This Week In Games: The Dragon Returns

If you're looking forward to games being given a new lease of life, then this week might take your fancy. On the Switch side of the equation, there's Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and a string of excellent re-releases, including the Aussie-made FRAMED Collection. Dragon's Crown Pro hits the PS4, HITMAN is getting a re-release, and there's a bunch of intriguing point-and-click adventures if you want something different entirely.

Here's the bulk of what's out this week:

  • Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Disco Dodgeball REMIX (PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Lily's Epic Quest For Lost Gems (XBO)
  • Dragon's Crown Pro (PS4)
  • Hitman: Definitive Edition (PC, PS4)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V: Strange Redux (3DS)
  • Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)
  • GoNNER (PS4)
  • Mad Frost (PC)
  • Hyperspace Dogfights (PC)
  • Horizon Chase Turbo (PC)
  • Forgotten Anne (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Mystery of the Hudson Case (Switch)
  • Never Stop (Switch)
  • Wizard of Legend (PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • The Adventures of Elena Temple (Switch)
  • Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)
  • Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (Switch)
  • Farune Collection (Switch)
  • FRAMED Collection (Switch)
  • White Night (Switch)
  • Ice Cream Surfer (Switch)
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch)
  • Sandmade (PC)
  • Wizard of Legend (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Fantasy Versus (PC)
  • Albion Online (Steam re-release)
  • STAY (PC)
  • Imperialism: The Dark Continent (PC)
  • FAR: Lone Sails (PC)
  • Midnight Quest (PC)

Let's kick things off with the major names. First, a reminder of what you're getting in Hyrule Warriors:

And here's Dragon's Crown Pro compared with the original:

Forgotten Anne is a 2D-story adventure with some lovely looking cut scenes, and it's getting the prime position in the eShop right now. It was due ouut late last year, but is finally launching this week.

The Adventures of Elena Temple is an odd little game with a series of 2D arcade platformers inside. It's really only for fans of very oldschool platformers, and I'm not sure the gimmick will work for most people. But here's what you'll get:

And last but not least, some gameplay from Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time, which drops this week. There's some Japanese commentary in the background, but this does a better job of illustrating the moment-to-moment action than the official gameplay trailers.

See anything you like this week?


Comments

    Bought a Switch in Tokyo recently along with Breath of the Wild, most likely going to pick up Mario Kart And odyssey. Any other suggestions?

      Definitely MK8D. I'd add Golf Story and Mario + Rabbids to that list as well.

        Thanks! Is monster hunter coming out as well and Hyrule Warriors?

          Hyrule Warriors this week, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate in late August.

      XenoBlade Chronicles 2 is a must if you love JRPGs.

      You don't need to have played the first game to get into it.

      Splatoon 2 is also very fun, if you like shooters or multiplayer stuff.

    I can't believe they're releasing that horrible, sexist game again!

      Damnit, I was going to make that joke... well similar.

    I was hoping Dragon's Crown would be released on PC too. My hopes were never particularly high, but it would be nice.

    Horizon Chase Turbo looks awfully like a MMO i used to play back in the day called Drift City.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbltQ0KbMho&t=

    Could be a spiritual successor?

      It's the Steam re-release of the Outrun-styled mobile racer, as far as Horizon Chase is concerned. Was Drift City done by the same mob who did that Kart Racer MMO?

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