Our Industry News   (20/05/24 - 02/06/24)


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    Top News Items

  • Ubisoft launches yet another Subscription service. Ubisoft certainly has caught the subscription bug. After rebranding Ubisoft Plus several times, the company will launch another dedicated subscription service, this time for its hit live service game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege.

  • Nintendo will acquire US game developer Shiver Entertainment from Embracer Group (which acquired the company in 2021 as part of a package involving five companies worth $339M) for an undisclosed sum. Shiver is best known for its port work and most recently handled the Switch ports of Warner Bros’ Hogwarts Legacy and Mortal Kombat 1.

  • Building on the tremendous success of the Mario and Sonic movies and the sales boost in the Fallout franchise following the Prime TV show, numerous video game IPs will now receive the big and small screen treatments. The Hollywood Reporter states that Square Enix’s Just Cause movie is in the works. Additionally, a new animated Minecraft series has been announced for Netflix. The series was revealed as part of Minecraft's 15th year anniversary celebrations.

  • Microsoft plans to integrate the AI tool Copilot into Minecraft and all future Xbox games. Microsoft Copilot is a suite of tools based on OpenAI's ChatGPT and Dalle-3 language models designed to assist users with everyday queries.

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       New games

      Week commencing Monday 20 May 2024

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
May 20 Songs of Conquest WinMac Turn-based strategy Lavapotion Coffee Stain Publishing
  World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Classic WinMac MMORPG Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
May 21 Neptunia: Sisters vs. Sisters XBOXSX Role-playing Compile Heart Idea Factory
  Paper Trail WinNSPS4PS5XBOXSXiOSDroid Puzzle adventure Newfangled Games Newfangled Games
  Senua's Saga: Hellblade II WinXSX Action-adventure Ninja Theory Xbox Game Studios
  System Shock PS4PS5XBOXSX Action-adventure Nightdive Studios Prime Matter
  XDefiant WinPS5XSX First-person shooter Ubisoft San Francisco Ubisoft
May 22 RKGK / Rakugaki Win Action-adventure Wabisabi Games Gearbox Publishing
  Venture to the Vile Win Metroidvania Cut to Bits Aniplex
  Wuthering Waves WiniOSDroid Action role-playing Kuro Games Kuro Games
  C.A.R.D.S. RPG: The Misty Battlefield WinNSPS4PS5 Strategy role-playing Acquire Acquire
May 23 Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2[a] NSPS4PS5 Third-person shooter Yuke's D3 Publisher
  Hauntii WinNSPS4PS5XBOXSX Adventure Moonloop Games Firestoke
  Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 NS Role-playing Compile Heart Compile Heart
  Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation NS Role-playing Compile Heart Compile Heart
  Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation NS Role-playing Compile Heart Compile Heart
  Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door NS Role-playing Intelligent Systems Nintendo
  The Quintessential Quintuplets: Memories of a Quintessential Summer NSPS4 Visual novel Mages Spike Chunsoft
  The Quintessential Quintuplets: Five Memories Spent With You NSPS5 Visual novel Mages Spike Chunsoft
  Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 PS5XSX Fightingrole-playing Dimps Bandai Namco Entertainment
May 24 MultiVersus WinPS4PS5XBOXSX Fighting Player First Games Warner Bros. Games
May 28 Tevi PS4PS5XBOXSX Metroidvania CreSpirit, GemaYue CreSpirit
  Capes WinNSPS4PS5XBOXSX Turn-based strategy Spitfire Interactive Daedalic Entertainment
May 29 Nine Sols Win Action-platformer Red Candle Games
  Astor: Blade of the Monolith WinNSPS4PS5XBOXSX Action role-playing C2 Game Studio Versus Evil
May 30 Horizon Chase 2 PS4PS5XBOXSX Racing Aquiris Epic Games
  Humanity XBOXSX Puzzle THA Enhance
  Picross S Namco Legendary edition NS Puzzle Jupiter Corporation Jupiter Corporation
  Tokyo Psychodemic WinNSPS4PS5 Mystery adventure Gravity Game Arise Gravity Game Arise
  Umbraclaw WinNSPS4PS5XBOXSX Side-scrollingaction Inti Creates Inti Creates
  WiZmans World Re:Try NSPS4PS5 Role-playing Lancarse, City Connection City Connection
May 31 F1 24 WinPS4PS5XBOXSX Racing Codemasters EA Sports
  Nightmare Kart Win Racing LWMedia LWMedia
  Hypercharge: Unboxed XBOXSX First-person / third-person shootertower defense Digital Cybercherries Digital Cybercherries