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Weekly Wrapup – Oiram Repus Edition

Michael Kenney August 19, 2019


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

  • Minecraft developers Mojang have cancelled the “Super Duper Graphics Pack” that was announced in 2017 due to performance issues across devices (via Mojang)
  • A recent FCC filing was discovered for a SNES-styled wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch, leading many to believe that SNES games may finally be coming to Nintendo Switch Online (via Polygon)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward released 24-minutes of footage featuring several modes of multiplayer gameplay
  • Overwatch‘s 31st hero, Sigma, along with the game’s new role queue update, is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One
  • EA and Ghost Games have announced Need For Speed Heat, the latest entry in the Need For Speed franchise
    • The game releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Nov. 8
  • Publisher THQ Nordic made a series of announcements regarding the future of several of its franchises
    • A brand new Saints Row is in development at Volition
    • Dambuster Studios (Homefront: The Revolution) is now leading development on Dead Island 2
    • A new TimeSplitters game could possibly be in development, with series co-creator Steve Ellis recently joining the publisher (via Polygon)
  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, a new game in the classic Bubble Bobble series is coming to Nintendo Switch in Europe on Nov. 19, and early 2020 in the U.S
  • Spelunky 2, the sequel to the hit indie rogue-like Spelunky, has been delayed past its initial 2019 goal, according to lead developer Derek Yu on Twitter
  • Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden are noew free on the Epic Games Store until Aug. 22 (via Epic Games)
  • In other Epic Games Store news, the storefront has started to roll out cloud saves for several games (via Polygon)
  • A new trailer for Pokémon Sword and Shield was released, showing of several of the game’s new battle mechanics, items, and Pokémon abilities
  • Nintendo is currently offering those who purchased an older model Nintendo Switch on or after July 17 the ability to exchange for the newer mode for free (via Polygon)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition is coming to Steam (PC) and PlayStation 4 on Oct. 17
    • The game bundles all previously released DLC that came to the Nintendo Switch version
  • Nintendo has announced a new Nintendo Direct-like video showcase coming on Aug. 19, called Indie World
    • The stream will be a roughly 20 minute presentation of indie games coming to Nintendo Switch
  • In related news, a dataminer has discovered that indie shooter Superhot may be coming to Nintendo Switch
  • Developer Gearbox released a new trailer in the lead up the to release of Borderlands 3 on Sept. 13
  • Telling Lies, a new FMV adventure game from Her Story developer Sam Barlow, is coming to Stam (PC) and iOS on Aug. 23
  • Developer Atlus has revealed Persona 5: Royal, an updated version of the 2017 JRPG with new content and characters, will come to the U.S in Spring 2020
  • Sega has started teasing an announcement at Gamescom with a new website featuring a heartbeat monitor (via Sega)
  • In movie news, Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s (Snowpiercer, Okja) newest film, Parasite (winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival) is coming to the U.S on Oct. 11
  • The first trailer for Dolemite is My Name, a Netflix biopic on the origins of 70’s Blaxploitation icon Dolemite was released
    • Starring Eddie Murphy, Keegan Michael Key, and Wesley Snipes, the comedy releases this Fall
  • Netflix also released a new trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
    • The series premieres on Aug. 30
  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, a feature-length followup to the Nickelodeon animated series, is now streaming on Nefllix

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

Games

8/13: Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition (Switch) – Gun Media
8/13: Rebel Galaxy Oulaw (PC) – Double Damage
8/13: The Bard’s Tale Trilogy (PC, XONE) – Krome Studios/inXile Entertainment
8/14: Slay the Spire (XONE) – Mega Crit Games
8/15: Ion Fury (PC) – Voidpoint/3D Realms
8/15: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Switch) – The Astronauts
8/16: Grandia HD Collection (Switch) – Square Enix

Movies

8/16 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
8/16 The Angry Birds Movie 2
8/16 Blinded By the Light
8/16 Good Boys
8/16 Where’d You Go Bernadette
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