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Weekly Wrapup – Turkey Week 2020 Edition

Michael Kenney November 23, 2020 17


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

  • Nintendo released the latest update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, adding new seasonal Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed holidays
    • The update also adds new Reactions, hairstyles, as well as the ability to transfer saved data

 

  • New Lego Super Mario sets are scheduled to release in Jan. 2021

 

  • Nintendo released an update to Super Mario 3D All-Stars allowing for inverted controls in all games in the collection
    • The update also allows players with the GameCube controller adapter to play Super Mario Sunshine with the GameCube controller 

 

  • EA detailed the updates coming to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Madden NFL 21
  • The NFL and EA announced that next year’s Pro Bowl games will take place in Madden NFL 21 (via Polygon)

 

  • Niantic released a teaser video for updates coming to Pokémon Go, along with confirming that Generation  creatures will arrive in the game on Dec. 2

 

  • The Game Awards released the full list of nominees for each category, with The Last of Us Part II and Hades receiving the most nominations
    • The Game Awards will stream on multiple platforms on Dec. 10

 

  • Wrestling stars The New Day, which includes Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods, are coming to Gears 5 multiplayer in a newly released DLC pack

 

  • The latest Marvel’s Avengers Wartable video showcased a deep dive of the first new hero for the game, Kate Bishop as well new content updates
    • The new character arrives on Dec. 8
    • The video showcase also teased the upcoming Hawkeye content update planned for 2021

 

  • Grand Theft Auto Online is getting a new the game’s first brand new location location, in the form of The Cayo Perico Heist
    • The new update arrives on Dec. 15

 

  • CD Project Red streamed/released the latest episode of Night City Wire, the developer’s diary on the development of Cyberpunk 2077
    • The latest episode shows off more gameplay, as well as some behind the scenes footage of actor Keanu Reeves’ work in bringing character Johnny Silverhand to life

 

  • Super Smash Bros. tournament The Big House received a cease and desist order from Nintendo of America to cancel its upcoming online event due to permissions issues
    • The online event was planned to make use of Slippi, a mod allowing online play in Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • A secret door discovered in the recently released Demon’s Souls remake was finally unlocked by a player, unlocking a new set of armor not seen in the original release (via Polygon)

 

  • In a recent video interview with Archipel, Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nahoshi revealed how Yakuza: Like a Dragon evolved into a turn-based RPG in the last year of development after positive response to an April Fools teaser video 

 

  • Hitman series developer/publisher IO Interactive released a teaser for their next project, a James Bond licensed game currently dubbed Project 007

 

  • In movie/games news, the first season of The Last of Us series has been given the greenlight at HBO (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Deadpool 3 has reportedly been confirmed to be in development at Marvel Studios, with the film pushing for another R-rating (via Deadline)

  • Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins confirmed that the film will release both in theaters and HBO Max on Dec. 25

 

  • The first trailer for the live-action/animated Tom & Jerry movie was released
    • The comedy arrives on March 5, 2021

 

  • The first trailer for Chaos Walking, based on the trilogy of books by Patrick Ness, was released
    • Starring Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, the sci-fi thriller arrives on Jan. 22, 2021

 

  • The latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League was released, revealing more footage added to the film’s new cut
    • The updated superhero movie hits HBO Max in 2021

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

Games

11/17: Sniper Elite 4 (Switch) – Rebellion

11/17: Mars Horizon (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Auroch Digital/The Irregular Corporation

11/17: The Serious Sam Collection (PC, PS4, XONE, Switch) – Croteam

11/20: Katamari Reroll (PS4, XONE) -Bandai Namco

11/20: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch) – Omega Force/Nintendo
 

Movies

11/17: Dreamland

11/20: Run
 

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