Gaming News Round-up: 16th January

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Here at GameSpew, we’re trying something a little different. Rather than doing separate news articles for a small selection of the headlines, releases and tidbits that we get press releases for every day, we’ve thought: why not just put all the news together? It’s easier to find; it’s unfiltered – we’re not just picking out what we find interesting; and it’s all on one page.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. But here are all the headlines so far today, 16th January. The latest updates will appear at the top of the list.

Last updated 6.30pm


Ubisoft has announced the first lot of DLC to come to Assassin’s Creed Origins. Available from 23rd January, The Hidden Ones is set four years after the events of the main game, introduces a new level cap of 45, whole new story missions, as well as new legendary weapons, new outfits and new mounts. At the same time, the Discovery Tour will be available free to all owners of the game, allowing you to explore Egypt and learn more about its history.


SEGA and Two Point Studios have announced Two Point Hospital, a spiritual sequel to Theme Hospital. It’s set for a Steam release later this year. Check out the trailer.


Immortal Redneck, the Egyptian-themed first-person shooter with roguelike elements, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 27th February. A Switch release is also planned a little later. Check out the announcement trailer.


Bandai Namco has announced that a new Gundam game, New Gundam Breaker, is coming to PS4. Check out the teaser trailer below.


Beholder Complete Edition releases on PS4 today. Become the landlord of an apartment block and spy on your tenants for the government. Or don’t, it’s up to you. Xbox One owners have to wait until Friday.



Koei Tecmo has revealed new open world features for the upcoming Dynasty Warriors 9. Roaming off the beaten path will open new new experiences outside of the main story line, for example, such as meeting powerful foes which can be defeated to gain rewards. Cooking and crafting have also been implemented. Watch the trailer below for an overview.


PC game Conqueror’s Blade is getting a beta on 26th January. A “sandbox medieval warfare” game, it’s all about building up an army and taking on your enemies. If you like the sound of it, you can register for the beta here.


Attack of the Earthlings is landing on PC on 8th February. It’s a darkly comic single player game that combines turn based combat and stealth, infused with comedy inspired from The IT Crowd and Father Ted. Oh, and it’s got a soundtrack from Mikolai Stroinski, from The Witcher 3 and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter fame. We’re sold. Check out its cool-looking intro cinematic below:


Masters of Anima, a game of action-packed, strategic battles, has just got a new trailer. It’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC later this spring.


Warriors: Rise to Glory, is a turn-based combat game being developed by Gavra Games. It’s coming to Early Access on 2nd February. It’ll be available for £7.99/$9.99. Check out the Steam page here.


Q.U.B.E. 2 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4 in Q1 2018. Much like the first game in the series, Q.U.B.E. 2 is a complex puzzle game, this time with new characters and new challenges. Here’s a trailer:


The Royal Edition of Final Fantasy XV is launching on 6th March. The Royal Edition, available on Xbox One and PS4, will include an extended map, a boat to explore new areas, a new first-person camera mode, over 12 pieces of DLC, new quests and new trophies. The game will also release on PC at the same time, dubbed Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition, featuring the same extra content. More information is available here.