This Week In Games: It’s Time To Crash, Again

This Week In Games: It’s Time To Crash, Again
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If you own a Switch, you’ll be very happy with what’s on offer this week. Two massive third-party games are filling up the eShop: the arrival of the Crash Bandicoot trilogy, which also drops on PC and the Xbox, and Wolfenstein 2.

If you’re not worried about what ports the Switch is getting, there’s stuff for you too: Dontnod’s next adventure drops in the form of The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Ubisoft’s open-world racer The Crew gets a sequel, and Xbox fans can finally play Nier: Automata. (Although you might need a VPN.)

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

  • Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy (PC, Switch, XBO)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (Switch)
  • Anima: Gate of Memories The Nameless Chronicles (Switch)
  • The Crew 2 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Tour de France 2018 (PS4, XBO)
  • MXGP Pro (PS4, XBO)
  • Far Cry 3: Classic Edition (PS4)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Taishi (PS4)
  • Lumines: Remastered (PC, Switch)
  • De Blob (Switch)
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope (Switch)
  • Drown Alone (Switch)
  • Moto GP 18 (Switch)
  • Limbo (Switch)
  • Fossil Hunters (Switch)
  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Nier: Automata (XBO)

Quiet on the indie front this week as well, except for Captain Spirit. Here’s the E3 trailer again to refresh your memory:

And if you want a quick reminder of what you missed in Far Cry 3, here’s some footage. Note that you’ll automatically get this for free with the Far Cry 5 season pass.

In case you were wondering how Wolfenstein 2 holds up on the Switch, here’s 9 minutes of over-the-shoulder gameplay while docked.

Last but not least, a bit of love for the Aussie-made De Blob, one of the better indie platformers from the Wii era.

So that’s what you can look forward to this week. Anyone grabbing Crash on a non-Sony platform, or maybe even trying Far Cry 3 again?


  • De blob is great, but I’ve already played the hell out of it and buying this version won’t help the aussie dev scene at all.

    Pretty keen for wolvenstein too, and since it’s launching with gyro controls i can day 1 it.

    • Nier is showing on the Aussie MS store as available 26/6 and available for preorder and preload with an Australian rating symbol. I not sure what made the author think it was region locked.

  • What’s this about Nier Automata on Xbox? It’s been up for pre-order the last week or so on the Aussie Xbox store, so not sure what is being talked about here. Has there been some news I’m not aware of? Is it just scheduled for later in Australia or something?

  • Captain Spirit, based in the Life is Strange universe, and free. Life is Strange was a free PS Plus game a some time in the last year so a good pick up anyone.

  • I’m keen to get my hands on Activision and Vicarious Visions Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy for the Nintendo Switch at the end of this week.
    The only Crash Bandicoot game I’ve played since I was a child was Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back originally published by Universal Interactive Studios and developed by Naughty Dog.
    Now that the Crash Bandicoot IP is owned by both Activision and Vicarious Visions my Crash Bandicoot childhood memories from 20 years ago are about to come back to life.
    So I’ll be getting Activision and Vicarious Visions Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy for the Nintendo Switch at the end of this week as we approaching the tax time deadline June 30.

  • N-Sane Trilogy only $47 on Amazon right now. Free shipping for Prime members and you can get a 30 day Prime trial right now as well.

  • Oh yay, nier automata on xbox when they havent even fixed the issues lots of people are having on the PC.
    pretty excited for crash on PC, now i can go full heretic, playing a classic PS1 game on a PC using an xbox 360 controller (though i guess i could have done that on an emulator before, but oh well)

    • There was some interesting talk on the Digital Foundry video re their preliminary assessment of the X1X version of N:A in comparison to the “work” taken to get the PC version underway. Worth taking a gander. Or not, if you don’t want to feel like they’ve dropped the ball even more on updating the PC edition :/.

      • That does sound pretty interesting, i like that sort of discussion, but at the same time yeah i dont want to watch it for the reasons you said. dilemma

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