This Week In Games: Shape Of The Vampyr

It’s the last week before E3, which means there’s typically not much in the way of new releases. That’s usually the orthodoxy, anyway. This year’s a bit different, with a few intriguing games dropping right before everyone goes bananas waking up at 0200 to catch a glimpse of Death Stranding or whatever.

The first major cab off the rank is the vampire-action game from Dontnod, the same studio behind Life is Strange, Vampyr.

On the indie side of the equation, Shape of the World is a game lasting a few hours with a meditative in-game world that “reacts to your presence”. One for the Journey folk.

If you like your arcade racers, ONRUSH drops this week as well. There’s MotoGP 18 too, although I suspect the audience for that is a little smaller. And in other major news, there’s a new expansion for Elder Scrolls Online, if you’re into that.

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

  • Vampyr (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Piano (PC)
  • MotoGP 18 (PS4, XBO)
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (Switch)
  • Legendary Eleven (Switch)
  • NEO GEO Riding Hero (Switch)
  • Shape of the World (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Crying Is Not Enough (PC)
  • CometStriker (PC)
  • Aragami: Shadow Edition (XBO)
  • Milanoir (XBO)
  • Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Fallen Legion (Switch)
  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)

Not a huge list, understandably: E3 is just around the corner. Let’s kick things off with reminding ourselves about Shaq Fu:

Here’s an hour of Sushi Striker. It’s pretty adorable.

Fallen Legion drops on the Switch this week. It’s not a particularly long game – you can finish this over a weekend. It’s an RPG at heart, although there’s a whole bunch of timers for attacks so you can block and dodge. Not my cup of tea, but you might see differently:

The biggest game for most this week will be Vampyr. We’ll have more to say throughout the week (embargoes don’t lift until tomorrow), but until then here’s a good chunk of gameplay.

Anything pique your fancy?

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