Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/30/2015

Friday Family Gaming News Update: 10/30/2015

Exciting things happen in the world of video games every single day. Everything happens so quickly that it can be tough for a parent to keep track of. Between work, carting the kids to everywhere under the sun, cooking, cleaning, and maybe (just maybe) getting a chance to sleep for a few hours parents just don’t have the time to keep up with everything happening in their child’s hobby.

If the above paragraph describes you, then we have an answer for you. Every Friday morning EFG will be publishing a digest of some of the biggest video game news that your family needs to know. So kick back with your morning coffee and enjoy!

Sony held a press event at the beginning Paris Games Week that took place from … they made a handful of announcements there that are relevant to families.

They were:

Street Fighter V Roster Complete and Release Date Announced

Street Fighter V has been a big topic of conversation amongst the EFG staff. It is, easily, one of my most anticipated games for 2016.

They announced the final entry to the 16 fighter roster: Dhalsim. He hails from India and has been a regular part of the roster for the vast majority of the games in the series.

They also announced that it will release exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on February 16, 2016.

Sony Announces Boundless

There were almost no details given but they showed a gorgeous trailer for a game called Boundless.

Take a look below.

More Horizon: Zero Dawn Gameplay Revealed

We don’t KNOW that this game will be rates under M yet. So until then I’m going to keep showing the trailers because this game looks awesome.

No Man’s Sky is Coming June of 2016

We still don’t know the exact date yet, but Sony and Hello Games announced a release window for the much anticipated No Man’s Sky. They also released a gameplay trailer that started to give us a little bit more context as to why players will be exploring this vast universe.

Ratchet And Clank Gameplay Footage Shown on Paris Games Week Show Floor

Nintendo Announces first mobile game: Miitomo

Nintendo held an investor’s meeting this past week where they FINALLY announced their first mobile game. Fans who have been looking to play a Mario game on their iPhone will have to wait though.

The first game that they are releasing will come in early 2016 and will be called Miitomo. The announcement was light on details (sensing a theme this week?) but it appears that the game will be, essentially, a Nintendo themed social network with game like elements. It will give mobile games a chance to connect with the people around them to play games and to interact in interesting ways. Picture a super-charged version of the 3DS street pass functionality.

We’ll talk more about it as the release gets closer and we have more details.

Pokemon is coming to McDonalds after Thanksgiving!

The Pokemon Company and McDonalds are teaming up from November 27th to December 23rd. Kids will be able to get one of eight Pokémon figures including Pikachu, Primal Groudon, Primal Kyogre, Lugia, Rayquaza, Mega Latios, Wobbuffet, and Hoopa.

We’re all going to buying a lot of happy meals this holiday season.


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