Christmas is very nearly upon us, and here at The Gaming Review, we’re well aware that you guys are far too busy with last minute Christmas shopping and Santa-themed mods to search for all the latest in gaming news, so that’s why we’ve done the hard graft for you, and compiled a list of the most important news stories from over the past 7 days:
- Following his exit from Konami, Metal Gear Solid’s creator Hideo Kojima is set to start working on a new game with Sony.
- New characters for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been announced, with Fire Emblem’s Corrin and Bayonetta’s… erm… Bayonetta, joining the roster. Final Fantasy’s Cloud is also now available to download.
- Activision has announced that Call of Duty points will be brought to Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The points act as in-game currency, which can be purchased for real money. Currently Acitivsion are offering 200 free points for anyone playing the game on PS4, Xbox One or PC.
- Tired of grinding levels? Destiny players can now boost their characters level up to level 25 for a £25 in-game purchase.
- Ubisoft has released Update 1.1 for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, which brings slight visual upgrades, balancing and an auto-kicking system for getting rid of pesky team-killers.
- Nintendo has released a video showing of two new maps coming to Splatoon, called Piranha Pit and Ancho-V Games.
- Rockstar have released a new free expansion for GTA V and GTA Online, called Executives and Other Criminals. The expansion features new game modes, properties, vehicles, weapons and VIP and bodyguard dynamics.
- Microsoft has announced a further 16 Xbox 360 games that will be available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility, including Fable III, Portal: Still Alive, Halo: Reach and Splosion Man, with more on the way.
- Capybara games has announced that Xbox One indie title Below has been delayed until 2016.
- Meanwhile Bethesda have also revealed their upcoming collectible card game Elder Scrolls Legends has been pushed back until 2016.
- Psyonix’s hit car-football game Rocket League has already raked in $50 million dollars since its release on PS4 and PC, with the Xbox One version set to go on sale February 2016.
- Coleco has released a new console aimed at retro-gaming lovers. The COLECO Chameleon is a cartridge-based system which wil play 8-, 16- and 32-bit games.
Finally, the top games released this week are:
- Elite Dangerous: Horizons – PC
- Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star – PC
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5 – Xbox 360, PS3
- Minecraft: Wii U Edition – Wii U
- Turok Remastered – PC
- The Escapists – Xbox 360