Hold onto your overpriced gaming chairs folks because this week’s gaming news is coming in hot!
Gotta Catch ‘Em All – Again!
Nintendo announced a bunch of Pokémon-related stuff the other night, including more details about their upcoming The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, which is the DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on the Switch. More importantly though…they’ve brought Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Stadium to Nintendo Switch Online! Yes!! Now you can relive your childhood with these classic games on your gigantic television that was not designed for this kind of stuff! Hooray!
Red Dead Back From The Dead
Red Dead Redemption is coming back! What everyone was speculating to be a high quality remaster of the original Xbox 360-era sequel (if that makes sense) is actually a port to the PlayStation 4 and…the Switch?! How that’s going to work remains a mystery, hopefully better than the Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Switch port at any rate. But I guess it means technically it’s coming to PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility, so quit complaining!
EVO was a smash hit
The world’s biggest fighting game tournament, EVO, was held again in Las Vegas this past weekend, and it was the place to be if you’re a fighting game fan. Perennial favourites like Tekken 7 and King of Fighters XV were joined by new contenders Guilty Gear Strive and Melty Blood: type Lumina. I was personally hyped to see the return of Ultimate Marvel Versus Capcom 3 on the stage, but the big event was the debut of Street Fighter 6 to the Evo stage.
Over 7,000 people took part in the Street Fighter 6 tournament alone which is a new record, and congratulations to AngryBird for taking home the ultimate prize. The show’s also the place where new sequels and characters are announced, including Tekken 8’s first ever Peruvian character “Azucena”. As of press time it’s unknown if Triple Zed will be sending us all to next year’s show.
Shocking news – Baldur’s Gate 3 is Popular!
The hot new RPG of the moment, Baldur’s Gate 3, is the hottest thing in games since a Steam Deck that’s been left on for more than ten minutes. More than 800,000 people were playing at the same time the other day, making it one of the ten biggest games of all time for that achievement! So there’s a lesson for everyone, put bear sex in your game and start cashing the cheques.
And now for some hot new gaming releases!
August 10 Sherlock Holmes and The Secret Weapon (c64) Stray (Xbox Series S/X) Atlas Fallen (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
August 15 Moving Out 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) Party on dudes, and be excellent to each other!