News Roundup February 5th

by Huey Chewwy in

Get three Marvel LEGO titles all in one package, three more fighters announced for MK 11, Halo Outpost Discovery tour announced, Microsoft Studios re-brands as Xbox Game Studios, invite friends to Sea of Thieves for a week, and new releases for the week.

Keep all your LEGOS together

The LEGO video games are a little more spread out than years past but that isn’t to say there are plenty available on consoles. If your collection of LEGO games is a little thin you might be interested in the LEGO Marvel Collection. As the name implies, this collection of three titles is all about the Marvel heroes.

Not only will you get the full games of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, and LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers, but you’ll also receive the previously released DLC for the titles as well. For one package, that seems to be a pretty good deal. The LEGO Marvel Collection will release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 15th. Sadly, a Switch version has not been announced.

Hooked on you

The MK 11 roster is going to fill up fast before its release in April and an announcement today adds MK 3 fighter Kabal to the mix. Sometimes good, sometimes bad, Kabal is no slouch with his sharp blades that he will absolutely use to decimate opponents. Check out the reveal trailer that showcases his moveset and a fatality that is every bit gory as it is creative. Kabal is not the only announced fighter for MK 11 as Kano was announced last week and D’Vorah who was announced by Ed Boon today on the Inside Xbox presentation.

All that’s missing is the Chief himself

Microsoft is bringing the Halo experience to big crowds this summer with the Halo Outpost Discovery. Think of it as a big exposition for Halo fans and as a big celebration for fans of the franchise. There will be exhibits to see, gaming stations, VR, and even laser tag to engage in.

Unless things change to the schedule, it appears that the Halo Outpost Discovery will only visit five cities this summer. Those happen to be Orlando, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, and Anaheim. With this likely being a hug project, it makes some sense that this would be limited to five cities. More details about the Halo Outpost Discovery can be found by clicking here.

Keep it simple

As they venture further onto other platforms such as mobile, Microsoft is naming its game division under a more simple, more recognizable name. Matt Booty, head of Microsoft Studios, announced that the name for Microsoft Studios will be changed to Xbox Game Studios. Nothing major is changing here other than the name to give the brand are more united name under Xbox.

Sail the high seas, together!

The pirate life can be hard by yourself but with a crew of buddies it makes the experience much better. Sea of Thieves is giving you the opportunity to bring some friends into the game for a week at no charge. Own a copy of the game (physical or digital), obtained through Game Pass, or is part of the Sea of Thieves Insider Program will receive three keys to hand out to other players. This free week begins tomorrow February 6th and goes through February 13th. It also seems that a big update is in the works for launch on March 20th.

New releases for the week

February 5th

Etrian Odyssey Nexus (3DS)
The Hong Kong Massacre (PS4)
Spike Volleyball (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Path of Motus (Switch)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Switch)
Away: Journey to the Unexpected (PS4)
Metlbits World (PS4)
The Occupation (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
RIOT - Civil Unrest (Switch)

February 6th

RIOT: Civil Unrest (Xbox One)
39 Days to Mars (Xbox One)

February 7th

The Division 2 Private Beta (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Observer (Switch)
Away: Journey to the Unexpected (Switch)
Evoland Legendary Edition (Switch)
Ape Out (Switch, PC)
Plane Mechanic Simulator (PC)
Defense Grid 2 (Switch)
Reverie: Sweet As Edition (Switch)

February 8th

Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS)
Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 2 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Pipe Push Paradise (Xbox One)
City of Brass (Switch)
Access Denied (Switch)
99Moves (Switch)