Hello! This week we learn the future of Anthem, figure out what is happening in Death Stranding, learn about the Star Wars and Fortnite crossover, watch a weird trailer for the new Jumanji game and meet some aliens.
Great Kotaku Content From The Past Week
Bethesda launched Fallout 76 one year ago today, and almost everything that could go wrong did. And yet 12 months later it’s still around, still getting updates, and full of players who remain willing to pour their best and most creative energies into trying to make it an interesting and wondrous place.Read more
Yes, this game is a mess. But the weird class war that is currently happening in the game is one of the most interesting things to happen in 2019.
Recent silence and a couple of high-profile departures from BioWare have led fans and pundits to speculate that the studio has abandoned its most recent game, Anthem, but the opposite is true. For the last few months, BioWare and parent company EA have been planning an overhaul of the online shooter, according to three people familiar with those plans. Some call it “Anthem 2.0” or “Anthem Next.”Read more
Anthem lives, apparently. And a new Mass Effect is in the works too. All this information and more is revealed in Jason’s latest big story.
Death Stranding isn’t that weird of a game, but it does love to toss out lore and terminology without explaining much. Some answers are hidden away in codex entries, but others are left for players to sort out. If that seems daunting, don’t worry. Here’s a breakdown of Death Stranding’s world and the most important facts to know.Read more
Wanna know what a BB actually is or what is, in fact, the Death Stranding? Read this easy to understand guide to the weird lore of that strange game.
For years, well, one year, since ‘18, there’ve been talk of a strange catfish lurkin’ beneath the waters of Red Ded Redemption 2's channel. I ain’t never seen such a catfish, but folks playin’ the game on the PC reckon it’s there. You just gotta look harder.Read more
Thank you PC modders and data miners. You always find the good stuff.
— black end galaxy (@RockumanEXE) November 11, 2019
THIS ISN’T EVEN MY FINAL FORM!
Absolutely devastated. Honestly heartbroken. Just found out that hatsune miku isnt real.
— uhmmm im left at london (@LeftAtLondon) November 14, 2019
Wait? What? But that Domino’s commercial? That’s fake too? Oh no…
I’m now positive that people who claim to have seen aliens have actually just seen baby owls. pic.twitter.com/CAr65NG9qR
— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) November 14, 2019
This new X-Files reboot is looking super low budget and creepy. (More info on this video can be found here. )
News From The Past Week
Trailers And Videos You May Have Missed
Rust is coming to consoles. Feels like this might be a tad too late, but better late than never I guess.
More Jurassic Park is always a good thing. Dinosaurs are cool and we don’t have enough video games that include them.
This is one of the weirdest trailers I’ve seen in some time. It’s just some random footage of gameplay with a boring song in the background. I don’t see this selling many copies.
Halo: Reach but now with a higher framerate and resolution. I’m in.