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Today's biggest news came from the AAA titles, tastes of what's to come from The Last Guardian and Red Dead Redemption 2 and some new modes for Dishonored 2. The rumor mills are hard at work and say Pokémon Sun and Moon is coming to the new Nintendo Switch console. On the indie side there was a delay for a reboot of a classic and on Twitch? It seems chess is the new Pokémon.
The Last Guardian is just around the corner now, and this trailer is being shown to audiences in movie theaters in the U.S. It's a CG treat and we can only hope and pray that after nine years in development the real adventures of the cat-dog-bird and his young companion live up to the cinematic promise.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will be "a big, sprawling, optimistic view of America," at least according to the boss of the publisher backing it. Take-Two head Strauss Zelnick also promised “incredible emotional depth," and even more vaguely, "great story elements and great gameplay elements." It's not much but the developer Rockstar has gone quiet and we'll take anything at this point.
If you were finding Dishonored 2 a little easy, rejoice, because developer Arkane has a Christmas present for you. Next month it'll release a free update that will include a New Game + mode and new custom difficulty settings. “At Arkane we have this philosophy of Play Your Way,” says lead designer Dinga Bakaba. “But it has to be real. We don’t want it to be just smoke and mirrors.”
Pokémon Sun and Moon will appear on the Nintendo Switch in 2017 and is currently in development with the codename Pokémon Stars. Sources say it's being worked on by the Sun and Moon team at Game Freak, a Japanese video game developer with an impressive Pokémon pedigree.
Twitch, the streaming service for gamers, went old school this week with a chess championship. Nearly 70,000 Twitch viewers played against 24 year old German Chess Grandmaster Niclas Huschenbeth, by typing suggested moves into chat and voting, and got soundly beaten… four times.
If you're counting down the days until the release of the System Shock remake add a few more days to the calendar. The crowdfunded reboot of the 1995 sci-fi thriller has been pushed back from December 2017 to Q2 2018. The studio behind the remake is Nightdive, an indie studio with a thing for classic games.