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12/18/2106 - News This Way Comes...

Welcome to your weekly rundown of the week’s gaming news...

December 13 - Playtonic announced the release date for their upcoming 3D platformer Yooka-Laylee via the Playstation Blog. The announcement came alongside a new trailer for the game. Yooka-Laylee Will be released on April 11, 2017.

December 13 - The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced that Todd Howard will be the 2017 inductee to the AIAS Hall of Fame. Howard has been at Bethesda for twenty-two years and is best known as the Director of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and the Executive Producer for Fallouts 3 and 4. Howard will officially be inducted into the Hall of Fame on February 23, 2017 at the Twentieth Annual D.I.C.E. Awards.

December 15 - Sony revealed a full trailer for Boundless, a game that was shown as part of the keynote sizzle reel at the 2016 Playstation Experience. The game appears to be an indie walking simulator set in a Sci-Fi universe. Travel in Boundless takes place via portals instead of ships and the hook of the game is shaping up to be a player created economy. No release date has been announced for Boundless at this time.


December 15 - Nintendo released Super Mario Run their first attempt at a mobile game. The game is a 2D side scrolling endless runner in which players must time jumps to not die and collect coins. Basically the bare minimum that you’d expect from a Mario game. Of course the minimum you’d expect from a Mario game as better than most mobile games out there.


December 17 - Square-Enix released the first footage of Dragon Quest XI and also confirmed the game will be released in Japan in 2016 but has yet to confirm a worldwide release.


So there’s another Sci-Fi walking simulator coming to PS4. How long until Sony starts trying to make it look like a shooter and a flight sim and twenty other things?