The end of June has come and with it brings another blog post wrapping up the week in gaming for June 25, 2017 to July 1, 2017. While things are happening from gaming releases to some news, the summer lull of not much happening has taken over.
Games that saw a release this week:
Crash BandiCoot N. Sane Trilogy –
This is a remaster of the original trilogy of platforming games created by developer Naughty Dog. It’s a PS4 exclusive that came out on June 30, 2017 and features the otiginal Crash Bandicoot, Cortex Strikes Back, and Warped. This remaster was developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Activision.
Gaming News of the week:
Nintendo has announced what many have been eagerly anticipating since they created the Nintendo Entertainment System Mini. That announcement being the creation of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Mini. There will be 21 games on the little system which is coming out on September 29, 2017. It’s games will be Contra 3: The Alien Wars, Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Final Fantasy III, F-Zero, Kirby Super Star, Kirby’s Dream Course, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Secret of Mana, Star Fox, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Castlevania IV, Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Punch-Out!!, Yoshi’s Island, and finally the unreleased Star Fox 2. Usgamer has the full breakdown on SNES Mini and the difference between the Japanese and western versions.
Fans were very excited about this which quickly gave way to dread as fears that hoarders and eBay re-sellers would snatch up any and all of the units thus driving prices sky high. It’s a nice little system with a bunch of good games though so it should be a nice little purchase.
Paradox Interactive has purchased developer Triumph Studios the makers of the Age of Wonders series and the Overlord series. You can find out more from Triumph.net and the studios announcement.
This is an interesting decision by both companies, they fit well together and hopefully it all works out for them. It’s difficult to judge how this might work out in the end, but I’m looking forward to seeing how the games from Triumph develop with their new resources.
In entertainment news:
The new Batman film which is being directed by War for the Planet of the Apes Matt Reeves has given an interview in which he talks about what he wants to do with the movie. Stating that he wants a noir-like detective driven story. Slashfilm has the news story.
For me that sounds like a great way to do something different with the Batman character. In the animated series it was all about Bruce Wayne being a detective as Batman to track down these crazy criminals. We even have had The Arkham video games where you have to find clues and do a bit of detective work in order to advance. We are more than due for film depicting this side of the Bat’s for a full movie.
The Star Wars Han Solo movie has been catching a bit of flack for how things have unfolded in the firing of the directors and just the general news leaks that have come out. One of the film editors has now been let go as well, and an acting coach brought in for the star of the movie. You can read a breakdown of what’s happened on the Hollywood Reporter.
This isn’t the first movie to struggle during production and it most certainly won’t be the last either. It has also managed to push Cathline Kennedy into the spotlight as the head of LucasFilms, and should this film fail in some fashion its going to come down on her instead of the directors and actors. I’m curious to see how bad this film will wind up being or if it is even ends up bad in the first place. It’s weird the way this situation unraveled the past two weeks or so, and doesn’t cast a good light on either the directors, cast, crew, or LucasFilm. It also worries me that we might never get a Star Wars movie that really challenges what we expect from the franchise and as a result we will get safe similar movies, and issue that I feel that Marvel is running into with its superhero series that also happens to be owned by the same company in Disney.
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