The Update for week ending 2nd May 2016

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


3)Mighty No. 9 finally gets a release date

The “spiritual successor” to Mega Man has “gone gold,” creator Keiji Inafune said, putting Mighty No. 9 on course to launch for Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on June 21 in North America and Asia. It will launch worldwide on those platforms on June 24. Deep Silver is publishing the game on consoles.

The versions for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita will follow at a later date, Inafune said.

Inafune acknowledged it has been nearly three years since the project was initially and enthusiastically crowdfunded by thousands of Mega Man fans and apologized for the repeated delays to Mighty No. 9’s launch.

“This is a project where everyone’s passions were combined in order to create something very special, and we are looking forward to delivering the final product to everyone who was involved,” Inafune wrote in an update on the game’s official site. “There can be no stronger connection between game creators and game fans.”

Mighty No. 9 was crowdfunded in September 2013 by more than 67,000 donors giving a combined $4 million. Originally slated for only a Windows PC release, Comcept, the studio Inafune founded after leaving Capcom in 2010, added versions for Mac, Linux, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS as stretch goals. The extra platforms, plus a suite of multiplayer features also promised as fundraising stretch goals, were blamed for three delays of an announced shipping date or window.

In January, Inafune announced that Mighty No. 9 was delayed from its then-announced Feb. 9 release date to some time this spring. The Feb. 9 launch date was announced in September 2015, a month after Comcept had formally pushed the game’s launch date into 2016 and then promised it wouldn’t be delayed again. The original Sept. 18, 2015 launch date was announced by Comcept and Deep Silver in April 2015. Mighty No. 9 was first promised for a Spring 2015 launch.

2) Call of Duty: Infinite warfare coming November 4th

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches worldwide Friday, Nov. 4, bringing with it high-speed space fighters and a war against the “Settlement Defense Front.”

The game, which is being developed by Infinity Ward, immerses players in a war that “for the first time in franchise history, extends beyond the reaches of Earth into the vast expanse of our solar system.” The title is launching on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

A remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is also being worked on for current generation consoles and will only be included in Infinite Warfare’s special editions.

“This year, we’re both honoring the heritage of Call of Duty while taking players to incredible new heights,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold, new vision from the studio that created the original Call of Duty and Modern Warfare, and an adventure on an insanely epic scale that only Call of Duty could deliver. And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is one of the most beloved games of all-time, reborn for a new generation. We have lovingly remastered it with a whole new level of graphical fidelity and realism that wasn’t possible when the original was released. It’s going to be a great year for Call of Duty players.”

The game’s single-player campaign spans our solar system, taking players on a journey from on Earth to beyond its orbit. In Infinite Warfare, players take on the role of Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot who helms the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. The game takes place in some distant future when Earth has been stripped of its natural resources and humanity has created colonies to mine planets and asteroids.

The main baddies in this game are the Settlement Defense Front, which is an insurgent group that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance during a war of secession years ago. The Front is a fascist power made up of militant radicals that seek to control the colonies and its wealth.

Air and space combat will play a pivotal role in the game, with players living aboard the Retribution, a massive warship housing the crew and journeying through the solar system. The Jackal will be the player’s advanced space combat ready jet-fighter.

“With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, we are taking Call of Duty to places fans have never experienced in the series,” said Dave Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “On one hand, this game is the kind of gritty, boots on the ground, visceral war story that Call of Duty is known for. On the other, its future setting takes players on a journey of epic scale and proportions, providing incredible gameplay innovations and new experiences for our fans. This is a grand scale, old-school, all-out war in an epic new-school setting. And it’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun.”

The remastering of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which will come with some editions of Infinite Warfare, will include fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio. The game’s online multiplayer support will feature 10 maps from the original Modern Warfare including Crash, Backlot and Crossfire.

The following editions of the game include the remaster:
•Legacy Edition and Digital Legacy Edition — Includes both Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, suggested retail price $79.99.
•Digital Deluxe Edition — Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and Season Pass, SRP $99.99.
•Legacy Pro Edition — Includes Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Season Pass, collectible steelbook, official game soundtrack and additional digital items, SRP $119.99.

1)Special Pokemon Legendaries availiable throughout May

This month, The Pokémon Company is holding three separate legendary Pokémon in-game download promotions, according to fansite Serebii. Over the course of May, players will have the chance to grab a rare form of Zygarde and special versions of Xerneas and Yveltal in their Nintendo 3DS games.

From now until May 8, dragon/ground-type Zygarde is available as a mystery gift download over Nintendo Network. The level 100 monster comes in its standard “50 percent forme,” one of several transformations it can undergo. The other four “formes” Zygarde changes into were first revealed in September and will debut in the Pokémon XY & Z anime, something that’s hinted at in the Pokémon’s in-game bio.

From May 11 to May 17, a shiny Xerneas will be available to download. The following week, from May 20-28, Yveltal’s shiny form will be the latest mystery gift.

Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players all have the chance to add these Pokémon to their collections. That these downloads are available over Wi-Fi means they’re far more accessible than the other mythical Pokémon the company is giving out this month. That would be Darkrai, whom players have until May 24 to grab a code for from Game.


Ratchet & Clank holds on to No1 in the Chart for a second week. The last Sony title to do this was The Last of Us: Remastered back in 2014. Ratchet & Clank is also the 7th biggest Sony first-party PS4 launch and gives Sony PS4 exclusive titles a total of 8 weeks at No1 compared to Microsoft’s 5 weeks for Xbox One first-party exclusive titles.

PS4 retailer hardware bundling alongside the recent launch of Eclipse the first new DLC, help propel Call of Duty: Black Ops III up five places to No2, its highest chart position since it topped the chart back in February. Dark Souls III slips one place to No3, while Tom Clancy’s The Division and EA Sports UFC 2 are both non-movers at 4 and 5 respectively.

Spring and Bank Holiday retailer promotions push three titles back in to the Top 10 with reappearances for Lego Marvel Avengers up from No11 to No6, Grand Theft Auto V up from No12 to No8 and Far Cry Primal up from No17 to No9. The only new entry this week is Nintendo’s Yo-Kai Watch for 3DS which debuts at No14.


Still at No.5:                          EA SPORTS UFC 2

Still at No.4:                          TOM CLANCY’S THE DIVISION

Down 1 to No.3:                    DARK SOULS III

Down 5 to No.2:                   CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III

Still at No.1:                           RATCHET & CLANK



Battleborn (XO/PS4/PC)
Push Me Pull You (PS4) – Digital Only
The Park (XO/PS4) – Digital Only
Superhot (XO) – Digital Only
Shadow Complex Remastered (PS4) – Digital Only


Project CARS: Game Of The Year Edition (XO/PS4/PC)

YouTube videos of the week

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


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