November 29, 2021

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Animal Crossing New Horizons DLC and What We Want From Gotham Knights | GI Show

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On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, our latest hire, Wesley LeBlanc, joins the crew to discuss the announcement of Animal Crossing: New Horizon’s upcoming Happy Home Paradise paid DLC, House of Ashes review impressions, as well as game announcements from the recent DC Fandome event. Specifically, we talk about what we want from Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.


Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:41 – Wesley LeBlanc Intro
00:10:33 – Animal Crossing DLC News
00:23:36 – Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
00:40:55 – Gotham Knights
00:50:37 – Sora In Smash Bros. Ultimate
01:01:54 – Poké
mon Unite
01:03:17 – Dead By Daylight
01:04:14 – Tetris Effect: Connected 
01:07:30 – House of Ashes Review Impressions
01:23:33 – Housekeeping
01:29:22 – Listener Questions

Topic Of The Show:

What We Want From Gotham Knights And Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

This past weekend’s DC FanDome virtual event showcased several trailers in the DC Comics video game universe. First, WB Montreal debuted a new story trailer for Gotham Knights that showed Penguin warning Nightwing of a secret society called The Court of Owls that runs the city of Gotham in secrecy. Next, the fan-loved game studio Rocksteady revealed a trailer for their upcoming game, Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League. For this week’s Topic Of The Show, the Game Informer crew discusses all of these announcements and shares what they want from these upcoming superhero games. 

The Playlist:

Game Informer staff discuss the games they’re playing.

The Halloween season is in full effect so Marcus shares his House of Ashes review impressions and talks about why the game is more of an action thriller than it is a horror game. Stadnik and Wesley discuss how it feels to finally be playing Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and Van Aken is loving Tetris Effect Connected on his new Nintendo Switch OLED model. That screen is shiny!

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

This week’s awesome crop of listener questions asks us about basic game mechanics we never knew existed in our favorite games, whether Death’s Door could win Game Of The Year at this year’s Game Awards, and which characters we would choose to win the video game version of Squid Game.

Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at Podcast@GameInformer.com:

Hello GI numbers, I have good news and bad news.  You are joining the video game squid games.  You could win this giant piggy bank of rupees or you could be stuck playing only ET on Atari for the rest of your life. The first game is Street Fighter, which character do you choose? The second game is Smash Bros, which character do you choose? The third game is your choice, which game from your childhood do you choose? P.S. Doesn’t matter which version of street fighter and smash, just have fun! – Matt from near Philly
What’s something that seemed to be a super basic part of a game that you didn’t learn about until months or years after playing it? Something akin to a mechanic of a game you didn’t know about when you played as a kid, but that someone else told you about as an adult, or realizing that it exists going back to it (my example would be not comprehending the fact that you could zoom in with some guns in Halo CE as a kid) – That One Random (Discord)
Hey Game Informer crew. Do you think an indie or smaller title like the amazing Death’s Door could win the GOTY at the VGA? – Danphantom77 (Discord)

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