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Welcome to EGM’s weekly wrap up. Each Friday, we’ll be rounding up the week’s biggest news stories and some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers. Be sure to check back in the weeks to come, and feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you like and dislike about the format as we fine-tune this new feature.

This Week’s Top Stories

Kingdom Hearts III finally got a “solid” release window of 2018 when its latest trailer, featuring characters from the world of  Toy Story, was released at Disney’s D23 event. While “sometime in 2018” might not seem like the most promising release window, for Kingdom Hearts fans, any news is good news at this point.

Nintendo filed a trademark for a controller design that hinted at the company working on a Mini Nintendo 64 console, in the vein of its other poorly supplied, highly scalped mini consoles.

Pokémon Go is finally adding legendary Pokémon to its roster of catchable critters during Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park, because if there’s one thing we love more than seeing some idiot walking into a wall while staring at his phone, its thousands of idiots all running into each other.

Doom‘s latest patch, Update 6.66, took a BFG 9000 to its season pass and made all current and future DLC free, as well as making some important changes to its progression system.

Titanfall 2 continues to give players free stuff while somehow still being completely overlooked when it announced it’s adding Frontier Defense, a four-player co-operative mode from the first Titanfall, in its next update.

You know that Destiny 2 beta you’ve probably already finished playing because there’s barely anything to do? Well, it’s from a build that’s “months old,” and most of the changes you’d recommend have already been made.

Call of Duty: WWII finally released its first trailer for its upcoming zombie mode at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. We bet you can’t guess what it’s called. Wait. Did you guess Nazi Zombies? Okay, well, yeah. Obviously, that’s what it’s called. Still, at least it’s to the point, right?

Ghost Recon Wildlands is finally giving us that PvP mode Ubisoft has been promising since before the game was even released. We suppose they were too busy selling a bajillion copies, and hey, at least you can try the open beta sometime this summer.

It’s another week, and that means PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has hit another sales milestone: five million copies.

In Other News…

Physical rewards for folks who backed Mighty No. 9 on Kickstarter might finally be making their way into the world, a year after the game’s release. But at this point, after having played the game, would you even want them?

If you want to play a Mega Man rip-off that’s actually good, why don’t you try Mega Maker, the fan-made Mario Maker-inspired level designer featuring the Blue Bomber and friends?

EVO Japan has already added Nintendo’s rookie fighting game Arms to this year’s list of competitive tournaments. Meanwhile, we’re still flailing our hands in the air like morons, and there are already “professional” Arms players.

The Pokémon Company has shut down one of Minecraft‘s most popular and in-depth mods, Pixelmon, because TPC doesn’t want fans of their products to have fun in something they can’t monetize.

The Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle is on sale right now for $399, before going up to its normal price of $499, which is still cheaper than its current $598 price if you purchase both items separately, making a VR set (besides PlayStation VR) competitive with normal console gaming for the first time ever. That is, if you don’t count the PC you’d need to buy to use it.

Lines for buying a Nintendo Switch in Japan are actual living nightmares. Although, you could probably make a pretty penny scalping one there.

Splatoon is getting its own web-exclusive anime, but unfortunately it’s for Japan only. That’s fine. At least we can play Splatoon 2 on our Nintendo Switch, which we didn’t stand in line with thousands of other people to buy.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the publisher plans on announcing more games for Nintendo Switch soon, which we will then announce to you, so you can announce to your friends, and so on, thus completing the cycle of announcements.

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About Michael Goroff

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Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.

This week’s biggest gaming news—and the stories you might’ve missed

Kingdom Hearts III gets a release window, Nazi Zombies gets a trailer, and Nintendo files another mysterious trademark, this week in news.

By Michael Goroff | 07/21/2017 05:00 PM PT

News

Welcome to EGM’s weekly wrap up. Each Friday, we’ll be rounding up the week’s biggest news stories and some of the smaller but still interesting developments that may have flown under the radar, all in one convenient place for you, our dear readers. Be sure to check back in the weeks to come, and feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you like and dislike about the format as we fine-tune this new feature.

This Week’s Top Stories

Kingdom Hearts III finally got a “solid” release window of 2018 when its latest trailer, featuring characters from the world of  Toy Story, was released at Disney’s D23 event. While “sometime in 2018” might not seem like the most promising release window, for Kingdom Hearts fans, any news is good news at this point.

Nintendo filed a trademark for a controller design that hinted at the company working on a Mini Nintendo 64 console, in the vein of its other poorly supplied, highly scalped mini consoles.

Pokémon Go is finally adding legendary Pokémon to its roster of catchable critters during Pokémon GO Fest in Chicago’s Grant Park, because if there’s one thing we love more than seeing some idiot walking into a wall while staring at his phone, its thousands of idiots all running into each other.

Doom‘s latest patch, Update 6.66, took a BFG 9000 to its season pass and made all current and future DLC free, as well as making some important changes to its progression system.

Titanfall 2 continues to give players free stuff while somehow still being completely overlooked when it announced it’s adding Frontier Defense, a four-player co-operative mode from the first Titanfall, in its next update.

You know that Destiny 2 beta you’ve probably already finished playing because there’s barely anything to do? Well, it’s from a build that’s “months old,” and most of the changes you’d recommend have already been made.

Call of Duty: WWII finally released its first trailer for its upcoming zombie mode at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. We bet you can’t guess what it’s called. Wait. Did you guess Nazi Zombies? Okay, well, yeah. Obviously, that’s what it’s called. Still, at least it’s to the point, right?

Ghost Recon Wildlands is finally giving us that PvP mode Ubisoft has been promising since before the game was even released. We suppose they were too busy selling a bajillion copies, and hey, at least you can try the open beta sometime this summer.

It’s another week, and that means PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has hit another sales milestone: five million copies.

In Other News…

Physical rewards for folks who backed Mighty No. 9 on Kickstarter might finally be making their way into the world, a year after the game’s release. But at this point, after having played the game, would you even want them?

If you want to play a Mega Man rip-off that’s actually good, why don’t you try Mega Maker, the fan-made Mario Maker-inspired level designer featuring the Blue Bomber and friends?

EVO Japan has already added Nintendo’s rookie fighting game Arms to this year’s list of competitive tournaments. Meanwhile, we’re still flailing our hands in the air like morons, and there are already “professional” Arms players.

The Pokémon Company has shut down one of Minecraft‘s most popular and in-depth mods, Pixelmon, because TPC doesn’t want fans of their products to have fun in something they can’t monetize.

The Oculus Rift and Touch Controller bundle is on sale right now for $399, before going up to its normal price of $499, which is still cheaper than its current $598 price if you purchase both items separately, making a VR set (besides PlayStation VR) competitive with normal console gaming for the first time ever. That is, if you don’t count the PC you’d need to buy to use it.

Lines for buying a Nintendo Switch in Japan are actual living nightmares. Although, you could probably make a pretty penny scalping one there.

Splatoon is getting its own web-exclusive anime, but unfortunately it’s for Japan only. That’s fine. At least we can play Splatoon 2 on our Nintendo Switch, which we didn’t stand in line with thousands of other people to buy.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced that the publisher plans on announcing more games for Nintendo Switch soon, which we will then announce to you, so you can announce to your friends, and so on, thus completing the cycle of announcements.

Read More


About Michael Goroff

view all posts

Michael Goroff has been gaming for almost three decades. He's a lover of all games and systems, but he mostly plays Xbox. That being said, if he's a fanboy, he's a fanboy for the game industry as a whole. Spit white-hot fanboy hate at him, trash talk his Gold II rank on Rocket League, or maybe just send him a cordial hello on Twitter @gogogoroff.