November has knocked on our collective door, banishing the fearsome Halloween days to the past and bringing fireworks, cold and for many, turkey.
There’s also a tonne of new gaming announcements ready for your visual delectation. Let us gather this gaming cornucopia so you don’t have to; with all the top stories from the last two weeks, it can only be the Green Man Gaming News Roundup for 3rd November 2021.
Bloodborne Demake Coming January 2022
There’s always talk of remakes in gaming but just sometimes, you just need to demake something. The Bloodborne PS1 Demake has been wowing fans of the original game on social media for months and now with a new trailer, a release date has been announced for the project. This game imagines Bloodborne as if it were a game on the original PlayStation and is surprisingly accurate to the feel of the era, as well as the game itself. You’ll be able to get your hands on the Bloodborne demake in January of 2022 but in the meantime, you can check out the trailer below!
Riot Celebrates Arcane Release with Slew of Events
On 6th November, Riot Games and Netflix’s new League of Legends TV series will be released and to celebrate, Riot are incorporating a series of Arcane-inspired events across their games. Titled RiotX Arcane, it’ll see Caitlyn, Jayce, Jinx and Vi get updated skins in League of Legends, along with a new Wild Rift event. Legends of Runeterra will also be seeing a brand-new permanent PvE mode entitled Path of Champions. Valorant and Teamfight Tactics aren’t being left out either, with new Arcane cosmetics and an Arcane battle pass coming for Valorant. Overall, it’s a busy month for Riot, with tonnes of new things to see and do in this huge pan-game event.
Free DLC Planned for Resident Evil Village
Capcom’s annual integrated report has been released, and inside you’ll find a few interesting nuggets about the future for DLC in Resident Evil Village. The most interesting part is a particular section – spotted by TheLoadout – which talks about free DLC for Resident Evil Village and Monster Hunter Rise: “We will drive our customer management to understand the playing trends and preferences of users while also building a business model for online operations, taking into account the situation of our free additional DLC for titles such as Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village”.
There’s no details past that at present, but it does indicate that fans should be able to get their hands on extra gaming bits and pieces for the price of nothing at some point in the future!
Sega and Microsoft Team up to make Cloud-Powered Games
Sega has already spoken about its desire to create what it terms a “Super Game”. Now the veteran company has teamed up with Microsoft in order to realise its dreams. Using Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology, Sega announced that the two companies have partnered to create “large-scale, global games in a next-generation development environment”.
So what does that mean? It means that big things might be coming out of this collaboration, though at the moment there’s no sign regarding what shape those things will take. We’ll be keeping a careful eye on the two over the next few years as these plans firm up into concrete games.
Morrowind and Oblivion Callbacks Coming to Skyrim: Anniversary Edition
As we reported earlier in the year, 11th November 2021 marks the ten-year anniversary of Skyrim. To celebrate, Bethesda are releasing a brand-new Anniversary Edition of Skyrim which will include loads of creations that were previously only available through the in-game shop.
Additionally, there’ll be some new quests which take players back to the days of Morrowind and Oblivion, making this a look back over the last twenty years of The Elder Scrolls. The Mythic Dawn are back causing trouble and trying to reach the Deadlands again, whilst the Ghosts of the Tribunal quest will see players get their hands on weapons and armour from Morrowind times. Lots to chew on for Elder Scrolls fans when the new version of the game appears later in the month!
New World User Kills Over 1000 Boars to Test Luck Stat
Finally this week, we all know people who will go to any length to prove their point. One Reddit user and New World player, named SkyLineOW, has gone the extra mile to test their theory on how the game’s Luck stat works. There has been considerable confusion in the community about how Luck works, with many assuming that the Luck statistic was broken and simply didn’t work.
Enter SkyLineOW, who decided to take matters into their own hands, killing over 1000 boars in order to check that the stat was, indeed, working. They found that the Luck stat is functioning correctly, with drop rates matching their expected results. We won’t go into the maths here but you can pop over to Reddit to read their full writeup.
That’s it for us this week! We’re off to scrounge up more gaming news for you so until next time, why not pop over to our Community Forum and let us know what news you’ve seen has fired you up? We’d love to hear what you have to say!