Welcome to the biggest instalment of The Weekly News Roundup so far! E3 2021 has kicked into full gear and will be continuing through the week, so we’ll save those news pieces for a separate roundup. This roundup will cover all the other gaming news – including the Summer Game Fest! Let’s get started!
Informed Pixel CEO Jordan Wharton was able to sit down with the members of NIJISANJI EN’s LazuLight, starting with Pomu Rainpuff! Pomu Rainpuff is a fairly new VTuber who debuted in May 2021 – check out the full interview!
Finana Ryugu is another one of the members of LazuLight, the brand new NIJISANJI EN group, which also debuted last month! Check out Jordan‘s full interview with Finana Ryugu here!
Last but not least, Elira Pendora is the third member of NIJISANJI EN group LazuLight! Be sure to check out Jordan‘s full interview with Elira Pendora here!
The 2D side-scrolling action RPG, Lost Epic, has released on Steam Early Access for Windows, PC. The surprise launch was announced as part of the INDIE Live Expo 2021 and dropped with a trailer that showcased the current build of the game. Learn all you need to know about the game here!
For those who are already in the whimsical world that developers 5minlab created, SMASH LEGENDS is adding new content. The Multiplayer Action PvP will be bolstered by a few interesting things, characters and more! Take a look!
Chivalry 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the first-person slasher, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, is out now! You can watch the launch trailer below, which shows off the epic, intense, and often bloody combat of the medieval multiplayer battlefield. Check out our coverage on the new release!
Following a long and eventful journey, Edge of Eternity is now available for purchase on Steam. A development cycle that included a crowdfunding campaign and a dedicated time inside early access, Midgar Studio’s is happy to arrive at such a monumental occasion finally. Take a look here for more info!
World of Gaming News
Recently, several members of Hololive met up to discuss their plans for the next large-scale Summer Festival event in Minecraft! The event is occurring in late June, and will be a treat for VTuber and Minecraft fans alike! Learn more here!
PC Gamer has unveiled details of the upcoming PC Gaming Show, returning at E3 2021. The show comes with a series of changes and surprises for viewers. This announcement came alongside a teaser video featuring PC Gamer’s Day , so be sure to check out the video and all the news regarding the show here!
On the 9th of June 2021, the VTuber community received a saddening announcement from the official Hololive account. This was the news that Kiryu Coco, the dragon idol of Hololive’s 4th generation would be graduating on the 1st of July 2021. Learn more about it here.
EA’s Game Reveals!
The 9th generation of gaming is about to have its might tested, as the Crysis trilogy is getting a full remaster! Confirmed by EA and Crytek, the Crysis Remastered Trilogy will be engaging on Consoles and PC this year! Get your Crysis fix here!
Battlefield 2042 has been officially announced during a special Livestream event held by EA and DICE! The reveal trailer shows off the impressive game engine, new features, and the new setting! Get your first look at the new Battlefield game here!
Biggest Summer Game Fest Reveals!
The Summer Game Fest was full of a ton of exciting world premiers and updates to upcoming games, and of course, they saved the best for last. The gameplay & release date for the highly anticipated FromSoftware game Elden Ring has been revealed! Yes, it is real! Check it out right here!
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, featuring the popular Borderlands character in a non-Borderlands game, was the first to be revealed! Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands blends the world of Borderlands with an over the top fantasy realm. Learn more here!
Special guest Jeff Goldblum, who virtually joined the Summer Game Fest stage, humorously introduced the world to Jurassic World Evolution 2‘s reveal trailer! Check out the exciting new dinosaur game here!
Even More Summer Game Fest Roundup
Everyone’s favourite chainsaw-handed protagonist Ash Williams is back in Evil Dead: The Game. But this time, he’s bringing his friends from the franchise with him. Better yet, the trailer was narrated by Bruce Campbell himself. Take a look at this epic game here!
Bloodhunt is a thrilling third-person free-to-play battle royale set in the cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade universe. Bloodhunt will allow players to become the ultimate vampire in a very stylish and mature setting that is unique. If you’ve ever had a taste for blood, this may be the best game for you. Learn more here!
With Call Of Duty getting trailer time during the Summer Fest 2021 event, players can expect new content from the next season for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Call Of Duty Warzone. Check out Season 4 here!
SkateBIRD, the skateboarding indie game about doing your best, has received a new trailer premiered at IGN’s Summer of Gaming event. The trailer finally gave us the summer release date, with the game dropping onto PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Check it out right here!
That covers all of the extremely exciting news this week, excluding E3 2021! It may have been the busiest week in gaming, but we aren’t done yet! We hope you found this instalment of the Weekly News Roundup useful in catching up!
The rest of the Informed Pixel crew and I are attending E3 2021 virtually, so be sure to stay tuned to Informed Pixel as we cover the most important news! We’ll have a completely separate roundup ready with all the most significant E3 2021 news in one place!
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