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Weekly Wrapup – Happy Mother’s Day Edition

Michael Kenney May 12, 2019


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Header/Featured Image via Detective Pikachu

Here are some of the week’s highlights in gaming, movies, and other nerd-related news:

  • PlayStation held its second “State of Play” livestream, showing off new and upcoming games, including
  • Monster Hunter World‘s next expansion, titled Iceborne, releases on Sept. 6. The content releases on PS4 on Xbox simultaneously, with a PC release sometime this winter
  • MediEvil, a full remake of the cult-classic PS1 game is releasing on Oct. 25
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds is an asynchronous multiplayer game based in the Predator film franchise sometime in 2020. The game is being developed by IllFonic, developers of the 2017 Friday the 13th game
  • The last trailer shown off came as a surprise, as a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake was released.
    • The teaser promises new info in June, presumably during E3
    • Based off the game’s website, Square Enix still plans to releases the game episodically (via Square Enix)
  • EA Access, EA’s gaming subscription service is coming to PS4 in July (via Polygon)
  • EA is also planning to bring popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends to mobile and China according a recent earnings call (via Polygon)
  • The original Devil May Cry is coming to nintendo Switch this summer (via Devil May Cry’s Official Twitter)
  • A U.S Senator from Missouri has proposed guidelines for legislation on video game loot boxes (via Polygon)
  • John Wick Hex, a game based on the popular Keanu Reeves action series, has been announced. The game is in development by Bithell Games (Volume, Thomas Was Alone), and is a strategic shooter similar to the X-COM series
  • Nintendo announced its plans for E3 this year, including a Nintendo Direct on June 11 at 9am PT/12 pm ET, focused on games releasing this year (via Nintendo)
  • Tetris 99 has released its first DLC pack, titled the “Big Block DLC”. The DLC comes packed with new offline modes against CPU as well as the traditional Marathon mode at $9.99 (via Polygon)
  • Niantic has released new content for Pokémon Go to coincide with the release of Detective Pikachu (via Polygon)
  • Overwatch‘s new escort map, Havana, is now available for everyone to play on PC and PS4. The new map releases on Xbox One at a later date
  • Indie roguelike Dead Cells is coming to mobile this year. The ame releases on iOS this summer, and Android later this year (via Destructoid)
  • The Scream franchise’s Ghostface killer is coming to Dead By Daylight, the popular multiplayer horror game (via Destructoid)
  • Two new heroes for this summer’s upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 were revealed, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel (via Game Informer)
  • Sony has revealed two new PSVR bundles for 2019 (via Destructoid)
  • After several leaks that broke the news, Ubisoft revealed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the next iteration of its popular Ghost Recon franchise.
    • The game releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on Oct. 4 and stars actor Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, The Walking Dead) as its villain
  • Sony released its full-length feature doc on the the development of 2018’s God of War
  • In movie news, a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was released
    • Hot on the heels of Avengers: Endgame, the trailer advises those who have not seen Endgame to avoid the trailer
  • The first trailer for HBO’s Watchmen series released. The series promises to expand the world and scope of the comics, seemingly acting as a followup
    • Watchmen debuts this fall
  • The first trailer for IT: Chapter Two was released. The film is a sequel to 2017’s IT, based on the classic Steven king novel and follows the now adult members of the Loser’s Club
    • The film releases on September 6
  • The first teaser trailer for the CW’s Batwoman series debuted, starring Ruby Rose (John Wick, Chapter 2, Orange is the New Black)

And now a list of some of the week’s notable releases in games and movies

Games

5/7: Puyo Puyo Champions (PS4, XBONE, Switch) – Sega
5/7: Shakedown Hawaii (Switch) – VBlank Entertainment
5/9: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PC) – Sega
5/9: Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 (PC, PS4, XBONE) – Dontnod Entertainment
5/10: Saints Row The Third: The Full Package (Switch) – Volition

Movies

5/10 – Pokémon: Detective Pikachu
5/10 – The Hustle
5/10 – Tolkien

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