Casual Gaming News: 05/08/23 – 05/14/23

We’re back to break down the casual gaming news for this week. If you have any suggestions for news headlines we’ve missed, let us know in the comments!

Firstly on Casual Gaming News this week:

This year’s Call of Duty is reportedly Modern Warfare 3

“This year’s Call of Duty is Modern Warfare 3 and is due out 10th November on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, according to a report by Insider Gaming.

The game is pitched as a “fully-fledged sequel” to last year’s Modern Warfare 2, with development led by Vanguard maker Sledgehammer Games and support provided by Activision’s many Call of Duty studios.

Apparently, all the modes you’d expect from a full-blown Call of Duty game are included, such as campaign, multiplayer, and zombies (“essentially an Outbreak 2.0″ that may or may not be free-to-play). There’s a new Warzone 2 map planned for later in the year based on the Las Almas map from the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.”

This game sounds like a lot of fun! We’ll be playing, will you?

Read more at Eurogamer here.

Nintendo says it has no plans to cut Switch prices despite slowing sales

“During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, Switch sales declined 22.1% year-on-year to 17.97 million units, the company reported this week.

It also said it aims to sell 15 million Switch consoles during the current fiscal year, which would represent a 16.5% year-over-year decline.

With Switch now in its seventh year on the market, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa acknowledged during the company’s earnings call that “15 million units is not a goal that we will be able to achieve easily”.

However, Furukawa added that cutting prices to boost sales isn’t an option that’s currently under consideration.”

Personally, we think it’s a little odd that Nintendo won’t lower Switch prices despite their sales declining. Are they trying to drive gamers away?

Read more at Video Game Chronicles here.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is out now

“The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has finally launched, six years after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The Legend of Zelda series has sold over 125 million copies since it began in 1986, with over 30 million of those being from Breath of the Wild.

In Tears of the Kingdom, players can explore the land and skies of Hyrule. Although it uses the same basic map structure as its predecessor, mysterious floating islands are now accessible above the landscape. And there is an underground area that Link can explore by falling into ravines.

Link has new abilities in Tears of the Kingdom. One of these is called Fuse, which allows players to create and build new weapons. Players can also use the Recall ability to rewind objects through time. Ultrahand is another new ability that lets players create vehicles and other devices by gluing them together in a modular fashion.”

This is definitely the most exciting gaming news for this week… We are so excited to start playing after loving Breath of the Wild!

Read more at New Game Network here.

New PUBG Update Lets You Respawn Your Teammates And Join Clans

“Krafton has announced that it will be adding a respawn system and a clan function to PUBG: Battlegrounds as part of the game’s Update 23.2.

The update is live on the PC Test Server and will be fully live for PC on May 17 as well as consoles on May 25. The respawn system is called Recall and allows players to pick up a special item called a Blue Chip from a teammate’s death box. During every match, a Blue Chip Tower spawns randomly and players can use them to register their corresponding Blue Chips.”

This update excites us as there’s nothing worse than respawning somewhere completely random and nowhere near your teammates!

Read more at Games Spot here.

Summer Game Fest 2023 announces over 40 partners including Xbox and PlayStation

“And. Here. We. Go! More than 40 partners set to take part in Summer Game Fest activities,” the host wrote on Twitter.

Those interested in attending the showcase in person can also buy tickets to the event, which are now on sale.

The event, which takes place at the YouTube Theatre in Inglewood California on June 8, is set to feature many of the biggest game publishers, although the extent of their involvement has not yet been confirmed by Keighley.

Last year’s show included confirmation that a remake of The Last of Us would arrive on PS5 later that year, an announcement that was spoiled only hours before the show when the game was added to the PlayStation Direct storefront for preorder.”

Tickets are now on sale, Casual Gamers! Don’t miss out on this crazy event.

Read more at Video Game Chronicles here.

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By Phoebe Ruberto

Hey! I’m Phoebe and I’m one of the contributors on The Casual App Gamer. I’ve been gaming since the moment I could hold a controller and my first memory was playing Sonic The Hedgehog 2 on the PlayStation 2 with my siblings. Happy gaming and I hope you enjoy the reviews!