The Update for week ending 6th November

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 for the next 3 weeks and a recap of YouTube of the week with the Update!

NEWS

3)Daytona is coming back to Arcades

There’s a new Daytona racing game coming to arcades, Sega’s arcade and amusements division confirmed on Twitter this week. It’s the first new arcade entry in the 22-year-old franchise since 1998’s Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge.

Sega says the unveiling of the new Daytona will happen sometime in the next two weeks. The “all-new Daytona” will be playable at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida. IAE 2016 takes place Nov. 14-18. Here’s Sega Amusements’ teaser, which was posted to Giphy today and bears NASCAR hashtags, indicating that Sega has the racing league’s license from International Speedway Corporation:

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via GIPHY

Sega’s Daytona franchise debuted worldwide with Daytona USA in 1994. The AM2-developed arcade racer was later ported to Sega Saturn and Windows PC. An enhanced port, featuring a karaoke mode, was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2011.

The sequel, Daytona USA 2: Battle on the Edge for Sega’s Model 3 hardware, remains arcade-exclusive.

2)Left 4 Dead’s original developer releases unfinished campaign

In the eight years since it launched, some may need a reminder that Left 4 Dead’s original developer is Turtle Rock Studios (the team behind Evolve). Well, that reminder has come this weekend with the release of an unfinished campaign for Left 4 Dead, free to anyone with a copy of it on PC.

The final mission is called Dam It, and Turtle Rock’s Chris Ashton says it’s a “gray box” work, meaning some features are incomplete “but it’s playable from beginning to end.” Dam It also packs in two standalone survival-mode maps that never shipped with the game.

Dam It is available as an add-on, downloadable here. Installation instructions are available on the page. There are a number of issues acknowledged in the add-on’s notes, because it does not include any code changes that could resolve them.

There’s also a very detailed map of the setting and the level design, which function as a nice strategy guide for those exploring Dam It. The campaign begins at an airstrip and wends its way through an apple orchard, into a deep ravine, through a covered bridge and a campground before the big finale at a hydroelectric power dam. It’s set up so that players can split up to work independently, instead of cooperatively, to fend off the zombie onslaught and reach the conclusion.

Turtle Rock began work on Left 4 Dead in 2005, then was later acquired by Valve Corporation; after Left 4 Dead the studio was closed down and rights reverted to Valve, which published a sequel one year later. Turtle Rock Studios was reconstituted as an independent studio in 2010.

Turtle Rock was caught up in the bankruptcy and liquidation of THQ, for whom it was developing what ended up as Evolve, eventually bought and published by 2K Games. Support for that game was cut off at the end of October, though servers remain online for the foreseeable future.

1)ThatGameCompany teases next game The developer of Flow, Flower and Journey, Santa Monica, California-based thatgamecompany, offered a first look at its next game on Twitter in the form of three teasers. The unnamed title, simply referred to as “thatnextgame,” is said to be “a game about giving,” according to the developer.

thatgamecompany’s three teasers for its follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed Journey consist of three images. The first shows a candle lighting another candle…

… while the second appears to be a silhouette of four children, each wearing shorts and capes, holding hands …

 

… and the third appears to be a stone gate, with a beam of light piercing through a cloud.

 

The developer didn’t provide much in the way of concrete detail on “thatnextgame,” but later indicated that the title will be released some time in 2017.

In 2013, thatgamecompany co-founder Jenova Chen told Polygon that his studio wanted to continue making emotional, artistic games, but unlike Flower and Journey, wanted to release their next title on a variety of platforms. The studio, having bankrupted itself to develop Journey, Chen said, sought outside funding. In 2014, it raised $7 million from a Chinese private equity firm to fund its “emotionally engaging experience centered around human connections for players of all ages and backgrounds.”

UK GAME CHARTS

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare blasts to the top of the All Formats Chart with the second biggest release of the year (behind FIFA 17). However, it’s not enough to outperform last year’s Black Ops III launch week with sales down 48.4%. There is no Xbox 360 or PS3 version this time round, although even comparing just PS4 and Xbox One; sales are still down by 43.6%. Battlefield 1 makes way, dropping to No2, while FIFA 17 holds on to third. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition falls 2 places to No4, sitting only 1,500 sales behind FIFA. Titanfall 2 slips from No4 to No5 ahead of this week’s only other new entry to break in to the Top 40, Football Manager 2017, debuting at No6. A big retailer price promotion coupled with increased TV advertising has given Skylanders Imaginators a large boost, propelling it up from No19 to No7.

Down 1 to No.5:           TITANFALL 2

Down 2 to No.4:          THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM SPECIAL ED.

Still at No.3:                  FIFA 17

Down 1 to No.2:           BATTLEFIELD 1

New at No.1:                 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER

Eagle Flight (PSVR) – Digital Only
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realisation (PS4/PSV)

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER

Robinson: The Journey (PSVR) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON THURSDAY 10TH NOVEMBER

PS4 Pro
Motorsport Manager (PC) – Digital Only

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System
Dishonored 2 (XO/PS4/PC)
The Legend Of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel II (PS3/PSV)

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. The Update will be back next week with more news, uk charts and game releases.

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