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EGM Weekly: December 21, 2013 Edition

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Posted on December 21, 2013 AT 06:00am

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days.

This week, Nintendo reveals Hyrule Warriors—a mash up of Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda—Mark Kern is kicked out of his position as CEO of Firefall developer Red 5 Studios, BioWare GM Aaryn Flynn reveals the next Mass Effect game is in a playable state, Diablo III‘s Reaper of Souls expansion gets dated, and much more.

Plus, the EGM Crew reviews The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Episode 1, Collosatron: Massive World threat, and World of Warplanes, plus we chat with the developers of The Walking Dead Season 2 and start revealing our personal Game of the Year picks.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

Nintendo Announces Dynasty Warriors and Zelda Collaboration ‘Hyrule Warriors’

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei are collaborating on a Dynasty Warriors–style Legend of Zelda spinoff tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors, global president Satoru Iwata announced.

Mark Kern Removed from CEO Position at Firefall Developer Red 5 Studios

Red 5 Studios co-founder Mark Kern, best known for his work as as team lead onWorld of Warcraft is no longer CEO at the company, representatives from the studio have confirmed. READ MORE

Guacamelee! Coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Spring 2014

Drinkbox Studios’ lucha libre–inspired 2D Metroidvania title Guacamelee! is coming to next-gen consoles with new content and updated visuals, IGN reports. READ MORE

Jay Mohr Doing Voice Work for Saints Row, Possible Return of Dane Vogel?

Comedian Jay Mohr teased voice over work on Saints Row on Twitter, potentially hinting at return of Saints Row 2‘s Dane Vogel. READ MORE

Next Mass Effect Game in a Playable State, According to BioWare General Manager

The next Mass Effect game is in a playable state, according to a tweet from BioWare Edmonton and Montreal general manager Aaryn Flynn. READ MORE

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Arriving on Windows PC and Mac March 25, 2014

Diablo III’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, is coming to PC and Mac March 25, 2014, Blizzard Entertainment announced. READ MORE

Dead Rising 3 Operation Broken Eagle DLC Pushed Back to January

Dead Rising 3‘s Operation Broken Eagle DLC has suffered a small delay from its initially announced December 27 release date, Capcom announced. READ MORE

Bravely Default Demo Arriving on Nintendo 3DS eShop January 2

Nintendo 3DS owners will get access to a free demo for Bravely Default on January 2, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime announced. READ MORE

Rosalina and Luma Join Super Smash Bros. Roster

Super Mario Galaxy’s Princess Rosalina and her companion Luma will join the Super Smash Bros. roster on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Nintendo announced during their latest Direct broadcast. READ MORE

Don’t Expect to Do Much Driving in The Division

If you had your heart set on rampaging through the abandoned streets of New York Mad Max–style in The Division, I’ve got some bad news for you. READ MORE

Features

Developer Chat: The Walking Dead Writer Pierre Shorette, Designer Sean Ainsworth

We sat down with game designer Sean Ainsworth and writer Pierre Shorette to talk about The Walking Dead: Season 2READ MORE

GOTY

Reviews

The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 1 – All That Remains

Clementine proves she doesn’t need anyone protecting her in the first episode of this new season of Telltale’s The Walking DeadREAD MORE

Colossatron: Massive World Threat

As the latest from Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride developer Halfbrick Studios,Colossatron has some pretty big shoes to fill. READ MORE

World of Warplanes

Even with its competent flying experience, World of Warplanes‘s free-to-play model keeps this game from really getting off the ground. READ MORE

Podcasts

EGM Game Over Podcast 059: Our Final Podcast Ever…of 2013

By The EGM crew brings you the Game Over Podcast, our end-of-the-week conversation where we discuss some of the biggest recent events in gaming. LISTEN HERE
Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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