The Update for week ending 26th June 2016

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

NEWS

3)Celebrating Sonic’s 25th with a new game in 2017

Sonic’s getting another video game, this one a 25th anniversary edition launching sometime in 2017.

Takashi Iizuka confirmed plans for the new game at a Tokyo celebration on Saturday, reports Gematsu. Full details are coming July 22 at San Diego Comic-Con with the event being livestreamed.

Sonic’s latest endeavor is the Sonic Boom series, tied in with the TV franchise of the same name. Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice is due for the Nintendo 3DS this September. In 2011, on Sonic’s 20th birthday, Sega launched Sonic Generations, the last Sonic platforming title published for Xbox or PlayStation.

2)No Quick Time Events in Resident Evil 7/span>

Capcom is shaking things up for the next entry in the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Capcom announced last week, will be a first-person, stripped-down survival horror game that does away with the explosive action direction that previous games took.

It also won’t feature any “quick time events,” those button-mashing, stick-waggling action moments introduced in Resident Evil 4.

In an interview posted to the Capcom Unity blog, Resident Evil 7 producer Masachika Kawata confirms QTEs — or as they’re referred in Resident Evil games, “action events” — won’t be returning.

“There will be no Quick Time Events in Resident Evil 7,” Kawata said with a laugh. “I know there are a lot of people who will be relieved to hear that.”

While Resident Evil 7 may look like a hard pivot for the franchise, game director Koshi Nakanishi tries to reassure fans that Capcom isn’t throwing everything that fans love about Resident Evil out.

“I’ve seen from initial reactions of what we’ve put out that people are getting the impression that we’ve taken Resident Evil and turned it into some sort of supernatural, occult, ghost story,” Nakanishi said. “I think you can look at the trailer or the demo and get that impression, but don’t worry, we haven’t just thrown out Resident Evil as it exists and turned it into a ghost story. It will all make sense in the end.

“I know it’s frustrating holding back on what we can show fans, but this is really the best way to let you enjoy the game to the fullest when it finally comes out. We just have a trailer and a demo at this moment, but watch this space in the coming months and we hope you look forward to the game. We’re going to do our best to make the best game we can.”

Resident Evil 7 biohazard is bound for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Jan. 24, 2017. The game is confirmed to be fully playable on PlayStation VR.

1)Burnout team drops it’s ‘Beyond Cars’ Game

Criterion Games’ “Beyond Cars” project, the multi-vehicle action sports concept it unveiled at E3 2014, is no longer in development according to a report from GameSpot. The developer has “moved on,” publisher Electronic Arts said in a statement.

“Beyond Cars” was something of a successor to Criterion’s Burnout franchise. Instead of cars, the action sports game was pitched as featuring a variety of playable vehicles, including ATVs, helicopters, jet skis and boats. The first-person game was said to have been inspired by GoPro-style action footage from extreme sports athletes and was purportedly “the biggest game Criterion’s ever made.”

Criterion is currently co-developing the Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission with DICE for PlayStation VR. The title will be free for everyone who owns Star Wars Battlefront on PlayStation 4. Criterion is also experimenting with new intellectual property, according to GameSpot’s report.

UK GAME CHARTS

Doom keeps its hold on top spot and secures a second No1 crown in this weeks chart. The main challenger comes in the form of Fifa 16, which continues it’s week on week climb up to No2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End remains at No3 for a second week while Overwatch drops two places down to No4.

Several new releases arrive this week but only Rocket League shoots straight into the Top 10 at No6. 505 Games take on publishing duties for the physical launch of the hugely popular Sports-Action title. This collector’s edition bundles in all the DLC for the title alongside exclusive new vehicles. Elsewhere in the Top a resurgent Ratchet & Clank climbs three places to No9. Outside the Top 10 Minecraft: Xbox Edition benefits from the release of a new favourites edition (inc. 5 DLC packs) helping to push it up three places to No14. Wii U exclusive RPG title Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE makes its mark at No18. NIS America’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir also lands for Sony formats (PS3, PS4 & Vita) at No23. The release is in fact an HD remaster of the original Odin Sphere, which was released on PS2 in early 2008.

Mario and Sonic: Rio 2016 Olympic Games is propelled back into the Top 40 thanks to the arrival of the Wii U version, pushing the title up to No30. A host of Nintendo’s most popular titles receive the Selects treatment this week, with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D at No34 the chief beneficiary. This week’s final new entry is PS4’s Dino Dini’s Kick Off Revival landing at No37. As the name suggests the title resurrects the classic football franchise that began way back in 1989 with the original Kick Off.

 

Still at No.5:                                       GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Down 2 to No.4:                               OVERWATCH

Still at No.3:                                      UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

Up 2 to No.2:                                     FIFA 16

Still at No.1:                                      DOOM

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 28TH JUNE

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (360/PS3/Wii U/XO/PS4/PC/3DS/PSV)
Zero Time Dilemma (3DS/PSV) – Digital Only
The Technomancer (XO/PS4/PC)
Resident Evil 5 (XO/PS4) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 29TH JUNE

Inside (XO) – Digital Only
Zero Time Dilemma (PC) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON THURSDAY 30TH JUNE

Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U)

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 1ST JULY

Star Ocean: Integrity And Faithlessness (PS4)
7 Days To Die (XO/PS4) – Digital Only
Mount & Blade: Warband (XO/PS4)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes Of Heaven (PS4)
Prison Architect (XO/PS4)

YouTube videos of the week

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