Weekly News Roundup: Week 50

Happy Christmas Eve!

For those of you who bought an for the holidays and immmediately decided you didn’t want it at all, here’s some news that might change your mind.

Leaked from Poland, a deleted post tells the tale: “Some players prefer to conquer the virtual world with a pad in hand. Others, above all, value the precision of the mouse movements. Others, however, can not imagine playing on anything other than a keyboard. Now, owners of (including S models and the latest X) can choose these accessories and decide for themselves what they will use. “ Master Race”? Thanks to the keyboard support, we can already successfully talk about ‘Xbox Master Race’.” 

That’s what it was roughly translated from Polish. And if it’s to be taken seriously, we should expect Xbox brand mouse and keyboards on store shelves soon enough.

Pokemon

The Pokemon game that’s coming out for the Switch eventually is gather much hype as the months roll on. But now there’s even more hype, because in a photo leaked in a job position posting for work on the title through Creatures Inc., a co-owner of the franchise. You can just barely make out in the corner a textured 3D model of Pikachu on the screen. Thing is, it looks like ol’ Pikachu is existing in the Unreal 4 engine.

That would mean that we could be getting a full 3D Pokemon game, something not unlike Pokemon stadium (in my mind, at least) with third person view while walking through the land. That’s what I always hoped Pokemon would eventually become, let’s hope this is a reality.

Mini Consoles?

The line of mini with the best titles from each era loaded on them have been very successful over the past year. But while Nintendo is still reigning supreme over the nostalgia market, you wouldn’t quite expect a competitor from long ago to make a comeback, would you?

That’s right! Sega is maybe maybe planning on releasing their own line of reimagined mini consoles from the past, due to their recent contract signing with retro hardware producer Retro-Bit. There’s been no talk of an actual console, as the contract was just for ” retro accessories” which Retro-Bit says will have the same original qualities, just upgraded with a USB port and perhaps some Bluetooth technology.

But hey, a boy can dream, can’t he?

The Next Zelda

Nintendo is always looking towards the ‘next big thing’, which is why it should be no surprise to anyone that work on the next Legend of Zelda game is already in development.

A tweet from Source Gaming confirmed the words right from Eiji Aonuma’s mouth…but outside of that we have no other news about the next title in the series.

Seeing as how they’ve spent so much time and effort working on the engine and actual game, it wouldn’t be out of the question for the next game to be coming soon, and by ‘soon’ I mean in the next few years. Seeing as how the last two major titles, Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess both used modified versions of the Wind Waker engine, let’s hope they won’t be too quick to abandon the masterpiece they can definitely add on to.

So

That’s all the major gaming news for the week!

Happy Holidays, and I’ll see you later.

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