In the last open discussion for February, we look over the new Pocket Monster games, a potential BioShock anthology, the beta for The Division, and more!
Once again, we’re delighted to welcome you to the Game Rant Open Discussion! As each week comes to a close, we like to round up some of the hottest news items from the last 7 days, and encourage our readers to discuss any topics that have been on their mind, whether they’re related to the news below or not.
This week we’re going over the Pokemon game announcements, Resident Evil getting multiple ports on current-gen consoles, the new overhauled Fallout 4 survival mode, and more!
Pokemon Sun and Moon Are Officially Announced
Starting off with the most recent major event, the Pocket Monster franchise is poised return with its next iteration of core games, entitled Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon respectively. The existance of these titles was actually leaked yesterday, and was confirmed shortly after in today’s Nintendo Direct, which failed to show any gameplay footage but did involve a fair amount of concept art and footage of developers hard at work.
Trainers eager to jump into the game’s potentially new region will be able to do so this coming holiday season. Nintendo has kept everything else about the game under wraps for now, and only time will tell if these red and blue titles are the successors we were hoping for.
Current Generation Consoles Are Getting Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6
Capcom has confirmed that ports of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 will be making their way to Xbox One and PS4 gamers before the year is over. Capcom will get things started with the release of Resident Evil 6 on March 29, with Resident Evil 5 following in the summer and Resident Evil 4 concluding things in the fall. Each title will launch for $20, with Capcom confirming that physical discs will also accompany each game on its release date.
The studio has kept busy ensuring their titles are available on as many platforms are possible, and has already released Resident Evil HD Remaster and Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster on both Xbox One and PS4. 2016 happens to mark the 20th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, leading many fans to believe that the long-awaited news of Resident Evil 7 may be on the horizon.
Fallout 4 Survival Mode Details Leak
The wasteland is a dangerous place, and the Boston Commonwealth of Fallout 4 has no shortage of raiders and deathclaws that seem to be constantly looking for trouble. Bethesda has tweeted that Survival Mode would be getting a complete overhaul, which would add new importance for food and sleep, diseases, new dangers, and more. A recent leak has now shed light on plenty of these supposed features, which do everything from disabling manual saves to adding weight to bullets, just like New Vegas did.
The new survival mode will also introduce things like antibiotics, which need to be used if the player eats things like uncooked meat or drinks unpurified water. Adrenaline, which was previously a standard perk, is getting a complete overhaul as well: the adrenaline perk now raises as players kill enemies, but lowers when player’s rest. If player’s don’t rest, their character will become fatigued and they will have less action points.
It sounds like survival mode will present a real challenge for dedicated fans of Fallout 4, though the release date for this update has yet to be declared.
The Division Beta Logged 6.4 Million Players
Everyone had expected for Ubisoft to announce an open beta for The Division before it became official, but few would have boldly predicated that the open beta would have garnered so much interested across PC, Xbox One, and Ps4. The studio revealed a few days ago that the open beta drew in a staggering 6.4 million players, though they didn’t specify which system drew in the biggest crowd. Ubisoft hadn’t confirmed the exact number of players from the closed beta, but it looks like the open beta may have managed to one-up the closed portion in terms of drawing in new gamers.
In any event, it’s clear that The Division has collected a massive interested from gamers, and many will be filling up the cold streets of New York when the game launches this March 8 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
BioShock May Be Getting An Anthology Release
Gamers may not pay too much heed to one unconfirmed leak, but two may be more than a coincidence: for the second time, a leak has revealed that BioShock may be getting a collective anthology. The Brazil Advisory Ratings Board has officially rated something called BioShock: The Collection for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. This seems to confirm rumors of such a collection after a South African retailer accidentally posted a bundle of the same name back in 2015.
2K Games has refrained from saying anything about the anthology, which would put BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite into one easy compendium for gamers to access. Neither leak has indicated any potential price point for the supposed collection, but with two separate sources pointing to it, we suspect the rumors about BioShock: The Collection have some merit. After all, the Brazil Ratings Board has invariably confirmed game releases before.
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