This week in video games, April 3, 2017: Destiny 2 reveal trailer, Minecraft minigame

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      This week, indie games get featured on the App Store, Minecraft adds a new minigame, and Old Time Hockey takes you back in time. But first, Destiny 2 gets dated.

      Final Destiny update paves way for Destiny 2, coming this fall

      Age of Triumph, the final update for Destiny (PS4, Windows, Xbox One), released last week.

      Along with new challenges, Triumph heralds the return of some of the raids from the game's early days. First released in 2014, Destiny still manages to get me playing on a regular basis.

      But I am looking forward to Destiny 2, which Bungie has confirmed is coming on September 8, 2017.

      Here's the reveal trailer for the new game.


      Apple's Canadian App Store creates a place for iOS indie games

      Games are the most popular category on Apple's App Store, where you can get software to run on your iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod.

      Recognizing this, the company has created a dedicated page promoting games from independent developers, including many from Canada.

      With more than a billion mobile devices running the iOS operating system, the App Store is an appealing place for indie developers to distribute their games.

      Featured on the page are standout titles that include Leo's Fortune, Monument Valley, Ridiculous Fishing, Desert Golfing, and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP.

      More ways to play and enjoy Minecraft

      Last week. a new minigame was released in Minecraft: Console Edition.

      Glide is a free update that lets players equip elytra (wings) that can soar through the air. Game modes include Score Attack and Time Attack, and you can play solo or multiplayer.

      This is the third free minigame for the console version of Minecraft. Battle and Tumble were released last year.

      In addition to Glide, a Power Rangers character skin pack was released for all versions of Minecraft last week. The Mini Game Masters skin pack arrived on the console edition of the game.

      Old Time Hockey a fun retro sports sim

      From Vancouver studio V7 Entertainment, Old Time Hockey is a riotous sim in the spirit of early hockey video games.

      The simple controls for passing and shooting echo those from old-time games, and the pixelated art style and jagged animations are suitably dated. It's all in service of a nostalgia for the 1970s that is baked into the very core of Old Time Hockey, right down to the Slapstick-inspired narrative that anchors the game's story mode.

      Old Time Hockey is available for PS4, Windows, and Xbox One.


      Releasing this week

      Persona 5 for PS3 and PS4

      Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition for PS4, Windows, Xbox One