Weekly News Roundup Issue #80

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. Every week we gather together last week's most prominent news from right here at KeenGamer for the busier folks out there looking for more bitesize news. This week we have fresh news on the possible Death Stranding sequel, Persona 5 Royal release date, PlayStation giving up on handheld and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #80

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.

DEATH STRANDING SEQUEL WOULD BE DEVELOPED FROM SCRATCH

Death Stranding Sequel

Kojima sure has a unique approach to sequels

If there is ever such a thing as a Death Stranding sequel, it’s going to be a long wait. Talking to Vulture, Kojima revealed, if he was ever going to do one, he would be starting the development from scratch. While it remains uncertain what Kojima meant exactly it’s highly likely that this is due to Kojima’s developer mindset. He would most likely want to develop a game that’s very different than the first installment. It would still be set in the same world, but the mechanics, genres and everything else would take a radical turn – perhaps even becoming more of a shooter. It’s difficult to say what that crazy head has cooking but given Death Stranding’s success, we won’t have to wait a long time to find out. For more details on Kojima’s statement, check out our original coverage.

CASTLE IN THE DARKNESS SEQUEL IS COMING

Castle in the Darkness Sequel

Time to slay some 8-bit monsters

Everyone loves a good Metroidvania, especially when it ticks all the right boxes on the nostalgia front. The original Castle in the Darkness was released in 2015 and was overshadowed by larger titles like Ori and the Blind Forest and Axiom Verge. The 2D sequel comes with eye-candy pixel visuals, fluid combat system and a kick-ass 8-bit soundtrack that gives all the right feels. For more details on the game and the action-packed trailer, check out our original coverage.

PERSONA 5 ROYAL COMING TO THE WEST QUICK, FAST AND IN A HURRY

Persona 5 Royal Release Date

Can’t wait for this one

We’ll take any excuse to go back to the world of Persona 5. This is clearly evident by the fact that we gave the game a perfect score in our review. Well, we won’t have to wait long because Persona 5 Royal is coming in March 2020. For those that aren’t in the know, Persona 5 Royal is a much-expanded version of the original game with more story, more characters, and more gameplay features. For more details on the game and a full list of new stuff, check out our original coverage of the release date news.

PLAYSTATION GIVING UP ON HANDHELD

PlayStation moving away from handheld

A moment of silence for the PlayStation Vita

Those of you who’ve owned any portable console made by Sony will soon be a highly privileged group as Sony is no longer in the business of making them. This sad news comes directly from PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan who attributed the failure of PlayStation Vita to the rise of mobile gaming. Alas, PlayStation Vita didn’t offer enough high-quality exclusives that would entice people to buy the console. It’s always sad to see a piece of gaming history go, but Sony will hopefully divert the resources toward PlayStation 5 and make it a smash hit we are all expecting it to be. For more information on the retirement of Sony’s handhelds, check out our original coverage.

NEW BIOSHOCK GAME IS BEING DEVELOPED

Bioshock sequel

Bioshock franchise lives on!

It’s hard to believe that Bioshock Infinite released six years ago. Luckily, it seems like the IP is about to be revived and is in good hands. A new 2K studio named Cloud Chamber, consisting of veterans who’ve developed previous games in the franchise is finally making another game. President of 2K himself shared his enthusiasm for the continuation of the franchise which he called one of their most valuable properties. For the full statement and more details on the new project, check out our original coverage.

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