Today in the Rundown, we discuss the latest delay of Uncharted 4, have some disappointing news about Mass Effect: Andromeda, examine Killer Instinct: Season 3, have a look at the latest content for Disney Infinity, and finally, have some great news for fans of Marvel and Disney’s Big Hero 6.
You’re going to have to wait an extra two weeks to play Uncharted 4. The highly-anticipated PS4 game has been delayed again. It’s been bumped two weeks from its planned April 26 release, and will now arrive worldwide on May 10. Don’t worry, there’s nothing broken in the game. Developer Naughty Dog says they need the extra time to manufacture more copies so that they have enough to meet the demand at launch. This isn’t the first delay for Uncharted 4; it was originally set to launch last year, before being pushed. The good news is that there’s an open multiplayer beta happening this weekend, and everyone can participate. All you need is a PS4.
And it looks like you’re not going to be playing the new Mass Effect game this year. Many fans had hoped that the sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda would be hitting Earth before the end of 2016, but it will now be arriving early next year. That’s according to EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen, who tells investors that the new Mass Effect is slated to launch in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, which is the first three months of 2017. As the title implies, Mass Effect: Andromeda will give players an entirely new galaxy to explore, long after the events of the previous games. Let’s just hope the ending is a little better than Mass Effect 3.
Prepare yourself for more Killer Instinct. The Season 3 update for the fighting game will knock out the Xbox One on March 29. It will have at least four new characters at launch, including two crossover additions: the Arbiter from Halo, and Rash from Battletoads. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed exactly how many characters Season Three will have in total, but the two previous seasons each had 16. March 29 will also be when the game is released on the PC for the first time, complete with all three seasons. There will be cross-play support between the Xbox One and PC, but you’ll need to have Windows 10 to run it.
There’s loads of new content coming to Disney Infinity 3.0. The new Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set will be available for the game on March 15. It only has just one new physical figure, based on Captain America’s appearance in his latest movie Civil War, but it unlocks a whole lot more digital content within the game. For starters, there are virtual versions of Ant-Man, Black Panther, and Vision, all based on their appearances in the Marvel cinematic universe. The Battleground playset also includes a new 4-player arena brawler, where all the Marvel characters for the game will be able to go head-to-head in arcade style combat. Unfortunately, the 4-player co-op is only local, so you won’t be able to play with your friends online. If you can’t wait until March 15 for the Marvel Battlegrounds Play Set, there are two new figures from the upcoming animated movie Zootopia. They’re based on the two main characters: the cunning fox Nick and the rabbit cop Judy, and appear more detailed than the average Disney Infinity figures. They’re out now, just in time for Zootopia to hit theatres this Friday. You can check out my review of the film by clicking on the screen or in the description below.
And another big Disney and Marvel property is getting even bigger. An animated TV series based on the movie Big Hero 6 is in the works, and is set to premiere on Disney XD next year. It will feature the same group of heroes from the film, and promises to develop all of them deeper than they were in the movie. That means you can expect plenty of Baymax. Big Hero 6 was based on a comic published by Marvel, but the film didn’t take place in the shared Marvel cinematic universe. There were rumours that a sequel was in the works, but it’s unclear if that has been shelved in favor of the show.