Gaming News for June 7th, 2017

Posted June 7, 2017 by Garret Bland in Video Games


Lots of news today! Looks like the 3DS is not dead yet. Featured news include: Atlus announced three JRPGs for Nintendo 3DS releasing in the West (#4), Kotaku’s Jason Schreier puts out an awesome article about the struggles of Mass Effect: Andromeda’s five-year development (#12), and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is announced for PS4 (#6).


1- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice From Ninja Theory Launches August 8 on PS4 (Source: Playstation Blog Dominic Matthews from Ninja Theory)
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2- The Fable sequel we always wanted. Fable Card Game That Survived Death out of Lionhead Coming out in July (Kotaku Nathan Grayson)

Full Article 


3- Elder Scrolls Online’s Project Scorpio update to copy PS4 Pro (Source: Finder Chris Stead)

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4- Atlus USA confirms Etrian Odyssey V:Beyond the Myth, SMT Strange Journey Redux, and Radiant Historia for Nintendo 3DS (Source: Atlus, Credit to NeoGAF User Pureauthor)

Kotaku Article (Source: Kotaku Mike Fahey): 

NeoGAF Post


Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth teaser removed

Radiant Historia:



Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux


5- Nintendo Sending out Mystery Boxes to promote NBA 2K18 (Source: Lamar Wilson, Credit to NeoGAF User foxuzamaki)

Unboxing video: 


NeoGAF post


6- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT announced for PS4; due out early 2018 (Source: Novacrystallis Wassim Mokhtar)

Full Article

Announcement trailer


Up for Pre-order: (Amazon


7- Little Nightmares expansion pass ‘Secrets of The Maw’ announced (Source: Gematsu Sal Romano)

Bandai Namco has announced Little Nightmares: Secrets of The Maw, an expansion pass to the April-launched game from Tarsier Studios.


Here’s the launch trailer of the original game:


8- Rebellion (People who made Sniper Elite 4 and Zombie Army Trilogy) announces Strange Brigade for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Source: Gematsu Sal Romano)





9- The Best E3 Moments (Source: Kotaku Luke Plunkett)

Kotaku Article


10- The Full Schedule for E3 Coliseum 2017 (Source: Medium Geoff Keighley)

Medium Article


11- Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Launch Trailer


12- Kotaku: The Story Behind Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Troubled Five-Year Development (Source: Kotaku Jason Schreier)

I’ve spent the past three months investigating the answers to those questions. From conversations with nearly a dozen people who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda, all of whom spoke under condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk about the game, a consistent picture has emerged. The development of Andromeda was turbulent and troubled, marred by a director change, multiple major re-scopes, an understaffed animation team, technological challenges, communication issues, politics, a compressed timeline, and brutal crunch.

Many games share some of these problems, but to those who worked on it, Andromeda felt unusually difficult. This was a game with ambitious goals but limited resources, and in some ways, it’s miraculous that BioWare shipped it at all. (EA and BioWare declined to comment for this article.)

Mass Effect: Andromeda was in development for five years, but by most accounts, BioWare built the bulk of the game in less than 18 months. This is the story of what happened.


Full Kotaku Article


13- Death Stranding will NOT be at E3 this year (Source: Hideo Kojima)

Twitter Post 


14- ARMS Reviews are out

Metacritic– 78

Opencritic– 80 


15- CMO for Xbox Mike Nichols combats recent statistic to say that roughly 50% of Xbox one owners have played backwards compatibility today.

Twitter Post


16- Microsoft’s Xbox E3 teasers contain hidden Project Scorpio messages (Source: The Verge Tom Warren)

Microsoft has started posting E3 teaser videos for its Project Scorpio unveiling on Sunday. While the minute-long teasers look innocent, some of them include hidden messages.

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17- Konami: Internal Discussions regarding Switch games, namedrops Castlevania (Source: Miketendo by Jacktendo92, Credit to NeoGAF user Oregano)

NeoGAF Post

Full Interview


18- Assassin’s Creed: Origins Gold Edition pre-order cards at Target, detail contents (Source: NeoGAF user A SilentProtagonist)

NeoGAF Post

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Garret Bland

Texas Tech University- Environmental Engineering Class of 2016. Scuba diver. Gamer. Coffee drinker. Research assistant. Best Friend #kindafunnyfollow.