Minecraft Dungeons, Anno History Collection, more!

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How’s it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer for Wednesday, May 27th. Thankfully we are back today with a full slate of news, so let’s go ahead and take a look at what’s up.

Minecraft Dungeons released yesterday, the 26th, let me tell you a little bit about it. This is a spinoff game set in the Minecraft universe which is literally a Diablo-like game. It’s a dungeon crawler, loot focused hack and slash. But of course, it does that in the simplifying and family friendly way that you would expect from the franchise. The reviews are positive on the game, saying that hardcore gamers will find it a little lacking, but is still a fun game to play. It should be especially great with multiplayer, perhaps with a younger member of the family. In fact the Polygon review of this game praised it because it taught his kid all about the basics of dungeon crawlers. Another common theme between the reviews is that while the game may be a little watered down in terms of mechanics, that doesn’t mean its easy, so don’t worry about steamrolling and not having any fun because of that. So anyway, if that seems like your type of game then give it a look, it is pretty cheap at the $20 price tag, and it’s also available on the Xbox Game Pass.

The NFL and EA have resigned their exclusivity deal for football simulation games through to 2025, possibly to 26 if revenue goals are hit. Now its worth noting that this only guarantees simulation games, as in the ones that you’ve already seen from EA. NFL also recently signed a deal with 2K in order to make non-sim games, presumably like an arcade style game. Not much else to say there other than expect to see more of the same.

Ubisoft have announced “revamped rereleases” of four games from the Anno franchise. It’s going to be called the Anno History Collection, which will have new version of Anno 1602, 1503, 1701, and 1404, if you are able to recall any of those numbers. These will include 4K resolutions, multiplayer matchmaking AND saves that are compatiable with the old versions of the game. Whole collection is $40, but if you just want a certain one, it’ll be around $10-15 depending on the game you want.

Coming out on June 5th there is a collection called 51 Worldwide Games arriving on the Switch, and this one seems pretty interesting. They showed this off on a Nintendo Direct at some point, but essentially its all of your favourite go-to games in a neat little package, plus some games that you probably haven’t heard of before. So they’ve got solitaire, mahjong, bowling, uno, chess, connect 4, boxing, poker, and games from non-American regions, so Mancala, Ludo, Hanafuda, and obviously way way more than that as well. These games are given in a nice compact package, with a simple UI and instructions, singleplayer, multiplayer, online, offline, touchscreen, joycons, it’s very flexible, and seems like a staple for the console honestly. Give it a looksie, it seems worth it.

If you are someone who uses Steam, but not the Epic Games Store, you should have your eye on June 18th. On that day, all of the Quantic Dream games that are available on PC will be heading over, so that’s Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit Become Human. I know those games are pretty polarizing, some of them have diehard fans, I would say most all of them have had their fair share of criticism though. Also on June 18th is the Outer Wilds, which is the indie space exploration game that people went crazy for last year. So all those games available on Steam soon, check it out.

Alright folks, that is going to wrap us up for today, thank you very much for joining me.