Joystiq Weekly: Mario’s links, socially conscious awards and a mobile hitman
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.
- Nintendo’s been chronically late to the party with modern accoutrements, but it’s just joined the season-pass club with Mario Golf: World Tour.
- Indie hits Papers, Please; Gone Home and The Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey take home top honors at The Games for Change Festival, an awards ceremony for socially conscious games.
As unassuming and stylish as the rest of the series is melodramatic and bombastic, Hitman Go is an impressive debut for Square Enix Montreal. The play style recalls the strategic thinking of the console/PC games, but does so with an entirely new style that fits touch-based devices like a fine leather glove.
- Instead of shoe-horning a typical entry of the long-running stealth series Hitman onto iOS, Square-Enix transformed it into a tense board game, earning a lot of love from Joystiq‘s Anthony John Agnello in the process.
Until next Sunday, that’s it! Check back in seven days for another recap, or, you know, head over to Joystiq and catch all of the news as it happens.