An exciting summer of video game news is right around the corner with Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Games Showcase, long-awaited DLC for a beloved Star Wars game has an unfortunate update, and another Insomniac game is slated to launch on PC. Today, Game Rant’s weekly recap takes a look at some of the most notable headlines from the past week.
Silent Hill’s newest endeavors are stepping further into the light, more details are trickling in about the enigmatic Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, and Street Fighter 6 seems to be ticking all the right boxes for fans of Street Fighter and fighting games alike. All that and more in this week’s roundup of games industry news.
Fable Teased for Next Weekend’s Xbox Games Showcase
This month’s Xbox Games Showcase might be a standout event for under-marketed first-party IPs if recent teases and announcements are anything to go on, particularly due to the fact that Fable just received an explicit tease for the Xbox Games Showcase and new details can now be expected about it there.
Silent Hill: Ascension’s Characters Revealed in New Cinematic Trailer
Silent Hill: Ascension is easily the most enigmatic and intriguing entry to come of the franchise’s newfound revival. Few concrete details are still known about it being a series that fans influence, but Silent Hill: Ascension’s new cinematic trailer gives a look at the characters that fans will have an effect on.
Star Wars: KOTOR 2’s Cut Content DLC for Switch Canceled
Star Wars: KOTOR has always been revered as an incredible BioWare RPG, but its sequel hasn’t always met the same standard of quality for many reasons. On Switch, one of the reasons to purchase KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords, for example, was for a DLC that has been promised to appear for a long time. Unfortunately, KOTOR 2’s Cut Content DLC has ultimately been canceled, though fans are given a bit of consolation with the ability to receive a free Star Wars game key with proof of purchase.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart Coming to PC This Summer
It is no longer a monumental surprise when PlayStation-exclusive games make their way to PC. Still, some can be a bigger surprise than others. Insomniac Games has brought its Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise to PC, for example, and joining that multi-platform family is its own Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart coming to PC on July 26.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Teases a Much Wider Scope
As any fan of the original Final Fantasy 7 may already estimate, the second part of Square Enix’s remake will need to expand its scale drastically in order to meet the expectations players have for when they step outside Midgar. According to the game’s director, Naoki Hamaguchi, those concerns will be soothed with maybe not a discernible open world, but a “high degree of freedom” nonetheless that lets Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth’s map open up much more.
It’s an exciting time to be a fan of video games as the PlayStation Showcase has already aired, while Summer Game Fest and the Xbox Games Showcase are right around the corner. Therefore, many opportunities are laid bare for highly anticipated titles to be shown, including the elusive Hollow Knight: Silksong. It will be interesting to see which showcases outdo the others, and each will hopefully have been able to bring something phenomenal to the table for fans to look forward to.
Movies & TV
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is out now, and in celebration of everything that makes it unique as a sequel, it may be fun to take a look back at what made Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse so special as an original installment.
Diablo 4 doesn’t have its full official launch until next week, but many fans are already well underway in their epic adventure through Sanctuary thanks to early access via certain editions of the game. For those excited to hop in or for those already deep into their journey, it might be in fans’ interest nonetheless to get an insight on preferable PvP builds.
Game Rant Exclusives
Street Fighter 6 makes its stamp as one of many big-name fighting games releases this year, culminating the franchise with improvements over its predecessor while also introducing new modes and features to distinguish its identity uniquely.
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