The Week in Video Games: I Took A Trip on A Hype Ship Edition

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The Week in Video Games: I Took A Trip on A Hype Ship Edition

What we really want to know is, will this year’s loot boxes be better than last year’s?

| May 16, 2018

4. Sony and Nintendo revise warranty policies

Read more at Kotaku

Last month, the FTC challenged console makers to update their warranties or face legal action. These warranties prevented owners from installing third-party components and peripherals to their consoles. Now, Sony and Nintendo have complied. They revised the language to indicate the warranty is void only to “damage caused by” those peripherals. This is a great boon for repair technicians who might have trouble sourcing parts for these consoles.

 

3. Monster Hunter Generations comes to the Nintendo Switch

Read more at Polygon

Monster Hunter: World might be the current hotness, but Nintendo fans will be getting some love from Capcom in the form of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate. This is a port of the 2016 3DS title to the Nintendo Switch that will arrive in August. The game lets you connect with up to three other hunters over local and online multiplayer. But what’s best about it is cross-platform support that lets you transfer your save data from the 3DS and play with 3DS hunters too!

 

2. Square Enix announced a Monday conference for E3

Read more at VG247

The company that Final Fantasy built is going to make its E3 announcements at the start of the week, rather than during the expo proper, by way of a pre-recorded live stream. Reports are to expect gameplay footage of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a final release date for Kingdom Hearts III, a possible reveal of Just Cause 4 and an unveiling of the mysterious The Avengers Project with Marvel.

 

1. Final Fantasy VII remake won’t be done until 2023

Read more at Destructoid

Ever since it was announced way back in 2015, the Final Fantasy VII remake project has remained cagey about its progress and when we can expect a release. The project has changed hands at least once, and leadership has suggested a revision of its goals. Reports are that at a closed doors conversation between developers, the projected release date is 2023. Which means anyone who enjoyed FF7 when they were 15 will be 41 by then.

 

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