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Weekly Wrap-Up: It’s-A Me Edition

Michael Kenney September 29, 2021 12


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

 

  • Deltarune and Undertale creator Toby Fox revealed that the next three chapters of Deltarune, Chapter 3-5, will release simultaneously and will be sold at an undetermined price point (via Deltarune)
  • Developer Quantic Dream, the studio behind narrative heavy games such as Detroit: Become Human and Heavy Rain, is reportedly working in collaboration with Disney on a Star Wars game (via Kotaku)
  • Activision Blizzard is currently under federal investigation into how the company has handled employee allegations of “workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct”
    • Along with the investigation, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed head executive Bobby Kotick along with several other senior executives (via The Wall Street Journal)
  • Executive producer and development head on Overwatch 2 Chacko Sonny has departed Activision Blizzard (via Bloomberg)

 

  • Epic CEO Tim Sweeney revealed Fortnite has been blacklisted from iOS by Apple until the company’s appeals process makes the judgment final

 

  • The Disney Classic Games Collection was announced, containing various different versions of AladdinThe Lion King, and The Jungle Book
    • The collection is an updated version of last year’s Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, arriving on PC, PlayStation 4,, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on Nov. 9
  • Nintendo livestreamed their latest Nintendo Direct showcase on Sept. 23, giving a look at new and upcoming games for later this year and next

 

  • Monster Hunter Rise is getting a major expansion, titled Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak in summer 2022

 

  • New game boards from the history of Mario Party, as well as new modes, were revealed for Mario Party Superstars
    • Mario Party Superstars releases for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 29

 

  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars, a tabletop RPG from Nier creator Yoko Taro, was revealed
    • The game releases on PC and Nintendo Switch on Oct. 28, with a demo now available on Nintendo Switch

 

  • Disco ElysiumThe Final Cut is coming to Nintendo Switch digitally on Oct. 12
    • A physical edition of the game will arrive in early 2022

 

  • Square Enix revealed Chocobo GP, a Final Fantasy-themed kart racer coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022

  • Nintendo will host a final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation with director Masahiro Sakurai on Oct. 5, revealing and showcasing the game’s final downloadable fighter

 

  • A new 3D Kirby game was revealed for Nintendo Switch, titled Kirby and the Forgotten Land 
    • The game is set to release in spring 2022

 

  • A Animal Crossing specific Nintendo Direct is planned for October, which will showcase updates for Animal Crossing: New Horizons coming in November
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  • Nintendo showcased new free content coming to Mario Golf: Super Rush, with new characters and courses getting added in as a free update

 

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 11

 

  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human is coming to Nintendo Switch as a cloud streaming game on Feb. 4, 2022
    • Dying Light: Platinum Edition, a complete edition of the original game, is also coming to Nintendo Switch on Oct. 19

 

  • Triangle Strategy, a tactics RPG from the developers of Octopath Traveler, got a release date of March 4, 2022 for Nintendo Switch

 

  • Nintendo released a new quick look at Metroid Dread before its release on Oct. 8

 

  • Nintendo Switch Online will get a new tier of subscription in late October, in the form of Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack
    • The new plan will feature a selection of playable Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, and subscribers will be able to purchase wireless versions of both classic consoles’ controllers
    • Pricing and more details are set to be revealed at a later date

 

  • Konami has released a collection of the Game Boy Advance Castlevania games, titled Castlevania Advance Collection for Nintendo Switch

 

  • A collection of the recent Shadowrun tactical RPG games is getting a release for Nintendo Switch in the form of Shadowrun Trilogy
    • The collection releases in 2022

 

  • A remake/remaster of the SNES action RPG Actraiser, titled Actraiser Renaissance is now available on Nintendo Switch

 

  • Deltarune Chapter 2 is now available on Nintendo Switch

 

  • Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto joined the Nintendo Direct to reveal that the animated Super Mario Bros. movie will release holiday 2022 in North America, and released the movie’s voice cast including Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser along with many other notable voices

 

  • A new look at Splatoon 3 was showcased, with looks at the game’s multiplayer and single player story modes
    • Splatoon 3 is slated to release in 2022

 

  • Nintendo ended the Direct with a new gameplay trailer for PlatinumGames’ Bayonetta 3, the first time the game has been seen since its announcement in 2017
    • The hair-raising witch is set to return on Nintendo Switch is set to return in 2022

 

  • In movie/streaming news, the first trailer for Joel Coen’s adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth was released
    • Shot in stark black in white and starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, the film releases in limited theaters Dec. 25 and streams on Apple TV+ on Jan. 14, 2022

  • Netflix released a new trailer for season 4 of Stranger Things, set to release sometime in 2022

 

  • Netflix released the first trailer for its adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman comic series

 

  • Netflix also released the first trailer for Army of Thieves, a prequel to the Zack Snyder directed Army of the Dead
    • The heist film releases on Oct. 29

 

  • Arcane, an animated series based on the world of hit game League of Legends, got its first trailer
    • The series streams on Netflix on Nov. 6

 

  • The second season of Netflix’s hit documentary series Tiger King will release on Nov. 17

 

  • The opening title sequence for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was released ahead of the series streaming release in November

 

  • Netflix also released a ew teaser of its upcoming black comedy Don’t Look Up, from director Adam McKay (Vice, The Big Short)
    • Starring an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill, and many more the film releases in limited theaters on Dec. 10, as well as Netflix on Dec. 24 

 

  • Netflix also released a slew of teaser trailers for season 2 of The Witcher

 

  • A new trailer for Spencer, the Princess Diana film starring Kristen Stewart during the tumultuous final days of the marriage between the beloved princess and Prince Charles, was released
    • The film hits theaters on Nov. 5

 

  • Amazon released the first trailer for their updated version of I Know What You Did Last Summer 
    • The series comes to Amazon Prime Video on Oct. 15

 

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

Games

 

9/21: Get in the Car, Loser! (PC) – Christine Love

9/21: World War Z: Aftermath (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XONE) – Saber Interactive

9/21: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PC, PS5, PS4) – Ember Lab

9/23: Sable (PC, XSX/S, XONE) – Shedworks/Raw Fury

9/23: Castlevania Advance Collection (Switch) – Konami

9/23: Actraiser Renaissance (PC, Switch) – Sonic Powered Co/Square Enix

9/23: Deltarune Chapter 2 (Switch) – Toby Fox

9/24: Lost Judgement (PC, PS5, PS4, XSX/S, XONE) – RGG Studio/Sega

9/24: Dragon Ball Z Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set (Switch) – Bandai Namco

9/24: Death Stranding Director’s Cut (PS5) – Kojima Productions

Movies

9/24: Dear Evan Hansen

 

9/24: Solitary

 

9/24: I’m Your Man
 

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