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Weekly Wrap-Up: GTA Trilogy The “Definitive” Edition Edition

Michael Kenney November 17, 2021 11


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

  • As part of their annual N7 day celebration, BioWare teased the next Mass Effect with a teaser poster
  • Konami has pulled both physical and digital versions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3 due to music licensing issues (via Konami)

 

  • Developer Turtle Rock Studios outlined their plans for Back 4 Blood‘s future updates, which includes updates to solo offline play, quality of life improvements, as well as DLC plans for next year
  • Developer Q-Games’ The Tomorrow Children, which shut down in 2017, is getting revived by the developer after Sony returned the IP rights to the developer (via Q-Games)

 

  • Developer Gearbox released a standalone version of Borderlands 2’s DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, titled Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One Shot Adventure in anticipation of the release of next year’s Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
    • The game is now available now on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox One

 

  • Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released a new trailer showcasing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl‘s new post-game area, Ramanas Park
    • The new area will allow players to summon mythical Pokémon after finding accompanying slabs in the game’s world
    • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl release on Nintendo Switch Nov. 19

 

  • In an announcement from developer/publisher Bandai Namco, anime crossover fighting game Jump Force is getting pulled from digital stores on Feb. 7, 2022
    • Online services for the game will also shut down on Aug. 24, 2022

 

  • The release of Valve’s handheld PC gaming device, the Steam Deck, has been delayed until sometime in February 2022

 

  • Far Cry 6‘s first DLC campaign, titled Vaas: Insanity, is now available on all platforms
  • Data miners have discovered possible mentions of Captain America and Indiana Jones in Call of Duty: Vangurd‘s files, which may hint at possible crossover DLC for the game (via Polygon)

 

  • The Playdate, the crank-controlled handheld gaming system from publisher Panic, had it’s release delayed to early 2022 due to battery/manufacturing issues

 

  • Developer Digital Extremes released the first trailer for Warframe‘s next story expansion, The New War
    • The update arrives on all platforms in December

 

  • Netflix released the cast list for its live-action adaption of hit manga/anime One Piece

 

  • Netflix released the first trailer for The Power of the Dog, based on the novel of the same name 
    • Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst, and Kodi Smit-McPhee, the western dram releases today

 

  • Disney and Lucasfilm released the first trailer for The Book of Boba Fett
    • The series premieres on Disney+ Dec. 29

 

  • Disney celebrated the two year anniversary of the launch of Disney+ with Disney+ Day 
    • Along with the celebration, the company shared quick looks a several new and upcoming projects, including their slate of new Marvel shows such as Secret Invasion, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and an animated version of Marvel Zombies

 

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

Games

11/5: Forza Horizon 5 (PC, XBX/S, XONE) – Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

11/9: Jurassic World Evolution 2 (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XONE) – Frontier Developments

11/11: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Switch) – BioWare/Aspyr Media

11/11: Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XONE, Switch) – Rockstar Games 

11/11: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XONE) – Bethesda Softworks

11/12: Shin Megami Tensai V (Switch) – Atlus

Movies

11/10: Clifford the Big Red Dog

 

11/12: Belfast

 

11/12: Red Notice

 

11/12: Home Sweet Home Alone

 

11/12: tick, tick…BOOM!

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