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Michael Kenney April 27, 2020 82


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

  • Nintendo released a new update for Animsl Crossing: New Horizons that added new merchants, an expansion to the museum, and new activities
    • Nintendo also detailed new events and update that will coming over the next few months
  • After unintentionally announcing it during a video interview, EA announced/confirmed that Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson would be Madden NFL 21‘s cover athlete
  • Telling Lies, the interactive FMV game from developer Sam Barlow (Her Story) that was released on PC last year, will see release on home consoles April 28th
  • Several more developers are pulling their games from NVidia’s GeForce Now streaming service, including Xbox Game Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive (via Polygon)
  • GameStop announced its plans to deal with the financial impact of its business during the COVID-19 pandemic, including executive pay cuts and reopening some stores for business (via GameStop)
  • World of Warcraft may be getting controller support when its releases its next expansion, Shadowlands, according to a community manager at Blizzard (via Blizzard Forums)
  • Nintendo released the last major update for Super Mario Maker 2, which includes the ability for players to create full worlds, new Mario costumes/abilities, new enemies, and mechanics
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to Xbox Game Pass on May 7th
  • Rapper Travis Scott collaborated with Epic Games to present an in-game concert to Fortnite players
  • Nintendo has reported that up to 160,000 Nintendo Accounts may have been compromised by hacking, and recommends user change passwords and enable two-factor authentication (via Polygon)
  • DICE revealed is a recent developer blog that Battlefield V‘s summer’s content update may be the game’s last (via DICE)
  • Bandai Namco announced that Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 would be free on PC, PS4, and Xbox One until May 10
  • New details regarding a sequel to 2017’s Horizon: Zero Dawn have been potentially leaked via multiple sources
    • Details include a much larger world, that it was initially planned for PS4, and a potential co-op mode (via Video Games Chronicle)
  • A recent interview with Panzer Dragoon remake producer Benjamin Anseaume revealed that future update to the game will largely improve the game’s performance, graphics, and controls (via Panzer Dragoon World on Twitter)
  • IN TV/streaming news, the Parks and Recreation cast will be reuniting (from their homes) for a special episode in partnership with charity Feeding America
  • The Pokémon Company and Netflix announced a partnership to bring the latest season of the hit anime, titled Pokémon Journeys: The Series, to Netflix starting on June 12
  • Venom 2 has been renamed Venom: Let There Be Carnage
    • Sony also revealed that sequel’s release has been pushed back to June 25, 2021
  • It was also revealed that the next two Spider-Man movies, both live-action and the animated sequel to Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse would be delayed along with a slate of other Marvel movies (via Cinema Blend)
  • Warner Bros. also delayed and shuffled of its upcoming DC films, including next year’s The Batman, the long-in-development The Flash movie, and Shazam 2 (via The Verge)

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

Games

4/21: Dragon Marked for Death (PC) – Inti Creates
4/22: Yakuza Kiwami (XONE) – Sega
4/23: Cloudpunk (PC) – ION LANDS
4/24: Guard Duty (PC, PS4, Switch, XONE) – Sick Chicken Studios
4/24: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ROAD TO BORUTO (Switch) – Bandai Namco
4/24: Trials of Mana (Switch) – Square Enix
4/24: Predator: Hunting Grounds (PC, PS4) – IllFonic

Movies

4/22The Willoughbys
4/24 – Extraction

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