Twisted Metal gets a new developer, Stalker 2 has been delayed, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land finally gets a release date.
Today has been filled with exciting announcements and exciting projects, including the release date of Kirby and the Forgotten Lands. We also learned that the Twisted Metal reboot would have a new developer and that Stalker 2 has unfortunately suffered a major delay. All this and more if you read on.
Kirby and The Forgotten Land will have a cooperation, starting March 25
Although it was only recently revealed, Kirby and the Forgotten Land now has a March 25 release date, just over two months away. The new game trailer gave us a deeper look at the world you’ll be exploring as well as a hub world where Kirby can engage in various activities like cooking and fishing. It’s also been confirmed that the game will have co-op, allowing players to team up with buddy Waddle Dee, but only through local multiplayer.
Rumors of a Twisted Metal reboot from Destruction AllStars developer Lucid Games have been swirling for a while, but now it appears Lucid has abandoned the project entirely. Reports today suggest Sony’s recently acquired Firesprite Studio has now taken over development, with lead developers at Lucid moving in to stay on the project. These reports do not mention a potential reason for this change, but it is likely due to the poor performance of Destruction AllStars.
Stalker 2 Hit 7 Months Delayed, Launching Dec 8
Bad news for Stalker fans as it has been confirmed that Stalker 2 will be pushed back for seven months and will be released in December this year. The developers haven’t specified why the game was delayed, but promises fans that it was done to “give you a game that lives up to expectations.” Stalker fans have been waiting since 2009 for a new game, so another seven months doesn’t seem too bad in that context.
Expect more cross-generation games as Sony orders 1 million PS4s
Cross-gen gaming doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon as Sony tries to combat its PS5 shortage by producing more PS4s. Sony had originally planned to stop PS4 production at the end of 2021, but pandemic-caused chip shortages and increased scalping have resulted in PS5 production much slower than expected. Instead, Sony has now ordered an additional 1 million PS4s, meaning cross-gen gaming is likely to be around for at least a few more years, if not longer.
Among Us to get a manga adaptation
Finally, today we learned that Among Us will be featured in Bessatsu Corocoro, a Japanese manga anthology aimed at elementary school children. Among Us joins Sonic the Hedgehog as the only two video game properties to ever feature in the anthology, showing just how popular the indie title has become over the past two years. Now all we need is an anime among us and life will be complete.
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