Gaming News #171 – THQ Nordic Announcements, Quantic Dream Star Wars, Pokemon TCG

Fresh news on the titles announced during THQ Nordic's game show, the rumors of Quantic Dream working on a Star Wars game, a refresh and relaunch of Pokemon Trading Card game, and more.

Gaming News #171

The past week featured yet another larger event that heavily features in this roundup. This time it was courtesy of THQ Nordic that showcased some returning franchises and a couple of highly anticipated new games. Besides that, a nostalgia-inducing collection could be coming our way along with a refresher of a pioneering trading card game and more.

Castlevania Advance Collection supposedly coming to the Switch

Castlevania Advance Collection supposedly coming to the Switch

Let’s hope this sees the light of day soon

A tease of Castlevania Advance Collection coming to the Switch rears its head every now and then. The latest comes courtesy of the website Gematsu that reported that the Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee rated Castlevania Advance Collection not just for Nintendo Switch, but also for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4

Of course, the listing has since then been removed and according to what was written there, it’s speculated that it will consist out of a trio of Game Boy Advance titles: Castlevania: Circle of the MoonCastlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, and Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Awesome games indeed and something we are hopeful of finally getting officially announced. Until then, for more details, check out our original news coverage.

Quantic Dream is supposedly working on a Star Wars game

Quantic Dream is supposedly working on a Star Wars game

Throw a couple of hoods on these guys and you have the makings of Sith

While this is still speculation territory, it’s highly likely that Quantic Dream, the creators of Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human is working on a Star Wars game. The info does come from a fairly reliable source and it’s well known that Disney is looking at various different studios to helm various different Star Wars games in order to diversify the portfolio. 

If true, it’s highly likely that this will be a story-driven game, perhaps even a narrative adventure in a style similar to their previous titles. What’s more, Quantic is no longer making games exclusively for the PlayStation, so any future title they release will be a multiplatform one, which is a  great thing in general, let alone if they put out a great Star Wars game.

Outcast 2: A New Beginning has been announced

Outcast 2: A New Beginning has been announced

Can Outcast separate itself in a sea of open-world games?

If you remember the original Outcast, then you are among older gamers for sure because that game was released exactly 22 years ago. If you don’t remember, the original was a very ambitious open-world game and the tech just wasn’t there yet for what it was trying to achieve. Things are a bit different now so THQ Nordic decided to greenlight a sequel titled Outcast 2: A New Beginning.

The game will be set 20 years after the original on a world called Adelphia. The original’s protagonist – Cutter Slade makes a comeback to fight evil corporations exploiting the planet and its indigenous population. Sounds a lot like Avatar. But, as opposed to Avatar, here, you’ll be using jetpack and all sorts of futuristic tech in order to make it happen. Check out how that will look in the reveal CGI trailer and in the gameplay trailer released not long after.

Destroy All Humans 2 Remake has been announced

Destroy All Humans 2 Remake has been announced

Krypto continues his visually upgraded adventures

Our favorite alien Krypto returned to form in Destroy All Humans! Remake, and now it’s time to continue his remade adventure with the sequel. Yes, you read that right, THQ Nordic announced the remake of Destroy All Humans! 2 with an appropriate subtitle – Reprobed. 

Just like the predecessor, this will also be a multiplatform title and will allow all gamers to relive an improved version of their 2006. experience. This entails all the happy activities like the obvious human probing, jetpack, and saucer flying, and all sorts of other shenanigans across the game’s open world. Be sure to check out how it all looks in the recently released gameplay trailer.

SpongeBob goes multiverse with a new Cosmic Shake game

SpongeBob goes multiverse with a new Cosmic Shake game

SpongeBob goes on a cosmic adventure

Fans of SpongeBob SquarePants will be delighted to learn that a new 3D platformer video game for the franchise has just been announced. In “The Cosmic Shake”, you’ll join SpongeBob and his friends in a wild new adventure, featuring iconic references to the popular show.

The general plot is that SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick Star have been given wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears by mysterious fortune teller Kassandra. Soon, the fate of the universe is in their hands, the pair must jump into various portals and essentially visit a sort of multiverse, all while customizing the sponge to their absolute liking. For more details and the full announcement trailer, check out our original news coverage.

Pokemon Trading Card game soon coming to mobile and PC

Pokemon Trading Card game soon coming to mobile and PC

Pokemon TCG returning to form

Where there are Pokemon, there’s huge interest and it’s no different with Pokemon Trading Cards. The game itself is getting a sort of remix with the new Pokémon Trading Card Game Live. It’s basically a relaunch that’s looking to expand the game as well as its audience since it will be releasing to mobile platforms such as Android and iOS, as well as Windows and Mac. 

According to the information provided on The Pokémon Trading Card Games’ official website, players can add cards to their collection by scanning code cards or purchasing in-game booster packs, as well as participating in daily quests, among others. This will allow players to build their own custom powerful decks, which they can use to battle trainers all over the world. Standard Pokemon stuff that’s great to see make a comeback. For more information on the game and a sneak peek trailer, check out our original news coverage.

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