New Zelda, Xbox Series X and S Features and Official Release Date - Gaming News Digest # 2.09. Part two (Topic)

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New Zelda, Xbox Series X and S Features and Official Release Date - Gaming News Digest # 2.09. Part two


Also in the news: Assassin's Creed Valhalla release date, previously unknown facts about Amnesia Dark Descent, Just Cause set to make their greatest AAA game.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Breath of the Wild prequel

Recently Nintendo officially announced the next game in the The Legend of Zelda universe, it was the prequel Breath of the Wild, which takes place 100 years before the events of the last game. The development will be carried out by the studio Koei Tecmo. During the announcement, new details about the game were shared with us.

As already mentioned, we have to play a hundred years before the events of Breath of the Wild in Hyrule, among the playable characters Link, Zelda and several other warriors. They will have to confront Calamity Ganon.

The game will be an action game with an emphasis on battles, where you use weapons and various magical runes in battle. In addition, spatial puzzles, crafting weapons and items have not disappeared from the game. The game will also support co-op.

The game launches on Nintendo Switch on November 20th. Now you can pre-order it for 4,499 rubles.

Xbox Series X and S specs. Both consoles will officially launch on November 10

Microsoft has officially confirmed that both of their next-generation consoles will be out on November 10th. They also revealed several details about the younger version of the line, and in general talked about the characteristics of the hardware. Let's start with the details:

  • Collecting pre-orders for both consoles begins September 22nd.
  • The price of consoles: XSX - 45,590 rubles , and XSS - 26,990 rubles.
  • Despite the more modest parameters and dimensions, XSS is not inferior in features to its older brother: it has the Xbox Velocity architecture, supports fast loading and resume functions, is capable of squeezing 120 fps [at 1440p], supports ray tracing using variable rate shading technology and DirectX.
  • For 12 countries, the Xbox All Access program is available - this is a kind of opportunity to take a console in payment in two-year installments for $ 24.99 [XSS] and $ 34.99 [XSX] per month. The buyer also receives a 24 month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate along with it. At the moment, our country is not on this list, but next year the list of regions will be replenished and the program may be available here as well.

Now let's go directly to the characteristics of Microsoft hardware.


We also clearly wrote out for you the main points that relate to XSS.

According to Micromoft, XSS has four times the processing power of the Xbox One, three times more GPU performance, and 40 times more bandwidth than the previous console.

The younger version of the new Xbox also supports technologies such as Dolby Atmos with Spatial Sound, and streaming apps such as Netflix, Disney + and others.

Next generation games will be optimized for both consoles. Smart Delivery technology itself determines which console you have and selects the version of the game for it.

Unknown 10th Anniversary Amnesia The Dark Descent

Amnesia The Dark Descent turns 10 this week on September 8th. In honor of this round date, the developers shared with us previously unknown information about the game on their twitter and a mountain of concept art.


  • The game was originally called Horror Cabinet and was inspired by such films as "Saw" and "Hostel". Book inspirations included Bram Stoker's Dracula, Howard Lovecraft's The Dog, and Carl Zimmer's Soul of Flesh.
  • The funny thing is that in terms of game inspiration, the developers focused on the detail of God of War. Overall, however, to create the overall style of the levels, developers looked to Tim Burton's early films like Sleepy Hollow and Sweeney Todd.


  • A few months after the release of the game, the developers received a letter from a certain famous YouTuber. He or she wondered if the developers would mind if he / she was joking while streaming their game.
  • Among the original monsters, developers planned to introduce ugly human-plant hybrids into the game, such as a vomiting plant-baby or flower-human.


  • But among the people whom the main character could meet were the French scribe Nikolos Flamel, who is listed as the inventor of the philosopher's stone, the famous alchemists Count Saint-Germain and Jabir ibn Hayyan, and to great surprise - Jesus.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Coming November 10

After Microsoft announced that the Xbox Series X and S are coming out on November 10, Ubisoft was quick to announce that they are postponing the release of Assassin's Creed Valhalla to the same day. At the same time, the release will take place not only for Microsoft consoles, it is relevant for all platforms. However, nothing can be said about the PS5 yet, since it does not have a release date for the new Sony console yet.


The game already boasts that its next-gen version will have high-resolution textures, improved rendering, faster loading, smart delivery and cross-saving between Xbox One and Series X and S.

Just Cause 3 is looking for people to make the biggest AAA game in history

The industry does not stop changing, people continue to circulate in it, so the New York division of Avalanche Studios, known for Just Cause 3, is now looking for new artists, designers and managers.


From the description to the posts, we can conclude that the studio is working on another game in the open world, and is looking for people to create, quote: "the greatest AAA game in its history." For example, the job description for animators mentions that they have to raise the quality bar to heights never seen before in Avalanche.

Who knows what the studio is doing now. It can be as a continuation of the adventures of Rico Rodriguez, the sequel to Mad Max, or something new in principle.

That was all the big news this week. Keep calm and keep playing and we'll see you next week ... In the next digests ...

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Author: Jake Pinkman