News Roundup March 12th

by Huey Chewwy in

The Halo: Master Chief Collection is coming to PC and with Halo: Reach, State of Decay 2 is getting two new difficulty modes, Minecraft coming to Xbox Game Pass, The Messenger set to release on the PS4 next week, Dead Cells has new content coming later this month, and new releases for the week.

Come on inside

Plenty of speculation regarding Halo: The Master Chief Collection on today’s Inside Xbox and Microsoft might have over-delivered. First things first, Halo: MCC is coming to the PC. You can obtain the Master Chief Collection on the Microsoft Store AND Steam, sorry Epic Games Launcher. One caveat is that the Halo: MCC will be rolled out in chunks on the PC rather than all at once. Whether that means within weeks or months remains to be seen.

The next big piece of news is Halo: Reach will be coming to the Halo: MCC as well. If you’re playing on the Xbox One, the multiplayer portion (minus firefight) will be available to anyone who owns the MCC. The Firefight and single-player campaign will be billed as premium DLC. Those on the PC will get the Reach package as the first rollout of the MCC.

Blocks on blocks

Coming to Xbox Game Pass on April 4th will be Minecraft, which seems kind of odd that it is not already on there. Regardless, the addition to Game Pass will no doubt be a welcomed one.

Nightmare fuel

We’ve heard of the term “Choose your own adventure” but not “Choose your own Apocalypse” that Undead Labs is pushing with the next update for State of Decay 2. For those who have played through and mastered the game, this might be a reason to jump back in with Dread Zone and Nightmare Zone.

Getting out of sticky situations will be more vital than ever as the horde size increases and the resources diminish. Getting infected in Dread Zone sees you turning into the undead in only 30 minutes while Nightmare Zone is even more harsh at 10 minutes to turn upon infection. Stuff will certainly hit the fan with these additions.

The path to this platform was uphill both ways

The Messenger will finally be arriving on the PS4 next week on March 19th. The 8-bit Ninja Gaiden-inspired platformer has already released on the Switch and PC so now its time to make its way to Sony’s platform.

Time to die another day

A free update to Dead Cells on the PC adds another level, a new boss, and a slew of fixes/patches. The Rise of the Giant DLC seems rather appropriate for the amount of content here. The Cavern is an all new area for players to explore that houses new traps, deadly lava, and new enemies to deal with. Find your way through the Cavern and confront the new boss waiting at the end. Players will need to reach the Graveyard and search the level in order to gain access to The Cavern. Aside from this new area, a new hidden level is coming as well and beating said level will grant an entirely new ending to the game. Judging by the reward, this hidden level will most likely be hard as hell.

Plenty of other changes are coming to Dead Cells with the Rise of the Giant update when it launches on March 28th. A full page of patch notes can be read by clicking here.

New Releases for the week

March 12th

The Division 2 - Gold Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Division 2 - Ultimate Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
LEGO Marvel Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
Bombfall (Switch)
The Caligula Effect: Overdose (PS4, Switch, PC)
The Wizards: Enhanced Edition (PS4)
Mx Vs ATV: All Out Anniversary Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
Claybook (Switch)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Decisive Edition (PS4)

March 13th

The Arcslinger (PS4)
Baba Is You (Switch)

March 14th

Captain Toad’s Special Episode DLC (Switch)
Stardew Valley (Android)
My Jurassic Farm 2018 (Switch)
Bad Dream: Fever (Switch)
Twist & Match (Switch)
Motorsport Manager (Switch)
Johnny Turbo’s Arcade: Joe & Mac Returns (Switch)
Bonds of the Skies (Switch)
RICO (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
The Red Strings Club (Switch)
Teddy the Wanderer: Mountain Hike (Switch)

March 15th

The Division 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
ONE PIECE: World Seeker (PS4, Xbox One)
Dungeons & Aliens (Switch)
Blood Waves (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
Sephirothic Stories (Xbox One)