News Mash-Up - Week # 39


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Top News Items

    • Google has announced that its gaming platform Stadia will be winding down operations, coming to an official close in February 2023. Owners of Stadia will be able to access their libraries until January 18. Refunds of all games and add-ons bought through the Stadia store as well as refunds of hardware purchased through the Google Store are expected to be enacted by mid-January.
    • E3 2023 will take place next year from June 13-16 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles. The first two days will be business-centric, the third day will be for both businesses and consumers, and the last day will be consumer-centric. E3 will be adding some new features to the event, including a meeting space where those attending the event can hold gatherings and connect via the E3 application.

    • Netflix is planning to take its next step into the gaming industry by opening up its own gaming studio in Helsinki, Finland, following its previous acquisitions of some smaller gaming companies. The effort to establish this new studio will be spearheaded by Marko Lastikka, former executive at Electronic Arts and Zynga.

    • Savvy Games Group, owned by the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund, has decided to invest the equivalent of £32bn into the gaming industry in an effort to diversify its economy to industries other than oil. SVG has named as one of its goals to make Saudi Arabia “the ultimate global hub for the games and esports sector by 2030.”

    • The Ubisoft title Skull & Bones has been delayed once again – this time until March 9, 2023. The title has been repeatedly pushed back, most recently expected in November of 2022 before this new announcement.

    • Valve has incorporated a new “Steam Charts” feature for games on its marketplace. This feature will replace Steam’s previous “stats” page and include rankings in ream-time of top-selling and most-played games. Additionally, it will include a list of the week’s as well as the month’s top new releases

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New games

Week commencing Monday 26 September 2022

Date Title Platform(s) Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s)
26 September The Spirit and the Mouse Win, NS Adventure Alblune Armor Games Studios
27 September Alfred Hitchcock – Vertigo NS, PS4, PS5, XBO,  XSX, Adventure Pendulo Studios Microids
  Black Witchcraft Win Action role-playing Quattro Gear Crest
  Grounded Win, XBO,  XSX Survival Obsidian Entertainment Xbox Game Studios
  Hokko Life Win, NS,  PS4, XBO Social simulation Wonderscope Games Team17
  The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero Win, NS,  PS4 Role-playing Nihon Falcom NIS America
  Life Is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection NS Adventure Don't Nod, Deck Nine Square Enix
  Moonscars Win, NS,  PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Action,  platform Black Mermaid Humble Games
  Tunic NS, PS4,  PS5 Action-adventure Andrew Shouldice Finji
28 September Deathverse: Let It Die PS4, PS5 Action,  survival Supertrick Games GungHo Online Entertainment
  NeverAwake Win Shoot 'em up Neotro Phoenixx
29 September Bullet Soul NS Shoot 'em up Tachyon Mages
  Bullet Soul: Infinite Burst NS Shoot 'em up Tachyon Mages
  Dorfromantik NS Puzzle,  city-building Toukana Interactive Toukana Interactive
  Harvest OverRay + Ano Ko wa Ore kara Hanarenai NS, PS4 Visual novel Giga Entergram
  KonoSuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World! Cursed Relic and the Perplexed Adventurers NS, PS4 Role-playing Entergram Entergram
  La Campanella della Eterno NS Visual novel Windmill Oasis Ares
  Labyrinth of Zangetsu Win, NS,  PS4 Role-playing KaeruPanda Acquire
  The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II -CRIMSON SiN- PS4, PS5 Role-playing Nihon Falcom Nihon Falcom
  Little Witch Nobeta Win, NS, PS4  Soulslike Pupuya Games, SimonCreative Justdan International
  New Prince of Tennis LET’S GO!! ~Daily Life~ from RisingBeat NS Visual novel HuneX Bushiroad
  Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous NS, PS4,  XBO Role-playing Owlcat Games Prime Matter
  Post Void NS, PS4, PS5  First-person shooter,  roguelite YCJY Games Super Rare Originals
  Railgrade Win, NS Train simulation,  strategy Minakata Dynamics Epic Games
  Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space Remastered PS4 Graphic adventure Skunkape Games Skunkape Games
  Sam & Max Save the World Remastered PS5 Graphic adventure Skunkape Games Skunkape Games
  Valkyrie Elysium PS4, PS5 Action role-playing Soleil Square Enix
30 September Airoheart Win, NS,  PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Action-adventure,  role-playing Pixel Heart Studio Soedesco
  Blade Assault NS, PS4,  PS5, XBO, XSX Action,  roguelite, platform Team Suneat PM Studios
  Bunny Park NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX Construction and management simulation Cozy Bee Games Soedesco
  FIFA 23 Win, NS, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Stadia Sports EA Vancouver, EA Romania EA Sports
  Lemon Cake NS, PS4,  PS5, XBO, XSX Management simulation Cozy Bee Games Soedesco
  My Little Pony: A Maretime Bay Adventure PS5 Adventure Bandai Namco Studios Outright Games Ltd.
  Paw Patrol: Grand Prix Win, NS,  PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Stadia Racing 3D Clouds Outright Games