Happy Wednesday! What have you been playing lately? I bought Fire Emblem: Three Houses today so I’ll be starting that soon—more on Three Houses below! I started Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order; the top-down view, beat-’em-up arcade style isn’t my usual preferred game, but I love Marvel characters, and I’ll keep playing until I can play as Black Widow and Spider-Gwen. I also started my second playthroughs of Night in the Woods and Firewatch. This time in NitW, I’m choosing to hang out more with Gregg. Did you know you can help Gregg move a couch and also go on a crossbow-shooting adventure together? Let us know on Twitter what games you’re playing!
Here’s recent news that’s been on our minds, and check back every Wednesday for more on the latest news in games!
NBA 2K20 Announces WNBA Players and Teams
For the first time in its 20-year history, the NBA 2K series will have WNBA players and teams in the game. I cried happy tears watching this video, so just watch it:
— NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) August 8, 2019
The announcement was met with some sexist hate, but moderators on sites like Reddit are thankfully not letting those trolls have a presence. I really enjoyed this post by NBA 2K producer Felicia Steenhouse and Lead Character Artist Ann Sidenblad about creating the game, including doing motion capture with Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart, and more. NBA 2K20 releases on September 9 and I can’t wait to play it.
Proud to be part of the @NBA2K family! I'm honored to help #NBA2K20 pave the way for the WNBA in video games. We continue to break down barriers so young girls and boys can have female athletes as role models #ad pic.twitter.com/h0G1Jr9KiE
— Candace Parker (@Candace_Parker) August 8, 2019
Rumors of the Next Call of Duty: Black Ops Game
While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases this fall on October 25, there’s already rumors of the next unannounced Call of Duty title, this time in the Black Ops line. The rumored game will take place in the Cold War era, as did the first Black Ops game.
Pokémon Will Have Freelance Poké Jobs in Sword and Shield
Pokémon Sword and Shield, which releases on November 15 on Switch, will let Pokémon have part-time jobs at corporations and universities. Trainers can send Pokémon out on specific jobs, where the experience will help them grow.
Fire Emblem: Three Houses Fan Art and Tips
Are you playing Fire Emblem: Three Houses? Since it released on July 26, we haven’t said much about the game on the site yet (you should pitch us about it!), but I wanted to share some links that might interest you.
First, the obligatory “someone’s playing this game at the gym” viral tweet:
this bitch playing fire emblem at the gym lmaooooo pic.twitter.com/hZKbx2YsIq
— Jon (@jonpeito) August 9, 2019
Next, if you know me, you know I’m all about fan art:
— のす (@nosuzatta) August 11, 2019
Lastly, here’s a primer on Three Houses‘ houses and why you might enjoy trying the Black Eagles, as well as a general beginner’s guide.
More News and Links
FIFA 20 will have female managers for the first time. The game releases on Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One on September 27.
No Man’s Sky has a new social hub where you can team up on 32-player missions.
You can kill a scary enemy in Resident Evil 4 by kicking open a door and hitting them with it repeatedly.
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent