In the news we cover many games and rumors: Bloodstained is getting an NES style prequel game, Rage 2 got leaked (it looks special), CODBLOPS4 is confirmed to have a battle royal mode and no single player campaign, Battlefield 5 gets a splashscreen teaser, and pokemon switch rumors continue to fly. the Crew dives deeper to discusses the new open source adaptive controller that Microsoft is making, Sony’s discontinuation of Vita cartridges, the closure of Boss Key Productions, Details of Nintendo switch online and more. Come pause with us!
Upcoming Games, Recent Stuff, and Rumors
- Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon got announced. It’s an NES-style prequel to Bloodstained, and it looks really, really fun. Releases next week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlDq0FQS15o
- Rage 2 got leaked, then officially announced. It looks… well, it certainly exists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7eXH25_KC0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rQMytyBFeA
- Yep, CODBLOPS4 has a battle royale mode. And nope, no single player campaign. https://www.destructoid.com/blackout-a-battle-royale-mode-is-coming-to-call-of-duty-black-ops-4-503461.phtml https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooyjaVdt-jA&feature=push-u-sub&attr_tag=cgrLpHC_3zBJ0Cb7-6
- Battlefield 5, details coming May 23rd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5om0K-9_hM
- Pokemon rumors are flying. Nintendo registered trademarks for Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, and rumor is that they’ll feature a return to Kanto, catching mechanics and connectivity with Pokemon Go, and a partner Pokemon a la Yellow. https://www.vg247.com/2018/05/16/switch-pokemon-games-outed-lets-go-pikachu-lets-go-eevee/
- Fox N Forests came out, and it looks great! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjZt2on1C2s
- Square’s really trying to get me to play Dissidia NT, they’ve now added Locke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4ECpeb9ZBI
SMASH BROS RUMOR OF THE WEEK
- Sakurai: (laughs)
- Nintendo’s announced some post E3 Smash events (Japan only so far, but typically those are announced first) https://www.gamnesia.com/news/nintendo-announces-multiple-public-smash-bros.-switch-events
- Also, if you’re at E3, you have to pre-book a ticket to play the game. It’s apparently going to be that crazy. https://e3.nintendo.com/attendee-faq/
Kaz – Microsoft introduced their new ‘adaptive controller’, aimed at making gaming more accessible to folks with disabilities.
It’s really neat, and they’re keeping it open source and are encouraging other people to build on it, even Sony/Nintendo. Very cool initiative. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fcK19CAjWM
Kyle – Sony is ending production of physical Vita cartridges in February of 2019. Final code requests have to be submitted next month. RIP Vita.
Kyle – Boss Key Productions is officially closed, per Cliff Blezinski on Twitter. Lawbreakers and Radical Heights just weren’t enough, I guess.
William – Nintendo released the details for Nintendo Switch Online
Featuring family plans, cloud saves, old games, and no Virtual Console. But $20 ain’t bad.
Kyle – Walmart Canada accidentally ‘leaked’ (aka posted) a bunch of games. Some of them seem real, others perhaps not.
William – Well, we don’t have to speculate about what Sony’s showing at E3
Unless you think they have some surprises. Death Stranding, Ghost Of Tsushima, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and The Last of Us 2
Podcast THING OF THE WEEK
- Gear of War 5. Halo 6 probably isn’t a thing this year given 343’s saying they want to take more time, and Microsoft NEEDS something new to anchor their presentation.
- The Last of Us 2: Battle Royale (I’m not sure if I’m joking or not)
- Kingdom Hearts 3 release date, and it’ll be in 2018
- Square will announce a sequel to a beloved franchise, but with no release date. Maybe the World Ends With U2?
- Nintendo will announce a new peripheral that no one asked for
- Dr. Mario Switch? I dunno, it feels right.
Fire Emblem Switch, we might see some MP4 footage, we’ll see
I’ll predict Halo for you, Kyle
If there isn’t any FFVII remake footage, it’s not coming out until 2030
- Bloodborne 2 trailer/date
- Death stranding gameplay
- New elder scrolls something
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Animal crossing switch
- Diablo 4, save it for blizzcon