After a few quiet weeks, things are picking up in the gaming industry as we move into the autumn. In fact, whisper it, but today marks 100 days until Christmas!
There’s still a wildly busy release schedule ahead of us, but before we get to that, let’s recap the last seven days in this week’s round up!
In the News This Week
There was a double-whammy of Nintendo Direct and PlayStation State of Play this week, and here’s some of the highlights, alongside a bunch of other news.
- Get a look at Spider-Man 2’s enhanced open world gameplay
- Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door is getting the remaster it deserves
- Helldivers 2 has a new gameplay trailer but it’s now coming out next year
- Microsoft adds more games to Xbox Game Pass Core library for launch
- F-Zero 99 gives the SNES racer the battle royale treatment
- Trombone Champ slides onto Nintendo Switch today with 4 player multiplayer!
- Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord is launching on PSVR 2 and Meta Quest in October
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth has a release date and new trailer
- Total War: Pharaoh release date set for October with campaign map reveal
- A new PS5 firmware update adds Second Controller assistance and 8TB SSD support
- Report: Embracer Groups exploring sale of Gearbox Entertainment
Games in Review and Featured Articles
- Lies of P – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, Mac – 9/10
- Mortal Kombat 1 – PS5, XSX|S, NSW, PC – 8/10
- WrestleQuest – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC, Android, iOS – 7/10
- Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten – PS5, PS4, PC – 5/10
- The Crew Motorfest – PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XBO, PC – Review in Progress
From the previews, Stefan dove into the latest Total War entry, Pharaoh which is set during the Egyptian New Kingdom era. Dom then looked at Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, an action RPG that stands out thanks to its “fresh and fascinating” story.
Meanwhile, Galacticare is set to be the latest hospital management sim, except it takes place in space, meaning your patients are all aliens!
And finishing off the week, What We Played included Mortal Kombat 1, The Crew Motorfest & Starfield.
Here’s what you in our community have been up to this week:
- Andrewww is up against the clock trying to finish Deathloop before it leaves PS+, much to the detriment of his son’s gaming time!
Enjoy the weekend and I’ll see you again soon!