It’s the weekend again, and GameSkinny’s Weekend Download is back.
Here’s most of everything we published this week in one easy to digest roundup, including news about Iraq banning PUBG and Fortnite, Sony unveiling PS5 info, the next Star Wars game from Respawn, and Assassin’s Creed Unity being free until April 25.
We also take a look at a new GameStop promotion that may make trade-ins finally worthwhile; how to be a badass in World War Z with a handful of nifty guides; and spend some time talking about new games, like Dragon Ball, Outward, God’s Trigger, Katana Zero, and One Finger Death Punch 2.
As usual, we’ve added links in case you find a headline that tickles your fancy and want to read more. We’ve also broken things down by category to make it easy to find what you’re looking for. And finally, we’ve left out posts that are now meaningless because the event or sale has already ended.
Sit back. Relax. Enjoy.
- Sony Details Next-Gen Hardware, Doesn’t Call It PS5 (Yet)
Sony’s new system wasn’t given a new name and isn’t guaranteed to be the PS5 at launch, but it will have a solid state drive and backwards compatibility, among other things. Read more.
- Microsoft Announces Xbox One S All Digital Console
The new digital-only Xbox One S comes with 3 pre-installed games and foregoes console saves in favor of cloud saves. Read more.
- Assassin’s Creed Unity Free on PC to Raise Awareness for Notre Dame Fire
PC players can download Assassin’s Creed Unity for free from the Ubisoft store until April 25. Read more.
- New GameStop Promotion Allows Players to Return Games For Full Store Credit
GameStop’s new “Guaranteed to Love it” program offers players a 48-hour return window on new games — starting with Days Gone. Read more.
- Iraq Latest Country to Ban PUBG, Adds Fortnite
The move comes shortly after Nepal banned PUBG, but despite a different governing body and country instituting the ban, the reasons remain ultimately the same. Read more.
- Tencent Will Distribute Nintendo Switch in China
Nintendo is poised to break into the Chinese console market thanks in part to a partnership with Tencent. Read more.
- Sega Genesis Mini’s Second List of Announced Games Is Fantastic
The Sega Genesis Mini’s got some Disney games announced, plus more surprises in it’s 40-game total library. Read more.
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launches on November 15 for PS4, XB1, and PC
Jedi: Fallen Order is a narrative based game set in the Dark Times, and today’s trailer and panel revealed a host of new deils about the story, characters, and gameplay. Read more.
- Star Wars Jedi: Fatallen Order Official Art Book Available for Pre-Order
The Art of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is companion art book for the upcoming game from Respawn Entertainment. It is currently available for pre-order. Read more.
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Release Date Announced
The Ultimate Alliance 3 release date is almost exactly a decade since the last game in the series and is the latest offering in a year full of Marvel media. Read more.
- Is Capcom Hinting at a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake?
A series of tweets has fans wondering whether Capcom might be leading up to a RE3 Remake announcement soon. Read more.
- New Details, Screenshots of Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey VR Emerge
Breath of the Wild’s technical director opens up about the inspiration behind VR support, and the Mario Odyssey Twitter page tells how you can enjoy SMO’s VR mini-games. Read more.
- Capcom Brings The Classic Arcade Experience Home With New Arcade Stick
Play all your favorite old-school Capcom arcade games the right way in the comfort of your own home. Read more.
- Conan Exiles Gets Treasures of Turan DLC and New Season Pass
Treasures of Turan brings a multitude of new items and gear to Conan Exiles, while the season pass gives players access to the three additional DLC packs expected to release this year. Read more.
- Population Zero Void, Technocrat, and Xenobiote Factions Detailed
Enplex outlines Population Zero’s character progression routes and what players can expect from the game’s three initial factions. Read more.
- Kitana Busts Out The Blade Fans In The Latest Mortal Kombat 11 Trailer
Kitana joins the ranks of Mortal Kombat 11 characters, and she is mad. Read more.
- Reggie Fils-Aime Steps Down Today as Doug Bowser Steps In as NOA President
Doug Bowser steps in as Nintendop of America’s new President today, with Reggie Fils-Aime starting his hard-earned retirement. Read more.
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Incoming With Stage Builder, Joker Details Revealed
A surprise info dump from Nintendo unveiled Joker’s fighting style and a range of other new tidbits for SSBM Ultimate’s 3.0 update. Read more.
- Jump Force DLC’s Final Lineup Announced, Includes All Might
The My Hero Academia character will join others from Naruto, Bleach, and more when the DLC fighters make their way to Jump Force soon. Read more.
- Sanrio X Tetris Collaboration Announced, Games and Merchandise Planned
The partnership will produce a new online game coming soon, along with the potential for a wide range of other licensed goods based on both brands. Read more.
- Mojang’s Minecraft Movie Is Just A Few Years Away
The Minecraft movie has a fixed release date. But fans are going to have to be patient. Read more.
- Changes Inbound for Elder Scrolls Online, Including Game World, PvP
Elder Scrolls Online PVP updates and Cyrodil updates detailed in PTS notes for Elsweyr. Read more.
- Outward Review: Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Outward isn’t revolutionary, but there’s a lot to be said for the sense of achievement the game grants in both single and multiplayer. Read more.
- One Finger Death Punch 2 Review — Laser Focused Kung Fu
One Finger Death Punch 2 is a deep, rhythmic fighting game that attempts to replicate the feel of classic kung fu movies. Read more.
- God’s Trigger Review: Earn Your Way into Heaven with Ultraviolence
Heaven’s under new management. It takes a little while to come into its own, but ‘God’s Trigger’ is a decent weekend’s worth of splatterpunk entertainment. Read more.
- Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission Review: Its Own Anomaly
Super Dragon Ball Heroes World Mission is split between a great card-based combat system and not-so-great everything else, but it’s still fun for series fans. Read more.
- Katana ZERO Review: Modern Beauty
If I have one complaint about Katana ZERO, it’s that there’s not already a sequel. Read more.
- Tales of an Interview with Unbound’s Alien Pixel Studios
We got the chance to speak with Unbound’s designer, Sergiu Craitoiu, about the game’s origins, inspiration, and the struggles and joys of being an indie developer. Read more.
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be The Best Star Wars Game In The EA Era
Our Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reactions? All early signs, including Cal Kestis himself and the strong attention to detail, point to Respawn and EA finally giving Star Wars fans the game they want. Read more.
- Hands-On: Feeling the Burn With the Indie Roguelike Card Game ‘Deck of Ashes’
Some people may write off Deck of Ashes as a quick cash grab, but as it turns out, it’s got some tricks all its own. This new roguelike card game just hit Steam Early Access. Read more.
- Hades Brings a Narrative Change to a Monotonous Genre
Roguelites are everywhere, but Supergiant Games’ take on the genre is influenced by their narrative traditions, giving purpose to the endless loop that they tend to offer. Read more.
- The Nintendo Switch eShop Needs Some Sort of Review System
There’s no consumer-friendly reason for the Nintendo Switch eShop not to have some sort of review system. Read more.
- Etherborn Early Impressions: The Meditative Puzzle Game
Altered Matter’s Etherborn is a beautiful puzzle game that will make you work to solve it. Read more.
- Classic Galactic Conquest Could Revitalize EA’s Modern Battlefront Series
DICE’s modern Battlefront series forewent the original titles’ galactic conquest mode, a mistake that may have cost the modern titles their full potential. Read more.
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Pre-Order Guide
Looking to snag your copy of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Look no further, because we’ve rounded up all the Jedi: Fallen Order pre-order and pre-order bonus information you need. Read more.
- World War Z Class Tier List PvE: Characters From Best to Worst
Can’t decide which PvE class to choose in World War Z? This class tier list will quickly outline the best possible character in the game and which players they’re best suited for. Read more.
- World War Z Class Tier List PvEvP: Characters From Best to Worst
World War Z’s PvEvP multiplayer mode has a total of 10 classes, but not all of them are equal. This list ranks the available classes from best to worst. Read more.
- Best Weapons for PvE and PvEvP in World War Z
Be prepared for all types of combat in any mode with the help of this guide to World War Z’s best weapons. Read more.
- Best Character Builds for World War Z’s Campaign Mode
Character builds can greatly impact your time in World War Z. This guide shows you a few optimal builds and what skills you need. Read more.
- How to Make Gold in Elder Scrolls Online
Gold is essential in the Elder Scrolls Online. This guide has a few tips to get you started quickly. Read more.
- How To Find Sea Urchins in My Time at Portia
If you need a steady supply of spines for crafting and completing commissions, this guide shows you exactly where to go to harvest large numbers of sea urchins quickly. Read more.
- My Time at Portia: Helping the Color Blind Sanwa
Not sure how to get the color blindness correcting glasses or who to give them to? We walk you through this quest from beginning to end to increase your relationship with the barber Sanwa! Read more.
- Kenshi’s Best Base Locations Detailed
Not sure where to start building your base so you are immediately killed by bandits or run out of resources? We show all the best starter locations! Read more.
- How to Find Your Risk of Rain 2 Save Location and Behold Loads of Stats
RoR2’s save location is pretty easy to find, and worth it for the look at your sweet stats. Read more.
Check back next weekend for another roundup of news, reviews, guides, and features.