While this isn’t all of the news that has come this week, it is a sampling of video game news courtesy of Jason Parker of Sportskeeda. Games that launched this week will also be discussed, so fans know what they may wish to pick up. In an honorable mention, TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge has been released, and a review is coming soon to Sportskeeda.
The best video game news in the week of June 13-18
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Crisis Core Reunion are coming
When it comes to video game news, Square Enix did not disappoint this week. The only downside is that while Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is coming, it is not coming until Winter 2023. Square Enix confirmed that the game is on the way and dropped an incredible trailer filled with potentially interesting information.
In addition, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion is coming this winter, fully voiced with updated 3D models and more. Fans of Crisis Core are going to receive a gorgeous game, which will introduce the Final Fantasy 7 prequel to a new audience.
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is finally confirmed by Capcom
Many fans were hopeful for a major announcement from Capcom during Summer Game Fest. There were some fun Resident Evil announcements, but what about Dragon’s Dogma? The classic Capcom franchise that blends Western RPGs with Monster Hunter battles is officially coming.
Hideaki Itsuno himself confirmed that Dragon’s Dogma 2 is officially being developed. There is not much in the way of information about the game as of yet, but the company has confirmed that it is on the way. This is excellent news for fans of the franchise since it seems their patience may finally be rewarded.
Capcom allows Resident Evil fans to downgrade their game
Fans were thrilled that Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 were getting major quality of life upgrades. There was some major backlash aimed at Capcom, who made it clear at first that once the upgrade was applied, there would be no turning back. The backlash came in quick, but this was addressed by Capcom.
Finally, the company reverted on their stance and allowed the downgrade. Fans will also be able to update it again if PC users wind up being able to run the updated version of the remakes.
The bad video game news of June 13-18
Halo Infinite backlash arises over insensitive Juneteenth nameplate
Juneteenth, the federal holiday celebrating the emancipation of the slaves post Civil War, is an incredibly important holiday in the United States. However, Halo Infinite’s developers let a very unfortunate nameplate title slip through the cracks. One of Juneteenth’s cosmetics was named “Bonobo” after an endangered ape.
The backlash was immediate and fierce, with fans furious that it would happen at all. However, the company apologized, saying it was named after a toolset it uses.
Capcom faces backlash for Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 upgrades
While the announcement of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 7 getting graphical overhauls was good news for many, the PC fans were not so lucky at first. Capcom said that once the upgrade was locked in, it could not be removed. This was disappointing as the game also required updated minimum system requirements.
Many fans with weaker PCs would be locked out of games they owned because of the upgrade. It led to a loud portion of the fanbase speaking out, and thankfully, Capcom relented. In addition, the PlayStation 5 version of Resident Evil 7 will not be able to get the upgrade for free, if the user has the free PlayStation Plus Collection version.
Video game releases this week
A few video game releases happened this week, varying in genre. In particular, Overlord: Escape from Nazarick hit PC and Switch on June 16, as a brand-new Metroidvania. Based on the Overlord anime, it brings challenging but rewarding gameplay to both platforms.
TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge has launched on the same date, June 16, 2022. A six-player co-op arcade-style beat ’em up, it’s a love letter to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80s cartoon and the video games of our youth . It’s fun, action-packed, and absolutely worth a pickup.
Other games that released this week
- Overlord: Escape From Nazarick (PC, Switch) – June 16
- Skeleton Crew (PC) – June 16
- TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Switch)
- Redout 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch) – June 16
- Starship Troopers: Terran Command (PC) – June 16
This was just a sampling of video game news that occurred this week. Sportskeeda will continue to bring its readers the latest in gaming news, whether it’s good or bad news. The latest and greatest gaming news will be right here.