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Weekly Wrapup – Sinner’s Sandwich Edition

Michael Kenney September 9, 2019 1


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

  • Red Dead Online is adding its role system, dubbed “Frontier Pursuits” on Sept. 10
    • Players will be able to pursue the roles of Bounty Hunter, Collector, or Trader (via Polygon)
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, the newest entry in the Plants vs. Zombies PvP shooter spinoff is now available to play in early access from now through Sept. 30
  • Nintendo hosted its latest Nintendo Direct presentation, with a slew of announcements of games for Nintendo Switch with highlights including:
  • Overwatch is heading to Nintendo Switch on Oct. 15
  • Little Town Hero, a new RPG from Pokémon developer Game Freak, is coming to Switch on Oct. 16
    • It was also announced that Undertale creator Toby Fox has composed most of the game’s music
  • New gameplay was shown off for the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3, releasing on Oct. 31
  • Along with the announcement of Banjo-Kazooie becoming available to play for those who purchased the character, Fatal Fury/King of Fighters veteran Terry Bogard was announced as the latest DLC character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    • The character will be available in November
    • It was also announced that DLC characters are in development beyond the five planned for the game’s Fighter’s Pass
  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, a port of the WiiU SMT/Fire Emblem crossover RPG, is coming to Nintendo Switch on Jan 17, 2020
  • In a surprise announcement, Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise, is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020
    • Deadly Premonition Origins, a port of the original game, is also now available on Switch
    • Swery65, the original game’s writer/director, has confirmed his return for the sequel (via Twitter)
  • DOOM 64, the N64 port of DOOM, is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 22
  • Nintendo showed a new look at Pokémon Sword and Shield, showing off new gameplay elements and new Pokémon such as ghost -type Polteageist
  • Super Nintendo games are now available to play for Nintendo Switch Online members, with 20 titles at launch and more to come
    • A SNES-styled controller will be available for purchase for Nintendo Switch Online members
  • Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, a collection/port of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue are coming to Nintendo Switch on Dec. 6
  • Nintendo offered another look at Animal Crossing: New Horizons ahead of its release in March next year
  • In the last announcement of the Direct, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, a remaster of the 2012 Wii RPG, was revealed
  • After the Nintendo Direct, Nintendo hosted a breakdown of Banjo-Kazooie gameplay from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • New cosmetic DLC was also revealed, including a Sans costume from Undertale as well as music from creator Toby Fox
  • Creator Director at Tango Gameworks (The Evil Within, Ghostwire Tokyo) Ikumi Nakamura is moving on from the studio after nine years
  • Ports of Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, also announced during Nintendo’s presentation, are coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (via Star Wars)
  • Indie detective-mystery game Return of the Obra Dinn, from creator Lucas Pope (Papers Please) is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall
  • Nintendo released a teaser trailer for a new fitness accessory, with more to be revealed on Sept. 12
  • Celeste developer Matt Makes Games is now under the label Extremely OK Games, and has announced that Celeste Chapter 9: Farewell will release on Sept. 9 (via Extremely OK Games)
  • Death Stranding will be getting a “Very Easy” mode for those looking for a more cinematic/passive experience, as tweeted by director Hideo Kojima
  • In movie news, the first trailer for the long-in-development Bad Boys sequel, Bad Boys For Life was revealed
    • The sequel releases on January 17th
  • A new trailer for Taiki Watiti’s (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) Jojo Rabbit was released ahead of its Oct. 18 theatrical debut
  • Horror production house Blumhouse released the first trailer for its Black Christmas remake
    • The film releases on Dec. 13
  • Zach Galifianakis’ long-running comedy interview series Between Two Ferns is getting a movie, debuting on Netflix on Sept. 20
  • Gretel & Hansel, a horror-themed adaptation of the classic fairytale from director Oz Perkins debuted a teaser trailer
    • The film premieres Jan. 31st, 2020

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

Games

9/3: Final Fantasy VIII Remastered (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Square Enix
9/3: Catherine: Full Body (PS4) – Atlus
9/3: Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Switch) – Toys For Bob/Activision
9/4: Deadly Premonition Origins (Switch) – Toybox Inc.
9/4: Divinity: Original Sin 2 (Switch) – Larian Studios
9/4: Super Kirby Clash (Switch) – Nintendo
9/5: River City Girls (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – WayForward Games
9/6: NBA 2K20 (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – 2K Games
9/6: Creature in the Well (PC, XONE, Switch) – Flight School Studio

Movies

9/6 IT: Chapter Two

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