The Update for week ending 18th July

Hello Fellow Cravers. I am GD, we are back with the top 3 gaming news stories of the week that isn’t Pokemon Go , we have Top 5 games of the week, new releases and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!

NEWS

3)Mini NES coming this November

Nintendo is set to launch its next console, the NX, in March, but the company is also giving fans of its retro games something to look forward to as well: a new, mini Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Classic console packed with 30 original NES games.

The miniature version of the console uses an HDMI cable to plug directly into a television set and is described by the company as a “near-identical, mini replica” version of the original NES console which was released in 1985. The mini-console will come with a replica version of the original NES controller, as seen in the image below, and packed with some of the most iconic Nintendo games, including Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and Kirby’s Adventure.

For those that want to play with a second player, Nintendo confirmed that the replica console will support two-player functionality for games with that option and a second controller can be purchased for $9.99. Players with a Classic Controller or Classic Controller Pro can also use those, according to the company.

The focus of the console is on retro gaming, according to Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime, and as such, there will be some limitations. It doesn’t look like players will be able to connect the games to their Nintendo accounts and there won’t be any online connectivity. Players will, however, still be able to save their progress in-game on the console.

The NES Classic will be available to purchase in stores on Nov. 11 for £49.99. All of the games available to play on the console are listed below.

•Balloon Fight
•Bubble Bobble
•Castlevania
•Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest
•Donkey Kong
•Donkey Kong Jr.
•Double Dragon II: The Revenge
•Dr. Mario
•Excitebike
•Final Fantasy
•Galaga
•Ghosts N’ Goblins
•Gradius
•Ice Climber
•Kid Icarus
•Kirby’s Adventure
•Mario Bros.
•Mega Man 2
•Metroid
•Ninja Gaiden
•Pac-Man
•Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream
•StarTropics
•Super C
•Super Mario Bros.
•Super Mario Bros. 2
•Super Mario Bros. 3
•Tecmo Bowl
•The Legend of Zelda
•Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

2)Return to Arkham won’t launch until at least November

The remastered Batman: Return to Arkham collection for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been delayed indefinitely from its original launch date of July 31. Eurogamer now reports the earliest it will launch is November.

Citing multiple unnamed sources, Eurogamer said the collection of Rocksteady-developed Batman games could also launch next year, as the November launch date is not entirely firm.

Eurogamer said the delay is attributed to frame-rate issues in the porting of the games, which is being developed by China-based Virtuous Games. Rocksteady and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are particularly sensitive to that kind of a problem, given what both went through with the awful PC port of last year’s Batman: Arkham Knight.

1)Battlefield coming to TV?

Electronic Arts and DICE’s Battlefield series is being adapted for television by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, the company behind TV series Mr. Robot, True Detective and The Knick.

Michael Sugar, who won an Academy Award for the film Spotlight, and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers on the Battlefield project.

Details on the planned show are slight — rights to Battlefield have just been optioned — but Paramount TV president Amy Powell praised the first-person shooter franchise for its “incredibly dynamic narrative” in a release.

“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” Powell said in a release. “EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project.”

The Battlefield franchise has spanned a broad range of time periods and settings, from World War II to modern military to militarized police in Los Angeles, so it’s not clear what the proposed setting for the show might be.

The next game in the franchise, Battlefield 1, which sends the franchise to World War I, arrives this October.

UK GAME CHARTS

Warner’s Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens holds on to No1 for a third week in a row. The only other Lego title to spend more consecutive weeks at No1 is Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes with 5 weeks back in 2012.

A retailer’s shopping event day gives a boost to several previous chart toppers with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End jumping four places to No2, ahead of this week’s highest new entry, Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS at No3. Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout 4 also benefit, climbing from No7 to No5 and No20 to No10 respectively. Hardware bundles were included in the sales event leading to Zoo Tycoon and Kinect Sports Rivals from Microsoft’s Xbox One Holiday Bundle shooting back in to the Top 20 at No’s 11 and 12.

Promoted titles outside the Top 10 also enjoy sales increases with Batman: Arkham Knight up 19 places to No13 while Guitar Hero Live re-enters the Top 40 at No15.

 

Up 2 to No.5:                          GRAND THEFT AUTO V

Down 2 to No.4:                   OVERWATCH

New at No.3:                         MONSTER HUNTER GENERATIONS

Up 4 to No.2:                        UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF’S END

Still at No.1:                          LEGO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 19TH JULY

I Am Setsuna (PS4/PC) – Digital Only

YouTube videos of the week

Welcome as we look back at what went up this week

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

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