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Weekly Wrapup – Final Fantasy Sears Edition

Michael Kenney March 9, 2020 2


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

  • Valve released three new gameplay videos showcasing the use of VR in Half-Life: Alyx ahead of its release on March 23rd
  • Publisher 505 Games announced that Death Stranding is coming to PC, via Steam and the Epic Games Store, on June 2nd
  • A demo for Final Fantasy VII Remake, showcasing the opening of the game, is now live for PlayStation 4
    • Players how download the demo can get a free PS4 them on April 10th
  • Riot Games (League of Legends) unveiled its upcoming tactical hero shooter, Valorant
    • The developer also outlined the game’s pans regrading microstransactions, cosmetics, and update plans (via Polygon)
  • An unannounced Star Wars game, potentially titled Star Wars: Project Maverick, was unintentionally revealed due to a datamined PlayStation Store listing (via Polygon)
  • Google has opened a new game development studio as part of the Google Stadia family, led by former Sony Santa Monica head Shannon Studstill (via Polygon)
  • Developer Sucker Punch (Infamous series) revealed that Ghost of Tsushima will release on June 26th for PlayStation 4
  • A new video feature released for Doom Eternal highlights the game’s metal soundtrack provided by composer Mick Gordon
  • One of Twitch’s most popular streamers, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, has signed a deal to stay with the streaming service (via Polygon)
  • After a brief teaser video released last week, developer Frictional Games revealed Amenesia: Rebirth, a sequel to its 2010 horror classic Amnesia: The Dark Descent
  • Konami has indefinitely delayed the release of the TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine mini retro console due to the impact of the coronavirus in China (via Polygon)
  • Staff at Bungie will work remotely for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus concerns in the company home state of Washington (via Polygon)
  • The rare prototype Nintendo Play Station console was sold at auction for $300,000 (via Polygon)
  • After 15 years of development, Black Mesa, a remake of the original Half-Life, has released its 1.0 version
  • Publisher 2K Games has become the latest in a long list to pull out of NVidia’s Geforce Now game streaming service (via NVidia)
  • Capcom released new footage of the Resident Evil 3 remake ahead of its release on April 3rd
  • In gaming/TV news, HBO has announced a live-action The Last of Us series, developed by game writer/director Neil Druckman and writer-producer Craig Mazin (HBO’s Chernobyl series)
  • In another tease from director Matt Reeves, the director revealed next year’s The Batman‘s Batmobile
  • No Time to Die, the last James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig, has moved its release date to November 25 worldwide due to coronavirus concerns (via Polygon)
  • The first trailer for Disney’s Artmeis Fowl, an adaptation of the popular YA fantasy novels, was released
    • The film hits theaters on May 29th
  • The first trailer for animated comedy Connected, produced by Into the Spiderverse and The Lego Movie‘s Phil Lord and Chris Miller, was released
    • The animated feature, starring Danny McBride, Abbi Jacobson, Maya Rudolph, Eric Andre, and Olivia Colman arrives on Sept. 18th
  • A new trailer for sci-fi thriller Antebellum, starring signer/actress Janelle Monáe, was released
    • The film hits theaters on April 24th
  • The final trailer for Scoob!, a CG-animated film based on the Scooby Doo series, was released
    • The animated comedy releases on May 14th

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

Games

3/3: Granblue Fantasy: Versus (PS4) – Arc System Works
3/3: Curse of the Dead Gods (PC) – Passtech Games/Focus Home Interactive
3/3: Puddle Knights (PC) – Lockpickle
3/3: Amoeba Battle: Microscopic RTS Action (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Grab Games
3/4: Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly (PC, XONE, Switch) – Dogmelon Games
3/4: Syrup and the Ultimate Sweet (PC, PS4, PSVita, XONE, Switch) – Ratailka Games
3/5: Murder by Numbers (PC, Switch) – Mediatonic
3/5: Wunderling (PC, Switch) – Retroid Interactive
3/6: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Switch) – Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo
3/6: Black Mesa (PC) – Crowbar Collective/Valve

Movies

3/6 Onward
3/6 The Way Back
3/6 First Cow

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