The Cube-Daily News Update: 5/15/17
Today covers the block for racing games, on top of sequels/general franchise returns. Here are your essential stories for Monday, May 15th 2017.
Phantom Dust’s remaster is releasing tomorrow, and for a low, low price:
Microsoft has been quite for the upcoming Phantom Dust remaster outside of a couple of screenshots and mum mentions, but now Xbox’s marketing head Aaron Greenberg has shared a remaster and price for the title. It will be launching tomorrow for free, all while supporting Xbox Play Anywhere. Phantom Dust originally launched in late 2004 in Japan and early 2015 in North America.
All of E3’s consumer passes have sold out:
The ESA, which runs E3, has released a statement sharing the news that all consumer passes for this years convention have sold out. There were only 15,00o available and cost $250, unless you snagged them earlier for $100 less on the first day of sale. E3 2017 will be running from June 13th to June 15th, this is the first year the convention has sold consumer passes.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 has been announced, with trailers, platforms, a release date, and more:
2013 open-world LEGO title LEGO Marvel Superheroes is getting a sequel aptly named Lego Marvel Superheroes 2, WB Games has shared today. The title will launch on November 14th 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a Switch date to still be determined. Content-wise, it will feature the first LEGO game appearances from characters such as Doctor Strange and Baby Groot. Watch the first trailer below.
A sequel to NASCAR Heat is coming:
704Games and Monster Games have shared that their 2016 racing title Nascar: Heat Evolution will be receiving a sequel titled Nascar Heat 2, set to launch on September 12th 2017 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. While an official trailer isn’t out, there is a contest to choose a cover for the game, you can watch a video for that below.
Redout now has a console release date:
505Games is bringing the upcoming futuristic racer Redout to store shelves on August 29th (North America) and August 31st, the company has announced today. The game will cost $40, release for Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and contain all DLC. Check out a trailer below, and keep in mind that no retail plans were shared for the game’s upcoming Nintendo Switch port.