Last Week in Gaming - July 12, 2020 Edition

Published: July 12, 2020 11:00 AM /


Pokemon Go Jessie James Team Rocket, Donkey Kong Country

More gaming events get ready to launch online in the face of COVID-19. Ubisoft Forward revealed their game line-up days before its showcase today. The event will also offer in-game rewards for correctly answering trivia questions. While Xbox have kept details on their upcoming showcase under wraps, they shared that the event is slated for July 23, and at least Halo Infinite has been confirmed for the presentation. In other gaming news, Team Rocket members Jessie and James invade Pokémon Go, and Donkey Kong Country and Shin Megami Tensei join Nintendo Switch Online.

Highlights From This Week's Gaming News

Pokemon Go Team Rocket Takeover Comes This Sunday

The event will focus on battling Team Rocket, including fan favorites like Jessie and James. More Dark-type and Poison-type Pokémon will also pop up in the wild, during raids, and in eggs.

Donkey Kong, Shin Megami Tensei Join Nintendo Switch Online

Thanks to Nintendo Switch Online, Donkey Kong Country will have the option for online co-op for the first time. Other games joining these SNES classics include the isometric fantasy The Immortal and Natsume Championship Wrestling.

New Book God Of War: B Is For Boy Swaps Hubris For Humor

God of War: B is for Boy is an upcoming picture book parodying God of War that will follow Kratos as he teaches his son the alphabet while they explore the nine realms. Published by Insight Editions, written by Andrea Robinson and illustrated by Romina Tempest, the book is now available to pre-order and is scheduled to launch on Sept. 1.

Hello Neighbor Card Game Lets You Betray Your Friends

Hello Neighbor is getting its own card game this October. Developed as a social deduction game, 5-10 players will be the kids trying to break in, or the mysterious neighbor disguised as one of them. Hello Neighbor also recently received an animated series adaptation.

Ubisoft Forward Games Line-Up Revealed For July 2020 Showcase

Games scheduled for the event include Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and some other surprises. Ubisoft Forward is scheduled to start today. Xbox will also have an event on July 23.

Features and Reviews of the Week

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 Review

Inti Creates delivers another well-done retro platformer with entertaining couch co-op, good level design and a memorable cast of characters. But the game has repetitive levels and doesn't really offer anything new.

How to Crush Your Backlog with the GG| App

TechRaptor checks out a service that tracks play status, organizes titles, and makes plenty of lists with the use of an extensive database of games.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Review

Ten years after the first Deadly Premonition launched, the survival horror game gets a sequel. Was it worth the decade-long wait? According to TechRaptor, it's a great sequel that deftly combines horror, comedy, and drama. However, the gameplay isn't as creative as its predecessor, and Deadly Premonition 2 may go overboard with cutscenes.

Deadly Premonition 2: A Blessing in Disguise Review

Are you going to battle Team Rocket in Pokémon Go? Do you have plans to play Donkey Kong Country on Nintendo Switch Online? Did you see other news in gaming this week that deserves attention? What did we miss from the last week in gaming? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. For more on COVID-19’s ongoing impact on gaming, check out TechRaptor’s evolving hub of COVID-19 updates.

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