This Week In Games: World War 2 Returns

This Week In Games: World War 2 Returns

Image: Call of Duty WW2

We’re a week away from the Xbox One X release, but we’re also not that far removed from one of the biggest launch days of the year. So, naturally, things are a bit quieter this week. Except for the one game that never fails to make a bit of noise: Call of Duty.

Zoo Tycoon: Zookeeper Collection (XBO)

What is it? A remaster of the Zoo Tycoon games for the Xbox One, and Xbox One X.
Should you care? Imagine Planet Coaster (but not as advanced) but it’s about making a zoo. How excited you are after that point tells you everything you need to know.

Call of Duty: WW2 (PC, PS4, XBO)

What is it? Call of Duty returns to its roots, going back to World War 2.
Should you care? Be good to see how COD fares without jetpacks and wallrunning for a change.

Yomawari: Midnight Shadows (PS4, Vita)

What is it? A horror game about two chibi girls trying to make their way home through the darkness, separated by an attacker.
Should you care? This just looks … real weird.

Monster Jam: Crush It (Switch)

What is it? It’s monster truck driving! For $70!
Should you care? Call me when Monster Truck Madness gets remastered.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode (PC, PS4)

What is it? A 1080p/60fps remaster of .hack//G.U., one of the video-game spinoffs of the .hack series.
Should you care? Definitely for JRPG or .hack fans.

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (PC, PS4)

What is it? It’s a new Bubsy game. In 2017. No joke.
Should you care? Surely you have to care a little bit that someone wanted to bring Bubsy back, right?

Rifter (PC)

What is it? A neon-coloured platformer that blends Bionic Commando, Hotline Miami and Dustforce.
Should you care? Looks like it’d be fun.

Cartoon Network Battle Crashers (Switch)

What is it? Think Cartoon Network meets Castle Crashers.
Should you care? Need a couch co-op game?

Morphite (Switch)

What is it? A low-poly space exploration game, coupled with FPS segments, narrative sequences and discovery for resources.
Should you care? This launched on PC, consoles and mobiles a little while ago this year. I had a couple of people tell me it was miles better than No Man’s Sky, which I still don’t quite believe.

Kirby Battle Royale (3DS)

What is it? Kirby goes into a tournament to punch on with Kirby.
Should you care? I didn’t think this was coming out until next year, but EB has got it listed as coming out on Saturday. So there you go.

So that’s pretty much it for the major hitters this week. Expect a flood once we get into November proper though: there’s all the launch releases around the Xbox One X, some more Star Wars games, and also a bevy of indies to round out the year.


  • I picked up the first Yomawari game at last year’s Christmas Steam sales, think it’s about time to give it a whirl.

  • Surely you have to care a little bit that someone wanted to bring Bubsy back, right?The idea of it is great, but then once you see it in action and it looks like a student-grade Unity fan game rather than an actual Bubsy game then all the hype deflates.

  • So WW2’s back to being cool again eh?

    I wonder if EA will resurrect MoH again now that WW2 is back to being a viable setting for FPS again =P

    • Doubt it. MoH never really adapted to the multiplayer-focused paradigm, and EA is the chief suspect in the death of single-player. So while I’d love to see MoH make a reappearance I’m sure they’re gonna keep all their chips on Battlefield.

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