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…
It’s a good time to be a Sonic the Hedgehog fan, as Sega delivered updates on both of the Blue Blur’s upcoming games this week. First up, Sega confirmed that Sonic Mania‘s launch date has dashed to Summer 2017, though the publisher also revealed a new trailer for the game’s “Flying Battery Zone.” Later this year, Sega will also release “Project Sonic,” a new 3D entry in the franchise. Developed by Sonic Team, a new trailer revealed that “Project Sonic” will officially be known as Sonic Forces.
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we reviewed Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, one of the best games currently available Nintendo Switch. And our examination of the Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time rolled on with #38… Tomb Raider.
More news from the past seven days, including a few more reports from PAX East 2017 and yet another Injustice 2 character announcement, can be found after the break.
New Game Announcements
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- NIS America also plans to release Culdcept Revolt in a special Limited Edition.
- Sony’s Play Collective promotion unveiled PS Store release dates for PaRappa the Rapper Remastered, Cosmic Star Heroine, What Remains of Edith Finch, and more.
- An “Ultimate Edition” of Dying: Reborn is now available for the PS4, PS VR, and PS Vita.
- Strafe’s release date sidestepped to May 9 on the PC and PS4.
- NetherRealm partnered with UpUpDownDown to unveil Firestorm in Injustice 2, and later released an Introduction Trailer for the character.
- Phantom Halls launched on Steam and it includes a special appearance by Ashley “Ash” Williams from Evil Dead 2.
Other Game News
- For Honor rose to the occasion as the best-selling game from February 2017.
- Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’s “Operation Shamrock & Awe” event.
- You can play as Sterling Archer (and sing along with “Danger Zone”) in Rock Band 4 right now.
- Learn how The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild came to be with a three-part “Making of” Documentary and Nintendo’s “Breaking Conventions” GDC Session.
- PlayStation Now will add PS4 games to its library in 2017.
- The Walking Dead: A New Frontier’s third episode will be released on March 28.
New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, Styx: Shards of Darkness, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
- Nintendo Download: The Binding of Isaac Aftermath+, World of Goo, Picross 3D, more
- PlayStation Store: Danganronpa 1-2 Reload, Styx: Shards of Darkness, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Styx: Shards of Darkness, Death Squared, Trove
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Kona, Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight, NeuroVoider, more
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Mario Sports Superstars, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games, more