With the U.S. holiday cutting into the week there isn’t much news in the gaming and entertainment world. Still there is some and here is my blog post for the week of Jun 30th, 2019 to July 6th, 2019. In it I’ll be covering the gaming releases, some gaming news, and some entertainment news that caught my interest.
Stranger Things 3: The Game –
Follow the events of the third season of the show in game form while getting to explore untold story lines and discover what else is happening in the world. Play as your favorite character and play co-op with a friend in couch co-op as you explore this isometric 2D pixel world. Developed by BonusXP, Next Games Oyj, and Netflix – Building A and published by BonusXP and Netflix – Building A for Switch, PC, iOS, Android, PS4, and Xbox One. It released on July 4th, 2019.
Sea of Solitude –
You play as Kay in this action adventure game that sees you exploring a submerged abandon city inhabited by red-eyed scaly monsters as she searches for answers to why this has happened. The city is based on Berlin, Germany with its own twists to explore. Released on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on July 5th, 2019. It was created by developer Jo-Mei Games and is published by Electronic Arts under their indie game program EA Originals.
Shenume III going exclusive to Epic Games caused a bit of controversy and some people demanded their money be returned since it originated as a Kickstarter project. Epic has stepped up and said that they will pay the refunds so that the developers budget isn’t affected by the refunds.
I will say that this is very nice of Epic to do this. They aren’t very well liked among the gaming community because of exclusives but sometimes it is the small efforts that can help win people over. I don’t know how many people have asked for refunds and how big the effect will be on the developer but it is still nice to know that they’re covered in this instance.
Nintendo released or re-released a trailer about the changes the Daemon X Machina went through. This video was intent on showing what changed from the 2018 demo that was released to what they’re doing with the upcoming release on September 13, 2019. The game’s development is being handled by Marvelous!
I like this because it shows that the developer is listening on some level. It becomes interesting to me because when developers often release demos/betas these days they do so with little time to implement improvements from those players that tried said demo. It’s also nice because you get to see what changes were made and if that might translate to you liking the game from the original.
A bit of a miscommunication/mistranslation came about from a recent interview with CD Projekt Red. It was reported that the developer had three Cyberpunk 2077 games in the works from three teams. The truth of the matter was that three development teams are working on Cyberpunk 2077 and not separate games. This news comes from Gamespot.com so check it out if you’re interested.
And the news ran with something before trying to make sure it was clarified and that they knew the exact story. It always is a benefit to make sure a translation from another language is right before rushing to press the story out there. Hopefully, maybe this leads to a bit more through work from gaming websites. It won’t. But, I hope that the click bait fest and rush to be the first of first to report things takes a slower approach.
Wrecking, racing, and general mayhem arrive in the console version of Wreckfest. In this game you race beater cars, wreck your way through opponents and general try to keep your own car running. This trailer announces the release date of August 27th, 2019 for the PS4 and Xbox One.
I’m glad to see that this game is getting a bit more love. It has a lot to love about it if you’re into wrecking cars and silly shenanigans. Just be aware that you get no map to show you which way to go and that people will often drive the course backwards to cause mayhem.
The upcoming tactical RPG WARSAW got a trailer and a release date. The game follows a group of resistance fighters in Warsaw Poland during World War 2 as they fight against the Nazi’s. It’s a 2D animated artistic style where you lead your team in 1944 as the uprising in the city takes place. The game will be arriving on PC on September 4th, 2019 from developer Pixelated Milk.
This looks like a neat little game and I hope its a good one from what has been shown. I’m just trying to get it out there that little bit more so that more eyes potentially can see it.
Developer Remedy has regained the rights to their game Alan Wake. This will allow them to put the game on any platform should they be able to raise the funding for it. The game was previously exclusive to Xbox and PC. Eurogamer.net has the full story on what’s going on.
It would be cool to see the game remastered on other consoles. Although there is also a rumor that Sony might be buying Remedy so it might be a Sony exclusive. Who knows what will happen, but it is nice that Remedy got the rights back.
Neil Gaiman might finally get his wish to see his creation the Sandman graphic novel turned into a TV series. Netflix has stepped up and is creating an expensive live action series that will be Warner Brothers most expensive TV project to date. So far, Gaiman is producing and writing, David Goyer will also be be producing, and Allan Heinberg will be writing and will be the showrunner. The graphic novel has been prime material for an adaption since it first began publishing and that has never come about due to a variety of reason. Most of those being people were trying to make a film out of the series. Check out the story on HollywoodReporter.com to get a sense for its madness.
I’m curious to see how this will turn out, perhaps it will be good but you have David Goyer and Alan Heinberg who don’t have great track records who are working on this project. That gives me a little bit of a pause to wonder what will come of the project. And that’s not to say that they couldn’t make something amazing which is what I’m hoping for. On an interesting side note Gaiman has a deal to work with Amazon creating TV and film content for them but, they’re in no way involved in this it’s just Gaiman. The intellectual property (IP) is owned by Warner Brothers because they own the Vertigo imprint that published the comic and is a part of DC Comics until 2020 when it gets closed down. And the series is on Netflix just to make things odd, although it appears it will be there because doing so gives Warner Brothers a lot of money.
The popular stop motion animated series Shaun the Sheep is getting a new movie and a trailer came out to show it off. This will be a sequel to the 2015 film and it is called A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon. This time an outer space alien visitor has come to the farm. Shaun and his friends must figure out a way to help the alien find a way home before the government finds the alien. The movies arrives in the UK theaters on October 18th, 2019 and U.S. theaters on December 13th, 2019.
I love Aardman Animations as they do such unique work that rarely gets any attention. The only thing that I’ve seen from them that I wasn’t the biggest fan of was Early Man which was okay, just not as great as I had envisioned it being. This movie looks pretty cute and back to the Aardman that created so many great characters. I do fear that this movie will probably fly under the radar as the last film did and the Wallace and Gromit movie did. I hope for the best though and that the young fans of the TV series turn out for the movie.
There is not much else to report on for this week. So, I shall end it here by saying thank you for visiting my blog. For those who have suggestions, questions, and comments please feel free to leave them below to let me know how I’m doing. Or if you prefer you can contact me on Twitter at @Snipehockey, or just email me at Lostvideogamesblog@Gmail.com. Bye for now.