Hi, I’m Jeff and welcome to the The Geek Dojo Weekly for the week of April 29th 2021! This is a weekly video games newsletter featuring my top 5 stories of the week.
Lost Soul Aside looks amazing, Sony and Microsoft are making a lot of money, and Nintendo keeps doing Nintendo things. Let’s get into the news!
Lost Soul Aside Gets a Fantastic New Gameplay Video
Lost Soul Aside is a project created by one man, Bing Yang, from China. The project was originally shown off way back in 2016 with much attention. Shortly after that, he was approached by Sony to help with development, and Bing Yang was able to create his own studio, Ultizero Games. Within the last 5 years, we have not seen or heard anything about Lost Soul Aside, until this week. The official Twitter account was updated with a statement apologizing for the wait and an 18 minute gameplay video to watch.
The new gameplay video set the gaming world ablaze. The game itself still maintains it’s Final Fantasy ascetic, but the gameplay itself looks like Devil May Cry. I am pretty amazed by the showing and I am interested in seeing more for sure. There is no release date or release window just yet, but Lost Soul Aside will be available on PS4, PS5, and PC.
Surprise! Super Mario Party Gets a New Update
Via: Game Informer
Nintendo continues to do Nintendo things. Originally released in 2018, Super Mario Party is receiving a big update. Update v. 1.1.0 will include 70 new mini games, a 2 vs 2 Partner Party mode, and online play!
Monster Hunter Rise 2.0 Update Released This Week
Monster Hunter Rise got it’s big new 2.0 update this week. The update features a great deal of new content including an unlocked HR, Elder Dragons Chameleos, Teostra, and Kushala Daora, Apex monster hunts, and new weapons and armor to craft. The Apex monster hunts are a nice touch as they were only available to fight in the Rampage mode quests. The Apex monsters available to hunt are Apex Arzuros, Rathalos, and Diablos. They will be a bit tougher than their regular counter parts, so prepare accordingly. There is more content that was not necessarily covered in the trailer so you will have to find out on your own. More content will be on the way as update 3.0 will be released in late May. Happy hunting!
Guilty Gear Strive Open Beta 2 Has Been Announced
Via: Guilty Gear
The next Guilty Gear Strive beta will be available on PS4 and PS5, 8pm PST on May 13th to May 16th at 7:59PM PST. All characters, including the newly announced I-No and Anji, will be available to play. Offline versus mode, tutorial, training and online matches will be playable. Some features added from feedback on the first open beta have been implemented as well, such as a rematch function. This is great, because after each match in the first beta, you would go directly back to the lobby and you would have to start the match up all over again. A rematch option is a great addition and gets players back into the game a lot faster. Check out the link above for more details on the beta.
Considering how hard it is to buy these consoles, PlayStation and Xbox and moving a lot of units.
Via: The Verge
Sony has sold a total of 7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles, as of March 31st. This puts the PS5 selling a bit faster than the PS4, as that system sold 7.6 million units as of March 31st. 2014. NPD has stated that the PS5 is the fastest selling console in US history through it’s first five months of availability.
Microsoft’s fiscal Q3 showed a 50% increase year over year. The personal computing division jumped up 19% to $13 billion, and Microsoft has credited gaming as the primary driver of that growth. Hardware was up 232% year over year, for the quarter. Those results are accredited to the continued demand of the Xbox Series X | S consoles.
The Last of Us 3 has a script: IGN
Rumors: Netherealm is working on a Marvel fighting game?: Comicbook Gaming
Respawn wins an Oscar: Game Informer
Yoko Taro is working on a strange new project: Game Informer
iOS PS5 and Xbox S | X controller support is here: Games Radar+
Yoshinori Ono moves on from Capcom: Twitter
Bobby Kotick takes a payout: Game Industry.biz
Jedi Fallen Order gets a next gen update: Polygon
Microsoft lowers PC sales cut: Game Informer
Tuesday, April 27th:
Death end re;Quest – Switch
Wednesday, April 28th:
Second Extinction – Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
Genshin Impact – PS5
Thursday, April 29th:
Total War: Rome Remastered – PC, Mac
Friday, April 30th:
R-Type Final 2 – Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
Returnal – PS5
New Pokemon Snap – Switch
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