Weekly News Roundup Issue #86

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 Final Fantasy VII remake, Resident Evil 8, PlayStation 5 launch titles and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #86

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.

Things are heating up with Final Fantasy VII remake

Final Fantasy VII Remake new trailer

It’s good to be back!

After a drought of new information regarding Final Fantasy VII remake – we get a sudden flood. On the 23rd anniversary of the release of Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix has released a trailer for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, featuring cinematics, gameplay, and music from Nobuo Uematsu. Of course, our boy Cloud takes center stage and pushes the hype for this game over the absolute limit. So jump on the hype train and check out our original coverage to see the game in action in its full glory.

Hotel Afterlife is Sim City with a humorous horror twist

Hotel Afterlife is a city builder set in hell

Afterlife has its own 5-star hotel!

Do you like manager city builder games? How about Halloween and horror? Well, Alrauna Studio will bring both together in their city-builder tycoon, Hotel Afterlife. The game features cartoony graphics and dark humor which makes the game all kinds of charming, despite the fact that it’s set in the bowels of hell. The campaign will take inspiration from Dante Alighieri’s, Divine Comedy with each level featuring a different circle of hell with increasing difficulty. Be sure to check out our original coverage and watch the trailer and find out more information about the game itself.

A next-gen Ratchet & Clank game rumored to be in development

Next-gen Ratchet & Clank

The lovable duo is set to return on the PS5

One of the most beloved duos seems to be gearing up for a next-gen return. After their foray into the world of super-heroes, Insomniac is rumored to be working on a new Ratchet & Clank game. If the comments from the veteran game journalist Colin Moriarty are to be believed, the game is not too far away and is actually set to be a PS5 launch title. We sincerely hope the rumor is true and the duo further cements themselves as definitive PlayStation icons. For more information on these rumors and more, check out our original coverage.

Resident Evil 8 will probably remain a first-person

Resident Evil 8 First person perspective

Immersive and scary as hell

It’s no surprise that Capcom is looking to further bank on the success of and keep much of what worked for the sequel. The latest rumor is that the game will see the return of Ethan Winters as a playable character and he’ll be joined by Chris Redfield who will heavily feature in the game. Also, much more important is the fact that the game will keep its first-person perspective in order to remain as immersive as possible. The numerous leaks also mention possible game locations, new horrifying enemies and much more. For more on that, be sure to check out our original coverage.

Actors born to play video game characters

Actors born to play video game characters

Hollywood? Why aren’t you on this already?

Have you ever played a game and thought to yourself how a certain actor would be perfect to portray a certain character in a live-action movie? We certainly did and so we made a list of 5 actors born to play video game characters. It’s a fairly short list but you probably won’t be able to argue its validity but will certainly pull your hair at the fact that Hollywood hasn’t made it happen yet.

Zombie Army 4 is out and it’s actually pretty good

Zombie Army 4 Keengamer review

A fun Zombie game in 2020? You must be out of your mind.

As a fellow reviewer, Nick Banks rightfully said: “the (Zombie) sub-genre of gaming has been so done to death (no pun intended) it’s almost a meme by this point”. Well, it seems that Rebellion didn’t get the memo when they decided to make Zombie Army 4. While the game is almost like a reskin of a Sniper Elite game, it’s still a fun co-op offering nonetheless. It’s gameplay variety and customization were highly praised in our review which you can check out here.

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