Today, we got word of a new Splinter Cell animated series, reportedly in production to air on Netflix, along with a host of other announcements like Call of Duty: Warzone‘s Season Five tease. Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape also got its console release date, Sekiro is getting a new Game of the Year Edition in Japan, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on July 30, 2020.
Call of Duty: Warzone Season Five Tease
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season Five is coming on Aug.5 , as confirmed by the official Call of Duty Twitter page. The tease is accompanied by a short trailer, giving us glimpses of nukes, bunkers, and the mysterious stadium — which many fans believe will be opening its doors soon.
The trailer is purposefully vague and could tie to bigger secrets and Easter eggs or quite possibly the release of this year’s new game, which is rumored to be set during the Cold War. If it’s anything like previous seasons, we can expect new weapons, maps, and a slew of fixes. See the trailer for yourself below:
A new faction enters the fray.
Join the Shadow Company when Season Five arrives on August 5 for #ModernWarfare and #Warzone. pic.twitter.com/khdxlu9Rpm
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) July 30, 2020
Hyper Scape Launches on Consoles Next Month
Ubisoft’s take on the battle royale genre, Hyper Scape, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Aug. 11, and joining its launch is the release of its first season — titled The First Principle. Season 1 will add a new weapon called the Dragonfly and hack called Magnet, limited-time game modes, and a bit more on the game’s lore.
Hyper Scape is currently in beta form on PC, but the beta will conclude on Aug. 2, prior to the full launch alongside consoles. As with many battle royale games, it will be free to play, with a Battle Pass featuring 100 tiers to unlock.
Read More: Hyper Scape Comes To Consoles On August 11
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY Edition Announced for Japan
Following yesterday’s odd, but welcome announcement that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice would be getting a free update this fall comes the news that it will be re-released in Japan in the form of a Game of the Year Edition.
Launching the same day as the aforementioned update on Oct. 29, this special edition will come with fancy new packaging, a copy of the game, a guidebook with tips on how to defeat bosses, and the latest patch, featuring a boss gauntlet, costumes, and more. It’s unclear if this will come to the West, but we’ve got our fingers crossed it’ll make an appearance in the states.
PlayStation®4パッケージ版『SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION』を10月29日（木）に発売いたします。去年発売した通常版より、少しお求めやすい価格となっています。本作をまだプレイされていない方は、よろしければこの機会にぜひ遊んでみてください。https://t.co/7kQVA8mW7K pic.twitter.com/qIciDmlprG
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) July 30, 2020
Nioh 2: The Tengu’s Disciple DLC Trailer
The latest DLC for Nioh 2, called The Tengu’s Disciple, is out today. The DLC’s launch trailer showcases some of the new enemies you’ll be facing off against, along with additional magic skills and areas to explore.
The Tengu’s Disciple will feature what is referred to as the Demon Parade Picture Scroll, which offers you short, bite-sized missions that reward you with stat buffs upon completion. Plus, a number of bug fixes and improvements come with the latest update. You can purchase The Tengu’s Disciple standalone for $9.99 or as part of the Season Pass for $19.99.
QuakeCon at Home Features a Jam-Packed Schedule
Digital conventions are the new norm, and today Bethesda released the jam-packed schedule for 2020’s QuakeCon at Home event. There’s a ton to look forward to, like the “Representation in Video Games” panel on Aug. 7, “A Dishonored Tabletop Adventure” on Aug. 8, and the Quake World Championship Grand Finals the following day — plus a lot more.
QuakeCon at Home will run Aug. 7 – 9 and can be experienced digitally on Twitch. Here’s the schedule in full:
Check out the full schedule of events during #QuakeCon at Home! https://t.co/D36BckIRO1 pic.twitter.com/H3gXq6Gers
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) July 30, 2020
Read More: Full QuakeCon at Home Stream Schedule