Hello, and welcome to today’s video games round-up where we settle down at roughly 9PM GMT and link out to the shifts in the industry that we’ve covered, and those that we haven’t.
As ever, it’s been a busy 24 hours for gaming news, but for a moment I want to take you away from our world of polygons and pixels to celebrate the imminent return of Twin Peaks, as the third season is officially premiering on the 21st of May.
I’d never call myself a fan of David Lynch’s work, but I was a massive fan of Twin Peaks, and the many games that the series played an inspiration to; titles like (the amazing) Deadly Premonition, Virginia, and Alan Wake.
Video Games News, From B3’s Mouth,
Greenlight Highlight – Riskers
Review – The Red Solstice
News – Snakebyte Announce Third Party Nintendo Switch and NES Classic Accessories
News – The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Getting Limited Edition Bundle
News – Xbox Gold Deals & Spotlight Sale Games
News – SpiritSphere To Release on January 24th, Release Trailer Within
News – First 4 Figure’s Life Size Majora’s Mask Revealed, Available For Pre-Order
News – Hitman Elusive Target #18, The Chameleon, Detailed
News – Latest Civilization VI Trailer Focuses on Generating Culture
News – CHANGE, New Homeless Survival Announced by Delve Interactive
And, here’s what we didn’t get the chance to cover, from the source.
- Microsoft added Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, Strania, The Splatters, Scrap Metal, and Ghostbusters to Xbox One Backwards compatability, as confirmed on Larry Hryb’s Twitter.
- Sundered, from Thunder Lotus, the upcoming, proc-gen, hand-drawn adventure title will be heading to Kickstarter. The team previously worked on Jotun.
- Brut@l, from Stormcloud Games, has received a confirmed PC launch date of February 9th. The info comes with a PC trailer over on Rising Star Games’ YouTube.
- Rare released a new ‘inn-side story’ trailer relating to the Co-Op gameplay and treasure hunting in the upcoming Sea of Thieves,
- Ubisoft’s For Honor – Thin Red Path cinematic trailer also came with confirmation of an imminent closed beta, details are at the end of the trailer.
- Toby: The Secret Mine is launching on the Wii U, and soon, the 21st of January, to be specific. This follows earlier confirmation of the Xbox One release date.
- Foxhole developers, Clapfoot, released some details on their 2016 growth; we’re big fans of their isometric WWII shooter, with it’s 7-day persistent battlefields.
- The Behemoth released an interesting changelist for Pit People, detailing some changes to the game made since the beta wrapped up, and in anticipation of the upcoming early-access launch.
- Sony announced a Glacier White PS4 which will launch across Europe on the 24th of January. Trailer, Here.
- Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade is getting Kuja, the rather underwhelming villain of FF9. Trailer, Here.
- Pokemon Go was formally blocked from China, at least while the government is investigating the security and safety implications. Reuters have the skinny, Here.
- Ion Lands confirmed a release date for their quirky exploration game Phoning Home. The game sees you controlling a neat little robot trying to get home. It looks amazing, check out the trailer, Here.
- PC Gamer, reported on an amazing mod called Revolted which changes Fallout 4 to resemble the corridor shooters – A.K.A ‘Doom Clones’ – that dominated the ’90s.
- Heroes of the Storm’s full roster was announced to be completely unlocked for this coming weekend, that’s 13th to 16th of January, for those out of time. (Battle.Net)
- Likely the biggest news, was that Scalebound was officially cancelled, with a parting of ways between Microsoft and PlatinumGames. The best place to catch up on all of it is over on Eurogamer.
- In strange, quirky news, Capcom will be releasing ‘STARS’ and Umbrella floor mats over in Japan for the Resident Evil launch. (Famitsu)
- Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, and Deus Ex Go are all now free on Amazon Underground – as Tweeted out from the Square Enix Montreal Twitter.
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