The News Review: Edition 48

Here at The Gaming Review, we know that the modern gamer can be too busy to search through the myriad of articles to find the latest in gaming news, so we’ve done all the searching for you, and put the biggest news stories from over the past week in one simple article.

  • Paradox Interactive have announced the release date for the first Cities Skylines expansion pack, After Dark, which will be available from September 24th on PC, Mac and Linux.
  • Microsoft’s head of Xbox Phil Spencer has revealed that the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility could also include original Xbox titles.
  • Nintendo and Hasbro have joined forces to create a Transformers themed Splatfest for Splatoon, with players choosing between Autobots and Decepticons. The Splatfest will begin on August 28th.
  • Hot off the heels of the Dota 2 International, the Kadokawa Dwango corporation are set to host the Splatoon Koshien eSports series, in which 40 events will be taking place in Japan starting on September 17th. The teams will be competing for a whopping $1 million. Who said you couldn’t make money playing video games?
  • Turn 10 and Microsoft have announced mods for Forza Motorsport 6. These game modifiers work in a similar way perks from Forza Horizon 2, which will make the game easier or more difficult during a race.
  • Turn 10 creative director Dan Greenawalt has said that Forza 6’s multiplayer will help players achieve their perfect race.
  • Driveclubs’ latest patch has added a new Sprint mode, the Renault R.S 01 and has raised the level cap to 75.
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch is set to release on Xbox One on August 26th, with the Wii U version to follow shortly after.
  • EA have revealed more cars that will be featured in the upcoming Need For Speed via the games official twitter.
  • Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege release date has been pushed back even further to December 1st
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 has been announced for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan.
  • Amazon Canada has listed Telltale’s Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Edition, stating the game will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 13th.
  • 343 Industries has showcased Halo 5: Guardians’ single-player campaign at Gamescom, with the campaign being built entirely with co-op in mind, and with the offline campaign being played with 3 AI Spartans alongside at all time.
  • Meanwhile 343 have replied to the fan backlash from a lack of split-screen in Halo 5, stating that the feature was simply not possible.
  • Big Team Battle will also not be available in Halo 5 at launch, however instead the 12v12 Warzone mode will be available to cater for fans of large-scale play.
  • Guillermo Del Toro has vowed to never again work on a video game project following project cancellations.


Finally, the top game releases this week:

  • Toy Soldiers: War Chest – Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • The Bridge – PS4, PS3, PSVita, Ouya, Wii U
  • Final Fantasy Type-o – PC
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 – PC
  • Tales from the Borderlands Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo – PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360
  • Smite – Xbox One

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