The Future of WWE Games
2K announces WWE 2K Battlegrounds
There has been a bit of shake-up at 2K Games since the catastrophic WWE 2K20 launch last year. Patrick Gilmore has taken over as executive producer for the series, and there won’t be a numbered WWE game this year.
Instead, WWE fans will be treated to WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which will offer an even more exaggerated spin on the already rather over-the-top sport. Developed by Saber Interactive, 2K claims WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers a “completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs,” with more pick-up-and-play appeal.
Admit mistakes: 2K Games have acknowledged WWE 2K20’s many problems and have addressed their fans with an open letter: “…we hear you and we know you want more from the franchise,” says 2K, confirming earlier reports that they “will not be releasing a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020”.
Series refresher: There won’t be a new full entry in the series until next year, but the open letter closes by saying 2K is “reaffirming a long-term commitment to expand the WWE Games family in ways that directly benefit you, the fans.” The servers for WWE 2K20 will “remain active for the time being.”
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which N64 accessory was required to play Perfect Dark’s campaign?
- The Expansion Pak
- The Controller Pak
- The Nintendo Mouse
- The Wide-Boy64
Bizarre Creations blew up both their game’s launch and a Mercedes SLK
Bizarre Creations’ Metropolis Street Racer was the precursor to the hugely successful Project Gotham Racing series, but only barely made it to Dreamcast after an arduous development process. It was delayed from 1999 until 2000, and the Japanese launch was scrapped altogether.
After it finally made it to the market, the European run of game discs had to be recalled because of bugs and publisher Sega was forced to issue replacements.
That wasn’t the only thing Sega had to replace: Bizarre Creations had hired a Mercedes SLK to record engine sounds, and managed to blow the engine. The owners checked the engine sensor reports, concluded the accident was a result of negligence and sent Sega the bill.
Pokemon News and Events
Pokémon Masters’ updated ahead of next Legendary event
Pokémon Masters just got updated to v1.9, adding a bunch of new features in time for the next Legendary Event.
The Pure Hearts & Rainbow Wings event focuses on Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh, and adds the Sync Pair Silver & Ho-Oh.
- Eggs hatch after completing series of battles in different areas
- Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle available
- Form Sync Pairs when hatched after 5 battles
- More Eggs planned for the future
- Berry Tart item will power up Pokémon hatched from eggs
- New Daily Scout feature awards items and Sync Pairs
- No cost, but limited daily uses
- Sync Pairs reset periodically
- Switch the order in which enemies target team members
- Move Candy levels up Sync moves of Sync Pairs
- No need to reacquire through Sync Pair Scout
- Star Ratings require different Star Move Candy
- Egg Move Candy needed to hatch Pokémon
The Battle Villa in Pokémon Masters has also changed, enabling you to do a certain number of daily co-op battles with a chance of earning Lucky Cookies.