The Primal Newscast – Weekly News Recap Episode #6
Welcome to The Primal Newscast where Gaming Instincts goes over the most hottest and interesting news of the week in the gaming industry.
Let’s kick it off with what’s possibly the most exciting news of the week. Obsidian Entertainment is on the verge of revealing their first come after being purchased by Microsoft. The game will be officially unveiled at the Game Awards next week on Thursday December 6th. The main website also has a countdown and artwork teases and it seems that the vibe of the game is very similar to a combination of Bioshock and Fallout 76. We will be live streaming Game Awards as well, so stay tuned to www.gaminginstincts.com and our YouTube channel as well @ www.youtube.com/GamingInstinctsTV.
Casey Hudson – BioWare’s general Manager came out and said that some new information will be shared in the month of december in regards to the next entry in the Dragon Age series which would basically mean Dragon Age 4. This juicy piece of info came from the most recent BioWare Blog and here is the exact quote from it “If you’ve been following these blogs, or myself and Mark Darrah on Twitter, you know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff. Dragon Age is an incredibly important franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to continue its legacy. Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…)” This is clearing referring to either the Game Awards that’s happening next week where Geoff Keighley confirmed that many new game announcements will be made. Also, Back in January of 2018 Casey Hudson stated on twitter that they’ve been reading taking in a lot of feedback for Dragon Age saying that the fans should feel relieved when it comes to story and characters.
Fans who have been eager to play Anthem since it’s initial announcement back at E3 2017 will finally get their chance later this week on December 8 to the 9th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The official registration sign ups for a chance to play the closed Anthem alpha have went up earlier this week after the Fort Tarsis showcase live-stream. EA has also revelead the PC requirements and now you can finally prep and build your PCs to make sure you get those sexy smooth 60 framerates and beyond. The minimum requirements to play Anthem are Intel Core i5 3570 or an AMD FX-6350 CPU, 64 Bit Windows 10, 8 GB of RAM, Nvidia GTX 970 4GB or an AMD r9 390 8GB and at least 60 GB of free space. What you all waiting for? Check the link below in the description to register for the official Closed Alpha test of Anthem.
Earlier this week a tweet post by “Anthony_Robert” started hyping up Resident Evil 2 fans by posting two screenshots of what happens to be a Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo. These images showcase both leo and Claire playable demos. He also tweeted an actual off-screen video of his TV showing Resident Evil 2 Remake Demo App on his PlayStation 4 Dev unit, so there is no way that these images are faked or photoshoped in anyway. With the Game Awards around the corner it wouldn’t be too surprising if this actually get announced or better yet becomes playable on that day for the fans. With that being said, it’s time to get super hyped up for Resident Evil 2 Remake because is coming out in a little over a month and not only that but we have something very special planned for the Resident Evil here at Gaming Instincts as well. So make sure you subscribe and turn on that notification bell for that juicy Resident Evil 2 Remake update here on our channel in the near future.
The first meaty post-launch DLC for Assassin’s Creed Oddysey is finally about to come out on December 4th – Legacy of the First Blade. The first episode is titled “Hunted” and will be available across all platforms. Players will be be on an adventure to find Darius, who was the very first person to wield the Assassin’s Hidden Blade. After “Hunted” is release the next two episodes – Shadow Heritage and Bloodline will complete the first story arc in early 2019. Ubisoft has sated that the post-launch plans for Assassin’s Cred odessey are the biggest and most ambitions they have ever created in the franchise. If you are a a Season pass owner you will get access to two major story arcs including Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. You may jump into these episodes as they get released or just wait until all of them available and experience them in one go. The Season Pass also includes Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation which will both be released in March of 2019.
Earlier this week Ubisoft also have announced an update to another of their well-supported games – The Crew 2. The Crew 2 will be recieving it’s 2nd major update called Demolition Derby and the best part is that it will be completely free and will be released on December 5th, which is this upcoming Wednesday. This update will introduce a new discipline where the racers are required to get the highest score possible in a limited amount of time and it also includes two brand new arenas.
Square-Enix announced earlier this week on their offical Tumblr blog that Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 will be coming out sometime in January 2019. The second episode of Life is Strange 2 is titled “Rules” andmore details will be revealed sometime during this month. If you’re a fan of Life is Strange 2 then stay tuned to www.gaminginstincts.com for your latest updates and remember this is the second episode of Life is Strange 2 out of the total of 5. There will be 3 more episodes coming throughout 2019 once Episode 2 is released later next month.
Earlier in November Grinding Gear Games announced a PlayStation 4 version of their ever-popular ARPG game right after Blizzard’s Diablo Immortal disaster. Many fans of ARPG games got super hyped and laughed at Blizzard’s face for the obvious reasons, but now it seems that PlayStation 4 fans will have to wait a bit longer to play Path of Exile because it is being delayed all the way to February of 2019 due to the amount of needed for the certification process during the upcoming Christmas period, so basically really crappy timing in a nutshell which is pretty sad. The original release date was supposed to be sometime this month, but now that won’t be happening and we all know how packed February 2019 is so Path of Exile will be going against some pretty tough competetion including Anthem, Crackdown 3, Metro Exodus, Jump Force and so on.
Back in September of this year Epic announced Fortnite’s account merging which gave players the ability to combine multiple console-linked accounts to transfer Battle Royale cosmetic item purchases, lifetimw wins, V-Bucks, and Save the World campaign access. This account merging system was supposed to be implemented sometime this month but it’s now delayed to early 2019 and Epic Games have confirmed the delay. Epic has stated that the delay occured to ongoing technical concerns and that they won’t be able to make it and that they want to make sure that this process is throughly tested and works properly before it is released. Epic Games said not to worry as they will keep the fans updated on this feature and give us the goods as soon as everything is working as intended and it’s ready to go.
There are rumors flying around that Sony is possibly working and testing out a new handheld system or some sort of a perhipheral due to patent that was filed in South Korea. The image showcases a game cartrige with a small port on one end and a hole on the other. This seems not to be too far fetched because during an interview between PlayStation CEO John Kadera and Bloomberg – John made this particular statement “In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of it (portable gaming) as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options.”
Our take is that this new cartridge could be some kind of a handheld device, sort of a device that attaches to a main console like the PlayStation 5. Basically think of it like something like the Nintendo Switch but for Sony. It’s really had to say, other than to speculate about it. We will find out what’s truly going on with PlayStation 5 and future Sony hardware sometime in mid of 2019. Stay tuned to www.gaminginstincts.com for your latest next-gen news.
Walmart Canada is at it once again. Earlier this week the retail giant is starting to act funny again. Last year a month before E3 Walmart Canada online store managed to actually leak a couple of announced titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Rage 2, Gears of War 5 and even Forza Horizon 4. Looks like they got a level up and are now either trolling the fans or someone is really about to get fired and be banned from ever getting a job again at any retailer store thanks to the possible potential release date leak of Death Stranding that says June 30th, 2019. June 30th, 2019 is a Sunday so there is no way the game comes out this day, however this suggests that Death Stranding will be out before the 2nd half of 2019. With Game Awards coming up it is possible that we will hear something about it there, since Geoff and Kojima are really good friends and they always showcased new stuff for Death Stranding at the Game Awards.