04 July, 2016

This Week In Videogames – 03/07/2016

It’s that time a week again – let’s totally pretend it’s Sunday – and we’ve assembled a few morsels of videogame news from the last week. We’re still in the post-E3 lull, but we’ve got new Pokémon, vampires, and more.

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All Aboard The Bug-Bus

The Pokémon of the Alola region have started to edge out of the long grass. This week we get to meet nine new ones, including a bug-bus that evolves into a jet-mecha, and that beardy dragon out of My Little Pony!

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launch November 23rd (in Europe), on the 3DS.

Bloodied Fangs

Total War: Warhammer received DLC, FreeLC, and its first major update this week. As is tradition, the blood and gore pack is up first. Effectively a mod, Blood for the Blood God as it is called here, adds new death animations and blood, so much more blood, for £1.99. 

The Blood Knights are the freeLC, a shock cavalry unit for the Vampire Counts. The update is considerable, follow the link below for all the details. In short it’s big on balance and stability, however, the biggest news is the launch of DirectX 12 support, currently in beta.

Mobile Musou

Mobile giant Nexon announced they’re bringing Dynasty Warriors to iOS and Android in late 2016. Currently called ‘Project Dynasty Warriors’, it will be an actual hack n’ slash game, based on Dynasty Warriors 8. Being on mobile, it will of course feature, “an enhanced collection element”.

The perspective is a little weird, but it certainly looks the part. It’s good that Nexon understands the importance of placing as many elements of user interface between the player and the action.

this week Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative, by N. K. JeminsinTales Of The Shepard

The road to (and from) Mass Effect: Andromeda will be paved in books, publisher Titan Books revealed. A series of four Mass Effect novels will launch between August this year, and March 2018 – the game is slated for early 2017.
“The novels will act as prequel and sequels to the events in the games and will become part of the overarching Mass Effect saga. They will focus on key characters and answer the many questions fans have been asking.”
The first is Mass Effect: Andromeda Initiative, by N. K. Jeminsin, we know nothing of the following two, but the final will be written by the game’s creative director Mac Walters.

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