This week in gaming



Blow everything up in Sunset City


Information on Insomniac Games’s Xbox One-exclusive “Sunset Overdrive” was made available this week via the official Xbox YouTube channel.

The game focuses heavily on movement and traversal of Sunset City while the player blows up zombie-like enemies in the most bombastic ways possible. Wallrunning, grinding on wires and rails and traversing buildings vertically are all integral parts of the movement system in the game.

It also has a really vibrant art style with some comic-book elements and lots of bright colors.


Return to Hoenn


A short advertisement was released on the official Pokemon YouTube channel this week revealing remakes of “Pokemon Ruby” and “Pokemon Sapphire” for the Nintendo 3DS. Watch the 30-second ad here.

The games, which are titled “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Pokemon Alpha Sapphire,” will be full remakes of the Gameboy Advance games from 2003, but will be played in a three-dimensional world similar to last year’s “Pokemon Black” and “Pokemon White” games.

Very little in known of the games at this time aside from a November 2014 worldwide release window.

Never say Neversoft again

Neversoft will merge with Inifinity Ward and it’s name will be retired.


GiantBomb reported this week that “Call of Duty” series developer Infinity Ward and Neversoft, developers of the “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” series, will be merged into one. The new combined studio will be called Infinity Ward, and the Neversoft name will be retired, according to the report.

The merger comes after Neversoft played a hand in Infinity Ward’s development of “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” The higher ups at Activision apparently decided that the two studios worked so well together that they should become one super studio.

Neversoft studio head Joel Jewett and studio director Scott Pease have decided to retire from making games seemingly as a result of this news.