Almost a dozen new games to be unveiled at The Game Awards
Prepare your body for a veritable deluge of game announcements at this year’s The Game Awards. According to executive producer Geoff Keighley, we can expect about 10 new titles to debut during the awards show.
The announcements include a brand-new story-driven game set in the League of Legends universe, as well as a closer look at real-time strategy Gears of War spin-off Gears Tactics – but not Resident Evil 3 Remake: “There are no plans (never were) to do anything with Resident Evil 3 at the show,” said Keighley.
“We have a bunch of brand new games being announced at the show – I think there are around 10 new games/projects being revealed if you want to count the things that no one has heard about yet,” according to Keighley. Mortal Kombat 11, Far Cry New Dawn, The Outer Worlds and Journey to the Savage Planet were announced at last year’s show.
The Game Awards began in December 2014
The Game Awards 2019 takes place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and starts at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET on December 12th, which is 1:30am GMT/2:30am CET on December 13th for Europeans.
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Mario Kart Tour locks nearly half of characters behind microtransactions
Nothing in life is free, and especially not so-called free-to-play games. Mario Kart Tour is a sad reminder of this inescapable fact, since almost half of its character roster is locked away behind a ‘gacha mechanic’, roughly equivalent to loot crates. Luigi, Wario and Black Shy Guy are now much harder to unlock without spending real cash. Grinding for currency just got a lot more tedious.
Beyond a Steel Sky has been delayed
Revolution Software has delayed their Beneath a Steel Sky sequel Beyond a Steel Sky until 2020. They are confident that their vision is “very close to being realised” – they just need a bit more time.
Beyond a Steel Sky is in development for PC, Apple Arcade and consoles and no new release date has been announced.
Fight of Gods too much of a divine ruckus for Malaysian authorities
As you’d expect from its title, Fight of Gods was a brawler featuring various more-or-less divine fighters from all the religions of the world. Ever wanted Santa and Jesus to duke it out and decide once and for all who’s the big daddy of Christmas? You’re not alone!
Unfortunately the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission had to ruin the fun, and banned the poor game from sale thanks to its ‘insensitive portrayal’ of various faiths.
They claimed it would threaten racial harmony in Malaysia, which sounds like fighting words. In any case, Fight of Gods was released on Switch in December last year, so there’s nothing stopping you from going on a ho-ho-holy crusade to make everyone bow down before the power of Santa.
Pokémon GO’s next event is truly evolutionary and ends December 12
Still missing some rare critters in Pokémon Go? Well, now’s your chance: A new evolution-themed event just started, and will last until December 12th.
That means more Pokémon with unique evolutions will appear both in the wilds and in raids. Onix, Eevee, Roselia and Burmy will appear more frequently in the wild, while Lickitung, Scyther, Togetic and Ralts will be more common in raids.
Tyrogue, Feebas, Burmy and Happiny will hatch more often from 2km eggs and there’s a chance to meet a Shiny Burmy! There are also event-specific field-research tasks that award Evolution items, and in addition Glacial, Magnetic and Mossy Lure Modules will last for an hour during the event.
Pokémon GO launched in July 2016 globally for iOS and Android
All of this probably sounds completely bonkers to those of you who have resisted the siren song of Pokémon Go and are busy camping for Pokémon in the Galar region instead. If you want to know more, there’s a post about the Evolution event on the official blog.
PlayStation’s next State of Play won’t include PlayStation 5 news
Sony’s State of Play livestream returns with brand-new game reveals, release date announcements and fresh game footage – but no PlayStation 5 news! The last episode of the year will be airing on December 10th at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm GMT / 3pm CET on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and Facebook.
Sony seems to have more than enough to wow us with anyway, with games like Media Molecule’s Dreams close to release, and Capcom just having announced the Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Don’t expect any next-gen updates
Previous State of Play episodes have announced Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, the MediEvil remake, Final Fantasy VII Remake and the release date for The Last of Us Part 2, so you better stay tuned on December 10th.