- You can sign up for an Injustice 2 Beta Test right now.
- TowerFall Ascension will be released for the Xbox One on January 25.
- Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will be released for the PC and Xbox One on March 7. The PS4/Xbox One disc release will be available on same day.
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment will be released in April.
- Little Nightmares will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April 28.
- Gabe Newell didn’t talk about Half-Life 3 during his Reddit AMA, but he did confirm that Valve is working on multiple single-player games and a new game in the Half-Life/Portal universe.
- NIS America will release Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls for the PS4 on June 27.
- The content Capcom has planned for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s Season Pass was revealed.
Other Game News
- The Gigantic: Exile in the North update added winter-themed skins and a goofy yeti named Pakko.
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, and Tom Clancy’s The Division were the best-selling games of 2016.
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the best-selling game of December 2016, repeating its top ranking from November.
- Call of Cthulhu – “Depths of Madness”
- Hitman – “Hitman 101”
- Injustice 2 – “Story Trailer”
- Friday the 13th – “Friday the 13th Part VI Trailer”
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Gravity Rush 2, Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Fate Extella: The Umbral Star
- Nintendo Download: Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, Punch Club, Star Fox 64, more
- PlayStation Store: Gravity Rush 2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Mega Battle, The Flame in the Flood, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mega Battle, Siegecraft Commander, RWBY: Grimm Eclipse
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Metrico+, I Am Bread, Toby: The Secret Mine, more
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, Yakuza Zero, more