The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Quantum Break, a time-travelling action game for the Xbox One. Developed by Remedy Entertainment (the same time behind the Max Payne series and Alan Wake), Quantum Break is a unique title that mixes the episodic focus of a television series with actual live-action interludes starring Shawn Ashmore, Dominic Monaghan, and Aidan Gillen.
Also of note this week is Dirt Rally, the latest entry in Codemasters’s popular offroad rally racing franchise. Available for the PC since December, Dirt Rally’s launch on the PS4 and Xbox One adds a number of new features including Classic Mini and Super 1600 series races, 21 Advanced Rally Driving Video Guides, the Pikes Peak course, and more.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Quantum Break, Dirt Rally, RBI Baseball 16, more
- Nintendo Download: Game & Watch Gallery 4, Super Robo Mouse, Epic Dumpster Bear, more
- PlayStation Store: Enter the Gungeon, Mega Man Legends 2, Dirt Rally, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Quantum Break, Dirt Rally, Steredenn
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Letter Quest Remastered, Tron Run/r, Stikbold!, more
Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
It was a big week for Bethesda as the publisher celebrated a big win for Fallout 4 at the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards. The post-apocalyptic RPG was named “Best Game” by the British Academy, beating out The Witcher 3, Bloodborne, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.
Bethesda is also gearing up to release their next big hit, Doom, and we thought last week’s Closed Beta was a huge success. If you weren’t able to secure a beta key, you’ll get another chance to chaingun a demon on Mars next week with the Open Beta. Bethesda’s post-launch DLC plans for Doom were also revealed earlier this week.
Elsewhere around Warp Zoned this week, the staff got together to discuss What We Played In March and our picks for The Games of April. You can also spend today with a review of multiplayer physics puzzler Dreii.
New Game Announcements
- Best Buds vs Bad Guys looks like a mashup of a few side-scrolling favorites.
- The Behemoth will open registration for Pit People‘s Closed Beta at PAX East.
- According to Square Enix, each Final Fantasy VII Remake episode will be comparable in size to Final Fantasy XIII.
- The developers of Friday the 13th will give us an inside look at the 7v1 slasher sim at PAX East.
- Fallout 4: Wasteland Workshop will be available next week.
- Gears of War 4 will be released on October 11.
- Quantum Astrophysicists Guild’s Tumblestone will be playable at PAX East and it’ll be released this Summer.
- A Creepy new Outlast II trailer teases some kind of PAX East reveal.
- Square Enix will release Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released on June 28.
- The Shadow of the Beast remake will be released for the PS4 on May 17.
- Mortal Kombat Franchise – “Every Fatality Ever”
- Overwatch – “Animated Short: Recall (1 of 4)”
- Overwatch – “Animated Short: Alive (2 of 4)
Rumor Has It
- According to Naughty Dog, pre-production on The Last of Us 2 will begin after the completion of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s downloadable content.