Monday, September 19, 2022

The Weekly Stuff Podcast #444 – Video Game News Galore! Nintendo Direct, State of Play, Tokyo Game Show, Assassin’s Creed & More!

It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

With the Tokyo Game Show going down this week in, well, Tokyo, there was an avalanche of gaming news and gaming events, with Nintendo, Sony, and many others showing off new games for 2023 and beyond, and we break it all down on today’s episode! Starting with Ubisoft’s event last week to show off the appropriately convoluted future of Assassin’s Creed, and continuing on to this week’s Nintendo Direct – where we saw a new Fire Emblem, Octopath Traveler II, and got the title reveal for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – and Sony’s State of Play, which showed off Team Ninja’s Rise of the Ronin and gave us a peek at the future of the Yakuza franchise, now returning to its original Japanese title, Like a Dragon. And if all that wasn’t enough, Hoyoverse also gave us some huge Genshin Impact reveals, including the jaw-dropping news that Ufotable, the renowned animation studio behind Kimetsu no Yaiba, will be creating the long-awaited Genshin anime. 


Enjoy, and come back next week for our retrospective review of James Cameron’s Avatar, as it heads back into theaters ahead of December’s sequel.




Intro & Stuff: 0:00:00 – 0:21:34

Splatoon News: 0:21:34 – 0:29:00

Assassin’s Creed News: 0:29:00 – 1:01:10

Nintendo Direct: 1:01:10 – 1:31:30

Sony State of Play: 1:31:30 – 1:56:21

Yakuza and Tokyo Game Show News: 1:56:21 – 2:11:16 

Genshin: 2:11:16 – 2:23:07 


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