Bombshell’s Gamer Update: Edition 2
Hello my Bombshells! It’s that time of the week for another edition of Bits & Bytes: Bombshell’s personal gaming news post. Bits & Bytes is a weekly post where I share with you some gaming news highlights from the week such as game updates, character releases, tournament news or game sales, etc. So without further a do, let’s jump into another edition of Bits & Bytes.
Mortal Kombat Pack Official Characters
Mortal Kombat 11’s downloadable Kombat Pack had previously released Shang Tsung and Nightwolf as the first two characters, but now they have introduced a total of 6 new playable characters. The official roster and release dates are as follow:
- Shang Tsung (Available Now)
- Nightwolf (Available Now)
- Terminator T-800 (October 8)
- Sindel (November 26)
- Joker (January 28)
- Spawn (March 17)
Others have been rumored for next Kombat Pack such as Sheeva and Ash from Evil Dead, but Bruce Campbell shot down the Ash rumors down on Twitter.
Now with the release of the characters in the Kombat Pack were images that have already caused a stir among fans (not very surprising may I add). The biggest controversy specifically follows the new Joker look. Fans have deemed him to look like a regular go-lucky guy trying to cosplay the joker making him the least bit intimidating. Even though fans have found his look to be sort of wimpy and whatever, the game developers have promised that the Joker’s fighting mode will be another level of sinister and dark. Due to the Joker looking so “normal”, I feel like his dark moves might scare me more coming from a normal dude. I think it could be actually really creepy, but I do agree it would be nice to see them use Heath Ledger’s Joker as inspiration.
Amazon Sale on PS4 and Nintendo Switch Games
Amazon released a new sale for PS4 and Switch gamers to save some money. There is no knowing how long this rare sale would go on so catch it while you can. Below are a list of games for each console with savings and final cost.
Play Station 4:
- Kingdom Hearts III – 50% off – $24.99
- Battlefield V – 62% off – $23.99
- Resident Evil 2 – 37% off – $37.99
- Judgement – 33% off – $39.99
- Days Gone – 37% off – $37.99
- Anthem – 70% off – $18.49
- Mortal Kombat 11 – 37% off – $47.00
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 – 46% off – $29.99
- Jump Force – 37% off – $26.88
- A Plague Tale Innocence – 30% off – $34.99
- Marvel’s Spider-Man – 37% off – $33.79
- Devil May Cry 5 – 37% off – $39.45
- Far Cry New Dawn – 43% off – $19.99
- Nier: Automata Game of the Yorha Edition – 38% off – $24.99
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – 33% off – $19.99
- Just Cause 4 – 50% off – $22.99
- Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – 25% off – $29.99
- Dead or Alive 6 – 50% off – $26.78
- Kingdom Come Deliverance Royal Edition – 33% off – $26.90
- Darksiders III – 67% off – $19.99
- Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition – 23% off – $15.19
- Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age – 40% off – $29.91
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 50% off – $19.99
- Monster Hunter World – 37% off – $18.84
- Until Dawn – 26% off – $14.66
- Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition – 33% off – $31.99
- Grand Theft Auto V Premium Online Edition – 37% off – $28.98
- Pokemon: Let’s Go Pickachu! and Eevee – 25% off – $44.83
- Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes – 25% off – $29.99
- Banner Saga Trilogy – 34% off – $19.90
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 25% off – $45.00
- Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – 50% off – $29.99
- Yoshi’s Crafted World – 17% off – $49.94
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – 17% off – $49.94
- BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle – 40% off – $29.99
- Diablo III Eternal Collection – 33% off – $39.99
One-Punch Man: Road to Hero Launches
The new mobile app game, One-Punch Man: Road to Hero launched on August 22nd on the iOS and Google Play stores. Based off the One-Punch Man anime and manga series, the app follows the story line’s first season with each chapter as playable steps. The second season’s story line is set to come at a later unspecified date. The game will include Saitama as the main character as well as over 50 other characters from the series with the original Japanese voice cast.
Road to Hero is the first game from the series that became available in the west. The game play includes different battle modes that require a range of team compositions so players can develop various skill and character combinations to use for each battle which are turn based and played on a grid-based map. Saitama won’t be a collectible character but rather can be called upon during battles to use his special abilities in limited quantity so its recommended to use only as a last resort in a tough battle. However, characters in player’s rosters can be leveled up and exchanged over time. A console three-on-three fighting game will also be later released called One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows.
Borderlands 3 Won’t Cross the Line
Even though Borderlands has always had a unique humor that those might even find cringy, it has been announced that jokes for Borderlands 3 won’t cross any line and be deemed offensive meaning the jokes can be dark and edgy, but not cruel and insensitive. Humor in general can be hard to deal with because everyone has their lines they don’t want crossed and it is impossible to please everybody. The Borderlands team has decided to think a lot more about what they produced than in the past where they would just kind of do it and move on. Now they are questioning: “How does this joke land with everybody?”, said Chris Brock, producer on the game. It will be interesting to see how the game is perceived after its release on September 13, since some may fear that the game may have filtered itself too much.
Marvel’s Avengers Game Features A.I.M as Villains
Advanced Idea Mechanics or A.I.M debuted in 1966’s Strange Tales #146 is describes as a network of scientist and terrorist arm dealers who have come up against multiple heroes such as Iron Man. Well now A.I.M will be debuting themselves as the primary villain in the new Avengers Game. It has yet to be announced which specific characters from the A.I.M’s comic book roster, but their motives will remain as choosing science over superheroes no matter the consequences. We haven’t seen a lot of A.I.M adaptation in the Marvel Universe yet, so this could be a strong introduction that could lead further into phase 4 of the Marvel cinematic universe.
N64’s Shadow Man Could Be Coming to Nintendo Switch
Nightdive Studios has already revived it’s classic game Turok and Turok 2 making it available on Nintendo Switch. Now Nightdive Studios CEO has teased the possibility of another N64 cult-classic game making a switch to the Switch: Shadow Man. Stephen Kick posted on Twitter that “Shadow Man on Switch is possible!”. Not a lot of commitment to go by, but a possibility is something.
20 years ago Shadow Man based on the comic book series debuted on Nintendo 64, PlayStation, and Dreamcast. The sequel, Shadow Man: 2econd Coming came a few years later on PS2. If they decide to go through with making Shadow Man available on the Switch and not just on PC as it is currently, maybe they will the sequel as well.
Well that’s all for this week’s Bits & Bytes. Comment below any games or topics you would like for me to follow. Also be sure to subscribe to get notified of new posts and stay up to date with weekly news. Until next time my Bombshells, Bye!