It’s almost PlayStation 5 launch day and we couldn’t be more excited, so let’s dive into some news to hold us over until tomorrow. Today, Geoff Keighley announced that the nominees for The Game Awards 2020 will be revealed next week, Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered still includes the Marvel’s Avengers reference despite some saying it had been removed, AEW is getting a video game with roots in WWF No Mercy, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on Nov. 11, 2020.
The Game Awards Nominees Will Be Announced Next Week
Geoff Keighley announced today that The Game Awards 2020 nominees will be revealed next week on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at noon ET. You should expect to see various categories like Best Action Game, Best RPG, Best Ongoing Game, and, of course, Game of the Year. The Game Awards 2020 will air on Dec. 10 and will be treated a bit differently this year, due to the ongoing pandemic.
#TheGameAwards nominees coming next week!
Join me next Wednesday at Noon ET / 9 am PT for the livestream announcement of the nominees for this year's show at https://t.co/JhGKODahXK
And see you LIVE on December 10. pic.twitter.com/OkZ3PLTpZL
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 11, 2020
Minecraft Dungeons Will Get Cross-Platform Play Next Week
Minecraft Dungeons is getting cross-platform play very soon, as announced by the game’s official Twitter account today. Players on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One will all be able to play with one another — making it easier than ever to play with friends. Minecraft Dungeons originally came to all platforms earlier this year and serves as a dungeon-crawling adventure, as the name suggests.
Heroes, are you listening?!
Cross-platform play arrives on November 17 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One! It’s almost time to join forces – whatever platform you play on! pic.twitter.com/wDusUWYYOY
— Minecraft Dungeons (@dungeonsgame) November 11, 2020
Yuke’s Confirms It’s Working on an AEW Game
Following the departure of Yuke’s from the WWE 2K series, many had been wondering what the studio would be working on next. We now know the company is developing an All Elite Wrestling (AEW) game to compete with the popular WWE series it became famous for. Additionally, it will be directed by Hideyuki Iwashita, the director of Nintendo 64 masterpiece WWF No Mercy. This news comes by way of an AEW livestream hosted largely by Kenny Omega, which you can check out below. It’s unclear when it will launch or if it will continue as an annualized franchise, but it will likely be in good hands, given the developer’s pedigree.
The Pathless Receives a Launch Trailer
The Pathless is the next game from Giant Squid, the team that brought us Abzû, and it will be a PlayStation 5 launch game — coming out alongside the system tomorrow. In it, you play as a hunter with the ability to use archery to take out your foes. It’s an action-adventure game with an open world, played from a third-person perspective. Today, the game’s publisher released its launch trailer, showing off some of its gorgeous visuals ahead of release. Check it out below! For plenty of details about the soundtrack of The Pathless and working with 3D audio technology on PlayStation 5, check our interview feature with composer Austin Wintory.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered Still Has an Avengers Reference
In 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, Peter Parker makes a reference to the Avengers being located on the west coast — a nod to the Square Enix-published Marvel’s Avengers game that came out this year. Some who received early copies of Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered for PlayStation 5 claimed that the reference seemed to have been removed, but it turns out that it is still there. As shown in the tweet below, the reference is still present — it is speculated it did not appear before due potentially to other game audio interrupting it.
Spidey does still say the line about the Avengers being on the west coast in #SpiderManRemastered on #PS5. pic.twitter.com/jRD0YVSHIx
— Jonathon Dornbush – Black Lives Matter (@jmdornbush) November 11, 2020