The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Rare Replay, a compilation for the Xbox One that covers the extensive history of Rare. As a developer, Rare was at the top of their game in the late 90s, and this collection includes all of their biggest hits (minus the Nintendo-published titles, of course). It’s perfect for anyone looking to relive the glory days of the NES, Super NES, and Nintendo 64.
Other New Retail Releases
New Release Round-Up For Downloadable Games
- Nintendo Download: Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight, Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Picross E6, more
- PlayStation Store: Galak-Z: The Dimensional, The Castle Game, AeternoBlade, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Rare Replay, Boggle, Sheltered (Game Preview), more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Beatbuddy, Submerged, The Swindle
Feature Articles From Warp Zoned
Release Date Updates
- Warp Zoned regularly publishes a digest of newly-announced and newly-changed release dates. The latest Video Game Release Calendar Changelog covers as many pre-Gamescom 2015 announcements as they could find including Zombie, Dishonored: Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and many more.
New Game Announcements
- The next World of Warcraft expansion will be known as World of Warcraft: Legion.
- Mafia III will take place in the 1960s when its released next year.
- Threaks announced Retro Invasion, a shooter/brawler mash-up.
- Killer Instinct Season 3 will kick off in March and Rash will join the game as a guest character.
- Halo Wars 2 is officially in development at Creative Assembly and will be released next Fall.
- Star Wars: Battlefront won this year’s “Best of Gamescom” award.
- Just Dance 2016 will receive a lip-syncing Showtime Mode this Fall.
- Activision confirmed StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will launch in 2015.
- The next wave of Amiibo figures will be available on September 11.
- Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be available on October 23.
- Gearbox’s Battleborn will be released on February 9, 2016.
- Mighty No. 9 was officially delayed to “Early 2016.”
- Mega Man Legacy Collection will be released on August 25 and a physical version is planned for next year.
- Harmonix added The Black Keys, Fall Out Boy, System of a Down, and more to Rock Band 4.
- Lego Avengers will be released on January 26.
- Microsoft revealed a first look at Crackdown 3 and promised a Multiplayer Beta in Summer 2016.
- Remedy’s Quantum Break will be released on April 5, 2016.
- The Kickstarter campaign for Red Ash: The Indelible Legend failed, but the game will still be produced.
- Capcom added Vega to Street Fighter V.
- Hinterland released a substantial update for The Long Dark that changes nearly everything about how the game works.
- If you buy Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on the Xbox One, you’ll also receive access to the first four games in the series on the Xbox 360 for free.
- Final Fantasy XV – “Gamescom 2015 Trailer”
- Dark Souls III – “Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer”
- Unravel – “Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer”
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – “Gamescom 2015 Trailer + Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer”
- Killer Instinct Season 3 – “Rash”
- Homefront: The Revolution – “Gamescom 2015 “Thank You” Trailer + Gamescom 2015 Gameplay Trailer”
- Scalebound – “Gamescom 2015 Trailer”
Rumor Has It
- Final Fantasy XV will likely be released in 2016.
- The Uncharted movie was delayed to 2017 while Resident Evil 6 has been set for a January 2017 premiere.
- An in-depth report on Konami‘s corporate policies don’t paint the company in a good light.
The Video Game Librarian’s Game News is Provided by Warp Zoned.