Well we have a week of not so much noise and well more about the game releases this week though a few things did happen worth noting.
Before I get to that though I’m going to run down what will be covered. This week we have a variety of games both big and a bit small. Then there’s the news which I’ll talk about and give me vaunted and terrible opinion on as well. That will cover the week as I found nothing terrible interesting non-gaming wise to talk about.
Big games that came out this week: Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands, Nier Automata
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands – Ubisoft has brought back a much-loved co-op series Ghost Recon. This time you’re working as a special ops person on Bolivia trying to take down a dangerous drug lord by completing a variety of missions in an open world. The game is a third person shooter that came out on March 7, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Nier Automata – Set a thousand years after the events of the first Nier as you take control of combat robots from the YoRHa unit. The storyline follows the forth ending from the first game as you explore the open world and make decisions that will alter your storyline. This is an action role playing game from PlatinumGames, who released the title in the U.S. on March 7, 2017 for PS4 and PC.
Small Games that came out this week: Lego Worlds
Lego Worlds – Finally out of Steam Early Access, the game offers you a chance to explore and build Lego inspired worlds or whatever catches your imagination. The game came out on March 7, 2017 on PC, it is also out on Xbox One and PS4.
Jason Mamoa will be taking the lead role of Rico Rodriguez from the video games series Just Cause as it is turned into a feature film. The screenplay will be written by John Collee and the film will be directed by Brad Peyton. This will be the second time that Mamoa and Peyton have worked together after the Netflix TV show Frontier. You can read what little news their is about it here.
Video game film adaptations rarely if ever live up to expectations. It feels like most of the time they come out swinging and missing and then swinging again to make sure that you know they missed. I’m not sure a game that is all about causing mayhem and destruction is well suited to being made into a movie but it is being made. Perhaps if it manages to pull off 1980’s crazy action adventure with a dash of Escape from New York it could pull it off, but it probably won’t happen.
We also get a peek at Middle-earth: Shadow of War game play through an intense trailer that takes you through a fight where you and your army are sieging a castle trying to take it over from the forces of darkness.
It looks like the game is delivering on the improvements to the last game front. Though it also does look a bit set up gameplay wise with all the events in the video happening one after another. The developers, Monolith Productions, probably purposefully did that to show off as much interesting content in one trailer as they could.
Panzercorps 2 was announced by developer Slitherine Games. The series will be keeping a bit with its 2D maps but also adding 3D elements as well. You will once again be fighting it out in World War 2 using tanks, soldiers, and aircraft to fight the war. The game will be made using the Unreal Engine 4 so it will take a giant leap forward graphically. The game is set to come out in 2018 you can read more about it here.
The trailer sadly doesn’t show much, but fans of the series and those that are looking for a tough war strategy game will likely find a game that suits their needs. I look forward to seeing what the new engine will bring to the game and to see how things will change from the original game.
Well that will button up and end another silly blog post about what’s happened this past week in gaming, or at least what managed to jump out and catch my attention. Thank you for visiting and taking a look around, it is greatly appreciated along with an any likes, follows or comments.
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