The beginning of this week was dominated by “The Slap”, but for those of us that know video game > movies, here’s the stuff that actually slapped this week. We’ve rounded up the biggest gaming stories for your perusing pleasure. Happy gaming.

Breath Of The Wild 2 Delayed! Big bummer for fans of the iconic Zelda series. Nintendo announced to a digital sea of open-mouth panting, Beatles-mania level hyped fans that the sequel to 2017’s Breath of the Wild, would not be coming out until 2023. It was originally supposed to come out this year, but after the great Cyberpunk debacle of 2020, fans actually seemed fine with allowing the devs some more time to polish the game. 

New PlayStation Subscription Service! The console wars still burn hot, and unlike real wars, actually help make things better for consumers. PlayStation announced a newly revamped subscription service and fans hope that it will rival the excellent value provided by Xbox Games Pass Ultimate. The new PlayStation Plus launches in June and combines benefits of the old PS Plus and PS Now. The top tier subscription will be a cool $119.99 yearly and looks pretty enticing. It will have a catalog of over 700 games and time limited trials to test a game before you buy.  

Sony

Why does this logo make me uncomfortable? 

E3 Cancelled! It had been previously announced that E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, or “big long ad for new games and peripherals”, would not be held in person this year. This week, organizers canceled the event for 2022 all together. While there are always exciting announcements and odd antics from developers, no one seems to be mourning the loss of a digital event. Especially since Sony and Nintendo have been skipping recent years all together, opting to make their digital announcements elsewhere.   

Niantic / The Pokemon Company

C'mon, what a cutie. Don't you want to capture 20 of them?

New Releases! Big week for re-masters and new editions of some classics.

Next Sunday the 10th is Classic Community Day in Pokemon GO. This one features Mudkip, which means the Pokemon will appear more frequently. So if you’ve been living under a Graveler and haven’t ever tried Pokemon GO, now’s a good time! This event only lasts three hours, but later in the month the new six hour event time frame will be implemented. Good luck out there.

April 5th: We’re looking forward to the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, which combines all nine of the main Skywalker Saga stories, with a ton of added content. The games are excellent, but we still wish these actors would get cast somewhere though.

April 7th: Check out Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition. It’s only $20 to snag this classic RPG on Switch!

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