The gaming community has been very proactive this intriguing year thus far, with half a year already being a part of history. eXputer‘s initiative to collapse a week-full of gaming news into a relaxing short video has been delightful. The fourth episode of This Week In Gaming is already out, and it captured all the momentous whirring of the gaming community last week.
The episode merges prominent last week’s news into an 11-minute video with mellow music and engaging gameplay in the background. The previous week was full of events; all the good and bad of prior days are discussed in the video alongside a summary that sums up the video’s content.
Starting with the staggering achievements, Tekken 7 has become the most sold title in the franchise, with over 9 million copies already shipped. The title has also pushed overall sales of the series to be over 50 million in numbers.
On the topic of sales, Nintendo topped 2021 with over 9 million video game sales in Japan. Nintendo games made up to 40% of the video game market share in Japan last year. Nintendo played a vital role last week with more amazing news floating about.
My Nintendo Store Listed a demo on its official website for its upcoming hack-and-slash title, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes. Players can download the demo and test the game before purchasing it or pre-ordering as it remains to be released.
Screenshots from the alleged canceled Marvel MMO have surfaced online. The art style of the canceled MMO is parallel to animated movies like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The creative style of the game had potential, but it will never see the light of day, unfortunately. The reason for the cancellation is out in the woods.
According to an accredited industry insider, Jez Corden, Bethesda’s upcoming Indiana Jones game won’t be an Xbox exclusive as once rumored. In The Xbox Two podcast, the insider iterated, “I pretty much know it isn’t.” and “I have never said ‘India Jones was exclusive.” The game will be out on platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox, and PlayStation.
In a surprising turn of events, Jez Corden also stated in The Xbox Two podcast that Tencent is reportedly working on its iteration of the VR headset. He did not reveal a lot of info regarding this alluring news. Tencent has been taking some significant steps recently, but this will be the first time Tencent tinkers around with Hardware. Tencent has made no comments regarding this wild rumor.
Information concerning the Square Enix’s new title, Star Ocean: The Divine Force, will receive more details in late June. The reveal of this information has been delayed from spring to June. Star Ocean: The Divine Force will be the sixth installment in the underrated Star Ocean series.
Moreover, Mario Strikers’ alleged data mine has revealed ten additional character slots. The game may receive ten additional characters through the recently announced free expansion. Data mines are reliable most of the time, but let’s hope this one ends up being legit.
The Pokemon Company has affirmed its best financial year ever. The company made almost double its net profit in 2021-2022. Pokemon is among the most well-known franchises globally, and its demand only appears to grow with time.
Jumping from wholesome to a brutal franchise, Dark Souls Multiplayer is making a return after nearly four months of absence. The servers were switched off due to dangerous vulnerabilities that were discovered. Fans have long awaited the return of Dark Souls multiplayer as fear remained that they’d never see the light of day again.
Spain will be among the first few countries to regulate look boxes. According to the official account of consumer affairs, the country will reportedly be a “pioneer in Europe” in limiting the influence of loot boxes in video games. The officials have not revealed a lot of info regarding how they will tackle the loot boxes.
Last week, several titles were revealed that are getting delisted. The dungeon crawler, MISTOVER, is getting dislited from all platforms next month. Hence, players will no longer be able to download MISTOVER from 30th June onwards, as the service will terminate on this date.
Furthermore, Soulcalibur and Soulcalibur II HD have gotten delisted from the Microsoft store. The first two fighting games in the series cannot be downloaded anymore. Players are left scratching their heads as no one knows which group is liable for terminating the games.
Ghost Recon Breakpoint players on Google Stadia have reported their save files have started to disappear entirely. The save files are wiped clean and replaced by newer ones. The phenomenon has escalated and become a substantial issue for Stadia users, with more and more players coming forward with the same problem.
And the saddest news of last week, Ray Liotta, the voice actor of Tommy Vercetti, has passed away at the age of 67. Ray Liotta’s spokesperson, Jennifer Craig, was the one to bring the saddening news to The Gersh Agency. Ray passed away in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was working on the film, Dangerous Waters.