The Update for week ending 20th 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)Resident Evil 7’s Collector’s Edition comes with a mansion

Capcom’s collector’s edition version of Resident Evil 7 biohazard comes with its very own residence. The company announced a $179.99 deluxe edition of next year’s survival horror game which includes an eight-inch replica of Resident Evil 7’s creepy Louisiana plantation mansion which doubles as a music box.

Resident Evil 7’s collector’s edition will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game. In addition to a copy of the game and the mansion music box — which plays a sample of the game’s version of “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” — the collector’s edition version will include a 4 GB USB drive in the shape of the game’s mysterious dummy finger, an exclusive SteelBook metal case, a VHS tape box, a lithograph featuring the Baker family and a “creepy note.”

Here’s a look at everything that’s included in the collector’s edition, which is being produced in conjunction with Triforce:

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard is coming to PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One Jan. 24, 2017.

2)Pokemon and Metroid fan games removed from The Game Awards ballot

Two games inspired by Nintendo properties are no longer eligible for this year’s The Game Awards, despite their inclusion on the ballot earlier this week. NeoGAF posters spotted that Pokémon Uranium and Another Metroid 2 Remake (AM2R) have disappeared from the nominees for “Best Fan Creation,” and the event’s organizers haven’t provided a reason for the change.

Pokémon Uranium and AM2R both courted controversy earlier this year as Nintendo cracked down on unlicensed projects that used its intellectual property. AM2R, an ambitious revamp of Metroid 2: The Return of Samus, launched over the summer after years in the making, only for Nintendo to squash the free download just weeks after release. The company cited copyright claims, which it would give as the reason for shutting down numerous other unauthorized fan projects in subsequent weeks.

The same happened to Pokémon Uranium, albeit in a much shorter time frame. The game was hotly anticipated by the Pokémon ROM hack community for nearly a decade, but Nintendo hit it with a cease-and-desist notice not even a week after the full version became available.

At this time niether Nintendo or Geoff Keighley, the creator and host of The Video Game Awards, have commented on the matter or if Nintendo has had any involvement in the decision to remove them. When the nominees were announced last week, both Pokémon Uranium and AM2R were on the list. Now, only Doom-inspired Brutal Doom 64 and Enderal: The Shards of Order, a take on The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, remain.

The winners will be crowned on Dec. 1 during the livestreamed annual event.

1)Mario makes his way to iOS December 15th

Nintendo’s Mario makes his grand appearance on the iPhone and iPad, a first for the mustachioed plumber, on Dec. 15 with Super Mario Run, Nintendo announced this week.

While the game will cost $9.99 and grant unlimited access to each of the three modes in the release, a free version will allow players a chance to check out all three modes of the title.

The game is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8.0 and will support English, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Russian and traditional Chinese language options.

The game will eventually launch in 151 countries and regions, starting on Dec. 15, according to the press release. It’s unclear the exact date for other regions, though the press release notes that the Republic of Korea won’t be receiving the game in Korean until 2017.

No word yet on when the game will be released for Android devices.

The game is Nintendo’s take on the endless runner genre so popular on mobile devices. In it, players tap the screen to get an always running Mario to jump over obstacles, avoid enemies, collect coins and reach the course-ending flagpole.

Super Mario Run was debuted on stage during an Apple press conference by Shigeru Miyamoto, who had a hand in the title’s design.

At the time, Miyamoto said that Mario would travel across classic stages to collect as many coins as possible in a set time limit. Tapping makes him jump, and the entire game is playable with just one hand. There are several worlds to explore in the game; the demo showed a menu screen with six worlds.

The game will also feature a multiplayer mode called Toad Rally that has you racing against people on your friends list.

UK GAME CHARTS

It’s a close battle at the Top as Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare remains No1 for a third week, narrowly fending off the challenge from new-entry WatchDogs 2 from Ubisoft for PS4 and Xbox One. EA’s FIFA 17 drops one place to No3 and Battlefield 1 also moves down one place to No4. There’s already a hint of Black Friday dealing within this Chart, as 2K/Take 2’s WWE 2K17 risies 11 places to No5 and Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 3 remains at No6, but sales units climb +49% over last week. Last week’s big new release, Bethesda’s Dishonored 2 drops from No4 to No7. The only other new release within the Top 40 is also from Ubisoft – debuting at No10 is Assassin’s Creed : The Ezio Collection, with remastered content for PS4/Xbox One consumers, who will have to wait until this time next year for a full new game in this franchise.

Up 11 to No.5:                 WWE 2K17

Down 1 to No.4:             BATTLEFIELD 1

Down 1 to No.3:             FIFA 17

New at No.2:                   WATCH DOGS 2

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

NEW RELEASES

GAMES RELEASED ON TUESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (XO/PS4)(Wii U) – Digital Only
Amnesia Collection (PS4) – Digital Only
We Sing (XO/PS4)

GAMES RELEASED ON WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER

Pokémon Sun/Moon (3DS)

GAMES RELEASED ON FRIDAY 25TH NOVEMBER

Steins;Gate 0 (PS4/PSV)
Marvel Pinball Epic Collection Vol. 1 (XO/PS4)
The Voice (Wii U/XO/PS4)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (3DS)

 

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