A handful of new games were released on retail shelves this week, but the Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is once again taking the week off because none of them stand out too strongly. But a complete look at industry news from the last seven days and this week’s digital releases can be found below.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Xbox One S, GalGun: Double Peace
- Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, more
- PlayStation Store: Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1, Abzu, Ape Escape 2, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Happy Dungeons (Game Preview), Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 1, Dead Island: Retro Revenge, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Cannon Brawl
Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
I have to admit, I’m still poring over almost every issue of Nintendo Power that was added as a free download to the Internet Archive this week. If you’re a sucker for video game history, this collection is a real treasure trove of what things were like back in the late 80s/early 90s. And best of all… no terrible Sega advertisements!
And speaking of retro games, earlier this week, Innex Inc announced the The Retro-Bit Generations, yet another HDMI microconsole with more than 100 built-in 8-bit/16-bit games from Capcom, Sega, Jaleco, and Irem. It’ll be released this Fall.
If you’re looking for more news from this past week, you can find it after the break.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- XCOM 2’s PS4 and Xbox One launch was delayed to September 27.
- The PS2-On-PS4 re-release of Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy will be available to download on August 9.
- Playdead’s Inside will be released for the PS4 on August 23.
- A Just Dance 2017 demo is now available, and songs from DNCE, Silento, Shakira were added to the game’s soundtrack.
- Ubisoft has multiple games in development for Nintendo’s NX.
- Outlast II will now “scare the crap out of you” in Early 2017.
- Metrico+ will be released for PC, PS4, Xbox One on August 23.
Other Game News
- New York’s governor banned registered sex offenders from playing Pokemon Go.
- Activision and Marvel plan to patch Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and add the missing DLC characters soon
- Quake Champions – “Gameplay Trailer”
- Bad Boys 3 director Joe Carnahan is the latest screenwriter to get a crack at the Uncharted movie script.