The week in words.
Well, what a week it’s been. We’ve had everything from fresh rumours, new announcements, plans for the future, and let’s not forget that Tomb Raider dropped yesterday! But with all of this news to catch up on, it looks like I’ll have to wait a little while longer before turning Lara into a cold-blooded killer. So, get yourself a cup of tea, and almond something, get back into bed, and catch up with the stories of the week.
Wolfenstein 3 is “Absolutely” Happening
Speaking with the Metro, Bethesda icon Peter Hines confirmed in no uncertain terms that Wolfenstein 3 was most definitely happening.
Despite the fairly limp sales for Wolfenstein II, the games garnered a huge amount of praise from both the media and players, and it was enough for Bethesda to greenlight a sequel of sorts in the upcoming Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which we saw back at E3.
But we’ll also be getting a full-blown follow up to the events of Wolfenstein 2 according to Peter Hines, saying that “absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III.” Hines didn’t give any details on what the game would be about, but it does seem like it’ll pick up straight from where New Colossus left off, with Blazkowics and friends off to take out some more Nazi trash.
With Youngblood not out until next year, it looks like it’ll be a while until we can make sense of the timeline and figure out where Wolfenstein 3 will pick it up from, but the fact that it’s very much in the works is good news for everyone.
Looks Like you’ll have to check-in every week with Switch Online
According to Eurogamer, it seems that those of us who want to use the NES collection that’s included with the imminent paid online service that Nintendo is going to introduce will have to check-in once a week if you want to keep playing.
Along with those restrictions, it was confirmed that the cloud save system that Nintendo will provide will only stay active as long as your membership does. So, as soon as you cancel your subscription, your saves go with them.
But it’s not all bad news! Kotaku also reported that a recent datamine of the 6.0 hardware update for the Switch suggests that we’ll also be getting a SNES collection of games and controllers to join alongside the NES games and controllers. There’s no word yet as to what those games might be but hopefully, there’ll be a different collection to that which was included on Nintendo’s Mini SNES.
The Rumour-Mill: Halo 5 might be coming to PC after all
A recent spotting on the UK and US Amazon page for Halo 5 suggests that the game may well be coming to PC after all.
The tweet, which was posted by AllGamesDelta and reported on by Kotaku, only shows a small change on the game’s box art but it’s one that gives away quite a bit. The original box art from the game had it listed as “Only on Xbox One” but this week saw that box art changed to “Xbox One Console Exclusive” which led many to suggest that the game was indeed coming to PC, and right after Microsoft denied any port would be happening just a couple of weeks ago.
There hasn’t been any official announcement of a PC port, but it seems like it’s a matter of “when” rather than “if”.
And finally… Democracy 4 is happening
Positech Games have confirmed that Democracy 4 is in the works, with the game scheduled to release some time in 2019.
And it’s no wonder they’re returning to the series; Democracy 3 came out way back in 2013, and to quote to developers, “quite a lot has happened in global politics since then”.
The game is still in the early stages, but Positech has said that the game will be looking to reflect the modern political landscape. So, don’t expect the same issues of surveillance and drug legalisation to be the major problems. They’ve said that “fake news, social media, and other social phenomena” are all set to make your job as the loveable dictator or the courageous leader with skeletons in their closet a bit more challenging.
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