Gaming News for June 8th, 2017

I E3 is just around the corner! Lots of schedules and teasers set out today. EA and Activision teases off what they are going to show at E3 (#20 and #18). Also, Brock Mcaughlin from Brock Star Gaming shows us how we can watch all of E3 (#13).


1- Sonic Mania: A sneak peek at the new chemical factory level (Source: Gameinformer Javy Gwaltney)



2- PlayStation Store: May’s Top Downloads (Source: PlayStation Blog Justin Massongill)

PS4 Games:

1- Injustice 2

2- Friday the 13th: The Game

3- NBA Playgrounds

4- The Order: 1886

5- God of War III Remastered


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3- Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Story Trailer


4- Dontnod’s Vampyr E3 2017 Official Cinematic Trailer

Official release date is November 2017. Preorders are now open.


5- Project: CARS 2 E3 Sizzle Trailer


6- Shenmue 3 Delayed to 2018 (Second Half) Announcement


7- Story trailer – Rain of Reflections: cyberpunk noir RPG (Credit to NeoGAF user 19 & 21)


8- Eurogamer: Fortnite’s fun is buried under five years of gaming’s clutter (Eurogamer Chris Tapsell)

Remember when zombies were cool? I think to myself, mashing the right trigger to slap down a few more with the big pointy stick I crafted earlier. That’s about the time this game was announced.

After more than five and a half years, Fortnite is back. Again. This time, after the first re-reveal in 2014 , and a missed 2015 open beta, it seems to be the real deal: it’ll be free to play, but you can pay anything between £35 and £125 for a variety of Early Access bundles through the Epic launcher (it’s not on Steam); it’s coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now too, alongside PC and Mac; early access starts on July 25th, and it’s releasing, properly, at some point early-ish in 2018, about six or seven years after the first announcement.


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9- XCOM’s Twitter teasing new content for the PC Gaming Show



10- Nintendo Downloads for June 8th (Source: Nintendo Life Thomas Whitehead)

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero for Nintendo Switch!

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11- Oceanhorn Confirmed for Nintendo Switch (Source: Gamespot Eddie Makuch)

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12- Apparently some people stole some internal files from CD Projekt Red

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13- E3 2017- When, Where, and What to Watch – Brockstar Gaming (Source: Brock McLaughlin)

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14- Axiom Verge: Multiverse Edition Confirmed For Physical Release on Switch (Source: Nintendo Life Damien McFerran)

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15- Mike Ybarra tweeted that Scorpio has unlocked an extra GB of RAM (Source: Mike Ybarra)

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16- Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age – Story Trailer PS4 (Credit to NeoGAF user Loudninja)

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17- Activision at E3 2017! Lineup and details (Source: Activision Blog Kevin Kelly, Credit to NeoGAF user Nirolak)

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The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is available for preorder now, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a special Crash announcement during E3!


Crash Team Racing Remastered?!!?!??! I can only dream…


18- Microïds Confirms Six Games for the Nintendo Switch (Source: Nintendo Life Thomas Whitehead, Credit to NeoGAF user Colonel Mustard)

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19- EA Play will have 8 games and more surprises (Source: EA, Credit to NeoGAF user Nirolak)

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20- Accolade returns, announces Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back for PS4, PC (Source: Gematsu Sal Romano)

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21-Project Scorpio might be the Xbox’s final form: A Windows PC (Source: The Verge Chris Plante)

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22- From Persona 5 to Project Re Fantasy: how Atlus is preparing for its next big RPG (Source: IGN Andrew Goldfarb)

Katsura Hashino is in a period of transition. After over a decade with the Persona series as director of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5 (plus a break in 2011 to direct the marvelous Catherine), Hashino announced late last year that he’s joined a newly-established internal studio within Atlus called Studio Zero.


Hashino has moved on from Persona, handing off development of the series to successors within Atlus. Instead, he’ll direct Studio Zero’s first project, a new fantasy RPG codenamed Project Re Fantasy with a team of Persona veterans including his longtime collaborators, artist Shigenori Soejima and composer Shoji Meguro.


Studio Zero marks a fresh start for Hashino and for Atlus, with the studio’s official site making its mission statement clear: “This is not Persona. This is not Megami Tensei. This is the beginning of a new story.”


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