I doubt many fans were expecting a sequel to Brighton in 2015, where Japan triumphed over South Africa, but the hosts of this year’s Rugby World Cup have sprung another stunning surprise on one of the titans of rugby. Beating Irelands means that Japan are now the second best team in the world, right?
In the world of gaming, Sony’s State of Play seemed to go down well this week, especially with The Last of Us II finally getting a release date – here’s a round up of everything we know. There were also a few more surprises, like Civ VI, and a bunch of new PSVR games, meaning we’ve got a lot to look forward to over the next few months!
In the News This Week
- The Last of Us Part 2 is out February 2020, watch the epic new trailer here
- The Last of Us Part II doesn’t have multiplayer but Factions multiplayer is coming in some form as a separate game
- Civilization VI is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November
- MediEvil demo confirmed but it’s only available for two weeks
- Death Stranding has gone gold, online won’t require PlayStation Plus
- #FixCareerMode is trending on Twitter as FIFA 20 fans campaign for fixes
- Google Play Pass announced, same price as Apple Arcade but with many more apps
- Frogwares & Focus publishing spat sees Sherlock Holmes games delisted from digital stores
- October’s PlayStation Plus games have been revealed
- October’s Games with Gold includes Friday the 13th: The Game
Games in Review
Another busy week for the reviews, with the latest FIFA instalment appearing:
- Untitled Goose Game – PC, Switch – 9/10
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition – Switch – 8/10
- FIFA 20 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 8/10
- Telling Lies – PC, iOS – 8/10
- Children of Morta – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Code Vein – PS4, XBO, PC – 7/10
- Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – PS4, XBO, PC – 4/10
- The Surge 2 – PS4, XBO, PC – Review In Progress
(Reviewed platform in bold)
This Week’s Features
Stefan kicked off the reviews with a look at John Wick Hex, an interesting take on the turn-based genre that features slicker combat gameplay. Sticking with the tactical theme, Desperados III looks perfect for stealth action fans from the makers of Shadow Tactics.
Elsewhere, he brought out his sonic screwdriver for a whirl with Doctor Who: The Edge of Time, and also enjoyed Ghost War, the PvP multiplayer from Ghost Recon Breakpoint that now has some surprising inspirations from battle royales.
A busy week for the community, let’s what you’ve been playing:
- By the time you’re reading this, Crazy_Del should have bagged himself the platinum for Borderlands 3.
- Links Awakening has been captivating both matthangzhou and tactical20 this week.
- In addition to MrYd’s usual VR gaming sessions, PvZ, Disgaea 1, Vampyr, and Anthem appeared.
- Andrewww has been getting stuck into the beautiful Subnautica.
- And last but by no means least, gernboes grabbed their 100th Platinum! Okami HD was the special game, but that tally was quickly added to by Rebel Galaxy and Her Majesty’s Spiffing.
The Week Ahead
As we head into October and the release dates looking like very bad scores, he’s what we having coming out this week:
- Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition – Switch – 01/10
- Call of Duty: Mobile – iOS, Android – 01/10
- Ghost Recon Breakpoint – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10 (Early Release), 04/10 (General Release)
- Destiny 2: Shadowkeep – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10
- Destiny 2: New Light – PS4, XBO, PC – 01/10
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 04/10
That’s it for this week, I’ll see you again soon!