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Weekly Wrapup – Modern Warfare: Modern Warfare Edition

Michael Kenney May 26, 2019


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

  • Sony has formed a division, called PlayStation Productions, to assist with adapting PlayStation properties for film and TV (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • A blog post from Games of Thrones creator George R.R Martin has teased that he has “consulted on a video game out of Japan”
    • A source has told Gematsu that game will be a collaboration with From Software (Dark Souls series, Sekiro) (via Gematsu)
  • Video of Sony’s next console has been shown, showing off the improved performance offered by the new hardware (via Takashi Mochizuki)
  • The Sims 4 is now available for free via EA’s Origin storefront on PC until May 28
  • Overwatch‘s Anniversary event is now live until June 11 (via Overwatch)
  • Razer has officially closed the Ouya Store, ending the saga of the Android console’s six year lifespan (via Polygon)
  • Team Ninja’s Nioh 2 is now available to select PS4 players in a closed alpha test from May 24 to June 2
  • Panic, publisher of games such as Firewatch and Untitled Goose Game, have announced a new handheld console called Playdate. The handheld has a black and white screen, as well as a crank and will be packaged with 12 games at launch with more to come weekly from creators such a Keita Takahashi (Katamari Damacy), Zack Gage (SpellTower), and Bennett Foddy (QWOP)
    • The console will be priced at $149.99 (via play.date)
  • Telltale Games’ library will be delisted on GOG as of May 27 (via Polygon)
  • Ancestors: A Humankind Odyssey, the new game from Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice D├ęsilets, will be comig to PC exclusively on the Epic Games Store on August 27. The game
    • The game will later release on PS4 and Xbox One in December
  • A new trailer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order released, showing off the game’s roster of X-Men characters as well as a quick tease of Deadpool
    • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order releases on Nintendo Switch on July 19
  • DC Universe Online, the MMO featuring DC Comics Heroes first released in 2011, is coming to Nintendo Switch this summer
  • Square Enix has announced Star Ocean First Departure R, a remake of the original Star Ocean, is coming to PS4 and Nintendo Switch (via Star Ocean Twitter)
  • 2017’s RiME is now free on the Epic Games Store (via Epic Games)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, a spinoff of the No More Heroes series released earlier on Nintendo Switch, is coming to PS4 and PC (via Suda51)
  • Point-and-click adventure games Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis and The Dig are available for free on Discord’s storefront (via Wario64 on Twitter)
  • This year’s Call of Duty will reportedly be called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    • The titled will reportedly be a soft reboot of developer Infinity Ward’s original Modern Warfare series (via Kotaku)
  • In movie/games news, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie is delayed to February 20, 2020 (via director Jeff Fowler)
  • The long-rumored Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic film is reportedly in the works for Lucasfilm (via Buzzfeed News)
  • The first trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate, a new entry in the terminator film franchise from director Tim Miller (Deadpool, Zombieland) was released
    • The film stars Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire, Bladerunner 2049), Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna (Agents of SHIELD), and as well as Linda Hamilton (in her first Terminator film since Terminator 2) and Arnold Schwarzenegger
    • The film releases on Nov. 1
  • A new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was released. The film releases on July 26
  • The final trailer for Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 4 was released. The film comes to theaters on June 21
  • The first teaser trailer for HBO’s Westworld Season 3 released, showing the addition of Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul
    • The new season debuts in 2020
  • A new summer-themed trailer for Netflix’s thrird season of Stranger Things was released
    • The new season debuts on July 4
  • The first trailer for CBS All Access’ Star Trek spinoff series, Star Trek: Picard was released. The series features Patrick Stewart’s return to the iconic role
  • The first trailer for director Jennifer Kent’s (The Babadook) new film, The Nightingale, was released

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

Games

5/21: Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered (Switch) – Ubisoft
5/21: Everybody’s Golf VR (PSVR) – Ubisoft
5/21: Resident Evil HD Remastered (Switch) – Capcom
5/21: Resident Evil 4 (Switch) – Capcom
5/21: Resident Evil 0 (Switch) – Capcom
5/21: Team Sonic Racing (PC, PS4, XBONE, Switch) – Sega/Sumo Digital
5/21:Observation (PC, PS4) – No Code
5/21:Dauntless (PC, PS4, XBONE) – Phoenix Labs
5/21:Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series – Episode 1 (Oculus Quest) – ILMxLAB
5/21: Slay the Spire (PS4) – Mega Crit Games
5/23: Pathologic 2 (PC) – Ice-Pick Lodge
5/23: Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) – Creative Assembly/Sega
5/24: Back in 1995 (PS4, PSVita, Switch) – Ratalaika Games
5/24: Realm Royale (Switch) – Hi-Rez Studios

Movies

5/24 – Aladdin
5/24 – Brightburn
5/24 – Booksmart

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