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Game News Updates for September 24 - Bayonetta is Back, Deathloop Earns High Praise, Nintendo Drops a New Direct, and Back 4 Blood is stumbling near
posted on: Friday, September 24, 2021

Welcome back! It's been a few weeks since our last update but that just means we have even more news for you this time. In fact, we are looking at a cavalcade of game trailers and videos today that I'm sure you will enjoy. So sit back, grab your favorite fall drink, and let's get started.

Nintendo's September Direct Hand Some Surprises

Nintendo held a September Direct yesterday and they had quite a bit to show. We were given a glimpse at new Monster Hunter Rise DLC, a 3D Kirby game, and a new trailer for Splatoon 3. Each of those announcements also indicated that the games will be coming out early next year so hopefully we won't have to wait too long for more info.

We also got the surprise releases of Castlevania Advance Collection and a remake of Actraiser, the quirky SNES action RPG that combines side scrolling combat with Sim-City style kingdom management. Both of those games are available now in the eShop.

We also got some answers on what Nintendo is planning to do with Nintendo Switch Online in the future. There had been rumors of an N64 style Switch controller working its way through FCC approval and it turns out they were true. Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to 'enhance' their subscription and gain access to a selection of N64 and Sega Genesis titles on their Switch. We don't have specific details on release dates or what this 'enhancement' will cost but it would be great to play some 4-player Star Fox again.

For all these announcements, and several more, you can check out the Direct video below.

Bayonetta 3 Finally Gets a New Trailer!

Another welcome update from the Direct was a new trailer for the Switch exclusive Bayonetta 3! We have been waiting years for an update on this game but it looks like the time has been well spent so I won't complain too much. The Bayonetta series is known for over the top action and this entry appears to be turning that up to 11. It appears Bayonetta now has the power to summon and command massive monsters to fight in Godzilla style city destroying battles, it makes for a very impressive trailer. You can check it out for yourself down below and hopefully we will get more frequent updates on this one since it is now scheduled for a 2022 release.

Deathloop Delivers

The PS5 exclusive time-bending shooter Deathloop has released and is getting high praise from the gaming press. It currently sits at an 88 on Metacritic and has garnered great reviews from Polygon, who call it one of the most incredible games they have ever played, and a 10 out of 10 from IGN.

I haven't had a chance to play this one yet but I'm hoping to pick it up in the near future. For more info on the game you can check out IGN's review in the video below.

Back 4 Blood Drops a New Campaign Trailer

I bet that Left 4 Dead probably got more playtime than any other game on my Xbox 360. In fact, we were playing Left 4 Dead on that fateful New Year's Eve when it finally gave up the ghost and entered the Red Ring of Death. There are few game experiences as fun as standing up to a zombie horde with your friends and coming out the other side. While we haven't seen a real sequel to Left 4 Dead 2 in more than 10 years, and likely never will, there is light at the end of this tunnel. Many of the team behind the Left 4 Dead games are back with the spiritual successor Back 4 Blood, and it is coming out in just a few short weeks!

Back 4 Blood turns to 'space worms' to explain their zombie hordes but that is fine with me. The chance to get back into a 4 person squad and stop a worldwide plague of zombies makes this one a must play. Check out the trailer below for a rundown on the story and get ready to start blasting space worms on October 12th.

Metroid Dread Video Shows Off the Gameplay Goods

Nintendo continues to release a lot of info about Metroid Dread. Between the almost weekly videos and Dread Reports there is a lot to cover. I'm actually to the point that I'm starting to tune it out so I can come into the game as blind as possible. However, if you are still looking for more info on the Switch's biggest release for the rest of the year check out the gameplay overview trailer below.

World War Z Aftermath is Available Now

Have I mentioned I like coop zombie shooters? Oh, I have. Okay.

Coming in a few weeks before Back 4 Blood sucks up all the attention World War Z has released their Aftermath Expansion that adds two new campaigns, new classes, and the ability to play in first-person mode. I was actually playing WWZ with a friend last night and I am happy to say we had a blast, so if you're into this style of game definitely give it a shot. You can check out the video below for IGN's impressions of the new campaigns and the FPS mode to see if this might belong in your group's rotation.

There you have it, we're getting into release season so there is a lot to look forward to over the coming weeks. Let me know what upcoming games you are most excited about, or if you have tried any of these new releases, over on Twitter or Facebook. Also, don't forget to take some time away from the games, get outside, and enjoy the first official week of Fall. Have a great one!