News Mash-Up - Week # 29


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Top News Items

    • EA has revealed some gameplay details of their last FIFA licensed game, expected on 30th September 2022. The game will include the World Cup Qatar 2022 as well as Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 modes. FIFA 23 features women's clubs for the first time in series history, officially licensed Women's Super League and Division 1 Féminine. Additionally, they announced a new game mechanic: “Power Shot." Physical modelling has also improved mechanics when player limbs are impacted by the ball and also improved in-game gestures. Cross-play will make its debut with the game, allowing for console and PC gamers to play against each other.
    • Mojang, the owners of Minecraft, have released a statement confirming they will not sell NFTs in the game, saying, “The speculative pricing and investment mentality around NFTs takes the focus away from playing the game and encourages profiteering, which we think is inconsistent with the long-term joy and success of our player." 

    • Sony has acquired with hosts leaderboards for esport tournaments.

    • Jagex, the makers of RuneScape, has made its first acquisition with the US studio Pipeworks, for an undisclosed sum. This will be the second time Pipeworks, which is famed for being a “for-hire” studio, has been sold since it was acquired for $100 million by the SumoGroup two years ago.

    • Ubisoft’s Q1 calendar numbers are down. Income came to €318 million, a -10% decrease on the same period last year. Bookings are also down -10%.

    • From the 29th August this year, Nintendo eShop cards cannot be redeemed for Wii U or 3DS games, and from 27th March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases on Nintendo eShop for the Wii U and 3DS. It will also no longer be possible to download free content, including game demos.

    • The new GeForce RTX 4090 is seeing very high benchmark figures suggesting 2x GPU processing power of the RTX 3090. It is expected to release in October.


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New games

Week commencing Monday 18 July 2022

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
19 July As Dusk Falls Win, XBO,  XSX Adventure Interior Night Xbox Game Studios
  Endling: Extinction is Forever Win, NS,  PS4, XBO Adventure,  survival Herobeat Studios HandyGames
  Fallen Angel NS Action role-playing Matrioshka Games V Publishing
  Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels Win, XBO,  XSX Racing Playground Games Xbox Game Studios
  Stray Win, PS4,  PS5 Adventure BlueTwelve Studio Annapurna Interactive
20 July Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Win, Mac,  Lin, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Action role-playing, hack and slash Black Isle Studios Interplay Entertainment
  Dreadout 2 PS4, PS5 Survival horror Digital Happiness Digital Happiness
  Hazel Sky Win, NS,  PS4, XBO Adventure Coffee Addict Game Studio Neon Doctrine
  Kanda Alice mo Suiri Suru. PS4 Visual novel El Dia El Dia
  Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse Remastered Win Visual novel aNCHOR aNCHOR
  Severed Steel PS4, PS5 First-person shooter Greylock Studio Digerati
21 July Bail or Jail Win Action Free Style Konami
  Bright Memory: Infinite NS, PS5,  XSX First-person shooter, action FYQD-Studio Playism
  Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils NS Metroidvania Platine Dispositif Mediascape
  Coromon NS Role-playing TRAGsoft Freedom Games
  Danganronpa S: Ultimate Summer Camp Win, PS4,  iOS, Droid Role-playing, board game Spike Chunsoft Spike Chunsoft
  Fragment’s Note Plus NS Visual novel Ullucus Heaven Ullucus Heaven
  Hell Pie Win, NS,  PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Action-adventure,  platform Shuggerfly Headup
  Nobunaga's Ambition: Rebirth Win, NS,  PS4 Turn-based strategy Koei Tecmo Koei Tecmo
  River City Saga: Three Kingdoms Win, NS,  PS4 Beat 'em up A+ Games ASW America
  Severed Steel NS First-person shooter Greylock Studio Digerati
  Summer Pockets Reflection Blue PS4 Visual novel Key Prototype
  Wayward Strand Win, NS,  PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Adventure Ghost Pattern Ghost Pattern
22 July Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Win, NS,  PS4, XBO Various Capcom Capcom
  Live A Live NS Role-playing Square Enix JP: Square Enix WW: Nintendo
  Senses: Midnight Win Survival horror Suzaku Games eastasiasoft
  Severed Steel XBO, XSX First-person shooter Greylock Studio Digerati