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Weekly Wrapup – I Would Die For Wooloo/Pre-E3 2019 Edition

Michael Kenney June 9, 2019 1


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

  • Nintendo held another Pokémon Direct for Pokémon Sword and Shield on June 5
    • The 15-minute video was revealed much of what to expect in the newest iteration of the franchise; including larger, open areas to travel, raid battles, new mechanics, and obviously new Pokémon to battle and trade
    • The game will release worldwide on Nintendo Switch Nov. 15, 2019
  • Google Stadia will launch its Founder’s Edition this November in 14 countries
    • The package includes a Chromecast Ultra , controller, 3-month subscription to the Stadia Pro service, and a voucher to gift a subscription to a friend
    • The Founder’s Edition also comes with free access to Destiny 2 and its expansions
    • Those with the Founder’s Pack will be able to run games at 4K resolution, 60FPS with HDR support
    • The free version of Google Stadia will arrive in 2020 (details via Polygon)
  • As part of Google’s Stadia focused stream, the long awaited Baldur’s Gate 3 was revealed
    • As was teased, the game is being developed by Larian Studios, creators of the Divinity: Original Sin RPG series
  • Bungie held a stream event on June 7, detailing new details regarding the future of Destiny 2, the first of which being a new expansion, Shadowkeep, a new expansion coming Sept. 19
  • During their livestream, Bungie also announced cross save for all platforms, including PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia
    • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep will also launch on Steam on Sep. 17
    • Bungie will be releasing a free version titled First Light that will also release on Sep. 17 with all content from the first year of Destiny 2
  • After an initial leak that was confirmed by Kotaku, Watch Dogs Legion, the third game in the action-hacker series was formally revealed by Ubisoft on Twitter
    • The game will see a full reveal during Ubisoft’s E3 event (via Kotaku)
  • Rayman Origins will be available for free on UPlay to those who watch speedrunner Glackum’s world record attempt of Rayman 2 on Twitch (via Polygon)
  • Shenmue 3 has been delayed to Nov. 19 (via director Yu Suzuki on Kickstarter)
    • The long-awaited sequel was originally to launch on August 27
  • A new Yooka-Laylee game has been anounced by developer Playtonic, titled Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
    • The 2.5D platformer is set to release sometime this year
  • A remake of Destroy All Humans! has been revealed, developed by Black Forest games and published by THQ Nordic
    • The game is set to release some in 2020 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
  • THQ Nordic also announced another remake, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
    • The game is a remaster of the 3D platformer originally released on PS2, GameCube, and Xbox in 2003
  • PlayStation’s annual Days of Play sale is now running until June 17 (via PlayStation Blog)
  • In movie/game news, Sony announced that an Uncharted movie will release in 2020 starring Spider-Man actor Tom Holland as a younger Nathan Drake (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • The first full trailer for the third and final season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones premiered. The new season begins on June 14
  • The first trailer for Ad Astra, a new film from director James Gray (The Lost City of Z, The Immigrant) was released
  • For All Mankind, a new sci-fi series coming to Apple TV+ from producer Ron Moore (Battlestar Galactica), was revealed during WWDC
    • The series premieres this fall
  • The first trailer for Ford v Ferrari was released. The film stars actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and is director by James Mangold (Logan, Walk the Line)
  • A sneak peek at Disney’s Lion King remake released this week, showcasing Beyonce as Nayla, as well as Billy Eichner and Seth Rogan’s Timon and Pumbaa

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

Games

6/4: Warhammer: Chaosbane (PC, PS4, XBONE) – Eko Software/Games Workshop
6/4: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS4) – Falcom/XSEED Games
6/4: Persoma Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth (3DS) – Atlus
6/4: The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr (PC, PS4, XBONE) – Bethesda
6/6: Slay the Spire (Switch) – Mega Crit Games
6/6: Journey (PC) – thatgamecompany
6/7: Octopath Traveler(PC) – Square Enix

Movies

6/7Dark Phoenix
6/7The Secret Life of Pets 2

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