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Weekly Wrap-Up: Chris Redfield Baby Mode Edition

Michael Kenney May 12, 2021 20

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Here are some of last week’s highlights in gaming, movies, and more:

  • PlayStation announced a new partnership with Discord, which will see the service come to PlayStation next year


  • Developer Behavior Interactive released a brief teaser of Dead by Daylight‘s next animated tome, featuring guest character Bill from Left 4 Dead
  •  The ongoing legal battle between Apple and epic recently revealed that Epic had spent $11.9M on the epic Games Store’s free games from December 2018 to September 201 (via Polygon)


  • The legal battle also revealed how much developers received from Epic Games Store’s free games promotions
  • Another reveal during the Epic vs. Apple battle was that Epic had paid Sony for cross-platform play on Fortnite, as PlayStation charges royalties to certain games (via Polygon)


  • Destiny 2‘s Season of the Splicer begins today, May 11 and runs through August 24 
    • The update is the first the game has seen in almost two years


  • The cult-classic action-platformer game Flashback is getting a sequel in Flashback 2, set to release sometime next year


  • Developer Turtle Rock Studios offered a closer look at Back 4 Blood‘s AI director, and its rogue-lite card system that offers game modifiers every playthrough
    • The Left 4 Dead spiritual successor arrives on October 12 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S


  • PlayStation and NBA star Paul George revealed a new look at George’s next iteration of PG sneakers, inspired by the design of the PlayStation 5


  • EA has purchased Super Mega Baseball series developer Metalhead Software
  • Sony has been sued over its PlayStation Store due to Sony’s 2019 decision to stop PlayStation users from buying third-party download codes from other retailers such as Amazon (via Bloomberg)


  • Nintendo announced Game Builder Garage, a new DIY visual game maker/programming tool that lets players make their own games 
    • The game releases on Nintendo Switch on June 11


  • Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, the classic hack-and-slash D&D game originally released in 2001, got a surprise 4K remaster announcement and release on May 7
    • The game is now available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S


  • Ubisoft shared details regarding the future of The Division, including a new free-to-play game The Division Heartland, a mobile game, as well as the planned live-action movie based on the franchise


  • The classic World of Warcraft expansion, Burning Crusade, is coming to World of Warcraft Classic on June 1


  • Fighting game Skullgirls: 2nd Encore revealed the game’s latest fighter, Umbrella


  • Square Enix released a new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade ahead of its release for PlayStation 5 on June 10
    • Spoiler Warning: The beginning of this video shows off some sections of the end of the Final Fantasy VII Remake


  • Sega revealed Lost Judgement, a sequel to 2019’s Yakuza spinoff Judgement
    • The game arrives worldwide September 24 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X
    • Developer Ryu Ga Gotoku’s executive director Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed that the Judgement series will continue in an action-oriented direction, while the Yakuza series will continue to build off the turn-based combat of Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  •  Remnant: From the Ashes will get a free next-gen update on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S on May 13 (via Gunfire Games)


  • In movie news, the final trailer for A Quiet Place Part II
    • The horror sequel arrives on May 28


  • Netflix released a short teaser for season 4 of Stranger Things
    • The season currently has no premiere date


  • Disney and Marvel released a short trailer for Loki before it’s debut on Disney+ on June 9


  • Warner Bros. released a new trailer for their adaptation of In the Heights, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s first Broadway play
    • The musical hits HBO Max and theaters on June 11


  • Marvel released a trailer showcasing several of its slate of movies to release soon, as well as several planned for Phase Four of the MCU
    • Some new tidbits include:
      • A brief look at The Eternals, releasing on November 5 
      • Spider-Man: No Way Home releasing on December 17
      • Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness releases on March 25, 2022
      • Thor: Love and Thunder releases on May 6, 2022
      • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases on July 8, 2022
      • The next Captain Marvel film is titled The Marvels, and will release on November 11, 2022
      • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania releases on February 17, 2023
      • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 releases on May 5, 2023
      • A brief reminder that a Fantastic Four movie is in the works


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


5/4: Dragon Quest Builders 2 (XONE, XSX/S) – Square Enix

5/7: Resident Evil Village (PC, PS4, PS5, XONE, XSX/S) – Capcom


5/7: Wrath of Man


5/7: Mainstream


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