Gaming News Round-up - May 2nd, 2016

New Call of Duty Game Announced

The next installment of the Call of Duty franchise was formally announced today, alongside an official trailer.

Confirming earlier rumored reports, Activision's next game in the series, as developed by Infinity Ward, is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and will feature a mixture of futuristic Earth- and space-bound combat.

Included in the announcement was the reveal that the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare - retailing for $79.99 - will also include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, featuring an updated version of the original game's campaign and ten multiplayer maps.

According to Activision's FAQ page for the game, the Modern Warfare Remastered game will only be "available through the Legacy, Legacy Pro, and Digital Deluxe editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," indicating the game will not be available as a standalone purchase.

Stardew Valley Updates to Include Multiplayer and Console Ports

In a new update, Eric Barone (aka ConcernedApe) - the one-man developer behind Stardew Valley - detailed his upcoming plans for the surprise hit.

With Version 1.1, he intends to add in features including co-op multiplayer, non-English localizations, and ports of the game for Mac, Linux, and consoles. Merchandising options also seem to be in the works, though no additional details were provided.

Publisher Chucklefish will handle the technical aspects of the multiplayer mode, localizations, and ports, allowing Barone the time to focus on content updates. Planned updates for the game include new marriage candidates, additional scenes with townspeople and spouses, more farm buildings, crops, and artisan goods, and added late-game content.

No timelines have been given but Barone did confirm "that multiplayer, porting and localization are actively being worked on."

Mighty No. 9 Has Officially "Gone Gold"

After repeated delays, long-awaited Mighty No. 9 has finally "gone gold," according to the latest update on the Kickstarter page, and is now set to release June 21st in North America ans Asia and June 24th worldwide.

Originally launched in 2013, the Kickstarter for Mighty No. 9, from the mind of Keiji Inafune (Mega Man), quickly reached and blew past its $900,000 goal, ultimately landing at over $3.8 million. More recently, however, the game has suffered multiple delays, citing the need to "resolve any network issues [and] matchmaking."

In today's update, Inafune began by apologizing to backers for the game's delays before stating, "the release date we are announcing is set in stone and there will be no further delays for the game."

This news only applies to the console and PC versions of the game, as the post goes on to mention "[p]ortable versions for PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS will follow at a later point."