Last of Us Part II, Fallout 76 helmet recall, more

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from thegamingobserver.com, for Wednesday September 25th. We had a presentation from both Playstation and Xbox today, but I’m recording this before the Xbox one goes live, so I’ll be sure to cover the news from that tomorrow. Let’s get into it.

Everything that happened in “State of Play” (Last of Us, Humanity, more)

Playstation’s latest “State of Play” show has gone up with a swath of announcements that you’ll be interested in. The Last of Us Part II has been given a release date of February 21st, 2020. The story will pick up 5 years after the events of the previous game, and they had a trailer alongside that. The developers of Tetris Effect are making a new game called Humanity, which looks absolutely fascinating. We don’t know anything about it, but it appears as thought the premise is that you control thousands of humans at once in a variety of situations. The trailer was very surrealistic, I thought it was incredible, give it a look at humanity.game. They announced a new limited edition PS4 Pro that bundles Death Stranding, which arrives November 8th. And lastly, Civilization 6 will be showing up on consoles, including the PS4, on November 22nd.

Fallout 76 recalls moldy collectible helmets

Ok I hate to report on this story because I beat it to death around Christmas last year, but I found this hilarious. You see, Fallout 76 had a swath of issues when they launched around the pre-order bonuses, you might remember the duffel bag controversy. Essentially they promised heavy duty canvas duffel bags, and instead gave cheap nylon. In the process of replacing them all, they accidentally leaked tons of personal information from the people who requested refunds. Well, now, we’ve got an even bigger issue that has popped up because its health related. How is that possible you ask? Something that came in those $200 preorders was a wearable collecable helmet. Well, all of these helmets have been recalled by the manufacturer because of a risk of mold. That’s right, the fabric that they used might have mold. If you have one yourself, go ahead and get your full refund but my god how could they screw all of this up so badly. What a PR nightmare.

The Long Dark releasing long-delayed third episode on October 22

The Long Dark has finally announced the long awaited and long delayed third episode to their story. It will arrive everywhere on October 22nd, which is over 5 years since they released in Early Access. And yes, the developer has acknowledged how long it has taken to make all of this stuff, but obviously they’re putting a lot of care and attention into it. He said here “We may not work quickly, but we do work hard, and we hope you – like us – feel excited about what’s to come.” If you haven’t played The Long Dark and enjoy survival games I highly reccomend it. Its tough, but a great experience overall.

Dead Cells hits 2.4 million copies sold

Speaking of indie games, let’s talk about Dead Cells. This is a Castlevania-inspired rogue-like, which did very well critically. You know there’s a lot of games like this out there, but Dead Cells really pulls it off. Anyway, they just announced that they’ve sold 2.4 million copies of the game, with a lot of that coming on the Switch. This means that they have sold 400,000 copies in the last four months, which for an indie game that is a year past official release is incredible. Go give it a look, especially if you’re on the Switch, I’ve heard good things about that port.

That’s all the news for today, I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back tomorrow as scheduled and until then…Happy Gaming everyone!