News Snatch: The Surge, Prey, Injustice 2, And Unintentional Chanting

Plus some Crash remastered gameplay!


Lots to get through today so no time for waffle, let us dive straight in with a look behind the scenes of The Surge, which is launching on May 16th to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and PC


The Gears of War movie is finally moving ahead with Shane Salerno to write the screenplay. His credits include writing all four Avatar sequels, which are currently in production.


Koei Tecmo have said that they will be publishing further Nintendo Switch exclusives with chairman Keiko Erikawa stating that the consoles “anytime anywhere” concept will be a success.



Oh look, an Injustice 2 video. How rare.


Capcom have pulled the latest Street Fighter V DLC due to unintentional Islamic chanting. Yep, that’s thing.

It has come to our attention that part of the background music track used in the DLC Thailand Temple Hideout Stage, released on April 25, 2017, contains unintentional religious references.

Capcom has therefore immediately ceased distribution of this DLC and, as a temporary measure, will be performing an emergency server maintenance update in the very near future to remove this track by replacing it with existing music from another stage.

The Street Fighter 5 development and operations team, as well as all of us at Capcom, have nothing but the utmost respect for all faiths and religions around the world, and we would like to sincerely apologise to anyone who was offended by this content.



Sand. It looks nice, but then you slap on sun cream and the bloody stuff sticks everywhere and you end up looking like something The Colonel is about to deep fry. That hasn’t stopped Sony pouring a lot of the stuff in a man’s basement and then ripping off Starship Troopers for this Farpoint TV spot.


Nintendo’s most senior tech chap, Genyo Takeda, is to retire after serving the company for 45 years. His design credits include the N64 analogue controller and was a producer for Pilotwings 64 and Dr. Mario 64.



Tomorrow will see the release of free Gravity Rush 2 DLC which 2B’s outfit from Nier: Automata.


The Call of Duty World League Championship is coming to the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida, 9th-13th August.

“The CWL 2017 season is already shaping up to be the biggest one yet,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and general manager of Call of Duty, Activision. “The live events all over the world, including Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas, Paris and Sydney have been incredible, and the Global Pro League has already featured intense match ups with teams going after the big Stage 1 prize purses. So, the CWL Champs in August becomes even more fitting as the culmination of the best that Call of Duty esports has to offer this year. We can’t wait for Orlando.”



Red Thread Games and Deep Silver have released a new video for Dreamfall Chapters, which is out tomorrow on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.


PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, which is really effing me off as it insists on being IN CAPITALS whenever it is mentioned in the press release, has sold more than two million copies on Steam.



A launch trailer for Prey.


Indie Kickstarter game Prey For The Gods has been forced to change it’s name to Praey For The Gods because Bethesda thought it was too close to their trademark for a certain other game. Hint: It’s the one above this.


Titanfall Frontline, a mobile game set in the Titanfall universe, was cancelled by Respawn four months ago so it’s a bit of a surprise that Titanfall Assault has just been announced for mobile.



And Finally, some remastered Crash gameplay. Laters!

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  1. Place your bets, will the gears movie or the uncharted movie come out first?

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