Another year, another Gamescom conference in Cologne, Germany. But while the annual event might not pack the same level of fanfare as E3, there’s still plenty of video game news to catch up on.
Video games now have a ‘pee mechanic’
Read that headline again, because no, we’re not remotely joking. The move naturally comes from none other than Hideo Kojima and his truly bizarre game, Death Stranding. The gameplay footage showed that the urination actually creates a mushroom in the grass, with Kojima hinting that hitting the same spot multiple times could create “something good later on”.
Don’t get too excited, though, the developer also made clear that Norman Reedus would always make the necessary move to avoid any cheeky glances.
The Witcher 3 Switch port scores a release date
After surprising many Nintendo gamers with the announcement that the truly gigantic RPG The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be somehow squeezed onto the Switch, we now have a firm release date. It’s due to hit store shelves on October 15, but it remains to be seen how well the game will actually run compared to it’s PS4, XBO and PC counterparts. Stay tuned.
Sony has acquired Insomniac Games
After Marvel’s Spider-Man quickly became the best-selling superhero game in history, Sony has smartly made the move to acquire the game’s developer, Insomniac Games. It’s a move that has been talked about for many years, as the studio is also the team behind beloved PlayStation series, Ratchet & Clank.
“Insomniac Games is one of the most highly-acclaimed development studios in the industry and their legacy of best-in class storytelling and gameplay is unparalleled,” said Shawn Layden, Chairman, SIE WWS.
“We have enjoyed a strong collaborative partnership with the studio for many years, and are thrilled to officially welcome them to the Worldwide Studios family. The addition of Insomniac Games to SIE WWS reiterates our commitment to developing world class gaming experiences that can only be found on the PlayStation platform.”
Surely that means a Spider-Man sequel is well on it’s way, right? Right?…
Google has announced eight more games for Stadia
While Google has yet to make a formal announcement about Stadia‘s launch plans (its new game-streaming service) on our shores, the company is continuing to drum up support for its imminent debut in the US. As such, eight more games have been announced, including: Cyberpunk 2077, Kine, Windjammers 2, Destroy All Humans, Mortal Kombat 11, Superhot, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle, and Orcs Must Die 3 – which itself will be a timed exclusive.
The Avengers game footage has been revealed… finally
Despite a brief taste of the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers being shown off at this year’s E3, fans were never able to see the proper gameplay demo presented to press behind closed doors. That all changed this week when Crystal Dynamics offered up a much larger glimpse at what you can expect come 2020. The internet, it seems, is still very much divided.
Spawn, Joker and Arnie join Mortal Kombat
Still performing fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11? Well then get excited because NetherReal studios has revealed the official line-up of characters for its new DLC ‘Kombat Pack’.
While half of these fighters include prior Mortal Kombat stars like Shang Tsung, Nightwolf and Sindel, the more interesting reveals were the likes of The Joker, Spawn and the Terminator T-800. The cast will gradually be released from now up until March next year.