This Week in Gaming – 23rd August 20204 minute read

Too Human, Final Fantasy VII and The Legend of Zelda. Read below to see some of the milestones from the last seven days.

This Week in Gaming finds some amazing milestones, from Mega Man to The Legend of Zelda, and even Final Fantasy VII. Read below to see some of the key milestones from the last seven days in video game history.

17th August

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days (image credit: Square Enix)

It seems like a couple of years ago that Kane & Lynch came to consoles, yet it has been 10 years since the sequel. Does time fly faster as you get older?

  • 10 Years
    • Kane & lynch 2: Dog Days – PC, PS3, Xbox 360

18th August

Disney Infinity 3.0 selections (image credit: Disney & Avalanche Software)

Some amazing titles reached milestones on this day, including the amazing Disney Infinity which was unfortunately cancelled after version 3.0.

  • 11 Years
    • Wolfenstein – PC, PS3, Xbox 360
  • 10 Years
    • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light – Xbox 360
  • 7 Years
    • Disney Infinity – Wii U, Xbox 360

19th August

Too Human was in development for 10 years (image credit: Silicon Knights)

12 years ago on this day Too Human landed on the Xbox 360. It was a game which had spent 10 years in development, originally planning to be released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2000. Silicon Knights made the release, a Canadian company who eventually filed for bankruptcy after Epic Games won a court case against them, and a counter-suit for $4.45 million, for copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of contract. Did This Week in Gaming just highlight how Epic Games are not looking out for the small guys?

  • 12 Years
    • Too Human – Xbox 360
  • 8 Years
    • New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3DS

20th August

Mega Man X5 (image credit: Capcom)

Rockman X5 (ロックマンX5), as it is known in Japan, was the fifth instalment of the Mega Man X series produced by Capcom. Originally released in 2000 the PC saw a port a couple of years later. Final Fantasy VII also launched on iOS – and who doesn’t love a good Final Fantasy game?

  • 18 Years
    • Mega Man X5 – PC
  • 5 Years
    • Final Fantasy VII – iOS

21st August

Wario Land 4 (image credit: Nintendo)

Wario doesn’t get the recognition he deserves in comparison to his protagonist doppelgänger Mario Mario (see the Super Mario Bros. movie for explanation on his full name). However Wario Land 4 was a game that received an excellent response back in 2001.

  • 19 Years
    • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X – PS2
    • Wario Land 4 – GBA (Japan)

22nd August

The Legend of Zelda (image credit: Nintendo)

More than three decades ago Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka enriched our lives with The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. A commerical success, selling 6.5 million copies, and the start of a fantastic expansive franchise, The Legend of Zelda has had numerous successors in the decades since it debuted on consoles.

  • 33 Years
    • The Legend of Zelda – NES

23rd August

GoldenEye 007 (image credit: Rare)

Based on the 1995 James Bond film, GoldenEye is often considered to be an important part in video game and first-person shooter history. It gave a transition from the Doom architecture to a more realistic approach in shooters.

  • 23 Years
    • GoldenEye 007 – Nintendo 64 (Japan)