On this episode of Video Games 2 the MAX, hosts Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison discuss more on Bravely Default II and Persona 5 Strikers, while Sean also gives his initial thoughts on Retromania Wrestling as well.
Next, the duo gets into the major news involving the finalization of the partnership between Xbox and Bethesda. So after so many months of waiting, Bethesda joins Xbox. Although the guys wonder if Phil Spencer actually made things clearer with his statement on exclusives? Or is just further muddying the waters for more open interpretation? Also, they discuss the 20 games announced for Xbox Game Pass, (although most of them were already on the service anyway), and the possible upcoming Xbox events including one that could be happening as early as March 26.
After that, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles beat-em-up game was announced by DotEmu and it looks very much like the old arcade titles. Sean is super excited and ready to jump in at the moment of release. While Marc is a bit more reserved on the announcement. Plus, the latest NPD numbers and what is known and what could be announced at the Square Enix presents showcase on Thursday.
Other things discussed in the episode: The Resident Evil film reboot getting a September 2021 release window. Nobuo Uematsu possibly retiring. An EA employee making money off FIFA Ultimate Team cards, and more.
Of course, the show ends with a look at the upcoming games for the week.
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Breaking Down Bethesda Joins Xbox, Retromania Wrestling, and More
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Sean Garmer has a long history with video games, since childhood. But truly, things got serious when he discovered Pokemon on the Gameboy, and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. He also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast and writes on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.
Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games (and of course, playing them) to Video Games 2 the MAX. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games. Marc plays all different kinds of games and takes analyzing them to heart.
Jens is co-host and editor of the podcast Chapter Select and an occasional contributor to Video Games 2 the MAX. While he grew up on 90s PC adventure games and flight simulators, nowadays his preferences have shifted towards Soulslikes, JRPGs, and weird kusoge.