A trio of big games plus a nice array of indies. Farpoint, The Surge and Injustice 2 release this week!
- Interplay Solitaire (PC)
- XGun-Weapon Evolution (PC)
- Akiba’s Beat (PS4, PS Vita)
- Baila Latino (PS4 Wii U, Xbox One)
- Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (3DS)
- Farpoint (PSVR)
- GRIDD: Retroenhanced (PC)
- Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (PS Vita)
- Honoo Ki Sensou Kiroku Kore Sangoku Houen (PC)
- Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
- Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, PS Vita)
- The Surge (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Black & White Bushido (PC, Xbox One)
- Tango Fiesta (PC, Xbox One)
- Mages of Mystralia (PC)
- Mysterious Stars 3D: Road To Idol (3DS)
- No Stick Shooter (PC)
- PINBALL (Wii U)
- Portal Knights (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Ravenfield (PC)
- Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days (PC)
- Thumper (Switch)
- Endless Space 2 (PC)
- Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (3DS)
The Netherrealms DC Comics fighting game returns for an action packed sequel. The most wonderful aspect of the game’s pre-release is the focus on the story, which is far from the norm with a fighting game. The comic based on the original has gone from strength to strength so let’s hope the second game’s narrative lives up to this. There are returning favourites along with new combatants such as Swamp Thing, Atrocitus and Captain Cold amongst a hole host of others. The fighting seems up to scratch so let’s see how the bold new gear system goes down.
Enjoy a story trailer…
…and some combat
Farpoint is the next ambitious VR release for the PS4, a sci-fi story that plays out as a first person shooter and even includes additional co-op. I can’t say to whether this will be a killer app but seems to be a step up from previous efforts from footage. One to watch.
Staying on the sci-fi vibe The Surge releases this week. Taking Dark Souls style gameplay and mixing it with a gritty space vibe. Obviously a lot of the appeal of this title will come down to your feelings on this style of game. With plenty of smaller mechanical changes as well as a very different setting this could be a great breath of fresh air to fans of this punishing genre. It doesn’t hurt that some of the enemy design looks super cool and grungy, plus the mangled screams are a really nice touch.
Here’s is an hour worth of footage from the Giant Bomb guys.