It’s Sunday and that means a new week is steadily upon on us along with a new SGO Weekly. And, as always, we’ve got several bits of news you may have missed. This includes the announcement for Blood Bowl 3, official cover art reveals, and more.
SGO Weekly: Cover Reveals & More!
Hockey legend, Alex Ovechkin, graces EA Sports NHL 21 cover
Electronic Arts announced NHL 21 releases on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One October 16. The reveal showcased a first look at Stanley Cup winner, Alex Ovechkin. He features as the game’s cover athlete for a second time. Ovechkin has been one of the most influential and impactful players in hockey. NHL 21 brings to life a revamped ‘Be A Pro’ experience, expanded creative gameplay, the new Hockey Ultimate Team (HUT) RUSH, and World of CHEL additions offering players the opportunity to create their own legacy.
Konami reveals final PES cover athletes
Recently, Konami revealed the final cover for eFootball PES 2021 standard edition and confirmed its September 15 launch. For the first time, the cover will feature two of soccer’s greatest legends in FC Barcelona’s, Lionel Messi, and Juventus’, Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi represents the highest level of soccer consistently achieved over a storied career. Cristiano Ronaldo is the latest to join as an official eFootball PES 2021 ambassador and will be featured in a range of promotional activities. The cover also features Manchester United’s, Marcus Rashford, and FC Bayern’s, Alphonso Davies, who just won the UEFA Champion’s League title with FC Bayern.
Madden 21 Championship Series on Tuesdays
EA and the NFL announced a new format for the Madden NFL 21 Championship Series. In addition to a complete with revamped tournament offerings, it features weekly sports entertainment programming involving a mix of celebrity, athlete, and elite Madden NFL player participation. Programming kicks off Tuesday, September 15 on the EA SPORTS Madden NFL Twitch and Madden Competitive Gaming YouTube.
Street Power Soccer now available
Street Power Soccer is now available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. In Street Power Soccer, players travel the globe with Street Football Legends, perfect tricks and compete against other players as they rise to the top.
Blood Bowl 3 coming in 2021
Blood Bowl 3, the most brutal sporting event, returns for a third season in 2021.
NACON and Cyanide studio announced Blood Bowl 3, the video game adaptation of the cult Games Workshop board game. Planned for release in early 2021, the game launches on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Steam and Nintendo Switch.
DIRT 5 reveals custom arena mode
In DIRT 5, players will have the tools to create, share and discover with the inclusion of Playgrounds, a new creation mode coming to PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and the Xbox One X, and PC (via Steam) on October 16, 2020. Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will follow later this year with Google Stadia coming early 2021.
Playgrounds allows players to design, create, edit and race on custom arenas. Using a vast suite of objects from bumps, kickers and ramps, to loops, tunnels and rings of fire, players can get creative with endless possibilities.
Tour De France now available on PC
As the heading suggests, Tour De France has finally launched on PC following delays due to the global pandemic. Multiple improvements and new features have been added to Tour de France 2020, including:
- Liège-Bastogne-Liège (“The Old Lady”)
- A redesigned interface providing better anticipation of the course and position of competitors
- First-person camera
- Deeper time-trial where posture and sprint management are crucial for success
- Realistic AI that grabs any attack opportunity
- All the teams of the Tour De France 2020 with their official jerseys
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions
Survios and MGM announced a brand-new entry in the Creed video game franchise. Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is an all-new arcade boxing game launching on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Spring 2021.
In other news
Of course, throughout the week we cover as much news as we can. Make sure you get all caught up on all our sports gaming coverage.
- NHL 21 World of Chel Will Feature New Ranking System, More!
- NBA 2K21 MyCareer, The Neighborhood, MyGM and MyLeague Details
- Madden NFL 21 Review – End of an Era
- Wizards District Gaming Win 2020 NBA 2K League Final
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