Hey! Did you miss episode 22 of This Week in Gaming? It’s cool. You were probably super busy. Here’s what you missed the week of September 2 – September 8.
RESIDENT EVIL 7
Capcom’s releasing two new DLC for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on December 12: Not A Hero and End of Zoe. Not A Hero stars Chris Redfield trying to figure out how to get out of the Baker plantation’s monster-filled dungeons, while End of Zoe reveals Zoe Baker’s fate. Not A Hero will be free; End of Zoe will be $14.99 unless you have the season pass, and then it’s included. Also on December 12, a Gold edition of RE7 will be released with all DLC that have previously been released. Awesome!
THE GOOD LIFE
The murder mystery roleplaying game where everybody turns into a cat at night is now live on Fig to be crowdfunded! The game has a $1.5 million dollar goal, and the campaign will run until October 12. Check out the campaign’s page on Fig for all the juicy details and artwork, since it’s good and you should see it for yourself! As of the time of this posting, they’ve raised $227,434!
HARVEY RELIEF DONE QUICK
Games Done Quick has done it again – they held a weekend-long speedrunning fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey, and raised $229,510.53. Isn’t that amazing? All of the money raised went straight to the Houston Food Bank. Awesome.
BETHESDA’S GOT SECRETS
Bethesda’s Pete Hines dropped a bomb last week at Pax West that there’s an unannounced game scheduled for release in 2017. His quote: “We have a ton of stuff going on, and we even have a game coming out this year that we haven’t even told anybody about yet.” He quickly clammed up after mentioning this, and wouldn’t confirm or deny any details at all. We’re keeping our ear to the ground for this one, and we’ll let you know what we find out.
Pokemon Sun & Moon players will soon get to add Ash’s Pikachu to their collections of Pokemon! Beginning September 19, Nintendo will release special codes on pokemon.com for six different versions of Ash’s Pikachu, all wearing Ash’s hat from corresponding seasons of the show, and all with slightly different movesets. You can only redeem ONE Pikachu, so choose wisely. Here’s the list of Pikachus, the hats, and the dates they’ll be available.
September 19-25: Original Ash hat
September 26-October 2: Hoenn hat
October 3-9: Sinnoh hat
October 10-16: Unova hat
October 17-23: Kalos hat
October 24-30: Alola hat
Rockstar Games announced last week that they would be bringing the 2011 game LA Noire to PS4, Xbox One and the Nintendo Switch on November 14. It’ll also be available as part of an HTC Vive package called LA Noire: The VR Case Files, also on November 14. This new remaster comes with the full version of the original game, all the DLC, performance updates and, obviously, better graphics.
BLIZZARD’S ESPORTS ARENA
On October 7, Blizzard will be opening a state-of-the-art arena in Los Angeles called the Blizzard Arena. It’s opening just in time for the start of the Overwatch Contenders Season One Playoffs.
NINTENDO SWITCH’S SUPPLY AND DEMAND PROBLEM
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said during a Variety event last week that he was not able to say if there would be enough Switches available for the 2017 holiday season. They’re “focused on” making sure the supply meets the demand, but… who knows what the future holds?
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they were releasing Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo 4 to Xbox One as backwards compatible. The development team, 343 Industries, has been hard at work making this possible, and the release should be expected soon. If you aren’t into backwards compatibility, these games are also available as the Master Chief Collection, as well as individually on the store.
SKYRIM’S FREE WEEKEND
Skyrim Special Edition had a free weekend this past weekend (the 7th to the 10th) and, sadly, if you’re reading this, you missed it. But the game will still be 50% off until September 18 (it’s now $20 on Steam instead of $40), so if you’ve been holding your hats waiting to buy the Special Edition, which includes all the DLCs, you should jump on it now.