Highlights with DC FanDom, New Switch, The Game Awards 2020 — Gaming News Digest # 4.08. Part one (Topic)

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Highlights with DC FanDom, New Switch, The Game Awards 2020 — Gaming News Digest # 4.08. Part one


Highlights from DC FanDom, New Switch, The Game Awards 2020 — Gaming News Digest # 4.08. Part one

DC FanDom Major Announcements: Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

At the end of last week, the first part of the DC FanDom exhibition dedicated to Warner Bros. in the DC universe. Among the game announcements, we saw the next two Batman games.

Gotham Knights

The new game teased by WB Games Montreal for so long is Gotham Knights. The main feature - Batman is dead in the game's universe.

After the death of the main protector of Gotham, his four heirs will have to fulfill his duties: Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and the Red Hood. The heroes will confront, as previously expected, the Court of Sov. Heroes fight in pairs in co-op, but a single player is also provided.

The event showed a gameplay excerpt in which Robin and Batgirl recapture the area from Mr. Freeze. Externally, the gameplay is similar to what we saw in the Arkham series. At the same time, the developer confirmed that the game is not associated with this universe and unfolds in its own.

The main difference between the game and Rocksteady projects is pumping. The heroes and opponents now have levels, and according to the assurances of the developers, we will create unique heroes for ourselves. Most likely customization is included.

The game will be released in 2021 on PC, Xbox One, PS4, XSX, PS5.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The second main game at the event was a project from Rocksteady - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

This is a cooperative action game for four, the events of which will unfold in Metropolis. They will be able to play both together with friends and alone in the company of AI.

Starring Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Shark King and Captain Boomerang. All characters differ in their skills and play styles. We will be confronted, as the name suggests, by the Justice League. Alas, nothing is known about the game in terms of gameplay.

The game will be released in 2022 on PC, PS5 and XSX.

New Nintendo Switch to Come Early 2021

The Nintendo Switch is still a fairly young console, so, unlike its older brothers in the face of PS4 and Xone, it is not going to change a generation yet. But if we talk about updating the filling, then this is a completely different conversation. So, information appeared that we should wait for a new version of the console soon.

This is stated in the Chinese newspaper Economic Daily News, which cites its internal sources. The publication claims that production of pro-versions of Switch will begin this year, and the sale will start in the first quarter of 2021. The next switch model will be even more interactive than the previous one.


In addition to Economic Daily News throughout the year, other media outlets have also mentioned the expectation of an upgrade from Nintendo. In particular, The Wall Street Journal and DigiTimes wrote that the next version of the console will receive an improved processor and magnesium alloy casing.

Also, according to the assumptions of the director of the consulting company Serkan Toto, the new version of Switch will support 4K, get more capacious cartridges, and the price of this pleasure will reach $ 399.

The Game Awards will be held online

According to the "good" tradition of 2020, another major exhibition will be held online. Jeff Keely, the organizer of The Game Awards, said that the event will also go online due to the pandemic, but its scale will not diminish.


Also in his interview with IGN, he shared that this could be the largest event he has ever organized.

The Game Awards will take place live without any early recording. The appearance of the event will be similar to the online Gamescom, which kicks off on 27 August. About 38 projects will be waiting for us at The Game Awards.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Gameplay Info

Daedalic Entertainment is currently working hard on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum. IGN shared information about her gameplay and also posted a teaser for the game.

  • The game is an action adventure game where the emphasis is on acrobatics and stealthy movement. The developer compares his creation to Prince of Persia. Gollum is also able to attack enemies stealthily, but this is risky as he is rather weak. It is often better to bypass enemies. To distract opponents, you can throw objects or use the help of allies.
  • The game is not linear - we have to make choices, as well as choose lines in dialogues. In general, we have two paths of passage: Smiagol or Gollum. Depending on the choice, we will change animations, dialogues, sound and in-game situations.
  • There are other famous characters from the original book in the game.
  • Events unfold before and during The Fellowship of the Ring. At the beginning of the game, Frodo still does not know anything about the Ring of Omnipotence, and Gollum in search of him goes to Mordor, where he is captured. From this moment the game begins.
  • Authors do not go beyond the original source in their ideas.
  • The design of the protagonist is intentionally made less repulsive, as the developers want us to feel empathy for Gollum.
  • Roleplaying, according to developers, is not standard. They describe it as a constant ride in a truck with flat tires in an effort to maintain balance and not fall off a cliff.
  • Level design is described as a large hub for you to choose from.
  • The looks and design of the levels will be different from what you might have seen in the Peter Jackson trilogy, as the game is made from the book.

The game will be released in 2021 on PC, XSX and PS5. A severed arm is bad!

Surgeon Simulator 2 Co-op Trailer

The main feature of Surgeon Simulator 2 is a co-op for four people. The new gameplay video shows us how this happens.

A special device shows what the patient needs to do. For example, if his arm came off, this is very bad and needs to be sewn on before the patient runs out of blood! And it doesn't matter that there is only one milliliter of it left - the main thing is that it is there.

You need to distribute responsibilities: someone cheats with a patient, another runs after a new limb, a third wipes sweat from his head with a piece of bread [typical medical practice], and the fourth is to help others.

The game will be released on August 27 at EGS.

Sale started on

The Harvest Sale has started at CD Project RED - During it, you can also pick up the first part of Serious Sam for free. The distribution will last for several days.


As part of the sale itself, you can buy about 15,000 games at a discount. The store also offers another special offer - for the purchase of Iron Harvest you will receive the Sudden Strike 4 strategy for free.

Sale ends on August 31st, but Iron Harvest offer will run until September 8th

This was all the important news from the beginning of the week. Stay tuned.

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Author: Jake Pinkman