Game news keeps coming despite the looming holidays that want to take over anything. So, we get the weekly news, releases, and entertainment news of December 3 to 9, 2017. I cover the stuff the manages to capture my interest or that I thought worth commenting on. The one thing I do not do is try and cover all of things happening in a week. That would take a mountain of time to dig it all up and write about plus I’m just a small little blog. With all of that said, on with the show.
Released games this week:
A 2D side-scrolling puzzle platforming adventure in where you have decided to explore the abandoned Tesla Tower. This is a non-linear game so you’re free to climb and explore the environment to your pleasure but enemies won’t allow you to simple have your way. Originally released on the Xbox One, PS4 and PS3, PC, and Wii U. The game now makes its way to the Nintendo Switch worldwide as of December 7, 2017. It was created by Rain Games.
Steep: Road to the Olympics –
An expansion pack to the original STEEP. This time the game lets you explore and play as though you’re trying out for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic events. It still offers a massive open world but this time in Japan. This was developed for PC, PS4, and Xbox One bu Ubisoft Annecy and published by Ubisoft. It came out on December 5, 2017.
Gaming news stamping its way through this week:
The Mega Man franchise keeps ticking on and it has a new game coming along, Mega Man 11, with a compilation of the previous games for modern consoles. Both are expected to hit next year in 2018 with 11 coming later on in the year. You can read all about it from Venturebeat.com.
Great news for fans of side scrolling shooting action with a bit of strategy thrown in there. The 11th game looks different from what one usually expects, but I feel it works well and potential injects something new into the series.
Rockstar has released a trailer for the newest DLC for Grand Theft Auto 5 in which a conspiracy and world ending destruction threatening to take over. Out now, it has you deep diving into conspiracies and Mount Chiliad. The free DLC will be out on December 12, 2017.
Watching this trailer made me feel two things, this was clearly scrapped single player DLC and that the game has gone full on Saints Row. GTA 5 certainly feels like its come a long way from its roots to make you a criminal mastermind that no one seems to expect.
Ubisoft has made the decision to delay three of its upcoming games so that fine tuning can continue on the games. This time — one unannounced project, Far Cry 5, and The Crew 2 – have been pushed back. Far Cry 5 will now be coming out on March 27, 2018. The Crew 2 has been pushed to the first fiscal quarter of 2018-2019 with the unannounced project falling into 2019-2020 fiscal year. This comes from a report that globenewswire.com wrote.
Delays happen, and in this case I’m okay with it as long as the games come out more polished and better as a result. What made this announcement so curious however is that they’re pushing back an unannounced game. You only hear about such things from investor calls and such
Also updated was Ubisoft’s Beyond Good and Evil 2 with a video blog. This shows off the ship you’ll be flying around in as a space pirate as you recruit crew and go on crazy missions like boarding enemy vessels. The game is still in the early development stage but they’re eager to share it off and get player input. So much so, that they’ve created a way for the community to talk to the developers and maybe even get them to travel to the studio. The program is called the Space Monkey Program and anyone is free to join in on the discussion. Feel free to check out and sign up for the program on Beyond Good and Evil’s webpage.
The communication idea is pretty cool especially on such a massive game. I wasn’t impressed with the trailer at E3 2017, but I still have hopes for it to be good. So far, the concept sounds interesting with what they’re doing but it comes down to the execution.
Portal is getting a bit of a new game? Well its combining the idea of thinking with portals and bridge construction. That’s right you must get cars and trucks from one location to the next using portals and bridges. The game is coming out on PC and mobile devices on December 20, 2017 with a console version coming in 2018 on all the major platforms.
I’m not really sure what to think of this. One one hand more portals which is cool, but on the other portals kind of make bridges rather useless.
Rumors have been abound that the Devil May Cry series might be getting a new game. However that appears to not be the case, as instead gamers next year will be able to enjoy HD collection that will be released on March 13, 2018. PCGamer.com has the report.
It is sad that this isn’t the new DMC that everyone wanted, but updated classics that keep things mostly the same are appreciated for those people that never got to try them the first go around or however many times that they have gone around.
For fans of the latest iteration of Tomb Raider there was good news. Via the Tomb Raider twitter there was confirmation that a new game is being worked on and that it is planned to be reveal at a major 2018 event. You can check out the tweet on Tomb Raiders Twitter page.
A bit weird that the developers are announcing that a Tomb Raider announcement will be coming. A welcome announcement as the games have been great as of late. I’m curious to see where they’ll bring the franchise and how gruesome will this game wind up feeling,
Then of course there is also The Game Awards which have become know as much for the game announcements that happen during as their awards. One might tune in more for the upcoming game trailers than the awards. Trailers and announcements included that caught my attention: Death Standing, Bayonetta 3 plus re-releases of the first two games for Switch, From Software’s new teased game, Soul Calibur VI, Witchfire, and Metro Exodus.
The big surprise out of all of this is probably Bayonetta 3 after the second game had pretty poor sales on the Wii U. From Software’s game also is a bit of a surprise as it gave off a feeling reminiscent of Dark Souls/Demon Souls. It will be interesting to see where they go with it. The rest are pretty typical yet interesting to watch.
Another trailer for dark movie You Were Never Really Here was released. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as a damaged war veteran who has the usual job of finding missing girls. He’s hired to find the missing daughter of a senator but everything seems to go wrong on this job. The movie will be in theaters on April 6, 2018.
This is a movie that I can’t figure out if I want to watch in theaters or not. The darkness of it, the tone just feels like something that will weigh you down and exhaust you. It does have that feeling of a film that only comes around every once and a while though.
The newest X-Men movie Dark Phoenix had its first stills (photos) released showing off the characters on set looking rather spiffy. This is the first time in this franchise that the X-men will be heading out into space setting off the events of the film. The movie has been in post production for a year so that director Simon Kinberg could get everything right. EW.com has all of the photos for your viewing pleasure.
Ah Entertainment Weekly whose film still always make me wonder if they purposefully are trying to have the worst pictures published of upcoming movies. Seriously, every shot I see from EW makes the characters look like mannequins put on a set. I have no idea why film companies still go to this magazine to release shots for their projects.
Well that wraps up this weeks silliness into a nice neat package. Thus I must say thank you for stopping by and taking a look around. For those who wish to get in touch with me, for whatever reason, there are three ways to do so. You can contact me via email at Lostvideogamesblog@gmail.com, find me on Twitter at @Snipehockey where you can send me a message, or lastly you can leave a comment below.
Now one last thing before I go, there may not be a blog post for the next few weeks, it being the holiday season and all that jazz, unless there’s enough news/releases that simply must be talked about. So, if there is none ta ta I’ll see you in January when things rumble back to life.