Also in the news: The Witcher officially renewed for a second season, a new Sonic trailer, a war between players and the creators of Pokemon Sword and Shield, a Yakuza Like a Dragon storyline, and a pinch of Shenmue 3.
Bethesda Opens New Roundhouse Studio
Did you miss the good news about Besezda without mentioning Fallout 76? We don’t know yet how good this news is, but at least it’s definitely not bad. Bethesda Softworks announced the opening of a new Roundhouse studio. Its office is located in Wisconsin, Madison.
The team consists of former Human Head Studio members who worked on Pray 2, which Bethesda canceled in 2014. In 2018, Human Head Studio released The Quiet Man, a game that many gaming publications, including ours, called the worst game of the year.
As it turned out, Human Head Studio had to close, and its former employees turned to Bethesda. The publisher saw their potential and took it under its wing. This will be the second studio to join them this fall. Prior to that, the publisher acquired Alpha Dog in October. Roundhouse will develop projects that have not yet been announced.
World Bosses Ashav Gameplay in Diablo IV
World bosses are one of the features of Diablo 4, which was praised by many journalists who tried out the demo version of the game at Blizzcon 2019. These are especially strong creatures that we will have to kill for a very long time, but they give cool loot for it. This week we were shown gameplay featuring one of these bosses, Ashava.
Ashava is capable of delivering massive blows to the ground with his scions, as well as spitting acid. If the characters die, they will respawn from the last checkpoint in a few seconds, but as the journalists of Game Informer assure, everything will be much more complicated in the release version of the game.
We will be able to enjoy the battles with world bosses unknown when, since there is no release date for the game yet. However, remember that there are five character classes waiting for us.
The Witcher officially renewed for a second season
Today we will have a couple of news on the cut of games and movies, the first of which concerns our favorite gray-haired monster hunter. Last week we wrote that the showrunners of The Witcher are planning to shoot only seven seasons of the series. We also assumed, based on rumors, that production of the second season would begin in December, and we were right.
Netflix posted a picture with two swords on their twitter [apparently whining of people who believe that Geralt has two swords is canon - it was heard].
Season 2 production will begin in early 2020 in London. In total, it will include eight episodes, as in the first season. All actors will return to their roles. The release is scheduled for 2021.
Sonic is back with a new design and music from the original game in the second trailer
In April we saw the trailer for the Sonic movie, and it was terrible. The blue hedgehog looked scary and not canonical at all. The trailer for the movie grabbed a bunch of dislikes, and Paramount Pictures sent it back for rework.
This week we were presented with the second trailer, where Sonic's new design is much closer to the game canon. All changes in the film concerned only the hedgehog, the plot of the picture remained intact. Tyson Hosse was responsible for the new design of Sonic. He has authored Archie Comics' Sonic the Hedgehog, as well as cut scenes for Sonic Mania, and directed the short series Sonic Mania Adventure.
The appearance of Dr. Robotnik performed by Jim Carrey and the scene where the main character and Sonic meet for the first time remained intact. But what has changed [and as for me too for the better] is the music. The Gangsta's Paradise track has been changed to the canon theme The Green Hill from the original game, with an adaptation.
The film will be released on February 20, 2020.
GameFreakLies - gamers accuse the creators of Pokemon Sword and Shield of lies
The #GameFreakLies hashtag is gaining popularity on Twitter. The fact is that the studio has assured the players that they will recreate all the Pokemon from scratch, without using previous models from other games. However, some leaks suggest otherwise.
The community suspected that the studio simply took Pokemon models from Sun & Moon for Nintendo 3DS and inserted into the game. The studio said that this was not true and fake news, and they modeled all the Pokemon from scratch to match the power of the new console. Also in the new game, the studio reduced the catalog of animals to 400, when in the last game there were 900 of them - this was argued by a high graphical leap and supposedly it is simply impossible to transfer them all, and it is difficult to balance this whole horde.
Even before the release, many people got copies of the game, and they began to watch how the studio modeled the characters - the result is not the best. Fans have found that modeling from the days of Sun & Moon has barely changed at all. For example, in the same Bulbosaurus model from Sun & Moon uses 5,372 polygons, while Sword and Shield uses 5,200 polygons.
Fans have concluded that if the number of polygons has not changed in most cases, it means that there were no graphics upgrades, and most likely they were directly taken from Sun & Moon. And this means that the developers insolently lied to us about the updated character design. And there was no reason to reduce the number of Pokemon.
In addition to the #GameFreakLies hashtag gaining popularity, an identical topic on Twitter is gaining thousands of likes.
10 minutes of Yakuza Like a Dragon story
Sega has released a new story trailer for Yakuza Like a Dragon. It's only in Japanese for now, but it's still nice to watch. In addition, a familiar face awaits us at the end - Kazuma Kiryu, the protagonist of the past parts of Yakuza.
We cannot yet say what role is assigned to the Dragon Dojima, but we assume that we will have to fight him.
Yakuza Like a Dragon is the seventh installment in the entire franchise. The game will be released in Japan on January 12 next year. She will get to the rest of the world sometime later.
Shenmue 3 Launch Trailer
Shenmue 3 will finally release on November 19, after nearly two decades of waiting. It seemed that the game would be postponed forever, but no, as Yu Suzuki promised, the adventures of Ryo trying to avenge his father will be waiting for us in a few days.
In honor of the upcoming release, we were shown the release trailer for the game. Recall that the third part will tell only 40% of the total plot conceived by the author.
This was all the important news of the end of the week, stay tuned.
The Topic of Article: Bethesda has opened a new studio, world boss in Diablo IV - this week's game news digest from Cadelta. Part one.