Editor’s Note: This is the GameSentral Lead, a gaming recap that goes beyond the headlines.
- Star Wars Battlefront‘s new Drop Zone multiplayer mode takes classic king of the hill gameplay and gives a little Star Wars twist with players having to defend pods that drop from the sky in 16-player battles.
- Hipster Whale’s Crossy Road is coming to the new Apple TV with multiplayer.
- Harmonix’s Beat Sports is a new motion-controlled sports game for the new Apple TV that uses music and timing paired with sports.
- Konami is working on a patch for the game-breaking Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain save bug, but if you “use the Butterfly Emblem throughout the mission or avoid raising your Bond Level with [Quiet] to MAX during the course of the mission,” according to the company.
- Pokemon Go is the first mobile game developed for Android/iOS smartphones in a collaboration between Nintendo, The Pokemon Company and Niantic, the developer responsible for augmented reality mobile game Ingress.
- Former Medal of Honor executive producer and studio head Greg Goodrich’s first game as head of a new mobile-focused studio Fantastic Plastic Squad will be an Apple TV launch title played with the device’s new touch-sensitive remote control.
- The Xbox One’s “New Xbox One Experience” powered by Windows 10 is launching in November.
- Airship Syndicate’s modern take on Final Fantasy, Battle Chasers: Nightwar, has exceeded its $500,000 Kickstarter funding goal with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions in tow.
- Chair Entertainment is celebrating five years of Infinity Blade by giving away Infinity Blade 3 and over 7,600 game assets for free.
- Harmonix has taken on $15 million in equity investment from 14 partners, according to the Boston Business Journal.
- Destiny: The Taken King‘s second soundtrack will be available to purchase on September 15th, the same day the game’s next DLC launches for PlayStation and Xbox.