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Weekly Wrapup – Don’t Look at Norman’s Reedus Edition

Michael Kenney September 16, 2019 6

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

  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered will release on Jan. 2, 2020, along with cross-platform play across all consoles (via Polygon)
  • YouTuber Lance McDonald discovered several tidbits about the P.T demo after hacking the game, discovering the game’s antagonist Lisa is always attached to the player character from the beginning of the game
  • In a Medium post, EA’s chief technology officer Ken Moss announced that the company will be running public two-week test period of its streaming/cloud-based gaming service, titled Project Atlas
    • The games tested will include FIFA 19, Need for Speed Rivals, Titanfall 2, and Unravel (via Medium)
  • During Apple’s recent event announcing several new hardware peices, including the Apple iPhone 11 series, it was also announced that its gaming subscription service would launch on Sept. 19 for $5.99/month (via Polygon)
  • Several new and existing games were shown off during the event, including Frogger in Toy Town games from developer Q-Games (PixelJunk series), Hot Lava from Klei (Don’t Starve, Mark of the Ninja), and Shinsekai: Into the Depths from Capcom
  • A new trailer for the first Kingdom Hearts 3 DLC, Re Mind, was released during this year’s Tokyo Game Show
  • Square Enix also showed off another trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remastered during TGS week, showcasing some new and returning characters fan can expect
  • Capcom showed gameplay of its Resident Evil spinoff, titled Project Resistance
    • An asynchronous multiplayer game, four players team up against a “Mastermind” to get through traps, zombies, and bosses
  • Kojima Productions revealed a new trailer for Death Stranding during TGS, showing several of its characters
  • Hideo Kojima hosted an over 45-minute gameplay session at TGS as well, showing off more of the game’s mechanics and story
  • Nioh 2 will release in early 2020, according to the latest trailer from Bandai Namco during TGS
  • Developer Arc System Works showed a new trailer for next year’s Guilty Gear entry, showing off the return of veteran fighter May
  • Developer OtherSide Entertainment released a new trailer for System Shock 3, showing off footage from an alpha version of the game
    • The release window of the much-waited sequel has still not been set
  • Control developer Remedy Entertainment recenrly detailed its plans for new content, including two dull paid expansions in 2020 and free updates that will include a post-game mode and Photo Mode (via Control)
  • GameStop’s CFO recently announced the closure of “as many as” 200 stores following a $415.3 million loss and another quarter of declining sales (via Polygon)
  • After a brief teaser last week, Nintendo revealed its new Switch game Ring Fit Adventures
    • The game will use the Ring-Con and Leg Strap peripheral in a fitness-based adventure game aimed for casual game players
  • Killer Queen Black, a port/remake of the indie arcade game Killer Queen from developer Liquid Bit, will comes to PC and Nintendo Switch on Oct. 11
  • Nintendo/The Pokémon Company are teasing the reveal of a new creature on the official Pokémon website for Pokémon Sword and Shield, leading fans to speculate
  • A new story for The Surge 2 shows off some of the story that players can expect from the Dark Souls-eque sci-fi action game
  • CD Project Red announced that Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will be coming to iOS on Oct. 29
  • The Nintendo Switch version of indie game To the Moon will release on Jan. 16, 2020
  • In movie news, director James Gunn revealed the cast list for The Suicide Squad, including newcomers such as Taiki Watiti (Thor: Ragnarok), SNL’s Pete Davidson, Peter Capaldi, and Gunn movie veteran Michael Rooker
  • Apple’s new streaming service, Apple TV+ will launch on Nov. 1 at $4.99/month (via The Verge)
  • HBO released a new trailer for its Watchmen series, which premieres on Oct. 20
  • The final trailer for Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of the followup novel to The Shinining was released
    • The film premieres on Nov. 8
  • A new trailer for Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse, the director’s first film since 2015’s The Witch, was released
    • The film hits theaters on Oct. 18

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


9/10: Blasphemous(PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – The Game Kitchen/Team17
9/10: Gears 5 (PC, XONE) – The Coalition/Microsoft Games
9/10: Greedfall (PC, PS4, XONE) – Spiders Studio
9/13: DAEMON X MACHINA (Switch) – Marvelous
9/13: Borderlands 3 (PC, PS4, XONE) – Gearbox Studios
9/13: NHL 20 (PS4, XONE) – EA


9/13 The Goldfinch
9/13 Hustlers

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