There’s been a lot of new things announced on their way that turn out to not be so new after all!
Old Becomes New Again
Neopets continues their big relaunch run, which includes bringing back many of their old, classic Flash games that have yet to be converted for the modern age since the end of Flash support.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is set to get a sequel. From what has been revealed so far, it will include additional characters such as Squidward and Jimmy Neutron, who were absent in the first title.
On the other hand, Immortals Fenyx Rising will not be getting a sequel. Sources say the attempts at a new, Ubisoft IP unfortunately fell flat due to the game’s poor sales. The game originally was going to be called Gods and Monsters but was re-titled, allegedly trying to avoid potential legal trouble that the Monster Energy brand has become aggressively known for.
Powerhouse Animation Studios is back to animating another Castlevania series, this time with Castlevania: Nocturne, a spin-off to the original animated Castlevania series. It will adapt Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and sequel Symphony of the Night.
Accompanying the series’ revival (again), Fortnite is collaborating with Futurama. Fry, Leela, and Bender will be available to play.
In other news…
CD Projekt Red intends on laying off about 100 people. CEO Adam Kiciński comments that the company is going through a “transformation[s]”, and felt that they were currently overstaffed. Those affected will not be immediately leaving the company until some time next year, and that they will be receiving a severance package.
Microsoft has integrated Venmo has a payment option for Xbox payment systems.
Monster Hunter Now, a mobile game collaboratively developed by Capcom and Niantic, is set to come to mobile devices on September 14. Like all of Niantic’s other titles, the gameplay of Now relies GPS technology, and players have to walk around to collect resources and encounter Monster Hunter’s iconic beasts. Despite a recent, significant layoff that also included the cancellation of a couple of titles, Monster Hunter Now remained one of the projects kept under Niantic’s wing on top of continuing maintenance for Pikmin Bloom, Peridot, and the Pokémon Go.