Weekend Headlines July 28th-30th Pt. 2: NBA 2K18, Uncharted Lost Legacy and More

By Rebecca Smith,
Continuing on from part one is the rest of the weekend's news. Here we go:

NASCAR Heat 2

By now, NASCAR fans are sure to know what to expect from this year's instalment in the franchise. Just in case, the latest trailer shows off the Iowa Speedway circuit. Try it for yourself when the game releases on September 12th.


NBA 2K18

In the latest instalment of the NBA 2K franchise, the game's MyGM mode is getting a makeover. You'll still have all of the team building and user control that you've experienced in previous years, but now it's also a "narrative-driven story-based franchise experience". In MyGM: The Next Chapter, players assume the role of one of the former bright stars of the NBA. In May 2011, a knee injury ended your playing career. Six years later, you're now the newly-appointed GM of an NBA team and you'll need to balance the owner's expectations, your staff's needs, the attention from the press, competition from other GMs, and the performance of your players.

Senior Producer Erick Boenisch goes into far more detail on his blog post, as well as the improvements that they've made regarding the 2017 NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, G-League integration, two-way contracts, Free Agent Moratorium, international draft prospect stashing, a new analytics tool, and many other features. I suggest you have a read.


Raiders of the Broken Planet

Four weeks ago, developer MercurySteam questioned whether the world needed another shooter. Well, the answer wasn't going to fit into a single video, so here's part two where Game Designer Joan Amat and Gameplay Programmer Hernan Ojuel detail the dynamic levels and objectives, as well as how players can accrue Aleph through melee combat. They follow this with a discussion about the organic cover system and how this affects stealth gameplay. Finally, we see why it's important not to let your guard down.


Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash

It may be several weeks after E3 but we're still getting media from the show. Publisher XSeed showcased a gameplay stream from the latest Senran Kagura title. The 90 minutes of footage showcases some of the game's single-player modes including the story mode, so don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers before the game's release later this summer.


Sparc

CCP Games' upcoming VR title is described as a "unique virtual sport only possible in virtual reality". Players use PlayStation Move controllers to throw projectiles at their opponent while dodging, blocking or deflecting the incoming shots. There will be single-player challenges as well as multiplayer matches and you'll get to test yourself when the game is released on August 29th. Meanwhile, we have a series of new screenshots to show you.


Sudden Strike 4

When World War II real-time strategy title Sudden Strike 4 is released in a couple of weeks time, it will come with reversible bonus covers designed by Robert Simon (Game of Thrones, Killzone: Shadow Fall and Ryse: Son of Rome). The covers will represent each of the game's three factions — Western Allies, German and Soviet — and will be in the style of WWII propaganda poster oil paintings. You can take a look at them in the video below and get your hands on them on August 15th.


Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Sid Shuman, SIEA's Social Media Director, got hands-on with the upcoming stand-alone expansion in the Uncharted universe. Showcasing 13 minutes of gameplay, he took on a sequence set in India’s Western Ghats region. It should go without saying that if you don't want any spoilers, look away now. You can try it for yourself on August 23rd.


Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

We finish this week with a trailer showcasing a character from Nihon Falcon's upcoming action RPG. Dana is a mysterious blue-haired maiden. Protagonist Adol Christin dreams about her constantly while he explores the Isle of Seiren but we don't know who she is or her purpose. You'll get to find out this fall when the game releases in the west, but for now you'll just have to settle for this tantalising glimpse.


Release Dates

GameNorth AmericaEurope
ChromaGunAugust 22ndAugust 22nd
Graceful Explosion MachineAugust 8thAugust 8th
Mages of MystraliaAugust 22ndAugust 22nd

Updates and Patches

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Yonder: The Cloud Catcher ChroniclesUpdate 1Available NowPatch Notes
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.