Eight new EA productions next year
EA has just released their earnings report for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, which reveals that they are preparing to launch 8 new internally developed games in the fiscal year of 2021, which starts October 1st.
Four of them will be the typical annual sports titles like FIFA and Madden, and a few will be mobile soft launches. It’s unclear if new NBA or NHL games will be launched in the next fiscal year, and we are still waiting for Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for VR. The next Battlefield will apparently not be ready until the fiscal year of 2022.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sold 8 million
Net revenue is up year-on-year and sits at $1.59 billion, thanks in large part to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Sims 4 and FIFA Ultimate Team. Net income was $346 million, which is an increase of 32 percent over the third quarter of 2019. EA also described player ‘engagement and spending’ for Star Wars Battlefront 2 as “exceptional.”
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What was The Behemoth’s first game?
- Castle Crashers
- Pit People
- BattleBlock Theater
- Alien Hominid
The Outer Worlds appearing on Switch
Goofy sci-fi RPG romp The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Entertainment will touch down on Switch in early March. The award-winning RPG takes place in the screwed-up Halcyon system and aims to delight with its hearty mix of jokes, action and life-or-death choices that determine the fate of entire colonies. No pressure!
The Behemoth teases new game
The Behemoth – who brought us Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater and Pit People – have just announced their next game with a very short teaser trailer. Looks like the adorable yellow bastards from their first game, Alien Hominid, are back – with friends. Alien Hominid Invasion will be playable at PAX East in late February and EGX Rezzed in late March.
James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair wasn’t licensed to kill in Europe
Licensing agreements can be weird and complicated things, and such was the case for Delphine Software and Interplay’s 1990 adventure game James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair.
It was only a James Bond game in North America, since they didn’t have a license to kill in Europe, where the Martini-swilling brit was replaced with CIA agent John Glames
The Amiga version of the game featured an early attempt at synthesized voice acting if you had more than 1MB of RAM but had an unfortunate tendency to crash if you tried to skip dialogue.
For Honor Season 4 on November 7th
The next season of Ubisoft’s For Honor swill start pretty late this year on November 7th. The fourth season is called Sun Da and will introduce new heroes: Zhanhu – the titular Sun Da – and Fu Huo.
Both fight under the Wu Lin banner, and Sun Da is described as a “dark force who travels west carrying terror and dread”, while the Fu Huo fights in service to Empress Dou and to further the greater glory of the Wu Lin.
Crumbling fortifications need defending in Qing Pass
The season’s story is about the aftermath of a catastrophic sandstorm in the Wu Lin territories. Warriors have had to flee west and take refuge in Heathmoor, while others have stayed behind to rebuild their armies. The new season will also introduce a new map called Qiang Pass, which as the name suggests is nestled between two mountains.
“In addition to adding a new hero and a new map, the new Season will also further balance heroes and certain hero feats,” announced Ubisoft, who also released a new cinematic trailer showing off the third-person historical warfare game.
Square Enix release Final Fantasy VII Remake theme song trailer
Square Enix has released almost four minutes worth of cinematics and gameplay from the Final Fantasy VII Remake to accompany the game’s theme song “Hollow”.
You can catch a glimpse of Cloud getting dressed up for the infamous Honey Bee Inn sequence, as well as heroes and villains exchanging glares, harsh words and brandishing their ludicrously big weapons.
Final Fantasy VII Remake will release in episodic installments
Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a timed PlayStation 4 exclusive, but is expected to launch on other platforms sometime in 2021. The remake is developed using Unreal Engine 4, and will be fully voiced.
“In this trailer, you will dive further into the adventures of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith and Barret in the City of Midgar,” according to Square Enix. The first episode of the Final Fantasy VII Remake hits the PlayStation 4 on April 10th, 2020, with more episodes launching later.