Weekly News Roundup Issue #98

This is your latest Weekly News Roundup. This week we have fresh news on the new Assassin's Creed Valhalla, The Last of Us Part II leaks, Ghost of Tsushima delay, next Call of Duty game, and much more.

Weekly News Roundup Issue #98

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.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been revealed

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Time to be a badass bearded Viking

We’ve know that the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise has been in the works for a long time. We’ve also heard plenty of rumors suggesting that the game will take place during the Viking era. Well, Ubisoft decided to confirm it and surprise us with an imaginative reveal in which famous artist by the name Boss Logic live-streamed the making of concept art for the game. The finished artwork, which took the whole day to draw, revealed the setting, the supposed main character, and showcased just how talented this artist really is. After he was done, the official title of the game was revealed along with the exact time when Ubisoft will showcase the first cinematic trailer. You can check the entire video of Boss Logic drawing the art in our original news coverage.

Horizon Zero Dawn trilogy rumored to be in the works

Horizon Zero Dawn trilogy in the making

Trilogy? Yes, please! And bring flying mounts

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best games available on the PlayStation. Really soon, PC gamers will also have a chance to experience this fascinating blend of nature, tribalism, and sci-fi robotic dinosaurs. With that in mind and the probable success of the port, it’s no wonder many are looking to the future and wondering about possible sequels down the line. According to a report coming from Video Game Chronicle, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games have plans to turn Horizon Zero Dawn into a trilogy with a possible co-op mode from future titles. The report also states that the sequel will be gigantic in scope and will take full advantage of the next generation of hardware. For the full report and more information, check out our original coverage.

Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II have new release dates

PS4 exclusives pushed both back and forward

Ghost of Tsushima coming in the dry month of July

Just recently, the news that The Last of Us Part II has been delayed indefinitely had us all go down into a pit of despair with the first half of the year looking pretty blank in terms of AAA games. Luckily, Sony Interactive Entertainment went all 360 on us with the news that they will release the game during June after all. To balance out this good news, they also announced that they’ll be postponing the release of the samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima for about a month. All in all, we’d say that what we got was mostly positive when you consider that plenty of games have been pushed back all the way toward the back end of the year. For concrete new release dates of both games and more information, check out our original news coverage.

Our Final Fantasy VII Remake review is out

Final Fantasy VII Remake Review

The game is just awesome

We’ve waited for a long time to finally experience the beloved story of Final Fantasy VII in a whole new way. Now that it’s finally out, was it worth the wait? Well, according to our Andrew Highton and his review – it most definitely was. Although not perfect, the game offers everything both the fans of the original as well as new players looking to dive into an expansive JRPG would want. Andrew praised the amazing combat system, memorable characters, stunning visuals as well as the excellent soundtrack. For more details, check out his extensive review where he meticulously breaks down what makes Final Fantasy VII Remake completely worthy of your time.

Next Call of Duty might not be Black Ops 5

Call of Duty next-gen

Not called Black Ops but set in Black Ops universe?

According to reputable leaker TheGamingRevolution, Call of Duty 2020 will not be called Black Ops. It, will, however, be tied to the Black Ops universe in some capacity. According to the leak, some known characters will make an appearance but also the fact that the game could simply be titled Call of Duty Vietnam. Kotaku recently reported that the title was still a matter of debate as the studio is weighing the pros and cons of associating it with a previous entry in the franchise by name. There’s still a long way to go until the game makes an appearance on the next generation of gaming hardware so we’ll wait for a more official confirmation. For more info on the leak and other info on the next CoD game, check out our original news coverage.

The Last of Us Part II major spoilers hit the web

The Last of Us Part II leaks flood the web

The leaks have spread to all corners of the internet

The worst thing that could happen to a story-driven game has happened to one of the most anticipated story-driven games of the year – The Last of Us Part II. The internet is awash by leaked videos showcasing both the gameplay and major story cutscenes at different points in the game. While Sony is trying its best to remove any and all instances of leaked material, it’s a losing battle that’s made worse by people happy to write spoilers in the most unexpected of places. Suffice it to say that if you are a fan of the franchise and don’t want to get spoiled in the coming weeks – it’s best to avoid the internet completely. If you do come across something, don’t let it ruin your day or plans to experience the game in its entirety once it’s finally released.


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