GAMING NEWS ROUNDUP: Week of 5/29/17

GAMING NEWS ROUNDUP: Week of 5/29/17

Hey, a new feature!

We here at Finickal decided it's in everyone's best interest if we gave Allen more to write about around here, so he's officially been promoted to our Gaming News Correspondent.

We break our gaming news into three segments.

THE GOOD:

Peep this announcement trailer for Far Cry 5!

Set in the wilderness of Montana, Far Cry 5 pits players against an insidious cult. Little is known about the story, but a few characters have been introduced: Pastor Jerome Jeffries, a gun-toting preacher, Nick Rye, a gun-toting pilot, and Mary May, a gun-toting barkeep. As someone who loved Far Cry 3, I’m excited to see this interesting direction for the series especially after 4 (which felt a bit stale) and Primal (which I didn’t even finish).

Check out this Rise or Fall trailer for Cliffy B's new game, LawBreakers!

From famed game designer Cliff Bleszinski  comes LawBreakers. Combining team-based gameplay with arena combat and gravity-defying acrobats, LawBreakers looks poised to carve its way into the competitive shooter genre. The game is currently in open beta with a tentative release date of 2017.

Look at this trailer for Netflix's Castlevania series!

As someone who still believes that the next big Hollywood craze will be video game adaptations, the news of this Castlevania Netflix series is extremely promising. Coupled with the news of a Witcher series (SQUEEEE!), Netflix seems keen to be on the forefront of good video game adaptations. Let’s hope we aren’t shedding bloody tears when this series arrives on July 7.

Well, now it's time for the less good news.

THE BAD:

Red Dead Redemption 2 Delayed To 2018, But Gets First Screenshots.

There’s not much to say about Red Dead Redemption 2, as Rockstar is notoriously tight-lipped about their games. The news of the game’s delay is tempered slightly by the release of brand new screenshots. After seeing these screenshots, it’s clear that the wild west has never looked so good.

And now, well...

THE UGLY:

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Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Allen Brasch is an aspiring writer who loves good science fiction, fantasy, and horror. When Allen's not writing or gaming, he's talking about all things geeky on his podcast, Devil May Play.