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Michael Kenney September 15, 2020 65

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

  • Nintendo released a video revealing Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
    • Developed by Nintendo and Koei Tecmo, the game will act as a prequel to the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • The game releases on Nov. 20


  • Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox Series X and Series S release dates and prices, with both releasing on Nov. 10
    • The Series X will cost $499, while the lightly less powerful and smaller Series S will release at $299
    • Pre-orders for both consoles will go live on Sept. 22


  • Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who last played in 2016, has been added the Madden NFL 21
  • Apple has file a countersuit against Epic Games during their ongoing legal battle against the Fortnite developer/publisher (via Polygon)
  • EA’s game subscription service EA Play (formerly EA Access), will now be included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at no additional cost (via Xbox)


  • Developer Treyarch and publisher Activision live-streamed the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War‘s multiplayer
    • It was detailed that Call of Duty’s battle-royale mode, Warzone will continue into a new chapter with Cold War‘s release
    • The first beta for the game kicks off on PS4 Oct. 8 and 9, with an open beta starting on PS4 from Oct. 10-12


  • No More Heroes 3 has been delayed to 2021, as confirmed by director Suda51
  • Popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevin has signed a multiyear deal to return to Twitch exclusively (via Polygon)

  • Ahead of their Ubisoft Forward event for September, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guilllemot addressed the company’s issues regarding toxic workplace culture, harassment, and misconduct by several higher-up employees
    • Guilllemot also addressed the recent controversy surrounding its mobile game Tom Clancy Elite Squad using Back Lives Matter imagery in a negative tone, expressing support for the movement

  • Ubisoft revealed AGOS: A Game of Space during the pre-show for Ubisoft Forward
    • The game launches Oct. 28 for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index VR devices


  • Immortals Fenyx Rising, previously revealed at last year’s Ubisoft E3 conference as Gods and Monsters, was revealed in full
    • The open world action-adventure game releases on PC, Google Stadia, as well as current and next-gen consoles on Dec. 3

  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game Complete Edition is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this holiday
    • The announcement comes off the heels of Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley recently reaching out to Ubisoft regarding the status of the game, as it had been delisted from online game stores since 2014 due to copyright issues


  • A remake of the classic Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was revealed, scheduled to release Jan. 21, 2021


  • Ubisoft showed off another look at Watch Dogs: Legion, revealing that original Watchdogs protagonist Aiden Pearce will return as a recruitable character
    • Watch Dogs: Legion releases on Oct. 29 on Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One 
    • The game will also launch on Xbox Series X and S on Nov. 10, with a PS5 release date TBD


  • Ubisoft also revealed some news regarding Rainbow Six: Siege, and that the game come to next-gen consoles as a free upgrade to those who own the game on current-gen platforms


  • Ubisoft wrapped up their UbiForward presentation by revealing Riders Republic, a massively multiplayer extreme sports game 
    • The game releases on PC, current, and next-gen consoles on Feb. 25, 2021


  • Crash Bandcoot 4: It’s About Time revealed new gameplay with an alternate universe version of Tawna
    • The game releases on Oct. 2, with pre-orders granting players a demo on Sept. 16


  • PlayStation will livestream a PlayStation 5 Showcase on Wednesday 9/16
  • Gearbox is collaborating with Nerdvana Games to make Bunkers & Badasses, a physical versio of the Dungeons & Draons paraody from the Borderlands series (via Polygon)


  • Gearbox also announced that Borderlands 3 will come to next-gen consoles, with free upgrades to current-gen owners


  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits, originally revealed during PlayStation’s PS5 reveal event, has been delayed to 2021


  • In movie/DC news, Wonder Woman 1984 has been delayed until Dec. 25 (via Variety)
  • Adult Swim’s long-running series The Venture Bros. has reportedly been cancelled, with Cartoon Network reportedly still interested in reviving the show in some form (via Polygon)


  • The first trailer for Dune, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Bladerunner 2049, Arrival), was released
    • Starring an ensemble cast including Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, and Zendaya, the sci-fi epic releases on Dec. 18


  • Freaky, a horror-comedy from the director of the Happy Death Day series, was revealed
    • The slasher-comedy hits theaters on Nov. 13

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


9/8: Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (PC, PS4, XONE) – THQ Nordic

9/9: The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon (PC, PS4, XONE) – Obsidian Entertainment

9/10: Bounty Battle (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Dark Screen Games

9/10: Minoria (PS4, Switch) – Bombservice

9/10: Borderlands 3: Psycho Krieg and Ftastic Fustercluck (PC, PS4, XONE) – Gearbox Software

9/10: Hotshot Racing (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Curve Digital/Sumo Digital

9/11: Inertial Drift (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Level 91 Entertainment


9/9: Cuties

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