It’s a huge week for hot new games hitting the, physical and virtual, shelves! Little Nightmares, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Puyo Puyo Tetris release this week amongst much more!
- Batman: Arkham VR (PC)
- Dragon Quest Heroes II (PC, PS4)
- Outlast 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
- Outlast Trinity (PS4, Xbox One)
- Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (3DS)
- Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Syberia 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction (PC)
- Kamiko (Switch)
- Period: Cube – Shuckles of Amadeus (PS Vita)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC)
- Constructor (PC, Switch)
- Little Nightmares (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
- Puyo Puyo Tetris (PS4, Switch)
- Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
Do you have a Switch or PS4? Do you like puzzle games? Well you’re in luck as Puyo Puyo Tetris comes out this Friday. Previously available in Japan this game seamlessly mashes up two famous franchises in a compelling new game that borrows from both series. It had a ton of positive buzz for the Japanese release last year and will hopefully go down well over here.
Bare in mind the price though. Just looking at certain retailers it seems the PS4 version usually comes in around the £20 mark whereas the Switch version commonly costs £35. It seems the portable factor comes at quite the premium.
Certain genres go up and down in popularity over the years and certainly the real time strategy genre isn’t in the same rude health it used to be. Now when juggernauts of the genre release new titles it is a big deal for the hardcore fans who are there through thick and thin. Well RTS fans rejoice as Warhammer‘s own Dawn of War is back for it’s third instalment. It has a three faction campaign between Eldar, Orks and Space Marines plus a new focus on controlling giant war machines and key characters from the Warhammer universe. Let’s hope that Relic can please its fans in this latest title in the beloved franchise, and with an 82 on Metacritic it certainly seems a strong possibility.
Now check out this epic seven minute trailer, yep it’s up to the usual sublime pre-rendered Dawn of War cutscene quality.
Now turning to the indie side of things we have the promising Little Nightmares. Currently rocking a 79 for PC and 82 for PS4 on Metacritic this game has a ton of promise. It is a creepy sidescroller that apparently blurs the lines between dreams and nightmares as you explore The Maw in an effort to escape its confines.
Finally we have arguably the biggest release of the week in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. For the most part it’s the same game as before though it adds a few new characters, all DLC content and a much requested fully fleshed out battle mode. Basically if you haven’t got the original release and own a Switch definitely give it a look, though if you did you may have to weigh up how much a battle mode and having it on Nintendo‘s new console means to you personally. Though it is fair to say Mario Kart 8 was easily one of the strongest games in the series.