News Roundup: A quiet week after Gamescom

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Nintendo caused a mild storm this week after a new costume for Zero Suit Samus was unveiled for Super Smash Bros. The revealing costumes, based on appearances from Metroid Fusion and Metroid Zero Mission, have caused a divisive reaction with some people complaining about the increasing sexualization of Samus Aran. Masahiro Sakurai was quick to note that the maker of the costume was a female designer but some fans have taken badly to the design of the badass bounty hunter.

Another piece of news comes from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain which has finally unveiled it’s multiplayer offering. The multiplayer allows you to invade other peoples bases, and vice versa, in an effort to take the supplies that other players have amassed. This sounds like a very interesting addition to the main campaign, and one that makes the Mother Base even more relevant and critical to success in The Phantom Pain.

Telltale also released a brand new trailer for the final episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 which chronicles the events leading up to the Clementine that gamers have come to know now. The trailer highlights just how much the character has changed over the two seasons, changing from a sweet innocent girl to a hardened decision maker, who has learnt what it takes to adapt in the post apocalyptic world.

In other news, this week saw the release of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition, Tales of Xillia 2 and a Playstation network title called Counterspy. Activision also revealed that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will not be coming to Wii U, an unfortunate trend in 3rd party games that are neglecting the struggling console.

It’s been a generally quiet week for gaming news after the bombshells that came from Gamescom. Hopefully some more news starts to surface during the lead up to the Tokyo Game Show in September.

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