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Weekly NGG: A massive three week retrospective

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What’s going on faithful news fans? As some may have noticed, the weekly NGG hasn’t been updating. Well due to Internet troubles and moving, it’s been hard getting a connection. That said; expect this writer to be ever vigilant in his aim to give the readers the best dang indie source for video games on Examiner. For now enjoy the best news from the past 2-3 weeks.

News

  • Konami’s longtime Castlevania producer, Koji Igarashi, stepped down from the company
  • Seth Killian, a man known for his prowess in developing fighting games, left Sony
  • Half-Minute Hero 2 is getting ported from the PSP in Japan to PCs via Steam sometime this summer
  • A set of GBA games for Wii U’s Virtual Console was announced to release weekly in April including Advanced Wars and Yoshi’s Island for about $* apiece
  • The last-gen Assassin's Creed was announced As AC: Comet and will pit players in the role of Templars
  • The Last of Us is coming to the PS4 this summer
  • A special Nintendo Direct focusing on the new Super Smash Brothers revealed the 3DS version will launch this summer, the Wii U version will be due in the winter, and also revealed new characters such as Yoshi and Zero Suit Samus
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was revealed as a villainous take on the series taking place between one and two and it will release this fall for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360
  • Marvel heroes were teased to be inducing in a new set of Disney Infinity figures
  • Amazon announced it’s Amazon Fire TV system which allows not only streaming videos, but games as well and is only $99
  • Longtime video game veteran, Adam Sessler, left Rev3 Games and is now in charge of a video game consultant firm
  • Dead Island: Epidemic was revealed as a PC MOBA style zombie game
  • Call of Duty Ghosts’ newest DLC, Devastation, will include Predators

Release Dates

  • Daylight - 4/29 (PS4)
  • Alien: Isolation - 10/7 (PC/PS3/360/PS4/XONE)
  • Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Mordor - 10/7/14 (PC/PS4/One)
  • Transistor - 5/20/14 (PC/PS4)

News sources credited to Games Press, IGN, and Kotaku.

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