Gaming News Roundup – June 5
Fallout 76 Has Been Announced, But What Is It?
Surprisingly, a new Fallout has been announced. Fallout 76 is the next installment in the Fallout series and we have very little information to go off of besides speculation and rumors. Some insiders have strong intel that Fallout 76 may be more online-based than the previous titles. Kotaku’s sources claim that it’ll be an online survival RPG, which given Fallout‘s setting, would make a lot of sense for the post-apocalyptic series. You can read it in more detail here. If true, this sounds pretty rad! What we do know for sure is that this game will be featuring the very first vault in Fallout lore, Vault 76. You can check out the teaser for it here and possibly find more clues.
Next Assassin’s Creed Game
It looks like Assassin’s Creed may be going back to its yearly release schedule despite the massive success and praise Origins got for how much more work they put into it. It may be a bit disappointing to some, but hopefully they do a great job building off of the new foundation that Origins had without getting stale again. We don’t have many details besides the fact that it’ll be set in Greece and that it’s titled Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. The official Assassin’s Creed Twitter released a small teaser saying, “See you at E3!”, so we’ll be anticipating more info and to see more of the game next week.
Pokémon, Let’s Go! Looks Great But Is Just Okay
Pokémon is finally coming to the Switch! A trailer released last week, announcing and giving us a great look at Pokémon, Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee. The game connects to Pokémon Go and will feature Go‘s capture mechanics. The Go influence doesn’t stop there, you can also see Pokémon on the map, similar to the mobile game. You can also bring a friend along with you to capture Pokémon and battle trainers and other players with. The battle system retains the classic mechanics of the Pokémon series, but strangely you won’t be able to battle wild Pokémon, only catch them. The game will be set in the Kanto region and feature the 151 original Pokémon as well as their Alolan forms from Sun and Moon. The two games are Pikachu and Eevee because depending on which one you get, the titular Pokémon will be your companion for the game, meaning they’ll travel with you and you can dress them up.
The game looks exciting, but I’m sure a lot of fans are just waiting for the “core” Pokémon RPG on the Switch they’ve been wanting since the Switch came out. Nintendo says that they’re still working on that to release in 2019, so the wait isn’t going to be too long, but until then, at least we have this. You can see the trailer for it here.
Team Sonic Racing Announced
Team Sonic Racing was announced to be releasing this Winter. Not much info to go off of besides the very short trailer that announced it that you can watch here. It’ll be released on all systems, meaning Xbox One, PS4, the Switch, and PC, and it’s being developed by the same team behind Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, which a lot of people really enjoyed. Maybe we’ll get more gameplay when E3 rolls around, but we’ll see.
That’s the news for this week, a good bit of hype before the giant avalanche of news coming from E3 next week! Excited for Fallout 76, or just confused about what it’s going to be like the rest of us? Intrigued by Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey and wondering how it’ll tie into Super Mario Odyssey? Let us know below! In case you missed last week’s roundup, you can click here to get caught back up. Be sure to come back next week for the coverage of E3, which will be delivered each day, just like last year!