The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is, believe it or not, a three-fer.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a first-person action game from DICE, the same team responsible for Star Wars: Battlefront. Available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a prequel/reboot to 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, which was a cult favorite among gamers for its focus on acrobatic wallrunning over gunplay. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will appeal to fans of the favorite, as well as anyone looking for something different from the first-person genre.
Kirby: Planet Robobot is the latest side-scrolling platformer in Nintendo’s Kirby franchise. This time, the pink puffball has to stop an alien invasion using his copy abilities… but he’ll also pilot a giant mech to bring the fight directly to the extraterrestrials. Kirby: Planet Robobot is an all ages title that should appeal to fans of platformer games and Nintendo-published titles.
Finally, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4, PS3, Vita) is a high definition remaster of Odin Sphere, a side-scrolling RPG originally released for the PS2 in 2007. Developed by Vanillaware and published by Atlus, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir draws on Norse mythology for its storyline and features beautiful hand-drawn graphics. RPG fans will definitely enjoy this one.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, more
- Nintendo Download: Kirby: Planet Robobot, Wario: Master of Disguise, more
- PlayStation Store: Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir, Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6, Soul Axiom, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Ducati 90th Anniversary, Professional Farmer 2017, Dovetail Games Euro Fishing, more
Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
The 2016 E3 Expo will kicked off yesterday with EA’s annual Press Conference, where we heard a lot about sequels, Star Wars, and sports. Bethesda staked out a Sunday night spot for their Press Conference, and presentations from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony will be held today. But what about the week that was?
Believe it or not, the biggest announcement from the past week wasn’t connected to E3 at all. And that’s because while Sony confirmed the PS4 Neo is real… they have no plans to showcase it during the E3 Expo. There’s no release date, no price, and no explanation about how it’s better, but it exists. And that’s enough for now.
New Game Announcements
- NIS America will bring Touhou Genso Wanderer to the US/Europe in Early 2017.
- Activision officially announced the Destiny: Rise of Iron expansion.
- Ubisoft officially unveiled Watch Dogs 2 with a new trailer and a November 15 release date.
- NetherRealm officially announced Injustice 2, which will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One in 2017.
- XCOM 2 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on September 6.
- FIFA 17 will use the Frostbite Engine for the first time when it launches this September.
- Volition will deploy Agents of Mayhem on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will bring the “International Version” of the game to North America for the first time.
Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements
- Kit Harrington will play “The Face of the Enemy” in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
- Studio MDHR released a Cuphead trailer focusing on one of the game’s “run and gun” levels.
- Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue will be released for the PS4 in December.
- Yooka-Laylee was pushed back to Early 2017, but Playtonic also released an E3 trailer.
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night backers will get access to the E3 2016 demo, while everyone else got to watch a new trailer.
- Persona 5 will be released on February 14, 2017 in a special Take Your Heart Edition.
- World of Final Fantasy will be released for the PS4 and Vita on October 25.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn was delayed, but we did get an amazing new trailer out of the deal.
Other Game News
- Star Wars: Battlefront Season Pass owners will be able to download the Bespin expansion on June 21.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End was the best-selling game in retail stores last month.
- Capcom revealed more details about Street Fighter V’s Story Expansion.
- Injustice 2 – “Gameplay Trailer”
- Gran Turismo Sport – “E3 2016 Trailer”
- Vampyr – “E3 2016 Trailer”
- Call of Cthulhu – “E3 2016 Trailer”
- Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens – “The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack”
Rumor Has It
- Nordic Games is “evaluating” a few options to bring back the Destroy All Humans! franchise.