video game news March 3 2021: Maneater tweets Doom 3 VR Edition PSVR PS Store Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires Torchlight III Echtra Games bought by Zynga

While today wasn’t as jam-packed with video game news as others, there was still a handful of interesting stories that popped up throughout the day. Sony held a PSVR Spotlight with new game announcements including Doom 3 VR Edition, Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires was delayed, the Maneater Twitter page has been teasing something for the past week or so, and more. Here’s the video game news you might’ve missed on March 3, 2021.

DOOM 3 VR Edition Announced

As part of Sony’s PSVR Spotlight today, several new games were announced including Doom 3: VR Edition. It’ll launch on March 29 and will send you back to the beloved 2004 shooter — this time in virtual reality! It will include both expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, and will offer backwards compatibility to play on PlayStation 5. Check out the trailer below!

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Dynasty Warriors 9 Has Been Delayed

As announced by Omega Force today, Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires has been delayed indefinitely. Publisher Koei Tecmo included a statement from Omega Force on its Twitter page today that reads in part that “the team is still working hard on delivering the best game possible so we wanted to let our fans know the current situation and will announce the new launch window in future updates.” The tweet featured a screenshot from the game’s opening cinematic.

PS Store Essential Picks Sales Live Now

The latest sale on the PS Store is live, and it’s got a lot of high-profile games available for a discount. There are too many to name here, but expect deals on many of the best PSVR games like Marvel’s Iron Man VR and Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Plus, you’ll find deals on games like Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, NBA 2K21, Bloodborne, Death Stranding, and a ton more.

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Zynga Has Acquired Echtra Games, the Team Behind Torchlight III

In attempts to expand into a “cross-platform play future,” Zynga has acquired Echtra Games, the team behind Torchlight III. Previously, Echtra Games was owned by Perfect World and will now work under Zynga with the task of developing an “RPG for cross-platform play.” It’s unknown what the project will be or when it will launch. Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau said Echtra Games is “responsible for some of the most legendary game properties ever created, and they are experts in the action RPG genre and cross-platform development.”

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Maneater DLC Teased via Cryptic Tweets

Developer Tripwire Interactive has been teasing something Maneater-related on the game’s official Twitter account. Many of them feature cryptic imagery with illuminati symbols, a QR code that lead to a website with pictures of spliced animals, and upside down letters that read, “I have taken back control from the overlords—prepare to be liberated, audience.” At this point, it’s unclear what the tweets mean exactly, but they’re likely teasing DLC for the game.


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