It’s delay season once more, as developers have come back from their Christmas and New Years breaks, and quickly realised after a couple weeks of work that they’re just not going to be done in time. Delays big and small have come along for Final Fantasy VII, Cyberpunk 2077, Marvel’s Avengers, and Iron Man VR all being pushed back.
Is this all Tom Nook’s plan to get March all to himself for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? We can only speculate…
In the News This Week
- Confirmed: Sony will not be at E3 2020
- Amazeballs! The PlayStation 5’s controller is named the DualShock 5
- Horizon: Zero Dawn could be coming to PC
- Fire Emblem’s Byleth joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fighters Pass Vol. 2 announced
- Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Cindered Shadows DLC adds a secret fourth house
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order update gives everyone an orange lightsaber
- PlayStation’s 2019 Wrap Up shows how much PS4 you played last year
And on to all those game delays:
- Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed until September, and that means Cyberpunk Multiplayer “unlikely” to release before 2022
- Final Fantasy VII Remake delayed until April
- Marvel’s Avengers has been delayed until September
- Iron Man VR has been delayed until May
Games in Review
Things have picked up quickly for the start of the year, with quite a slate of games in for review:
- Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack – PS4, Switch, PC – 9/10
- Super Crush KO – Switch, PC – 9/10
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore – Switch – 9/10
- Darwin Project – PS4, XBO, PC – 8/10
- Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha – Switch – 8/10
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – PS4, XBO PC – 7/10
- Transport Fever 2 – PC – 7/10
I got to go hands on with The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, finding a truly interactive VR world filled with zombies that you have to dispatch in truly grizzly ways. As long as you’re not squeamish about actually fighting zombies, this could be the first must-play VR game of 2020.
Aran played Pull Stay, a quirky tower defence beat ’em up all about the rise of the Hikkomori ‘shut in’ lifestyle in Japan.
Dom asked if skipping E3 this year was a risk for Sony, bearing in mind that they’re giving centre stage over to Microsoft for the week, and I dug into the Super Nintendo World music video to try and find out a little bit more about the soon to be opened theme park.
And finally, What We Played featured Darwin Project, Pokémon Dungeon DX and Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore.
Here’s the Super Nintendo World music video
A few of our regulars popped in to tell us about their week of gaming:
- Crazy_Del is taking a break from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, meaning he had time to grab the platinum for Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom and will soon do the same with Mini Ninjas, while he’s been playing Trine 2 again on PS4 and started the Jak and Daxter trilogy on PS Vita!
- Andrewww has been trying to clear up his backlog, dusting off his PS3 to play Dead Space and Okami HD before deciding he could spend his time better on the PS4! There he tucked into Indivisible Inc. which was too turn-based for his tastes, discovered Forma.8, and the mind-bending Bridge. Finally, there was Zero Time Dilemma on PS Vita, which is “horrible, but in a good way.”
- Just as Del put it down, TSBonyman picked up Shadow of the Tomb Raider for the first time. He’s had mixed feelings so far, but has just got to the game’s hidden city and it warming to it a little.
That’s it for this week. Hope you have a fab weekend full of gaming, and we’ll be back for another round up next Saturday.