For those that don’t know Cavern Blogs are pretty much my end of/start of the week post (depending how you look at it) that wraps up the previous weeks news highlighting a selection of the posts. There is also a final thoughts section on the bottom where I’ll briefly discuss my own thoughts about select stories from the week or my own gaming experiences.

This Week in Gaming News

Resident Evil 7 End of Zoe, Not a Hero DLC Trailer – Capcom shared a trailer showing off two upcoming DLCs for Resident Evil 7, End of Zoe and the free Not a Hero.

ELEX Launch Trailer – Check out the launch trailer for ELEX, a new open world science fantasy RPG from Piranha Bites and THQ Nordic.

Destiny 2 PC Launch Trailer – The excruciating wait is almost over for PC gamers waiting for their version of Destiny 2 and Activision has officially flipped the switch on the port’s launch trailer.

DOOM for Switch Dated, Dev Interview Video – Bethesda shared the news that the Nintendo Switch version of DOOM will be officially launching on November 10th, 2017.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Launch Trailer – Did Bethesda’s efforts to use current political drama to sell their latest video game (Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus) not work on you, then maybe by some chance this launch trailer will have some effect.

No Heroes Allowed VR Launch Trailer – Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched No Heroes Allowed VR, a new entry the My Lord?! or formerly Badman series.

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – Launch Trailer – Atlus has shared the launch trailer for Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, a series celebrating 10 years of the portable 3D dungeon crawling this year.

Fire Emblem Warriors Launch Trailer – If Mario isn’t your thing or maybe you are a Switch (or New 3DS) owner that cannot just wait another week, then maybe considering checking out Fire Emblem Warriors, which is just a few days away from release.

Killing Floor 2: 2017 Halloween Horrors Trailer – On October 24th Tripwire Games will be kicking off a in-game Killing Floor 2 event called Halloween Horrors.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Reveal Trailer – Fatshark has officially unveiled the first gameplay trailer for the previously announced sequel to Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, that has trimmed the name down to the more simple moniker, Warhammer: Vermintide 2.

Sonic Forces Space Port Gameplay – Sega showed off some new Sonic Forces gameplay giving a glimpse of the Space Port level, one of the areas that will be accessible by player’s custom Sonic characters.

EA Shuts Down Visceral Games – EA has reportedly shut down Visceral Games, a studio known for their work on the Dead Space series and Battlefield Hardline.

Dragon Ball FighterZ Dated for Japan, Nappa and Ginyu Revealed – Dragon Ball FighterZ was revealed to be launching on February 1st, 2018 in Japan for 7,800 yen.

Switch 4.0.0 Update Live, Adds Video Capture – The Nintendo Switch’s new 4.0.0 firmware update adds limited video capture capability to select Nintendo titles in addition to the ability to transfer profiles and saves to another console.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single Player Trailer – I’m sure many of us have become familiar with the multiplayer a lot lately, but now we get another peek Star Wars Battlefront 2’s highly requested single-player story mode through a new trailer.

HYAKKI CASTLE Haunted Halls Trailer – Japanese indie developer Asakusa Studios has shared a trailer for HYAKKI CASTLE, a classic-style dungeon crawling RPG set in 18th century Japan that has evolved the genre with a new “2 Party system”.

SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW REALIZATION Coming to PC – Bandai Nacmo had a surprise announcement that SWORD ART ONLINE: HOLLOW REALIZATION would be coming to PC via Steam next week on October 27th.

Final Thoughts

First up on the list is Warhammer: Vermintide 2, a sequel I was looking forward to getting to see and am walking away from the reveal with a mostly positive response.  It’s a bit disappointing that there are no actual new characters, but I do like that they are providing different classes or careers as they call them, each with their own skill tree progression and abilities.  It really does seem more like a large expansion of the first game rather than a full-blown sequel, but I can’t complain considering it has a reasonable price.  I think one of the most exciting new features in the game is actually the mod support as this is something that could keep the game fun and alive for a long time as long as there is a active modding community.  My biggest concern is their DLC plans for the game this time around as I hope they take a route similar to other games that provides free maps and monetizes through cosmetics if necessary.  The first game received a reasonable amount of paid DLC maps which I never got to experience, the team also did have a good amount of free updates too though which were nice.  I’m basically already sold on the game regardless though, so I’m just waiting for release next year.

This is a big gaming week for me personally and probably a lot of others too.  This includes the PC version of Destiny 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, which thankfully are split up at the beginning and end of the week so I don’t feel like I have to pick where I should spend my time first.  I’m easily more excited for Mario as we’ve been waiting for a new Mario game of this style for well over a decade.  Don’t get me wrong though, I’m still looking forward to spending time with Destiny 2, however my excitement has dwindled some because of the fact that I’m not sure how many of my friends are actually picking it up.  Initially it seemed like the entire gang was interested, but things have changed as of late so I’m not sure how many we’ll have joining in now.  One of the reasons I walked away disappointed with the first was because I didn’t really have friends to tackle the more difficult content and raids.  I’m not particularly interested in seeking out strangers to take on this content as I was more interested in a light-hearted romp through the content with people I know well.  There is always the possibility of discovering like-minded individuals too though so we’ll see.

Next week I’ll for sure be sharing my first impressions of each game so stay tuned for that.  Have a great week!