As you'd expect, there isn't a whole lot coming out in the aftermath of E3. But there are a few bits and pieces worthy of interest. If you're into MMOs, Final Fantasy 14 is getting its massive Stormblood expansion, Get Even finally launches after an impromptu delay, the Switch gets a couple of ports, and the massive conspiracy MMO acid trip that is Secret World gets a reboot this week.
God Wars: Future Past (PS4, Vita)
What is it? A JRPG with an isometric, grid-based combat system reminiscent of Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem.
Should you care? There's a neat mechanic called impurity where the more you attack with a character, the more the AI is likely to target it. It looks like good fun, and I hope it gets a Switch port.
Dead by Daylight (PS4, XBO)
What is it? The asymmetrical horror indie game comes to consoles.
Should you care? Think of a less janky version of Friday the 13th with more variety and more refined mechanics.
Cave Story + (Switch)
What is it? A Metroidvania that harks back to the 8-bit and 16-bit eras.
Should you care? It's a great game, but also not a new one. Cave Story came out on PC six years ago. That doesn't mean it's not worth playing, mind you.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas (Switch)
What is it? An isometric 3D action-adventure that first launched on mobiles, before getting ported to PC and consoles.
Should you care? Oceanhorn was one of the nicest looking RPGs on mobiles and it took some nice inspiration from Zelda. But there's also no shortage of RPGs to play this year, and the gameplay loop might be a bit too simple for some.
Secret World Legends (PC)
What is it? Funcom's "reimagining" of The Secret World from an MMO into a free-to-play RPG.
Should you care? The Secret World is nuts as fuck. I really want to find some spare time to play this with friends.
Get Even (PC, PS4, XBO)
What is it? A psychological horror game about finding someone who is trapped with a bomb tied to their chest.
Should you care? Delayed because of the London terrorist attacks, Get Even will finally be released this week. Might be something for Outlast fans.
Astro Boy: Edge of Time (PC)
What is it? A trading card game inspired by the Astro Boy manga, complete with a story.
Should you care? There's some comic-book style segments in here as well. This might actually be way more interesting than it seems. Or it could be awful.
Nex Machina (PC, PS4)
What is it? A twin-stick shooter inspired by Smash TV and Robotron.
Should you care? Had me at Smash TV. Has local co-op as well, which should be fun.
Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood (PC, PS4)
What is it? The latest expansion for the gargantuan Final Fantasy MMO.
Should you care? If you're already playing, then you definitely do. Consoles are getting a retail release of FF14 this week as well, if you haven't jumped in yet.
Chess Ultra (PC, XBO, Vive, Rift)
What is it? It's a really nice looking version of chess.
Should you care? Want to play chess in a 3D apartment? A sitting room adorned with books? Out on a rock somewhere? Want to play chess in 4K? Honestly, you need to see the trailer for this.
Dead Rising 4: Super Ultra Dead Rising 4 Mini Golf (XBO)
What is it? Mini-golf. In Dead Rising 4.
Should you care? If you're playing Dead Rising this would be fun as hell. Who is still playing Dead Rising, by the way?
Broken Age (XBO)
What is it? Double Fine's crowdfunded adventure. The first one.
Should you care? You'd think most people have either played this by now, or lost interest.
So that's the major offerings that came out this week. Not a lot, as you'd expect in the immediate wake of E3. Anyone interested in a new twin-stick shooter, or was there something I missed? Let us know!