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The Week in Videogames: Quarter Pounder in France Edition

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| May 2, 2018

The Week in Videogames:

Quarter Pounder in France

Edition

By Matthew Arcilla

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This week’s edition of videogame news features a couple of PC games taking the charts by storm, the grand reveal of an eagerly awaited sequel and a French studio taking the French media to French court. You could say they’re not on Frenchly terms.

I’ll show myself out.

Breath of the Wild is the bestest-sellingest Zelda of all time

Read more at Destructoid

Nintendo released its numbers for the 2018 fiscal year, which were fantabulous of course, given higher than expected sales of the Nintendo Switch and SNES Classic retro-console. But the big news is the 9.98 million copies of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That makes it the most successful installment of a series that includes universally beloved games like Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time.

 

Eastward is a Mother-inspired RPG from the publisher of Stardew Valley

Read more at Variety

Set in a masterfully animated decaying world, this surprisingly upbeat and funky game from the London-based publisher Chucklefish is inspired by cult classic console RPGs like Mother / Earthbound and is being developed by Pixpil games, a ten-person studio that draws influence from 90s Japanese animation and are using an “innovative 3D lighting system” to bring that artwork and Eastward to life.

 

CliffyB’s Boss Key Productions has another failing shooter

Via IGN

Read more at Destructoid

It seems that Cliff Bleszinski can’t catch a break in a career outside of Epic Games, Gears of War and Unreal Tournament. Last year, “CliffyB” and his team produced LawBreakers, a multiplayer arena shooter that plays like Quake with anti-gravity mods but couldn’t keep the active player base from plummeting to the ground. Now they have a new game called Radical Heights but even that is suffering a similarly ignoble fate. Maybe third time’s the charm?

 

Frostpunk is a depressing city builder that is selling crazy

Via Steam

Read more at Too Much Gaming

Currently one of the top-selling games on Steam, this city builder from the developers of This War of Mine is a fascinating blend of strategic management and post-apocalyptic survival. In just sixty-six hours, Frostpunk sold over a quarter million copies. Not bad for even a “big indie” like 11 Bit Studios, and in response, they promise lots of post-launch content, free updates and additional scenarios to make the game bigger and better.