Every publisher took the week off, so there’s no Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week this week. But there’s plenty of news from Comic-Con available after the break.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: None
- Nintendo Download: Pokemon Ranger, Buddy and Me, Wind-Up Knight 2, more
- PlayStation Store: I Am Setsuna, Moon Hunters, Sword Coast Legends, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Sword Coast Legends, Ninja Pizza Girl, 10 Second Ninja X, more
Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
It’s Comic-Con weekend, so get ready to get geeky and nerdy with all the latest video game news. That includes our look at 10 Superheroes and Supervillains We Want to See in Injustice 2, which matches up nicely with the announcement that NetheRealm will add Wonder Woman and Blue Beetle to Injustice 2.
But the biggest news out of San Diego this weekend is that a pair of new Sonic games are in development at Sega including Sonic Mania (a 2D side-scroller due out next Spring) and Project Sonic (a new game from Sonic Team that’ll be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and NX next Fall).
But for my money, the actual biggest announcement was that Bandai Namco will bring Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this September. Pac is back!
Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this week, we cast our reviewer’s gaze on Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. Nathan Drake had a good run, but it’s time to say goodbye.
New Game Announcements
- Ubisoft will release Uno for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on August 9.
- Bandai Namco will bring “a new property for a western audience” to Gamescom 2016.
- Capcom confirmed a plan to remaster Dead Rising, Dead Rising 2, and Dead Rising: Off the Record for the PC, PS4, Xbox One.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Dragon Quest Builders Day One Edition includes bonus downloadable content.
- World of Final Fantasy Collector’s Edition will be housed in a pop-up book this October.
- Inversus will be released for the PC and PS4 on August 16.
- The first trailer reveals the first episode for Batman: The Telltale Series will debut on August 2.
- Gravity Rush 2 will be released for the PS4 on December 2.
- Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming to the PS4 on October 11 in a “20 Year Celebration Edition.” All bonus content will also available on the PC and Xbox One.
- The Xbox One S will launch on August 2, and a custom Gears of War 4 Bundle is coming in October.
- Hyper Light Drifter will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One next week.
Other Game News
- Pokemon Go set a record for first-week downloads on iOS App Store.
- Overwatch climbed to the top of the NPD’s list of best-selling games for June 2016.
- Juri will join the Street Fighter V roster on July 26.
- Life Is Strange’s first episode is now available to download for free.
- Minecraft: Story Mode will explore the dangers of VR next week in “Episode 7: Access Denied.”
- Nintendo released alternate Splatoon covers to celebrate this weekend’s Splatfest.
- Iron Galaxy added Eyedol to Killer Instinct on July 22.
- Amy Hennig talked about Visceral’s Star Wars Game at this year’s Star Wars Celebration.
- EA announced a Rogue One expansion for Star Wars: Battlefront and delivered a quick look at September’s “Death Star” content.