Gaming News Roundup – June 27: GTA Mods Are Back, Modern Warfare, SNES Classic Revealed
Co-Op Raids Coming To Pokémon Go
To anyone still playing last year’s mobile phenomenon, Pokémon Go, in the next update you will be able to get with a friend and take down the Pokémon in your area together. Not exactly what every Pokémon Go player was asking for (cough, cough, PvP battles), but still a pretty cool addition to the game. Along with the new update is a new mechanic called Motivation. As a gym’s Pokémon continues to defend the gym, it will lose motivation and also CP. Even if you’re not able to defeat the Pokémon, you will be taking a chunk out of its Motivation. Motivation can be replenished with berries.
New Footage Of Beyond Good & Evil 2
After what many regarded as a brilliant CGI trailer, many still wondered what long-awaited sequel Beyond Good & Evil 2 would look like with the drastic graphical style change. In the last week we were able to get a peek at the title. If you click here to watch it, Creative Director, Michel Ancel shows us some early in-game footage and it looks very interesting.
Modern Warfare Remastered Goes Standalone
After what seemed like forever, Activision is finally releasing Modern Warfare Remastered as a standalone product. Fans have been asking for this since it was announced to be packaged with Infinite Warfare, a less desirable game in the series. Ask and you shall receive, it will be released June 27th (not including DLC for some reason), and it will be available for $40. You can see the trailer for it here.
Sega Launches Mobile App, “Sega Forcver”
Fans of the classic Sega games will be delighted to hear that the company has launched a mobile app that will a game launcher that will be getting a classic game every month for free. If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to go back and play classic titles like Crazy Taxi, this is your chance. You can see the trailer for it here.
GTA 5 Mods Are Safe
As I reported last week, Take-Two issued a cease and desist to the primarily single-player mod tool, Open IV. After this ridiculous action, they were hit with backlash with gamers tanking the game’s steam review score and launching a petition to save Open IV. In a recent statement by Rockstar, it looks like single-player mods are here to stay. You can see the statement here, and modders can rejoice. It’s great to see that Rockstar took control of the situation, who wants to play vanilla PC GTA 5?
SNES Classic Revealed
After the would-be success of the NES Classic (if Nintendo had stocked shelves accordingly, it would have sold phenomenally), many were asking for another nostalgia trip, preferable of the SNES era. Looks like Nintendo is listening as they’ve just announced that they have plans to release the SNES Classic, it’s surprisingly coming in a couple months on September 29th his year. It’s also going to come with 21 classic titles:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret Of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island
That’s the news for this week, what did you think? Are you happy to see that single-player mods are back? Are you planning to pick up the SNES Classic? Let us know below, and be sure to come back next week for another roundup.