FunCom has Conan.

This is not code language. FunCom is plugging Conan because FunCom owns Conan. Nothing else I could say would make more sense given what Funcom owns and what FunCom is doing at this moment*.

*Classical reference. God, but I miss Achewood.

The GHOSTWIRE: TOKYO trailer.

This reminds me a bit of the Tokyo boards in Secret World Legends. Big surprise, huh? When you’re drawing on specific Japanese horror folklore, and setting it in the same urban area, you’re gonna get similar-looking monsters.

GHOSTWIRE TOKYO does look fun, though. Even though I’d prefer to have my trusty AR from SWL. 2022 release.

The HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED trailer.

There was a time where I would have gone right out and bought HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED. …Only I couldn’t, because that time was in 1996 and there wasn’t a computer on the planet back then that could play this game. Looks fun as hell, though.

Comes out September 30th. Which is, of course, in the future. Yeah, I knew that…

The MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 2 reveal trailer.

This may be the one, folks. SPIDER-MAN 2 may be the one that makes people upgrade to the PS5. Assuming the price comes down, mind you. I ain’t spending that kind of money on a new console.

As ComingSoon notes, there’s gonna be Venom; but the voiceover also suggests Kraven the Hunter. Maybe. I’m not entirely checked out on the latest lore. Still, looks cool!

The LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA trailer.

My kids are gonna love this.

It looks like they integrated all of the LEGO STAR WARS episode-based games, made it chronologically open, and fiddled with combat to make it a bit more complex. I will have to consult with my children over whether LEGO STAR WARS: THE SKYWALKER SAGA will make for an acceptable birthday present. I suspect that it will.

CYBERPUNK 2077 1.3 patch includes small free DLC.

Nothing major, just some cosmetics. The bright side there is that CDPR did something similar for The Witcher: Wild Hunt where they would release lots of little stuff regularly, which was nice. Utterly futile, in this case — nobody’s opinion of Cyberpunk 2077 is going to change, just because of a new car — but at least they’re trying to get things back to normal. And, hell, I never got any DLC for ME: Andromeda, and that still ticks me off*.

Moe Lane

*So does releasing games before they’re ready, obviously.