The biggest gaming news for July 12, 2022

Happy Tuesday, players! This won’t sit well with many Pokemon fans though, as those hoping for another Eeveelution in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet might have to prepare for some broken hearts according to a new leak.

That’s our main story of the day, but other interesting news includes Nintendo’s surprise announcement that a new Kirby game will be launching later this summer and the executive producer of Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth saying it has to be a PS5 exclusive because it needs “SSD speed”. .” All this and more if you read on.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Leaker Find ‘Mons’ Time Travel But No New Eevee Evolution

If you’re trying to stay spoiler-free for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, look away now. A bunch of leaks from a relatively reliable source revealed new details about the games, including time-traveling Pokémon, but no apparent inclusion of a new Eeveelution. Fans have been hoping for a further evolution of Eevee since Sylveon was introduced to Pokemon X and Y nearly nine years ago, but these leaks seem to put those hopes to bed. Still, it’s not confirmed yet, so there’s always a chance.

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Kirby’s Dream Buffet will be served on Nintendo Switch this summer

Kirby fans are eating well this year (pun absolutely intended) as Nintendo has announced a new game called Kirby’s Dream Buffet which will launch this summer on Nintendo Switch. Before you get too excited, Kirby’s Dream Buffet isn’t your average Kirby title, as the game pits you and three other players against you to complete food-themed races and obstacle courses. Imagine Fall Guys, but with less slime and more parfaits.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth is a PS5 exclusive because it needs “SSD speed”

More details on Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth have come out since it was announced, as executive producer Yoshinori Kitase explained why the title has to skip the PS4 and be a PS5 exclusive. To put it simply, Kitase explains that due to the size and more open nature of the game now that the gang has left Midgar, the PS5’s improved loading speed and graphics quality will allow players to “travel the world comfortably”.


Nordisk Games acquires developer Quarry Supermassive

Quarry and Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has been acquired. Before taking a fork and entering the console wars, Supermassive was actually acquired by the relatively unknown European entertainment company Nordisk Games. Supermassive is the third wholly-owned company owned by Nordisk, joining both Trailmakers creator Flashbulb Games and Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios.

Stray is getting a physical release in September

Finally, we have the news that Annapurna Interactive’s cat game Stray will be released later this year, along with a swanky collector’s edition. Stray will have a standard retail version launching at most major retailers on September 20, but pre-orders for the Collector’s Edition are currently live on iam8bit’s official website. While not the most extravagant, fans can grab a poster, patch, holofoil sleeve for the game, and some art cards.


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