Here we are at the beginning of a fresh new week, hope the weekend went well for you all – what did you get up to? I’m not a fan of the Monday morning blues, I prefer to bring some joy and happiness instead and I know of the perfect way to do this – with a brand new lineup of games being released this week. So grab your coffee, grab a seat and jump on the hype train – where will it take us this week?
It is the height of the Cold War, a time of global uncertainty and civil unrest. You are Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin, driven by a moral compass that leads you headfirst into a covert operation unsanctioned by the country you previously served.
Adventures Of Pip
Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip — the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia.
The demonic invasion has spread throughout the Sword Coast and threatens all the inhabitants of Neverwinter. Band together in the new Demonic Heroic Encounters, charge into the new Prophecy of Madness and Throne of the Dwarven Gods Skirmishes and vanquish the demon lord, Demogorgon in a brutal 10-player raid with the help of Drizzt Do’Urden, Regis and Bruenor Battlehamer.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
The game follows Nikolai Orelov in Russia, 1918, in events taking places between Assassin’s Creed: The Fall and Assassin’s Creed: The Chain as Orelov tried to leave the country with his family. As a final assignment for the Assassin Order before his departure, Nikolai must steal an artifact from the Bolsheviks holding the Tsar’s family. In the midst of the theft, Nikolai witnessed the murder of most of Nicholas’ children. Nikolai saved the princess Anastasia, and must protect her, and the artifact, from the Templars.
Unravel introduces Yarny, a new, lovable and endearing character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer. Using yarn to Swing from tree branch to tree branch or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Yarny is brought to life as the representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family. Told completely without words, experience an exciting and heartfelt story about love, hope and the journey of life.
The premise is that you’re in deep space and something’s collided with the ship. Main power is offline and you’re trapped. It’s lucky you have access to this walker control terminal. It’s a little old but with these two robots and some clever thinking you might be able to get power back on-line and save the day. You control two walker robots and puzzle your way through 30 levels to restore power, reactivate the life support and solving the mystery of the collision. An unknown voice on the other end of the terminal is your only guide.
Gone Home: Console Edition
Gone Home, the genre-defining Story Exploration Video Game, is now available in the comfort of your living room! June 7, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Find out for yourself as you explore the house on Arbor Hill in this award winning game.
Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition
One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful arcade games of the 1980s is back in its Classic pixel perfect 2D form, and a re-imagined Rebooted version with state of the art 3D game-play and graphics that remain faithful to the original concept. Both versions are exciting twitch games requiring keen puzzle solving skills and logic.
Arslan: The Warriors Of Legend
The game adaptation of this magnificent story seamlessly blends the fast paced tactical action gameplay indicative of the Warriors franchise with a stunningly engaging narrative. Using cell-shaded graphics and basing all character design on the anime series Arslan: The Warriors of Legend delivers a gaming experience designed to fully immerse the player into Arslan’s universe.
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. Enjoy the definitive Dying Light experience with the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. This package comes with all the available bonus content, including Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and The Bozak Horde. Last but not least, travel beyond the walls of Harran to discover a vast, dangerous new region in Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully custom and dirt buggies that you can drive.
Big lineup this week, don’t you think? What game basically slaps you in the face as a must buy, are you going to pass on these titles or will you be the boss and get the lot? I would love to know, shout out in the comments with your plans.