Game industry in a week. July 24-30, 2017 / Games

# INDUSTRY FOR THE WEEK

The collection Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy topped the list of bestsellers in the UK. On the second line the shooter Splatoon 2 started. A bright and colorful game for the Nintendo Switch received high marks in the profile press: the average score, according to Metcritic, is 83 out of 100. The criminal action Grand Theft Auto V closes the top three. The project is the best-selling game this year in the UK: its circulation for the first half of 2017 exceeded 334 thousand copies.

The complete list:

  1. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
  2. Splatoon 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  5. Overwatch
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Fallout 4
  10. LEGO Worlds

On Steam, the top ten best selling games are still topped by the shooter Playerunknown's Battlegrounds – the project has been in the first place for eighteen consecutive weeks, and its sales have exceeded 5 million copies. The second position was occupied by the dating simulator Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator and on the third – a fantasy project in the genre of survival Dark and Light .

The complete list:

  1. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (early access)
  2. Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator
  3. Dark and Light (early access)
  4. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  5. Total War: Warhammer II (pre-order)
  6. DOOM
  7. PGL 2017 Krakow CS: GO Major Championship Mega Bundle
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. H1Z1: King of the Kill
  10. Kingdoms and Castles

20th Century Fox invited Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to work on the adaptation of the cult series Mega Man . The creative tandem will write the script and remove the future picture. It should be noted that Joost and Schulman have worked together for several times in the past: they both worked on the third and fourth part of the "Paranormal Phenomena", the drama "How I was friends in the social network", the thrillers "Virus" and "Nerve."

THQ Nordic will participate in Gamescom 2017, which will be held in Germany, in Cologne, from 22 to 26 August. The company will show games such as ELEX, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, SpellForce 3, Wreckfest and Aquanox: Deep Descent . A new demo version The Guild 3 with improved game mechanics will also be presented within the exhibition. In addition, representatives of the press and visitors of the event are waiting for two announcements of new projects. The first is a role-playing game with elements of martial arts, the events of which unfold in the post-apocalyptic world. And the second project is a continuation of some famous series.

Konami named the projects that visitors of Gamescom 2017 can appreciate. At the company's stand, users can play in action Metal Gear Survive designed for co-op passage in a team of four people and a football simulator Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 . Whether it is worth waiting for announcements of new games is still unknown.

Bluehole and ESL announced the dates for the first e-sports tournament for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds . The event will be held at the Gamescom exhibition from August 23 to 26. The organizers will play $ 350 thousand. 80 people will participate in the championship, who will compete in different formats of competitions: solo, team deuce, two from the first person and teams of four.

Nintendo celebrates the new Switch record: at the end of June, the console ran over 4.7 million devices and is already approaching the 5 million mark. Also, the management of the company quite sales of games for Switch: customers purchased more than 3.92 million copies The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 3.5 million copies Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and more million copies Arms . The revenue of Nintendo for the past quarter increased to $ 1.3 billion, which is 148% more than the same period last year. The release of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes helped increase the profitability of the mobile unit, which earned $ 80 million (450% increase compared to last year).

Online Mode Grand Theft Auto V has become the most profitable digital console project for the entire existence of consoles. According to the company SuperData, the creators of Grand Theft Auto Online earned on microtransactions $ 1,092 billion. Earlier, Take-Two Interactive reported an increase in revenues in the last financial year: net profit was $ 927.1 million, of which half of the amount fell on players actively buying in-game currency. Developers do not intend to slow down the pace and plan to release even more content for the online Grand Theft Auto V.

Blizzard dismissed Russell Brower, the lead composer of the studio and the author of the soundtracks for the games World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 Hearthstone, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down . "As the company grew, the sound department's topography changed accordingly, and the last couple of years were no exception," explains Brower. – Thanks to the successful initiative of "sound decentralization", my current position of the senior executive director and composer is no longer relevant and shortens ". Brower does not rule out further cooperation with Blizzard as a visiting professional. The composer will devote the nearest future to personal creativity and recording of a solo album.

Bungie shared details on what to do players in the open world Destiny 2 after the completion of the campaign. Users will be given access to secondary Adventures missions, which are short stories that complement the main line and tell of the races, various heroes and events that once took place on a particular planet. World Quests will offer already more extensive assignments, consisting of several parts.

In the Lost Sectors missions, players will have to find the zone marked with a special sign first, then enter the underground cave, and then pass the test, fighting with the opponents and the boss. As a reward, the heroes will receive a treasure chest. Also in the game there will be an activity called Flashpoint. These are public events, during which the Guardians have to enter into battle with unique secret opponents. The release of Destiny 2 will take place on September 6th on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Owners of the PC game will be available on October 24.

Bandai Namco revealed new details of the action Code Vein . The developers told about two heroes, Mie Karnstein and Yakumo Sinonome. Miya once used to be a revant, a vampire who can turn into monsters. The girl is armed with a bayonet weapon and travels the world Code Vein, accompanied by her brother, the only surviving relative. Yakumo Sinonome is a former mercenary who also joined the rebirths. The hero is able to turn the sleeves of his jacket into wolves, attacking opponents. The release of Code Vein will take place next year on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Activision provided information on the cooperative zombie mode in Call of Duty: WWII . The campaign is called "Zombie Reich" and will tell a story about Nazi occult occult experiments on the creation of an army of the dead during the Second World War. " In" Zombie Reich "we created an ominous world full of horrifying characters and events that will make you constantly shudder and look back. When developing the regime, our team used an incredible number of myths and legends, – said Glen Schofield (Glen Schofield), head of Sledgehammer Games. – The plot of "Zombie Reich" does not look like anything else. We will transfer the players into a very dark and gloomy world. The impression will be frightening. ". The main characters will be a few soldiers who will reveal the plans of the Axis forces and destroy the research laboratory. Appearances and voices will be given to such famous actors as David Tennant (Doctor Who, Murder on the Beach), Elodi Jung (Daredevil), Katherine Vinnik (The Vikings, Dark Tower), Udo Kir (" Blade "," Iron Sky ") and Wing Rames (" The Dawn of the Dead "). The release of Call of Duty: WWII will take place on November 3 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The authors Dragon Quest XI told why the game will not be voice acting characters. The team of developers has repeatedly discussed the question of whether it is necessary to give the characters a voice, and came to the conclusion that it is better to stick to the canons of the series. All parts of the Dragon Quest, except for the remake of Dragon Quest VIII on 3DS, were without voice recording. Also, this would require additional time and would not allow the creators to make adjustments to the scenario: the creator of the series Yuji Horii (Yuuji Horii) admits that he almost until the last day supplemented and refined the details of the plot. The release of the project in Japan will be held on July 29 on PlayStation 4 and 3DS, later the game will also appear on the Switch. European release date has not yet been announced.

Ubisoft talked about further development plans Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands . In the fall, developers will add to the game PvP-mode Ghost War, designed to confront two teams of four. The main task is to destroy all the enemy fighters. The battles will unfold on large maps, where participants will explore the terrain and competently build tactics. Each class of heroes will be assigned a certain role. In Ghost War, users expect innovations in game mechanics: in particular, agents can fire on suppression, and also use sound indicators. Open beta testing mode will be held until the end of August. To take part in it will be able to all the owners of the game on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Electronic Arts will release a life simulator The Sims 4 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The game will go on sale November 17 in the standard and expanded edition of The Sims 4 Deluxe Party Edition. The latter includes a set for parties: bar, laser show, festive costumes and hats. Anyone who prepares a preliminary order for any version of the project will receive an addition "Patio" dedicated to the arrangement of an outdoor recreation area. The developers note that all previously released collections of additional content on the PC will be released on consoles after the release of the game.

A futuristic sports simulation Sparc will go on sale August 29 on the PlayStation VR. When the game becomes available to owners of virtual reality helmets Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, has not yet been reported. In the project, users have to throw each other a virtual ball, trying to hit the opponent. From the attacks of the enemy, you can try to dodge or shield off.

Reissue Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for Nintendo Switch will be released on September 12th. Users will be able to access a single campaign, a cooperative mode that supports up to 4 participants, and a Kung Foot tournament. Events Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition unfolds in a magical world where Rayman and his friends need to uncover the secret of the mysterious paintings and save the Crossroads of Dreams.

Rebellion announced the release date of the re-release Rogue Trooper Redux . Owners of PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to purchase the game on October 17. The project will also be released on the Nintendo Switch, but the release date for this platform is not yet reported. An updated version of the shooter will get improved graphics, special effects and lighting.

Tripwire Interactive reported that the shooter Killing Floor 2 will be released on August 29 on the Xbox One. Owners of the console from Microsoft will get bundled with the game all previously released add-ons. Also users will be available exclusive weapon Freezethrower, freezing enemies. The version for Xbox One X will additionally receive support for 4K resolution, improved graphics and shadows.

Techland released a free add-on Content Drop # 0 to the zombie shooter Dying Light . The collection includes a new faction of soldiers equipped with high-quality equipment and heavy weapons, a new suit for the protagonist, weapons and a new kind of zombie mutants called the Bumbler, who operate huge hammers. At the moment, a set of content is available on the PC. On the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the compilation will be released in September.

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