01 May, 2016

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016

Call of Duty, Genestealers, and cute colourful fish are all on the card this week – the watery card in the case of the latter. Take a gander through our news roundup, won’t you?

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016

The Dystopian Present


Call of Duty details just kept leaking this week, but Activision was apparently ready. First surfacing on the PlayStation store, the next Call of Duty appears to be called Infinite Warfare, which is ludicrous on its own, more so when you remember its being made by Infinity Ward.

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016 call of duty cod infinte warfare leak

The above image followed, revealing the 4th of November release date and the existence of a ‘Legacy Edition’ containing a remastered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – better known as COD 4, perhaps the single most influential videogame in modern history.

A little later a high resolution poster surfaced, below, showing that the COD 4 remaster will contain ten multiplayer maps, and that the Legacy Edition is a little bit pricier – note, the prices are Canadian dollars, not US.

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016 call of duty cod infinte warfare leak canada price

Activision released what seems to be an official teaser, by updating the Black Ops III Nuk3town map’s ending, shown below. Shortly after, T-shirts bearing the triangular symbol from the video and stylised ‘IW7’ began surfacing on various US athlete’s Twitter accounts.


Over the weekend this dude appeared, also on Nuk3town, spouting something about rewriting history – we’ve heard that one before – and settlement defence.


(Via CharlieIntel).


There’s Always A Bigger Koi


No doubt there are numerous Chinese developed games available in the west, but Koi is the first to come to the PlayStation 4. Koi is exploration game that sees you helming a koi lotus pond – hell if I know what it’s really about! Here’s the gorgeous trailer:


Koi is available from Tuesday, May 3rd in Europe.

Nintendon’t Want To Show Their Wares


In an investor report/earnings call this week, Nintendo made it clear that they are transitioning, transitioning hard. Key takeaways include; the ‘NX’ console due to launch March 2017, it will be accompanied by the new Legend of Zelda game on both NX and Wii U, they’ll engage in expanded licensing of their IP, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing will come to mobile in some fashion, and Amiibos, always more Amiibos.

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016 fire emblem animal crossing coming to mobile

Furthermore, the NX  "…will not make an appearance at the upcoming E3 video game trade show in Los Angeles in June and will be unveiled later this year." And Nintendo UK posted the following:
“This June, Nintendo will focus its attentions on the upcoming game in The Legend of Zelda series. The Wii U version of the game will be playable for the first time on the E3 show floor, and it will be the only playable game Nintendo presents at the show, in order to provide attendees a complete immersion. Additional information about Nintendo’s E3 plans will be announced in the future.”
Not that I care one way or another – I finally get to play Fire Emblem Fates this month, and there’s enough of that to last me a year!


The Voice Of Quality


On the Warhammer front this week – yes, there is always a Warhammer front – Focus Home Interactive released a first look at the gameplay of the first-person shooter Space Hulk: Deathwing, damn does it look pretty. Questionable, but pretty.


The Lords of Change


And in the Old World, Creative Assembly announced that the Chaos Warriors pack will be free with any purchase made before or during launch week of Total War: Warhammer, previously it was a pre-order incentive. The Chaos Warriors Pack adds the full Chaos roster, and allows you to play as the Chaos in the campaign, custom games, and multiplayer. Here’s a snowy let’s play to celebrate, even if you don’t like Chaos, it’s a good excuse to watch a bunch of filth Dwarves get steamed:


In place of the Chaos Warriors incentive, pre-ordering the game will net you some Warhammer-themed Dota 2 treasure, Warhammer submissions are also now accepted in the Dota 2 workshop, find out more with the link below.


Battlefleet Damocles


Battlefleet Gothic: Armada managed a controlled exit from the Warp, and sold well enough to secure long tale of post-release support – fully deserved in my opinion, you can find my review here. Over the next couple of weeks the game will receive some multiplayer matching-making love, custom multiplayer games, and more. The Space Marines faction joins the fray in June free for early adopters, with the Tau Fleet following in the coming months, also free for early adopters.

This Week In Videogames – 01/05/2016 Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tau fleet

There’s a host of additional features and modes detailed in the development road map, linked below.

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