It’s been a long pre-holiday week, and it’s finally time for the last hours of preparation. You’re likely going to spend this weekend repeating positive affirmations about yourself before your family tears it all away with a look. You’re braving the grocery store lines for those Brussels sprouts you forgot. You’re typing with fingers crossed (which isn’t easy to do), hoping that Amazon’s two-day Prime delivery isn’t a lie this time since you forgot that thing your “insert family member here” can’t live without. Also, not sure if you’ve seen them yet, but we spied a Valentine’s Day display in a store. What the hell? Aren’t we supposed to get endless go-to-the-gym and New Year’s Resolution diet commercials for a couple weeks first?
Take a break for a little self-care and check out some video game news. Soothe yourself with Sora and Mickey. We promise it will help. Here is the latest Gamegrrl news for the week ending December 22.
Are you waiting with bated breath for the Disney fantasy game Kingdom Hearts III? Of course, you are. We’re going to see Toy Story, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Ratatouille, Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Big Hero 6, Lilo and Stitch and more, and it’s very hard to contain oneself. Well, wait until you watch the new Final Battle Trailer for Kingdom Hearts III. You guys, Donald Duck falls down and it’s going to tear your heart into little bits. Kingdom Hearts III is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019. It’s a nice long trailer, so settle yourself in for this one and take a deep breath. Sora will save the day!
Anthem is one of our most anticipated games of 2019, especially since we saw the trailer from The Game Awards earlier this month. Today we have a brand new Legion of Dawn trailer and it’s even more exciting. It’s also pretty awesome to be celebrating a female hero in these games. Here is the info: “In the darkest chapter of humanity’s history, one hero — General Helena Tarsis — rose up to bring us into the light. The brave soldiers who joined her became enshrined in history as the Legion of Dawn. From the seeds of their sacrifice bloomed an entire civilization.” Pre-order the Anthem Legion of Dawn Edition to receive the Legion of Dawn Armor Packs, the Light of the Legion Weapon, access to the VIP Demo, and more here.
Well, here’s a bit of coolness. DONTNOD Entertainment gave us a live-live-action trailer to give us a look at what’s coming in Life Is Strange - Episode 2. It’s some heavy stuff, so maybe get the tissues ready. Life is Strange 2 will launch on January 24, 2019, on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Here is the info: “The two brothers continue their journey into the winter months & struggle against the cold. As Daniel gradually falls ill, Sean decides they must make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover.
“During their stay, they encounter next-door neighbor Chris, a young boy who believes he is a super-hero by the name of Captain Spirit.
Sean insists on Daniel following a set of rules around his power. Will Daniel keep his power concealed or break the rules in a time of need?”
Tune into Just the Facts with J. Jonah Jameson to learn more about the International Mercenary's return! Yes, we have some new DLC for Marvel’s Spider-Man called Silver Lining. You can check it out above. Even cooler? Insomniac Games has added the Spidey suit from Sam Raimi’s first film in the game for free. Not too shabby. Oh, and go see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse while you’re at it. It’s pretty amazing.
505 Games uploaded a world trailer for Control. It’s super creepy. Just watch and read the info below. "August 4, 1964. Bureau Agents discovered the Oldest House, investigating an Altered World Event case in the New York City Subway tunnels. It's a place of power. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary building, a Brutalist skyscraper, but inside it breaks the laws of our reality, unstable, mad and shifting. There are rooms in the building, where other dimensions leak in. We call these rooms Thresholds.
“There is a connection between our minds and the unknown, often hostile, forces intruding on our world. These forces gravitate toward everyday objects: a gun, a television, a house with a reputation for being haunted. So, somehow, we affect these events. We're holding the key but we don't have a clue on how to use it.
“But there's something in us, in the dreams we dream, in the conceptual reality we power with our minds. What's the cause and what's the effect? Are we the starting point, or just a necessary evil in this? We're dealing with dangerous, unknown forces here. We're on a mission to find answers to these questions... or we die trying.
"This is Zachariah Trench, The director of the Federal Bureau of Control.”
Control will be released next year for PS4/PS4 Pro, Xbox One/Xbox One X, PC (digital only).
So, what game news are you the most excited about? Let us know in the comments.