Weekly Wrapup – Undercover Ren Edition

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

  • Closed beta testing for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary on PC will begin in Feb. according to developer 343 Industries (via Polygon)
  • Dying Light 2 has joined the ranks of recently delayed games, announcing a delay of indefinite time with more information to come in the next coming months
  • Valve has made all Half-Life series games free to play on Steam in anticipation of the release of Half-Life: Alyx in March
  • The developers at Valve recently held a Reddit AMA on the anticipated VR title, revealing tidbits on the game’s development (via Reddit)
  • Ninja Theory, the developers behind Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and DmC: Devil May Cry, teased a new project currently titled Project: MARA
  • Bloober Team, developers behind the recent Blair Witch game, released a teaser possibly teasing a sequel to their 2017 sci-fi horror game Observer
  • Apex Legends developer Respawn revealed that Season 4 of their popular battle-royale shooter is coming on Feb. 4, along with a new character and weapon (via EA)
  • A new trailer for Nioh 2 was released, along with information that the game will have three DLC packs (via Polygon)
  • Activision Blizzard and Google have joined together for a deal to exclusively stream Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, and Hearthstone Esports on YouTube (via Polygon)
    • Part of the deal between Google and Activision includes the fact that Activision Blizzard’s online games will also start to employ Google Cloud
  • The first gameplay for Soulcalibur VI‘s upcoming DLC character, Samurai Shodown‘s Haohmaru was revealed
  • In Star Wars news, the first trailer for the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars released
    • The final season begins on Feb. 21
  • Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a 3D animated remake of Pokémon: The First Movie, is coming to Netflix on Feb. 27

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

Games

1/21: Temtem (PC Early Access) – Crema
1/23: Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (Switch) – Just Add Water
1/23: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PC) – Skydance Interactive
1/23: Iconoclasts (XONE) – Konjak/Bitfrost Entertainment

Movies

1/24 The Gentlemen
1/24 The Turning
1/24 Color Out of Space