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.
Axiom Verge 2 is an unexpected surprise
The original Axiom Verge was 2015. Surprise little hit. Almost everyone who played it absolutely loved it. Nevertheless, it was a sort of retro niche game for which we really didn’t expect a sequel. Until it was announced at Nintendo IndieWorld Showcase. We were shown an awesome little trailer and were given a rough release window. Besides that, we can conclude that the game will be a prequel that will fill in the story gaps left by the original game. For all the information regarding Axiom Verge 2 reveal, check out our original coverage.
Resident Evil 3 also being remade
Resident Evil 2 Remake was a massive financial success. Our Luke Gould gave it an 8.6 in his review in which he praised the gameplay, atmosphere, audio design and the replayability. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that we’ll also be getting a Resident Evil 3 remake with Sony’s State of Play event even showcasing a trailer. We’ll get Leon, Claire, and the terrifying Nemesis in a new, modernized wrapping. For more details on the game and a look at the aforementioned trailer – check out our original coverage.
We’ll be getting Wolf Among Us 2
As far as we are concerned, the original Wolf Among Us is one of the best Telltale games. While hopes for a sequel were put to rest when that studio fell apart, now we are getting happy news of a sequel being in the works. This time around, the development is handled by AdHoc Studios, which even retains some members of the original Telltale team. We even got a teaser trailer which you can check out in our original news coverage.
The Game Awards 2019 show is behind us
Essentially the video game Oscars, Game Awards 2019 was one big show. 2019 was particularly packed with great titles both big and small and the competition was fierce across all categories. Game of the year award was snatched by Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, while the best ongoing game award went to the insanely popular Fortnite. For the full list of winners across many categories, check out our coverage of the event.
A truly next-gen Xbox Series X has been announced
Finally, we have a taste of what next-gen is going to be like with the Xbox Series X console. To be clear, Xbox Series X is not the name of the console but simply a designation of it continuing the X lineup. The official slogan for the console is “Power your dreams” and the console seems to boast enough power to fully deliver. Microsoft states that the console will target 4K/60fps performance. This would put it right up there with some of the more powerful PC’s on the market. Hopefully, that kind of performance won’t come with hidden drawbacks or with a ludicrous price tag.
Besides the Xbox Series X, the Game Awards 2019 also had some never before seen game showcases. We found out that a new Hellblade game is coming to the next-gen Xbox while PS5 is getting the action looter Godfall. Even though they both gave a brief look at what the games are all about – they looked absolutely stunning. Suffice it to say that we can’t wait to get our hands on any of the two. The highly anticipated Ghost of Tsushima and Final Fantasy VII Remake got awesome new trailers. And we also got a dozen smaller announcements to boot. All in all, it was a good year but the next one is shaping up to be even better.