Keengamer weekly news is a series of articles designed to bring you the hottest gaming and pop culture related news. Each news is presented in a bite-sized format and will lead you to the original source of the news if you want to find out more details. This time we bring a whole bunch of news that is all definitely worthy of your attention.
CAN’T CATCH EM’ ALL, BUT YOU WILL IN FUTURE GAMES
Many tears have been shed due to the announcement that you won’t be able to fulfill the Pokémon “gotta catch em’ all” tagline in the upcoming Pokémon Sword and Shield games. After not appearing online since E3, Junichi Masuda has released a statement justifying the heavy decision. He promised that this will be rectified in future Pokémon games since the games are ever-evolving. For the full statement, check out our original coverage.
THE BIG THREE UNITE TO FIGHT US-CHINA TARIFFS
The United States and China have an ongoing economic war that threatens to also envelop the gaming industry. The most recent round of trade tariffs included video game consoles which is highly problematic for us, the consumers since a staggering 96 percent of console production takes place in China. So Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo decided to join forces and write a 7-page letter to the Trump administration where they ask for consoles to be waived from the tariffs. For more details on the letter itself and the whole tariff deal, be sure to check out our full coverage.
PLENTY OF DETAILS REVEALED ABOUT POKEMON MASTERS
A new Pokémon game is incoming for smartphones and now we know a bit more of what to expect. First of all, the game takes place on an artificial island in the Pokémon world called Pasio. The game has real-time battles with a move gauge that fills over time. Along with the traditional pokémon attacks, the trainers themselves have Trainer Moves that can heal or boost the stats. For plenty of more details, check out our original coverage.
PLAYSTATION 5 TO TARGET HARD-CORE GAMERS
The PlayStation 5 is set to be an insanely powerful console. It was confirmed that it will have a custom SSD, a high-spec Navi GPU, and an eight-core Zen 2 chip. In line with that, it’s no surprise that Sony’s Chief Executive, Kenichiro Yoshida was quoted saying that the console is meant for the “hard-core” gamers and will be filled with beautiful AAA experiences. While “hard-core” is a term open for interpretation, we can most certainly get behind a promise of numerous high-quality games.
FINALLY! A ONE PUNCH FIGHTING GAME ANNOUNCED
One Punch Man is an insanely popular webcomic turned manga turned anime. It deals with a bored protagonist who, well, defeats everyone in one punch. You might be thinking how can this make a compelling game but the anime is actually filled with other interesting, more shonen-like characters who are ripe for video game exploitation. Bandai Namco naturally decided to capitalize on the popularity and announced a fighting game called One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. For more details on the game and the awesome high-powered trailer, check out our original coverage.
GTA 6 TO BE INSPIRED BY NETFLIX CRIME DRAMA NARCOS
Ever since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, everyone is holding their breath for the announcement of the next big thing from Rockstar Games. Grand Theft Auto 6 is surely in the works and numerous rumors are floating around the web. One such rumor is that GTA 6 will be drawing heavy inspiration from Netflix’s crime drama Narcos. The game is said not to be as realistic as Red Dead Redemption and will be set during the ’80s. There’s also a mention of a drug-empire building mechanic and a GTA Online segment – but much much bigger than seen in GTA 5. Since Vice City is our favorite game in the series, we’re holding our fingers crossed in hopes of these rumors being true. We’ll just have to wait and see.
If leaks surrounding GTA 6 are correct, this could be the magnum opus of the GTA series. The right decade, the right soundtrack and the right inspiration; this could be something special!