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…
Ever since WB Games released Batman: Arkham Asylum in 2009, everyone has been wondering when Marvel would hire a quality developer to adapt their beloved characters (even though the excellent X-Men Origins: Wolverine was released a few months earlier). But the “True Believers” won’t have to wait much longer, as Square Enix and Marvel have teamed up for a multi-game Avengers Project that’ll be developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.
And speaking of past Marvel successes, we reviewed the PS4 re-release of Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 earlier this week.
While the Avengers Project is at least a year away, we can still celebrate the best games from last year with the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards. Dishonored 2, Doom, Overwatch, Titanfall 2, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will compete for the “Video Game of the Year” award at the annual ceremony.
Finally this week, our latest essay looking at the history behind “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” focused on Resident Evil and how its popularity helped resurrect the zombie genre.
We hope all our readers at PAX South are having fun in San Antonio, and more news from the past seven days can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Obsidian announced Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire… and its already fully-funded on Fig.
- Codemasters announced Dirt 4, which will race onto the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 6.
- Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will also be released for the PC in 2017.
- WB Games reopened Disney Infinity developer Avalanche Software to work on a Cars 3 tie-in game.
- WB Games has announced plans to release Lego Worlds for the Nintendo Switch.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- If a new Mario Kart 8 Deluxe commercial is any indication, Nintendo wants us to play the Switch on the toilet.
- Prey will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 5.
- Sony San Diego detailed MLB The Show 17’s Retro Mode and an upcoming Twitch livestream schedule.
- World of Goo, Human Resource Machine, and Little Inferno will all be available for the Nintendo Switch on March 3.
- Mario Sports Superstars will be released for the 3DS on March 24.
- Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono talked about updating Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for modern audience, and revealed its release date will be “in close proximity” to the Switch’s launch.
- Tekken 7 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 2.
- I Am Setsuna will be available for the Nintendo Switch on March 3.
- Paradox Interactive will bring their Xbox One port of Cities: Skylines to GDC 2017.
Other Game News
- Overwatch’s Year of the Rooster event is available now until February 13.
- Kevin Smith will battle Zombies in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s Rave in the Redwoods DLC.
- Dark Souls III’s final expansion, The Ringed City, will be released on March 28.
- Injustice 2 – “Robin”
- 8-Bit Cinema reimagined Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as a simplistic 8-bit shooter
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, Yakuza Zero, more
- Nintendo Download: Flying Warriors, Kung-Fu Heroes, Little Ninja Brothers, more
- PlayStation Store: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, TowerFall Ascension, Moto Racer 4
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): The Sun and Moon, Subterrain, Doodle God: Ultimate Edition
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World, Hitman: The Complete First Season, Digimon World: Next Order, more