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…
Today’s the final day for the 2017 PAX East convention in Boston, but we’ve learned quite a bit about a wide variety of upcoming games so far.
Nintendo released a new trailer that detailed additional features and the revamped Battle Mode in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Telltale revealed the first screenshots, plot details, and vocal cast for Guardians of the Galaxy. And Sony brought a staggering 26 PS4 games to the PlayStation Booth.
Meanwhile, Square Enix unveiled a loaded $200 Collector’s Edition for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age. And Bethesda unveiled two new Quake Champions trailers for Nyx the Champion and the “Blood Covenant” Arena.
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned, I shared 17 Random Thoughts About the Nintendo Switch (and its Launch Lineup) and discussed the accidental creation of Ms. Pac-Man in the latest Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time essay.
More news from the past seven days, including plenty more from PAX East, can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
- Zach Gage will release Typeshift on March 18.
- Voodoo Vince Remastered will be released for the Xbox One and Windows 10 on April 18.
- Nostalgic platformer Furwind is in development for the PC.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Green Lantern and Green Arrow make their Injustice 2 debut in the second “Shattered Alliances” trailer.
- A new trailer confirmed World to the West will be released on May 5.
- Tribute Games will release Flinthook on April 18.
- Outlast II will be released on April 25 alongside a retail collection containing both games in the series.
- Registration for the Quake Champions Closed Beta is now open.
Other Game News
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End lead the way at the 2017 BAFTA Games Awards with eight nominations.
- Activision will release the Variety Map Pack for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered on PS4 on March 21
- Sonic Mania – “Green Hill Zone Gameplay Trailer”
- Middle-Earth: Shadow of War – Gameplay Walkthrough
- Persona 5 – “Sizzle Trailer”
- Nintendo revealed Super Mario Pez Dispensers as part of “MAR10 Day.”
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Nier: Automata, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Lego Worlds, more
- Nintendo Download: Blaster Master Zero, NeoGeo Games on Switch, Voez, more
- PlayStation Store: Nier: Automata, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Lego Worlds, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Lego Worlds, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): 2Dark, King of Fighters ’94, Table Top Racing: World Tour, more
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, Styx: Shards of Darkness, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+