The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is No Man’s Sky, a space exploration simulator for the PC and PS4.
Developed by Hello Games, an ultra-tiny developer from the United Kingdom, No Man’s Sky gives players a procedurally-generated playground with billions and billions of planets to play in. Exploring the universe and naming your discoveries is an important part of the game, as is discovering the secret that lies at the very center of the map. No Man’s Sky is one of those games that should appeal to everybody, and might even pull in patrons who just want to see what all the fuss is about.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: No Man’s Sky, OlliOlli: Epic Combo Edition
- Nintendo Download: Wave Race 64, Mega Man X, Mario Sports Mix, more
- PlayStation Store: No Man’s Sky, Indigo Prophecy, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Kingdom: New Lands, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Anode, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Momentum, Lies of Astaroth
Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
Earlier this week, Square Enix announced plans to bring Dragon Quest X to the NX in Japan. While we still don’t know any specifics about Nintendo’s next console, the game announcements are starting to pile up. So it only made sense to create The Big List of Nintendo NX Games. I know that this “Big List” technically only includes a few titles so far, but it’s a start.
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, the newest Kickstart This! column took a look at Eliosi’s Hunt, an overhead shooter from Brazilian developer TDZ Games.
Looking for more news from this past week? You can find it after the break.
New Game Announcements
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition will be available on August 30.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice will be released on September 8.
- Sony unveiled five new The Last Guardian screenshots.
- Rive will be released for the PC and PS4 on September 13, with an Xbox One edition coming later.
- Square Enix announced the pre-order bonuses for the Final Fantasy XV Season Pass.
- 2K Games has added 41 wrestlers to WWE 2K17’s roster.
- Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 will be released on September 13.
- The Dead Rising remasters will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on September 13.
- Proletariat and Twitch launched the Closed Beta for Steamline.
- Puff Daddy is curating WWE 2K17’s in-game soundtrack.
- The NES Classic Edition will include multiple display modes to accurately recreate its retro games.
- The No Man’s Sky “Day One” patch radically changed the game and added multiple endings.
Other Game News
- Nordic Games fully rebranded themselves as THQ Nordic.
- The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Descent DLC Pack is now available for the PC and Xbox One.
- Amy Hennig will deliver the PAX West 2016 Keynote.