Here it is, the highly anticipated first ‘Games Out This Week’ of 2017 – I can tell how excited all of you are. OK, maybe I beefed up the intro a bit but still; it’s good to be back after the festive break. So do you fancy seeing how 2017’s first line up looks like, of course you do so let’s not waste anymore time. Grab your coffee and get in your seat, here’s the shiny and new hype train and it’s ready to rock.
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution
Acorn Assault is a quirky, tail-bobbing turn-based strategy game. Raise an army, overthrow a tyrant King and save the oppressed squirrels in the Rodent Revolution! Hone your skills in single-player, then duke it out with players around the globe in online multiplayer!
Pit People (Game Preview)
In our fast-paced, turn-based, co-op adventure you’ll quest and explore, find awesome loot, customize your fighters, recruit strange species, and fight in tournaments! A full cast of tragically unique heroes awaits as you plot a course across an apocalyptic wonderland! Dogged at every step by a mysterious and power-hungry narrator (Will Stamper, “BattleBlock Theater”), you’ll need to rally your troops and steel your wits if you hope to survive a hostile world filled with sinister electrobots, deadly vampires and brutally adorable cupcake people!
Rise & Shine
Shoot Fast, Think Faster Rise & Shine is a true “think and gun” that combines elements of arcade shooters, bullet hells, and puzzle platformers to create a new blend of strategy and viscera. Switch between Shine’s add-ons to solve puzzles that redefine what bullets can do. Guide projectiles through intricate mazes, electrify damaged equipment to discover new pathways, and juggle 8-bit fruit because why not? Get Ready to Respawn. Don’t let the cute character models fool you, saving Gamearth won’t be easy. Prepare to dash flurries of missiles and avoid unseen traps as you fight to prevent its destruction. It’s going to take all you’ve got to stay alive in the face of lethal robot armadas, enormous bosses, giant death wheels, and (of course) brainthirsty zombies. You’re not gettin’ through this in one piece, kiddo. Next Level Detail. Enter a world where every level is a single, continuous work of art. Each level is composed of hand drawn illustrations with multiple parallax scroll layers so every forward step is new; no tiling or repeated elements. This meticulous attention to detail allows each frame to flow seamlessly from one to the next, a quality you’ll wish you had on your 20th respawn.
Ghost recorder Juliette Waters trespasses into an abandoned family park, shut down since a landslide in 1971. The voices of the dead captured on her reel-to-reel recorder tells a tale of a cursed land and a wicked family cult, currently living in the park. First-person horror with a multi-layered story. Features: 10 – 15 hours gameplay in an open world you explore by foot or car. Conduct séances, search for voices in the static, and analyse your recordings with a unique audio gameplay mechanic.
Dead Effect 2
This action sci-fi shooter is looking to push the boundaries of first-person shooters to new levels with slick graphics, rich narrative and RPG elements. Train, develop your character, collect and upgrade countless weapons, gear and body implants and take control of the monster-infested ship.The story will take you back to the ESS Meridian, right to where the original plot ended. However, you are not meant to take a rest; something is brewing deep within the recesses of the spaceship. It is much more dangerous than a horde of the undead – it is threatening to enslave your mind and bend it to its will. Are you going to fight back?
That’s not too bad for the first week of games in 2017, here we have a perfect chance to try out some titles that may have slipped under the radar – question is how will you play it out this week? Will you splash some cash and get them all, spend wisely and get some or give it a complete pass – let us know in the comments.