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Joystiq Weekly: Street Fighter 5, Captain Toad review, PlayStation's 20th and more

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Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet.
Judging by how many uploads of Street Fighter 5's announcement trailer have been pulled, we're thinking Capcom doesn't want us to know about it just yet. Considering it seems to be a PS4 console exclusive, we're wondering if the reveal slipped out ahead of PlayStation Experience, this weekend's gathering in Las Vegas to talk all things PlayStation.

We can find out together as the event plays out over the next 48 hours, but PlayStation news isn't the only thing happening this week – The King's Quest series is getting a new entry, we reviewed Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and Telltale Games' Game Of Thrones, and Managing Editor Susan Arendt explained the Danganronpa series' remarkable conveyance of how depression works. Those and many more stories are waiting for you after the break!


News
  • Sharpen up on your Hadouken technique - Street Fighter 5 is in development for the PS4 and PC, according to a leaked trailer from Capcom. It seems the developer swung early however, so finding an un-pulled upload of said trailer might be difficult.
  • King's Quest: Your Legacy Awaits will bring the classic adventure series into modern times when it arrives in the fall of 2015. Activision will publish the journey on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC.
  • Gone Home developer Fullbright is leaving Earthly homes behind to explore a station in the great unknown, as is established in Tacoma's revealing trailer. We'll be waiting quite a while to take a space walk however – Tacoma is estimated to launch in 2016.
  • Haven't finished this year's double dose of Assassin's Creed? Too bad, we already know the setting for next year's assassination-filled history lesson: Victorian era London.
  • Resogun's stranded humans will reach out for help on the PS3 and Vita this month. Those that have already strapped into developer Housemarque's hectic shooter on the PS4 can ignore the $14.99 price tag, as Resogun will be cross-save and cross-buy compatible.
  • Should your ego grow too lofty from all your heroic, crafty flying, the upcoming Resogun Defenders DLC shows that some humans don't need to be saved by trigger-happy pilots. Defenders will be offered sometime next year for $5 (or $8 in Resogun's season pass), but developer Housemarque is also working on a free content update that will add fresh challenges to existing gameplay types.
  • Steam might be your primary library for PC gaming, but with the reveal of Steam Broadcasting, it might become your primary streaming platform too. Anyone in the Steam Client Beta can try out the service right now.
  • Guardians itching for new reasons to take up arms in Destiny can read up on what's waiting in The Dark Below, the first DLC-sized expansion for Bungie's shooter. Alternatively, visually-oriented learners can watch The Dark Below's new trailer.
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection's matchmaking woes continue despite its latest patch, and the burden of finding a remedy has led developer 343 Industries to delay Halo: Spartan Strike.
  • Fans of the original Resident Evil can try their hand at (almost) making a prettier Jill Sandwich next year, when Capcom delivers its re-remake on January 20, 2015. The $20 return to our favorite monster-filled mansion will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC.
  • You don't have to relive the past to delve into the Resident Evil universe next year though – Resident Evil: Revelations 2's initial episode will debut on February 17, 2015 on PS4 and PS3. Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Steam launches will take place on the following day, with the series concluding on all platforms by March 11.
  • Grand Theft Auto 5's bad reputation has earned enough stars to be removed from the shelves of Kmart and Target stores in Australia. The removal of Rockstar's latest follows online petitions and criticism of the game's depiction of violence against women.
  • Should you want your monster battles in Evolve to last for more than one round, the newly-detailed Evacuation game type will draw things out a bit. The five-round affair will end a series involving several game types with a match of Defend, a setup where a human shelter is attacked by waves of monsters.
  • A percentage of Wii U owners have recently run into Error Code 160-0103, an issue that has caused data deletion and even the bricking of consoles. Nintendo is looking into the situation, but urges anyone that runs in to the problem to call its contact center for assistance until a remedy is found.
  • The PlayStation line of consoles launched 20 years ago, but you don't have to dig out your old hardware to celebrate – Sony has revealed a special edition PlayStation 4 that channels its original predecessor's gray-toned appearance, but move fast if you want one – there's only 12,300 available worldwide.
Reviews

  • Contributing Editor Danny Cowan joined the Mushroom Kingdom's underdog in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, an expansion of the minigame stages found in Super Mario 3D World. Despite its puzzling nature, Danny noted that Captain Toad's obstacles aren't "particularly taxing, but there's a certain satisfaction in discovering a well-hidden passageway or sussing out a path to a deviously placed gem after several minutes of camera-spinning." While Danny found Toad's adventure "fairly short" with its core quest taking under six hours, he added that there's "enough optional content to keep you busy for hours more."
  • Managing Editor Susan Arendt set out in the first episode of Telltale Games' Game of Thrones, finding that it perfectly captures "the machinations, intrigue and violence that are the hallmark of the show." That's potentially a double-edged blade though, depending on how unwavering your optimism is: "If you find yourself at the end of Game of Thones episodes feeling emotionally exhausted, then actually putting yourself in the position of characters who face those kind of no-win situations is perhaps not a great idea."
Featured Content

  • Special-edition consoles aren't the only way to celebrate PlayStation anniversaries – The Joystiq staff recently put their heads together to recall the original PlayStation titles that meant the most to them throughout the console's lifespan.
  • A homicidal bear might be pretty far down on your list of beings you'd expect valuable lessons from, but Susan Arendt found an unexpected aptitude within the Danganronpa series' antagonist to convey what it's like to live with depression.
  • Astoundingly, the cast of this week's Super Joystiq Podcast survived its discussion of Telltale Games' Game of Thrones. Editor-in-Chief Ludwig Kietzmann, Senior Reporter Jess Conditt, Danny Cowan and Susan Arendt carry on unscathed to chat about Never Alone, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon Age: Inquisition and physical board and card games.
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