This Week’s New Releases + Game News: June 6, 2016

vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Dead Island Definitive Collection (PS4, Xbox One), a compilation containing Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide, and Dead Island: Retro Revenge.

Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide are first-person melee-focused zombie games where players try to escape a tropical island crawling with the undead. Both games were originally released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 a few years ago, and they were fairly well-received by action/horror fans at the time. Meanwhile, Retro Revenge is a brand new side-scrolling spinoff created exclusively for the Definitive Collection.

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New Release Round-Up

Warp Zoned’s Weekly Warp-Up
You know that the 2016 E3 Expo is right around the corner, because Microsoft just permanently lowered the price of all Xbox One bundles by $50 earlier this week. But the biggest news from the past seven days doesn’t have much of anything to do with E3.

Mojang announced that more than 100 million copies of Minecraft have been sold for the PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and mobile devices. This sales milestone also makes it one of the most popular games of all time.

Elsewhere on Warp Zoned this, I filed a hands-on report about Perception, Deep End’s upcoming first-person narrative horror game. And the Warp Zoned staff got together to discuss What We Played in May 2016 and The Games of June 2016.

New Game Announcements

Pre-Launch Updates and Release Date Announcements

  • Mafia III’s Collector’s Edition will embrace the 1960s by including a 2-LP vinyl soundtrack.
  • Nintendo introduced the world to a pair of new Legendary Pokemon in the latest Pokemon Sun and Moon trailer.
  • Zeboyd’s Cosmic Star Heroine will be released for the PC, PS4, and Vita this Summer.
  • Resident Evil 5 will be released for the PS4 and Xbox One on June 28. A retail version will launch on July 12.
  • Everyone who pre-orders WWE 2K17 will get to add Goldberg to its roster of wrestlers.

Other Game News

  • Yacht Club revealed a short snippet from Shovel Knight’s King Knight add-on.
  • Most Call of Duty: Black Ops III owners can now purchase “The Giant” Zombies map.
  • Gearbox added Alani to Battleborn as a free download for all players and revealed the next playable character, Pendles.
  • As of May 2016, Sony has sold more than 40 million PlayStation 4 consoles.
  • Street Fighter V‘s next downloadable character is the female ninja Ibuki.

New Videos


  • Vans released their “Vans X Nintendo” Nintendo-themed shoe and clothing line.

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