This has been a great week for Resident Evil fans. Digital games research company SuperData let the cat out of the bag about the next Resident Evil game, which according to them is set to release this fall. At the same time, the research firm also inadvertently confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
We also received confirmation this week from NetherRealm Studios that long-time Mortal Kombat veteral Liu Kang will be joining the Mortal Kombat X roster. With just a few weeks left until release, the Mortal Kombat developer is releasing information at a rapid rate, so we’re sure to see even more reveals and rumors hit the streets soon.
While we’ve been discussing Liu Kang, Resident Evil and a new speedrun record for Fallout 3, here are a few other stories from the week we wanted to mention.
In the next update for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, developer 343 Industries will be addressing a handful of issues with the game, including improvements to multiplayer ranking. Ranks will be available for additional playlists, and the team is also said to be working on new penalties for quitting and betrayals.
Improving the ranking system, as well as introducing new penalties should go a long way to improve the Master Chief Collection’s current situation. Even though the game plays much better than it did at launch, there are some issues that still need to be resolved before the game is ready for a major tournament, which we expect to happen after the success of the game’s Championship series.
Last month, word broke that Microsoft had canceled a reboot of Phantom Dust, which was being developed by Darkside Games. The reboot was meant to revive the cult classic from the original Xbox, and while Darkside Games is no longer working on it, Microsoft says it still plans to release the game at some point for Xbox One. Microsoft didn’t provide a reason for cancelling the project, or when they envision the game will release.
Phantom Dust is one of the many games being rebooted or remastered for current-gen consoles. With the lack of backwards compatibility on the devices, and the inability for players to outright purchase classic games like they could on last-gen consoles, it seems reboots and remasters will continue to grow in popularity. Hopefully, for Phantom Dust fans, there’s still hope the game will make its way to the Xbox One.
After being named the Game of the Year at the 2015 Game Developers Conference, it looks like Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor may be getting a Game of the Year edition. While there’s not yet any official word on the edition, Warner Bros. did submit the game for a Game of the Year classification to the Australian Classification Board.
We wouldn’t be surprised to see the Shadow of Mordor receive a Game of the Year edition, especially considering the strong reviews it received from both critics and gamers. We at Game Rant gave the game a 4.5 out of 5.
Considering the game is only six months old, we would expect a Game of the Year edition to surface sometime in the fall, or possibly next Spring, given the plethora of new games planned for later this year. Whenever it’s released, though, we have no doubt Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year edition will sell well among gamers.