Pokemon Sword/Shield, Overkill’s TWD cancelled, more

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How is it going everybody, Adrian Simple here from The Gaming Observer, and this is your Daily Gaming Update for February 28th, 2019. Head over to thegamingobserver.com for links and a transcript of today’s report.

Pokemon Sword & Pokemon Shield announced

A Pokemon Direct came out today announcing the newest generation of Pokemon main series games. They’re going to be called Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, which will launch on the Nintendo Switch in late 2019, so they’re going for the Christmas sales, which they’ve been doing with every Pokemon game since X and Y. The region is called Galar, and it looks very similar to a real-life England, which was very visually appealing, I am quite the fan. The three starters were also introduced as Scorbunny, Sobble, and Grookey. The little gameplay they showed is a return to the tradition Pokemon games, so it likely won’t have gameplay similar to the Let’s Go series.

Skybound cancels Overkill’s The Walking Dead

Despite their previous reassurances, Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been cancelled. Skybound Entertainment announced that they have terminated their contract with Starbreeze, and that all work on the game will cease. Not only is it not coming to console, but it will also be removed from Steam in the near future. They are currently working on figuring out how to release their Season 2 of the game which some people were promised upon purchasing it. This news follows a series of events with Starbreeze seriously mishandling this game, their financials going down the drain, and ultimately having to restructure the entire company.

Evo 2019 lineup released – no Smash Bros Melee

The Evolution Championship Series, otherwise known as Evo, has announced it’s 2019 lineup. Taking place in Las Vegas on August 2-4, this annual fighting game tournament will feature the following: Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Dragonball Fighter Z, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V, Soulcaliber VI, Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, and Under Night In-Birth. Notably, for the first time in a very long time, Smash Bros Melee is absent from this list, which took many people by surprise. They also used a relatively obscure title with Under Night In-Birth and Samurai Shodown is planned for a summer release which means people won’t have much time with the game when the tournament comes around. Regardless, they posted a cool tribute video for Melee, and I’m sure the tournament will be great.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order getting info on April 13th

On April 13th, EA and Respawn will be pulling back the curtain on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. They said that the game will have a fall release, and I’m sure we’ll get many more details about it at that time. After their success with Apex Legends, and the amazing gameplay of Titanfall, I’ve certainly got my eye on Respawn and this game.

That is the news. I’d like to thank Kyle and Gregory for leaving me 5-star reviews on Amazon. You are welcome to send me an email, info@thegamingobserver.com. As always, this update was produced in part by Brandon, who funds the show through Patreon. Thank you very much, have a beautiful day, and Happy Gaming everyone!

 

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