Weekly Video Game Round-Up: ‘Halo 5’, ‘Elder Scrolls Online’, and More

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As we complete each week, we like to look back to the previous seven days and reflect upon a few stories we didn’t cover. This week, we are discussing the PlayStation 4 exclusive What Remains of Edith Finch, the latest Halo 5 audio clip, and more character creation options for those who preorder Elder Scrolls Online.

Here are the stories for this week’s Video Game Round-Up:

PS4 Exclusive ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ Trailer Revealed

Back in December, Sony announced their upcoming exclusive title What Remains of Edith Finch at Sony’s PlayStation Experience event. Since that time, the company has shared little about the upcoming title, causing some gamers to wonder if it’s still on the docket.

Sony dispelled any worries about the game this week when they released a new trailer and screenshots for the game on their blog. And while new information is great, those excited for the game may be disappointed to learn the game is slated for sometime in 2016, at least according to the above trailer.

Even with the game a ways off, it wouldn’t be surprising if Sony shares additional information about the exclusive title at this year’s E3 conference.

Source: PlayStation

New ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ Audio Clip Talks Spartans

Halo 5 Hunt The Truth

As 343 Industries prepares to release the highly-anticipated Halo 5: Guardians, the developer is actively sharing information about Master Chief and the Spartan program through audio clips that come from a journalist named Benjamin Giraud.

The latest Hunt the Truth audio clip provides additional information about the warriors who are a part of the Spartan program, revealing that the program requires that children be separated from their families at a young age. Then, during training, sometimes the extreme training would leave the young warriors with permanent physical disabilities.

It’ll be interesting to see what other information is revealed from the Hunt the Truth campaign before the game releases later this year.

Halo 5: Guardians is set to release on Xbox One on October 27, 2015

Source: Hunt the Truth

More Character Creation Options for ‘Elder Scrolls Online’ Preorder

The Elder Scrolls Online Tamriel Unlimited boxart

Those who preorder Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One or PS4 will receive a special bonus, called the Explorer’s Pack, which gives players some extra goodies for preordering the game. The pack comes with three things: a vanity pet named Warty, bonus treasure maps, and the ability to play as any race, regardless of your alliance.

For those who aren’t aware, at the start of the game, players will have to choose one of three alliances. Each alliance has three different races to choose from, and is housed in one particular area on the game’s enormous map. Those who wish to play in one alliance, but who want to play as a character from a different alliance, will need to preorder the game for that ability.

Elder Scrolls Online launches on PS4 and Xbox One on June 9, 2015. It’s currently available for PC.

Upcoming ‘Gauntlet’ Update Will Make Game More Like Original


Developer Arrowhead Game Studios has announced an upcoming update for their PC action dungeon crawler, Gauntlet, that will bring the game much closer to what the developer originally envisioned.

According to a recent post by Arrowhead’s Emil Englund, the team at the studio was never happy with how the game released, and this update should help make the game better for both the players and the developer.

Englund was weary about how much information he provided, sharing only that the update will provide an additional game mode, and make fixes to the game modes already available, including the campaign.

Wii U Stretch Goal Arrives for ‘Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night’

Koji Igarashi Announces Castlevania Spirtual Successor Bloodstained - Bloodstained character concept art

Koji Igarashi’s upcoming game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, has reached a major milestone stretch goal; one that should make Nintendo fans very happy.

The stretch goal was that Bloodstained would come to Wii U if the Kickstarter campaign reached $3 million in funding. The campaign did so this week, with almost two weeks left to go in the campaign. That gives Sony fans enough time to help the game reach $3.5 million, which will bring a PS Vita port to market.

Source: Kickstarter

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