The Cube-Daily News Update: 7/17/17
EVO goes big on its last day, but Bethesda and Nintendo nevertheless chime in too. Here are your essential stories for Monday, July 17th 2017.
The next BlazBlue game is Cross Tag Battle, set to feature, Persona, RWBY, and Under Night characters:
After multiple teases, Arc System Works has revealed their next BlazBlue title, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, at this years EVO. This series entry is notable for not only featuring characters from Persona 4: Arena and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] but also figures from the popular web series RWBY. On top of this, other details are bare, with the game set to launch sometime next year on home consoles. The last BlazBlue game, BlazBlue Central Fiction launched in November of last year for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, but was moved to PC during April.
Might and Magic Showdown has been delisted off of Steam, with its servers set to shut down soon:
The Might and Magic franchise is a wide spanning series, but even it can be subject to failure/Steam delisting. In fact, Ubisoft has revealed news on the game’s Steam community page that it has been delisted, and that the servers will expire on the 31st of July. However, it won’t be in complete vain, as the game’s team will be moving everything they’ve learned from this game into future projects. Might and Magic Showdown first released this January.
Bethesda is adding Xbox One X support to The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2:
Microsoft has clarified amongst Xbox One X confusion, and has stated that the upcoming Bethesda sequels The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus will support the super-console. This means that the games will run in 4K, either dynamically, natively, or checkerboard wise. Frame-rates have also been unconfirmed, but based off of previous games, its likely they will run in 60. As for the games generally, The Evil Within 2 releases on October 13th while the Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus releases on October 27th.
Splatoon is receiving an anime adaptation:
Splatoon fever is beginning with Splatoon 2 set to release on July 21st, and the series is expanding as a result. Nintendo has revealed that an anime themed off of the game will debut on August 12th, and it will be produced by CoroCoro, known for their multiple mangas. The anime will be based off of the game’s Turf Wars, with Blue Inklings going against other teams. This series follows not only the sequel’s release, but an improved SplatNet service.
Arika, known for their work on the Street Fighter EX series, are developing an all new game:
Not many games go from an April Fools Joke to the real thing, but Street Fighter EX developers Arika have done the exception. They plan to release an untitled fighting game sometime next year for the Playstation 4, which will not only include Street Fighter EX characters, but also new ones too. A beta will take place sometime later this year, and you can watch the first trailer below.