Episode 170: Questionable Names

Welcome back to another episode of Pause Screen! This week Kyle’s been finishing up Little Nightmares 2, Bravely Second, and some Heroes of the Storm; William has started and nearly completed(!) Nier Automata; and Kaz has been playing Doughnut County, WoW, and Link’s Awakening! On our Hype Train we have plenty to discuss, with Blizzconline, a Nintendo Direct, a Sony State of Play, and more! We then jump to trains of less specified emotion where we talk about the end of Anthem, PSVR, and the upcoming Pokemon Direct. Come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*

  • Nintendo had their first direct in over a year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVHbzcr1-D8 
    • Pyra/Mythra is the next Smash Ultimate addition
    • Outer Wilds is coming to Switch and you all should play it
    • Legend of Mana is getting a port/upgrade
    • Mario Golf: Super Rush comes out 6/25. The speed golf mode looks fun?
    • Miitopia is another game no one cares about
    • Animal Crossing is getting Mario’d
    • Project TRIANGLE STRATEGY
    • Knockout City had a very misleading and depressing trailer
    • Hades is going physical
    • Skyward Sword HD
    • Splatoon 3
  • Sony had a State of Play today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuJqHuANkyw 
    • Returnal comes out 4/30, looks good
    • Knockout City looked bad here too
    • Sifu is a beat em up that wants to be Oldboy, looks decentish
    • Solar Ash (from Heart Machine, the Hyper Light Drifter people) looks really nice, the traversal is rad
    • Oddworld Soulstorm hits 4/6, looks like more Oddworld
    • Kena: Bridge of Spirits continues to have 2002 gameplay and 2021 visuals
    • Deathloop still looks fun
    • FFVII Remake is getting a PS5 update and new episode with Yuffie on 6/10. It’s called FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE
  • Remember Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis rumors? It’s a mobile remake of classic FFVII, to be released in episodes. With XIII’s battle system. It looks better than it should. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ZDKZfr-i0 
  • They’re ALSO releasing an FFVII mobile battle royale, fallce FFVII: The First Soldier. This one looks terrible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSgLDIhWE0 
  • Blizzconline happened
    • Diablo 2 Resurrected is a thing
    • Diablo 4 looks good!
    • Overwatch… exists?
    • WoW patch looks nice
    • HotS does not exist.
    • Neither does Starcraft
  • Dinosaur Planet had a rom get released online! This is the N64 game that eventually became Starfox Adventures. Looks neat. 

SAD TRAIN *womp womp*

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