This Week In Games: Star Fox 2 Meets FIFA

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You know what time of year it is: the week in the calendar where everything goes full sports, and old favourites re-appear. FIFA 18 drops on Friday, but for nostalgics it will be the release of the Mini SNES (and Star Fox 2) that has the biggest appeal.

Beyond that, it's a bit of a quiet week. There are some major titles before Friday though: a Total Warhammer sequel, Cuphead, Ruiner, another Danganronpa game, and One Piece comes to the Switch. Here's This Week In Games.


One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe (Switch)

What is it? A remaster of the open-world RPG set in the One Piece universe.
Should you care? Pirate Warrior 3 offers the same action without the bloat of stuff like fishing and hunting for treasure.


Fallout 4 GOTY (PS4, XBO)

What is it? A re-release of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG on consoles with the six DLC packs, mod support and all previous updates to the original game.
Should you care? The game's been patched, but there's still the odd dip in frame rates as you wander through the Commonwealth. Still worth playing if you haven't given it a go before, though.


Cuphead (PC, XBO)

What is it? A tough platformer with the artstyle of a 1920's cartoon.
Should you care? The look will draw most people in, but the gameplay will shut a lot of people out. Unless you've played a preview build, the difficulty of Cuphead is going to throw a lot of people off.


FIFA 18 (Everything)

What is it? EA's annual franchise returns, this time on the Switch.
Should you care? Hearing real good things about the story mode, which was always my preferred way of playing. Very keen to see how it handles on the Switch too.


Star Fox 2 (Mini SNES)

What is it? The long-awaited Star Fox sequel appears as one of the playable games on the Mini SNES.
Should you care? This drew a lot of people into buying the Mini SNES in the first place. Hell yes.


Total War: Warhammer 2 (PC)

What is it? The Total War and Games Workshop collaboration returns.
Should you care? Definitely if you played the original. If you didn't play the original, I'd suggest starting with that.


Forza Motorsport 7 (PC, XBO)

What is it? Forza's back, but with the serious side of racing this time.
Should you care? I didn't think this was supposed to be until this week, but it's out at retail on Friday.


Gundam Versus (PS4)

What is it? Massive mech suits beating the snot out of each other.
Should you care? Looks pretty fun, to be fair.


Battle Chasers: Nightwar (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)

What is it? A dungeon brawler RPG with classic JRPG turn-based combat.
Should you care? Watch some gameplay. This would be very neat on the train.


Hob (PC, PS4)

What is it? A puzzle-platformer set in the ruins of a missing civilisation, from the makers of the Torchlight games.
Should you care? A whole generation of consoles has launched in between Hob and the last Torchlight game. I feel like this is going to get swamped, but Torchlight was very, very good back in the day.


Ruiner (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? A cyberpunk action platformer where you run around beating the snot out of a lot of enemies.
Should you care? Enjoyed Hotline Miami? You'll get a kick out of this.


Pinball FX 3 (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Community focused pinball, which means lots of tables, user generated tournaments and multiplayer matchups.
Should you care? You can bring your Pinball FX2 purchases over to Pinball FX3, which is great.


YO-KAI WATCH 2: Psychic Specters (3DS)

What is it? Another Yo-Kai Watch game!
Should you care? You either already do or 1000% do not.


Raid: World War II (PC)

What is it? Think Payday 2, but set in World War 2 and you're raiding Nazis instead of banks.
Should you care? I'm keen for slightly more involved co-op shooters, so I'm interested at least. Didn't hear much word from those who were in the beta, though.


So those are the biggest titles that are out this week. Good mix across the board, actually. See anything that jumps out at you? Or did I miss something huge? Let me know in the comments!


Comments

    I thought the SNES Mini was out next week? At least, that's when the estimated delivery date is for me. Also out this week:
    Danganronpa V3 (PS4/Vita/PC) (It was mentioned but not listed)
    Lightfield (XBOne/PS4)
    Megaton Rainfall (PS4)
    Nioh DLC: Bloodshed’s End (PS4)
    Voltron VR Chronicles (PSVR)
    Deemo (Switch)
    Blue Reflection (Ps4/PC)

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      Official release date is 29th of Sepetember I believe. Rules out Victoria as we've got the Grand Final holiday Friday so Vic orders won't arrive till Monday for those who wanted delivery. I think store pick ups are still valid though

        The official release is the 30th, which is a Saturday (for some reason Nintendo loves to launch stuff on Saturdays), so nobody who selected the delivery option will be receiving it that day, and will at the earliest be getting it on Monday (Monday is a public holiday in NSW though, so if you're NSW it'll be Tuesday).

        If you wanted it on Saturday, you needed to select the pick up from store option when you preordered it. Aside from getting to Big W or Target really early and lining up, that's the only way you'll be getting it on launch day.

        Wait..... you get a monopoly on hosting the GF AND you get a holiday for it? No wonder you bastards don't want to give it up.

    Curious about the dangonranpa games - I (somehow ) ended up playing 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors for the very first time this weekend and loved it for the most part, I know there's a sequel and another game due out in that series anytime now too so will be deffo checking them out, but Dangonranpa is one that's often mentioned in the same breath - internet seems a bit split from the few places i've read, can anyone here recommend them?

    Otherwise, anyone as disappointed as me with the FIFA demo? I haven't clicked with FIFA for the past couple of years and it doesn't seem like I will this year either which gives me sads - was really tempted to grab it for the switch...

    Been waiting for Hob for a while so hopefully that is good.
    Hadn't heard anything about pinball fx3 but full backwards compatibility with purchases is awesome

    I am curious though, why do you recommend getting total warhammer 1 before 2?

      Not quite full backwards compatibility with Pinball FX 3 purchases, there was licensing issues with a few of the tables which didn't make the leap to 3.

        Thanks for the heads up, I'll keep an eye on that

          From what I've read so far they won't be porting South Park (or the Butters table), Street Fighter 2, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Plants vs Zombies or Ms. Splosion Man.

          So not too may, but I do enjoy a few of those.

            Oh boo-urns, Ms Splosion Man is one of my fav tables

    So Keen to get Warhammer 2.

    Teclis FTW

    I've been keen to try YoKai Watch for a while, so this game will probably be the one that gets me to jump in.

    I have a mini snes on preorder and danganronpa as well, so it's a pretty big week!

    Haven't bought Fifa in a few years, but depending on how it runs on the switch may give it a go

    The Switch version of Battle Chasers isn't out until the 1st of November in Australia.

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