Here we are at the weekend again. Did you step away this week? Here’s a recap of some of the week’s big stories and others you may have missed.
THE BIG STUFF
Square Enix made a big, surprise announcement this week when it revealed that it reached a multi-game partnership with Marvel for Avengers games. Unfortunately, it sounds like these games are a long time off, as Square Enix said it won’t have more information to share until 2018. Square Enix is putting two of its top studios, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, to work on the games. [Full story]
A pretty excellent Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer arrived this week. The video showed off the game’s supporting cast and also teased more of the main bad guy, Archon. Watch it here.
After years of development and rumors of its cancellation, Bethesda’s new Prey game, simply titled Prey, will launch on May 5. A new trailer was released to celebrate the release date news. [Full story]
THE OTHER STUFF
A new story trailer for 2Dark, the next game from Alone in the Dark creator Frederick Raynal, has arrived. Take a look at the video below. 2Dark comes out “soon” for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
To promote the new horror movie Rings, the marketing team got creative and, well, check out the video below to find out how it went down.
The video game voice actor strike has now been going on for more than 100 days, making it the second-longest in the Screen Actors Guild’s history. And there is no end in sight. Get more details on the story here at Deadline.
Deus Ex Mankind Divided’s Breach mode launched this week as a free-to-play standalone game on Steam. Pretty rad. Download it here on Steam right now.
Here is a quick little video that dives into MLB The Show 17’s new Retro mode. It’s a slimmed-down arcade mode that looks pretty cool and fun.
According to an unconfirmed rumor, Rockstar might be considering porting its detective game LA Noire to the Nintendo Switch. This is a rumor for now–read more here at NeoGAF.
IGN has a cool interview up with the CEO of Obsidian Entertainment, who talked about a Fallout game the studio conceived but never released–read the story here.
Surgeon Simulator and I Am Bread developer Bossa Studios has announced a new game, Decksplash. Created out of a gamej jam, Decksplash is a 3v3 competitive game where players “grind, spin, and splash their way to victory.” Check out a trailer for the rad-looking game below.
Have a wonderful weekend!