It’s been a HUGE week in terms of gaming news, especially here at Informed Pixel. From our weekly content, to reviews and a bunch of game news; there’s a good chance you might have missed some stuff this week! So grab yourself a nice hot cup of coffee and lets jump into this massive Weekly News Roundup!
A Timely Review!
“With only a few memorable moments, The Last of US Part II suffers from a poorly executed story direction that betrays both its characters & audience with no worthwhile payoff. Even though the gameplay itself does very little to improve over it’s predecessor, the combination with the incredible visuals, sound design and actor performances truly help flesh out the desolate world. While the the game is overall disappointing, it’s got it’s qualities that help it stand out from the rest.” – Grunt 4500. Go check out the full review where we drive into the nitty-gritty of The Last of Us Part II!
The Indie Highlight of the week goes to Cuphead, the wonderful 1930’s inspired gun & gun game! This indie game is certainly one of the most popular out there, and yet we haven’t spoke of it for years here at Informed Pixel. So now, we’re going to change that as we give Cuphead the spotlight it deserves!
This week’s Game Recommendation is Dead Cells, a Metroidvania-like game that is mixed with Rogue Lite elements. Basically, you play a blob of slime that body snatches corpses, giving you the ability to explore and fight your way through several biomes. Learn more about this incredibly interesting and fun game in this massive blob of a recommendation!
The Highlight of The Week is unsurprisingly yet deservedly Halo Infinite’s gameplay reveal! Come check out some of the overall details about the gameplay reveal here! Also, be sure to stay tuned on this article for even more Halo Infinite related news!
Early this week, Nintendo surprised everyone at their Nintendo Direct Mini with at the announcement of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy! The sequel looks to continue the more of the turn-based central combat and alchemist creations for it’s gameplay. Learn more about the the announcement at this direct link!
Shin Megami Tensei 5 has been given another release date and this time: it’s for real!. Alongside it, the wildly loved JRPG classic Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne is getting a HD remastered; and it’s all coming next year. Come learn more about the games and their new release dates here!
Xbox Game Event News!
The brand new Forza Motorsport has been announced alongside a gorgeous in-engine trailer! With ray-tracing running at 4K 60FPS, this new Forza title will be taking full advantage of the Xbox Series X! Buckle up and get ready to race here!
The campaign for the upcoming FPS game, Crossfire X, has been revealed! With an intense trailer, we were given a decent view into what the story is and how it will work. Cross over to our fire zone to learn more about it!
In an unexpected move truly shocked some of us, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 has officially been announced with a new trailer! This sequel is said to have one of the biggest & seamless open worlds to date with tense gameplay. Come learn it all in this irradiated location!
The psychological horror game The Medium released a new “Dual-Reality” trailer as well! The Dual-Reality system allows players to switch between two realities as they explore the mysteries of the game. Learn about this insanely cool mechanic and how it effects the game here!
If you couldn’t tell by now, many of us are huge Halo fans who are ecstatic for the next instalment, Halo Infinite! It’s a big week for Halo fans as we are finally getting a load of new info that we’ve been begging so much for, so we have an entire section dedicated to it!
First off, on Wednesday July 22nd 2020, 343 Industries released the official Halo Infinite box art prior to any gameplay shown! This will be what we see when the game releases later this year, and it looks simply beautiful! Come take a look at what we think about it!
Starting off the Xbox Games event, a new cinematic trailer for Halo Infinite dropped! Titled “Step Inside”, this new trailer dives into a bit of Halo’s deep lore around the Mjolnir armor. Come take a look at this beautifully made trailer, and how it ties into Halo Infinite and its Lore!
5 years, 5 long years. That’s how long it took to get Halo Infinite gameplay – and it’s finally here. 343 Industries opened the Xbox Games Reveal event with the long anticipated Halo Infinite campaign gameplay, and it looks absolutely outstanding! Let’s take a look at all the infinite amount of gameplay details!
The Weekly News Recap was sure thick this time around, with a ton of new announcements, trailers and gameplay showcases! We know you spilled that coffee from your hype, but that’s okay we did too! What did you think of all the announcements, and what was your favorite piece of news this week? Let us know!
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