News Roundup August 7th

by Huey Chewwy in

Horizon Zero Dawn's Frozen Wilds DLC arrives in November, an open beta for Gundam Versus comes to the PS4 in early September, players can enjoy a free weekend of For Honor starting on August 10th, and a happy ending for the creator of Metroid AM2R.

The anticipated DLC has a release date

The months of October and November are always crowded with new AAA titles every week, but what could grab player's attention is the anticipated DLC for Horizon Zero Dawn.  With a new area to explore and enemies to vanquish, The Frozen Wilds will release on November 7th.  As of now, there is no new information to report regarding what the DLC will feature, but more details will be revealed as the DLC gets closer to release.

Gundam returns

When it comes to anime, Gundam is likely in the upper echelon when it comes to recognition. It seems to have been a while since we've had a proper Gundam game unless you count the Dynasty Warrior Gundam titles.  That changes later this year when Gundam Versus releases on September 29th exclusively for the PS4.  Better yet, an open beta will be available to everyone who owns a PS4 regardless if they have a PS Plus subscription or not, from September 2nd to the 4th.  If you're a huge Gundam fan or just looking for something new to try, give this a try when the beta becomes available in early September.

Everyone come play... please?

Whether to promote the upcoming Season 3 content or just an attempt to raise the player base, For Honor will be hosting a free weekend of play starting on August 10th.  You'll have access to most of the heroes (the season 2 characters can be purchased with in-game currency), all multiplayer modes, and the full campaign.  If you're on the fence about For Honor, you have a few days to check it out.

And this is why you continue with your dreams

If you recall, one year ago actually, the fan-made Metroid title AM2R was released on the internet to overwhelming praise.  The unfortunate result of this attention was Nintendo getting involved and issuing a DMCA takedown notice that ended AM2R.  Having your game removed for these understandable reasons is no doubt deflating, but the end result might have justified the means.

Milton Guasti, the creator of Metroid AM2R, revealed on the AM2R Twitter account that he has accepted a job with Moon Studios, developers behind Ori and the Blind Forest.  Ironic is it not?  Milton's job involves working on level design for the upcoming sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps.  This goes to prove that fan games, whether they live on the internet or get taken down, can land creators prominent jobs in the industry.