The biggest video game news of the week (April 9

Some pretty big things have gone down in video games over the past seven days. No more Elden Ring, even though we’ve all been playing for nearly two months at this point, and Sonic continues to grab headlines for being the torchbearer for video game adaptations, something there’s going to be plenty at the over the next few years. There was also some big Cyberpunk news, No Man’s Sky got a big update, and oh yeah, something about Kingdom Hearts. More on all of this and a few other things as we analyze this week’s biggest video game news.

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Kingdom Hearts 4 has been revealed

Kingdom Hearts 3 Screenshot of Sora with Donald and Goofy

Earlier this year, Pokemon decided to use what most people assumed would be a fairly casual Pokemon Presents on a Sunday afternoon to announce that we’ll be getting Scarlet & Violet before the end of 2022. he place to be for unexpected game reveals because last week Square Enix did a bit of itself. Kingdom Hearts 4 has gotten its very first trailer and even though the sequel is in very early development, the hype train has left the station very well. It’ll be a while before we find out more, but that won’t stop us from rewatching and dissecting this week’s trailer more times than we could count.

Sonic 2 breaks more records

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 arrived in North American theaters last weekend, allowing the litmus test to really begin. The blue blur sequel topped the first film in Europe and Australia in its first week and managed to do the same worldwide. Not only did Sonic 2 perform better than the original movie, it also had the best launch ever for a video game movie. $71 million at the box office in its opening weekend, and with (hopefully) no movie theater closings on the horizon, there’s nothing to stop it making more money like it did. in 2020.

Cyberpunk 2077 will expand into 2023

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The rush to get Cyberpunk 2077 into the hands of those who have been waiting for it for nearly a decade has resulted in one of the most troubled launches in video game history. Fast forward a year and a bit and CD Projekt Red is still determined to make the game a success. This week he revealed that the game will get the long-promised expansion, but it won’t be here until 2023. While that might sound frustrating, remember what happened last time. game were rushed. Give CDPR all the time it needs. Besides, the game’s sales were clearly unaffected, as the studio also revealed that 18 million copies have been sold so far.

Elden Ring Speedrun record broken again, and again, and again

With each passing week, Elden Ring’s fastest players discover new feats and techniques to shave precious seconds off their record times. Last week kicked off with Distortion2, the streamer who pretty much held the record since day one, beat the game in under 13 minutes for the first time. Right after that, they managed to do it in under nine minutes, commenting at the time that they thought they could do it in under seven minutes. Fast forward a few more days and presto! An Elden Ring race of less than seven minutes. Additionally, they managed to sneak into a longer run where they only used Elden Ring’s ground slam to deal damage.

No Man’s Sky Outlaws Update

Outlaw No Man's Sky

If CDPR wants proof that a game can come back from the brink to be successful enough, then they need look no further than No Man’s Sky. Yes, the game isn’t on the same level as Cyberpunk in terms of creators, but it’s still an extremely ambitious game that fell somewhat flat shortly after launch. Hello Games refused to throw in the towel, however, and this week rolled out a massive update. Named after the new Outlaw bases that have been added to the game, it lets you become a true pirate, living out all your dreams usually reserved for the high seas, but in space.

Sonic is officially speeding up in Roblox

Movie Sonic may be hogging all the blue blur spotlight right now, but hopefully soon we’ll get another look at the hedgehog’s next game, Sonic Frontiers. Turns out, technically, it wasn’t the next Sonic game on Sega’s agenda. This week, a brand new Sonic game was unveiled, and it’s available to play right now. The only problem is that the game was created in Roblox. This is an official crossover created by Sega and Roblox developer Gamefam called Sonic Speed ​​Simulator. You can download it in Roblox at no additional cost and use your own in-game skins or unlock various Sonic characters.

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