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EGM Weekly: May 17, 2014 Edition

Posted on May 17, 2014 AT 07:00am

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

This week, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai reveals that the female Animal Crossing Villager will be playable in the new games, 343 Industries and Microsoft announce Halo 5: Guardians, that non-Duke Nukem Duke Nukem game gets revealed, Ubisoft announces Far Cry 4 and delays The Division, and much more.

Plus, the Crew reviews Mario Kart 8, Bound by Flame, and Super Time Force.

Here’s this week’s best:

News Stories

You asked, Microsoft listened: Kinect-less Xbox One announced

Ever since the Xbox One launched with Kinect as standard consumers have been begging Microsoft to release a cheaper version without the peripheral, and Microsoft finally listened. READ MORE

Female Animal Crossing Villager also playable in new Super Smash Bros.

Players can choose to fight as the female Animal Crossing Villager as well as the male in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. games, creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed. READ MORE

Halo 5: Guardians officially announced for fall 2015

Microsoft and 343 Industries officially announced that the next installment in the Halo franchise, Halo 5: Guardians, will be available in fall 2015 for Xbox One. READ MORE

Top-down action-RPG Bombshell coming to PC, PS4 early next year

Rise of the Triad developer Interceptor Entertainment and Duke Nukem creator 3D Realms this week revealed Bombshell, a top-down action-RPG coming to PC and PS4

Tom Clancy’s The Division delayed to 2015

Tom Clancy’s The Division has been delayed to a 2015 release window, Ubisoft announced. READ MORE

Far Cry 4 announced, coming to consoles and PC this November

Far Cry 4 will indeed take players to the Himalayas this fall, Ubisoft officially announced. READ MORE

Ninja Theory to show its canceled unannounced projects at GDC Europe

Ninja Theory, the developer behind DmC: Devil May Cry and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, is set to show off some of their canceled projects that were never formally announced at GDC Europe later this year. READ MORE

4A Games opens new Malta studio, working on ‘unannounced titles within the Metro universe’

4A Games announced that it is set to open a new studio in Malta, and has also teased that it is currently working on “unannounced titles within the Metro universe as well as further, unannounced projects.” READ MORE

Darksiders series not dead, according to former creative director Joe Madureira

New owner Nordic games intends to keep Darksiders series alive, according to former Vigil Games creative director and artist Joe Madureira in an update posted to his official Facebook fan page. READ MORE

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition gets a release date for 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4

Blizzard announced that Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, the console-exclusive version of the game, will be available from August 19 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. READ MORE


Mario Kart 8

Mario’s HD racing debut is a sight to behold—but it could use some work under the hood. READ MORE

Bound by Flame

Bound by Flame epitomizes everything we’ve come to expect from a budget title by shining in some areas and utterly failing in others. READ MORE

Super Time Force

Super Time Force is hte whoops typo let me backtrack Super Time Force is a pefrect example goddamn it Super Time Force is… READ MORE
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) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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