The week in gaming: Batman: Arkham Knight, Dishonoured and more.

Posted on 26 July 2015
By James Brookfield
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A lot happened this week in the world of gaming, here is a brief summary of the main talking points.

Monday 20th July

Following continual announcements of returning characters, Capcom revealed the first new brawler to feature in Street Fighter V. Named Necalli this new fighter uses a wild, “animalistic” style. His V-Skills is called Culminated Power, a ground pound move to create an explosion, and his V-Trigger Torrent of Power enables him to channel an energy that not “completely changes his personality for a short period of time” but allows him to gain access to new combos, new frame data, and finally a new Critical Art. Capcom released a trailer to showcase Necalli’s fighting style.

Warner Bros have released a new statement regarding attempts to fix Batman: Arkham Knight PC issues. The company have are aiming to install an interim patch that will target some, but not all, of the issues. Warner Bros. state the patch will be available 27 June 2015.

Tuesday 21st July

Resident Evil 2: Reborn, the highly anticipated fan remake, will be available to download for free, this summer. Developed by Invader Games, an Italian indie company, this re-imagining of the classic Resi game uses Unreal 4 engine and includes; overhauled 3D models, over the shoulder camera, particle effects, fresh lighting, improved gameplay, original game mechanics, new textures and animations. Invader games have published two gameplay videos to showcase the new interpretation.

Interestingly Capcom have not made an official statement regarding their opinion on the project. Given the company have recently remade the Gamecube version of Resident Evil 1 and due to the release Resident Evil 0 HD, many speculate Reborn may be shut down due to copyright. Hopefully not.

Patrice Desilets, Assassin’s Creed creator, has announced his next game will be a narrative driven, open world, episodic adventure. Entitled Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey the game will focus on multiple protagonists and explore key moments in human evolution throughout various historical periods. Désilets envisions at least 20 scenarios such as; Chauvet’s Cave, the Wright Brothers first flight, the discovery of penicillin, man on the moon and Dolly the Sheep.

Wednesday 22nd July

Bethesda has confirmed Dishonoured: Definitive Edition will be half price for those who own the original version, from the previous generation of consoles. This offer somewhat favours Playstation owners more as Dishonoured was available for free download as part of Playstation Plus earlier this year therefore meaning anyone who downloaded it also receives the half price offer.

Thursday 23rd July

In more news from Bethesda, Fallout Anthology was announced at QuakeCon 2015. The collection will consist of all five post-apocalyptic RPGs from the Fallout universe; Fallout 1, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3 (Game of the Year edition) and Fallout: New Vegas. There is even an extra disk slot empty, ready for the release of Fallout 4. This pack will be a PC exclusive, scheduled for European release 2 October. North America will receive the anthology 29 September.

Square Enix has clarified Rise of the Tomb Raider time exclusivity for Xbox One will expire after one year. The next installment of Lara Croft’s reboot will release on PS4 “holiday 2016”. Windows and Steam users will receive the game earlier but still during some point in 2016.

Steam users experienced a very pleasant surprise as Scott Cawthon allowed Five Nights at Freddy 4 to be released today, two weeks earlier than planned, because he is, “bad with release dates […] the game is finished.” The fourth instalment of the franchise is priced £5.59/$7.99.

Friday 24th July

17-Bit revealed players can transform spaceships into a mech, at the touch of a button, to radically change the gameplay of the upcoming Galak-Z. When in mech form, gamers can; use a laser sword to slash enemies, block incoming projectiles with an energy shield and use a robot arm to grab/throw objects such as asteroids.