Episode 162: Abridging the Lore

Welcome back to Pause Screen! This week Kaz has been playing Hollow Knight, Shadow of War, and has finished Death Stranding. William has finished up with Mark of the Ninja Remastered, finally returned to Xenoblade Chronicles, and is mired in a farming event in Fate/Grand Order. As for Kyle, he’s played through Touhou Luna Nights, Maneater, Fall Guys, and some more… questionable titles. On the Hype Train there’s a lot to talk about:  the long awaited prices and release dates for the new consoles, the announcement of Final Fantasy XVI and Hogwarts Legacy, new trailers, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and more! Come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*

  • Microsoft unveiled the Series S and pricing/release info
    • Series S is $299, Series X $499
    • Releases November 10
    • Preorders go up 9/22
    • EA Play added to Games Pass
  • Sony had a Playstation Games Showcase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjji8NEW9lo 
    • Final Fantasy XVI (timed console exclusive, will launch on PC same time)
    • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • CODBLOPS: Cold War
    • Resident Evil 8: Village
    • Deathloop (exclusive)
    • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
    • Oddworld: Soulstorm
    • FNaF: Security Breach
    • Demon’s Souls (exclusive)
    • Fornite
    • PS Plus Collection
    • God of War: Ragnarok
    • Releases November 12, $499 with disc drive, $399 without
      • Preorders were a nightmare
  • Nintendo had a Partner Showcase direct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Q3FdosFBo 
    • Monster Hunter Rise
    • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
    • They’re making Fitness Boxing 2 for some reason
    • Disgaea 6
    • I finally understand what kind of game Empire of Sin is
    • Sniper Elite 4
    • Hades
    • Balan Wonderworld
    • Rune Factory 5
    • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (plus this and Ori 1 are getting physicals on Switch!)
  • Ubisoft had their Ubiforward for September
    • Scott Pilgrim
    • Riders’ Republic
    • Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake
    • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • 13 Sentinels Aegis Rim releases on 22

SAD TRAIN *womp womp*

  • Twitch now runs ads midstream whether you like it or not, leading to hilarious scenarios like this: 

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