Zombies and ancient civilisations. That's the big guns coming out this week: Age of Empires returns by way of the Definitive Edition, and there's a new Metal Gear game that has nothing to do with Hideo Kojima and probably little to do with the series as you've known until this point.
I'm talking about Metal Gear Survive, of course.
Here's what's coming out this week. Note that some games may have been released digitally already, in case of retail releases.
- Payday 2 (Switch)
- The Longest Five Minutes (Switch)
- Metal Gear Survive (PS4)
- Past Cure (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)
- Membrane (Switch)
- Hexed (PC)
- SYMMETRY (PC)
- ASCII Game Series: Beginning (PC)
- Cypher (PC)
- Unborne (PC)
- Far Out Selene (PC)
- Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
- Old Man's Journey (Switch)
- Layers of Fear Legacy (Switch)
- Typoman (Switch)
- Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch)
- Ace of Seafood (Switch)
- Bird Game (PC)
- Dude, Stop (PC)
- RTS Commander: Smash the Rebels (PC)
- Apex Construct (PSVR)
- The Station (XBO)
- Immortal Redneck (XBO)
Some interesting indies in there, not to mention the various Switch ports. I'd be hesitant on Payday 2 given what happened to the previous console version of the game. Old Man's Journey should be fun though.
On the PC side, Cypher and Dude, Stop look interesting for very, very different reasons. Horror fans are covered with Unborne and Past Cure, and the new Sword Art Online should keep SWO fans entertained.
But really it's about two things this week: how much will the Windows Store hold Age of Empires Definitive Edition back, and how low are expectations for Metal Gear Survive? The latter had a couple of betas, but there's been little noise about the game since. Maybe it'll surprise people. Or maybe it'll be awful.
Picking anything up this week, or see anything that we missed? Let us know!