This Week’s New Releases + Game News: May 2, 2016

vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Tales From the Borderlands (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), a collected edition of the episodic Borderlands spinoff. Developed by Telltale Games, players will travel back to Pandora for a story brimming with intrigue, adventure, and humor. Fans of Telltale’s previous titles will love it and fans of the Borderlands franchise will love it.

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New Release Round-Up

Weekly Warp-Up
The eyes of the gaming world were pointed at Boston last weekend for the annual PAX East convention. And with another knockout show, publisher and developers did not disappoint. Over the weekend, we saw Mira take a bite out of Killer Instinct Season 3, Jason deliver the coup de grace in Friday the 13th: The Game, and Deathstate begin its journey towards a PS4 and Xbox One launch.

Our PAX East 2016 coverage also included a Hands-On Preview of the bouncy Cuphead and a rundown of our favorite games from the show floor with The PAXpocalypse List.

But the biggest news from the week may be that Nintendo will launch their mysterious NX console in March 2017. Not only that, but The Legend of Zelda Wii U will also receive a simultaneous release on the new console.

New Game Announcements

  • EA announced NHL 17 and they want your help picking a cover athlete.
  • Nintendo’s next mobile games will be based on Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing.
  • John Romero launched a Kickstarter campaign for Blackroom before suspending it just a few days later to work on a playable demo.

More News

  • John Romero hacked together another old school Doom map in his spare time.
  • A big time jump is in store for The Walking Dead Season 3.
  • An open beta for Fallout 4’s Creation Kit and modding tools is now available on the PC.
  • The King of Fighters XIV will be released on August 23 in a special Day One Edition.

New Videos

  • Doom – “Single-Player Campaign”

Rumor Has It

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is unofficially very real, but Activision insisted on releasing a video tease for this year’s villain anyway.
  • Koei Tecmo is developing at least one game for Nintendo’s NX.

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