Telltale Games returns, remasters of Classic Disney games and more gaming news from this week!

It was a massive week for gaming news, which was surprising given that Gamescom 2019 wrapped up last week. That’s right, there are plenty of announcements and leaks that you can sink your teeth into. Whether your jam is a new Resident Evil game, classic Disney game remasters or something else entirely, we’ve got you covered. Without any further ado, here are some of the biggest news stories from the past week.

Telltale Games is back

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After issuing massive layoffs and shutting its doors last year, Telltale Games has been brought back from the dead. The studio has been resurrected after LCG Entertainment secured the original company’s assets following the developer’s closure. Despite using the familiar monicker of Telltale Games, it’s important to note that this is a brand-new company being headed by Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle.

According to Polygon, the immediate plan is to sell off some of the company’s existing backlog of titles. From there, Telltale Games will begin working on new games ranging from existing series to brand-new licenses. Previous Telltale employees may also be offered freelance roles, with potential to be brought on fulltime down the road.

The resurrection of Telltale Games appears to be in its infancy. Still, these are promising first steps for anyone hoping to see the company’s games preserved rather than delisted and lost forever.

A new Resident Evil game is on the way

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Following the release of the Resident Evil 2 remake, gamers have been wondering what might be next for the series. While Resident Evil 8 and a remake of Resident Evil 3 are both still possibilities, it looks as if the next appearance of the IP will be in a game dubbed Project Resistance. After teasing the title, Capcom was set to formally unveil the game on its YouTube channel at 11am EST / 8am PST on Monday, September 9th. Evidently, those plans were kiboshed when assets got out ahead of time.

Taking the link for the reveal trailer and putting it through YouTube’s thumbnail grabber, reddit user 5eye-samurai managed to pull up images from the trailer. Outside of a handful of screenshots, the Project Resistance codename and PC, PS4 and Xbox One launch platforms, not much else is known about the game. It looks like we’ll have to keep your eyes peeled to Capcom’s YouTube channel on the above-mentioned date to learn more.

Aladdin and The Lion King are getting remastered

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Disney was notorious for its top-notch licensed platforming games in the 90s. Even then, few have stood the test of time like Aladdin and The Lion King. Based on their animated counterparts, the games were hits amongst SNES and Sega Genesis owners. After being inaccessible for years, Disney has confirmed that a collection featuring both titles will make them accessible once again.

Set to arrive on October 29th, Aladdin & The Lion King will release for PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One. You’ll be able to play through the SEGA Genesis, Game Boy, Trade Show Demo and Final Cut versions of Aladdin. Additionally, fans of The Lion King can look forward to playing through the SEGA Genesis, SNES and Game Boy versions of the game.

PlayStation 5 dev kit designs leak?

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Xbox Scarlett is set to arrive in Holiday 2020, which means that Sony’s next PlayStation can’t be too far behind. While we’re excited to see more on both, a patent showing the design of the supposed PS5 dev kit has arrived via Dutch blog Let’s Go Digital. The device was apparently filed by Sony with the World Intellectual Property Office and caused a stir when it appeared online this past week.

According to veteran game designer and Codemasters senior artist Matthew Stott, this image is indeed an early dev kit of the PlayStation 5. As a result, you should expect it to go through some serious revisions prior to release. Still, it’s cool to see what developers are working with as they build the future of PlayStation.

Switch Overwatch case points to game coming to Nintendo’s console?

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A new Switch case wouldn’t usually receive much attention, but not every case is based on an unreleased game for Nintendo’s console. Amazon posted a case rocking an Overwatch logo, and now gamers are speculating about the game releasing on Switch. I mean, why else would the product even exist if the game wasn’t coming to the platform? Images were captured and shared on Twitter by Wario64 before the listing was almost instantly taken down. Fortunately, this is the internet and these sorts of things don’t just go away. As is evident by the tweet below:

Overwatch has been a very successful venture for Blizzard, so much so that it has led to a dedicated esports league in OWL (Overwatch League). Given the partnership between Blizzard and Nintendo for Diablo 3 on Switch, it was only a matter of time before Overwatch made the jump as well. More details on this alleged port should be arriving sooner rather than later if a case is being listed now. With that in mind, you should stay tuned for an announcement.

This week’s game releases

This Week
Game Release Date Platform Metacritic
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey August 27, 2019 PC 66%
Control August 27, 2019 PC, PS4, Xbox One 81%
Pokémon Masters August 29, 2019 Android, iOS Link
Blair Witch August 29, 2019 PC, Xbox One 75%
Astral Chain August 30, 2019 Switch 87%
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Riley's Take

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It’s been an unexpectedly big week for news in the wake of Gamescom 2019, even if most of it is leaks. We can assume that even more things will become known in the immediate future as well. Between Tokyo Game Show and a rumoured Nintendo Direct, things have the potential to really heat up. I’d imagine we’ll learn more about Project Resistance and Overwatch on Switch during each event, respectively.

Aside from news, gamers have their hands full this week with blockbuster game releases like Control and Astral Chain. Gears 5 is on the horizon for Game Pass Ultimate owners too, so things are sure to heat up next week as Fall rolls in. It’s an exciting time of the year to be a gamer.

Finally, thanks for reading our articles and supporting us over these past few months. I’ve loved interacting with each of you and look forward to continuing to do so on Twitter. As we prepare to limit content on SwitchedON Gamer, I just wanted to say thanks. You allowed me to do what I love and make a living doing it. I can’t put into words how much that means to me.

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