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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!