The Update for week ending 17th January 2016

Hello Fellow Cravers. I am GD and and we are back for 2016 with the top 3 gaming news stories of thest 2 weeks, Top 5, new releases and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!

NEWS

3)Five Nights at Freddy’s World coming February

The next game in Scott Cawthon’s hugely successful Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise arrives next month, the creator announced this week. Cawthon said he’ll release Five Nights at Freddy’s World, a role-playing game, via Steam on Feb. 19.

Cawthon said he’ll release the Android and iOS versions of Five Nights at Freddy’s World “in the following weeks.” A demo will be released through GameJolt, Cawthon added.

Five Nights at Freddy’s World is, according to the Cawthon, the last game in the series. Instead of a horror game, it’s a colorful RPG, in which players will “create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions.”

Last month, Cawthon released a novel, Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes, for ebook readers. There’s even more Five Nights at Freddy’s to come, as Warner Bros. is developing a movie based on the property.

2)Pokémon Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a 3DS Bundle

Nintendo will release a Pokémon-themed New 3DS bundle on Feb. 27 in honor of the series’ 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company announced.

The bundle’s arrival coincides with the digital re-release of Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow; it will include Red and Blue pre-installed, as well as two cover plates and a download code for a new Pokémon home menu theme. In Japan, fans instead have the option of four Pokémon-themed 2DS bundles to match the Red, Blue, Yellow and Green editions of the game.

Pokémon players with Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, X or Y will also be able to pick up Mew, Darkrai, Arceus and Genesect, one-by-one, during GameStop events throughout the year. Additionally, on Feb. 27, Nintendo will make some of the “best-selling” Pokémon amiibo — Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Lucario and Pikachu — available at “select retailers.”

The Pokémon Company also announced that the trading card game will get the Generations expansion in February. New cards will be available throughout 2016 with booster packs and the Mythical Pokémon Collection, beginning at the end of next month. This year will also see the release of 12 animated Pokémon films, such as Pokémon: The First Movie and Pokémon the Movie 2000, on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Pokémon’s 20th anniversary celebrations will continue this year with new items at the Pokémon Center and a Super Bowl commercial in February.

1)Hitman to become fully episodic

Square Enix and Io Interactive are changing their plans for the new Hitman once again, and will release the game as “a truly episodic AAA game experience, with a major live component.” When the game launches on March 11, it will include a prologue mission and one location, Paris, and will cost $15.

Hitman will get its next location, Italy, in April and another, Morocco, in May. Square Enix says Io Interactive will then “deliver regular monthly content updates, including three additional locations; Thailand, the US and Japan until the season concludes in Japan later in 2016.” Weekly live events and “additional planned content” will be released between those monthly updates, according to a press release.

“We decided to take the full leap and publish Hitman as a truly episodic game experience,” said Hannes Seifert, head of studio at Io Interactive, in a release. “Part of that decision is for that little bit of extra time to ensure every location we release is at the quality level fitting for a Hitman game. But the main driving reason is that this will allow us to create a living game that will expand and evolve over time and establish a foundation for the future — this is the first game in a storyline which will continue and expand with future Hitman games.”

Hitman’s Intro Pack, which contains the prologue and Paris level, will be sold for $15. Additional locations will cost $10. Hitman fans can buy the full game, which includes the full year’s worth of content, for $60. A disc-based version of the game will ship during the end of 2016.

Prior to the announcement, Io Interactive planned to launch Hitman on March 11 with three locations — Paris, France; Sapienza, Italy; and Marrakesh, Morocco —€” 800 targets and six campaign missions. The new plan looks more like what Io Interactive planned to do from the get-go: release Hitman with a limited amount of content day one and continually add to it.

Earlier this week, Hitman was removed from the PlayStation Store in European territories and Square Enix canceled pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 version of the game. Sony said in a message to those who had their pre-orders canceled that the configuration of game had “changed significantly” with revised details to come.

Hitman is slated to launch on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on March 11. A beta will be available on Feb. 12 on PS4 and Feb. 19 on Windows PC.

UK GAME CHARTS

Two weeks in and 2016 is still being bossed by Call of Duty: Black Ops III which holds on to No1 for what is now six weeks in succession – the longest unbroken run in the Chart since FIFA 15 also managed six weeks in 2014. FIFA 16 slips one place to No3, replaced in second spot by Grand Theft Auto V, which jumps up two places to its highest position since August last year. Star Wars Battlefront drops one place to No4, staying ahead of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Siege which sneaks up one place to No5. With no new titles out this week, familiar games jostle for position within the Top 10. Just Cause 3 climbs two places to No6, while WWE 2K16 is a non-mover at No7. Fallout 4 drops out of the Top 5 for the first time, falling from No5 to No8, while Lego Jurassic World and Minecraft: Xbox Edition both find themselves back in the Top 10, up to No’s 9 and 10 respectively. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is not so lucky, crashing out of the Top 10 from No9 to No24.

Up 1 to No.5:                RAINBOW 6: SIEGE

Down 1 to No.4:          STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT

Down 1 to No.3:           FIFA 16

Up 2 to No.2:                 GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Still at No.1:                   CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC) – Digital Only
Darkest Dungeon (PC) – Digital Only
A Boy And His Blob (XO/PS4/PC/PSV) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 20TH JANUARY

Homeworld: Deserts Of Kharak (PC) – Digital Only
Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (PSV) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 22ND JANUARY

Resident Evil Origins Collection (360/PS3/XO/PS4/PC)
Life Is Strange: Limited Edition (XO/PS4/PC)
Pokémon Rumble World (3DS)
Lego Dimensions Ghostbusters Level Pack

YouTube videos of the week

Welcome as we look back at what went up this week

CTG Play Tomb Raider Multiplayer Part One

CTG Plays Star Wars Battlefront Part Three

CTG Play Minecraft Candy!!

Billy Plays Undertale Pacifist Part One

The CTG Podcast Live! Episode 76

Also voting is now open for the CTG Awards, you can vote by going to the surveys in the link here – https://craveyourgame.wordpress.com/2016/01/16/the-ctg-awards-2016/

Don’t forget that we are back with the live podcast this Wednesday. We return next Monday with the Update.

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