This Week In Games: The Sky Returns

This Week In Games: The Sky Returns
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No Man’s Sky has come a long way since launch, but what does proper multiplayer in the Hello Games universe look like? We find out the answer to that this week, with the game dropping on Xbox One for the first time while the NEXT update hits all consoles.

That’s not the only release of note though: Banner Saga 3 drops across the board this week, consoles get some Mega Man X legacy action, and the 3DS gets a new Warioware game.

Here’s the bulk of titles out this week:

  • Train Sim World (PS4, XBO)
  • The Persistence (PSVR)
  • GO Vacation (Switch)
  • The Coma Recut (Switch)
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 (PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Hello Neighbor (Switch)
  • WarioWare Gold (3DS)
  • Runbow Deluxe Edition (Switch)
  • Ys: Memories Of Celceta (PC)
  • Chasm (PC)
  • The Banner Saga 3 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Runes of Magic (PC)
  • No Man’s Sky: NEXT (PC, PS4, XBO)

For those who missed the weird WarioWare trailer from the Nintendo Direct earlier this year, including some of the weird mini-games like picking your nose, here it is. Note that the release isn’t August 3 locally, but July 28 (this Saturday).

The Banner Saga 3 brings the turn-based Viking series to an end this week. If you need a refresher on the gameplay, or you’re curious to know how Stoic sets it all up, here’s 35 minutes of footage from the beginning. Note that this will probably spoil you a little for Banner Saga 1 and 2 if you haven’t played either game.

Done with Octopath Traveller? JRPG fans have something else to sink their teeth into this week with the PC port of Ys: Memories of Celceta. Here’s XSEED playing through about half an hour to give you a taste.

And for horror fans, here’s The Persistence on PSVR:

See anything that catches your eye this week?


  • I am tempted to redownload NoMansSky and give it another go. I got the platinum in the first couple of weeks after launch but never played it after that. Looks like there are some great looking updates.

  • Oh damn. I loved Banner saga so much I backed the 3rd but I still haven’t gotten around to playing the sequel… :/

  • The Persistence demo was fantastic, but as I’ve just learnt that the full game uses full locomotion only (teleportation is a game mechanic that can only be used sparingly) I might have to wait on that one.

    I think the No Man’s Sky update will keep me going for a long time anyway, so I don’t think I’ll be picking up anything new until RDR2 later this year and Tetris on PSVR.

  • Not that I need another Jrpg right now with Octopath/Ys Lacrimosa, I’d still like XSEED to port Ys: memories across to Switch as well as PC. Pretty please? I’d like my Switch to now replace my increasingly fragile Vita as Jrpg machine of choice…!

    I think Banner Saga will be next on my hitlist after current choices – seem to have bought it on multiple platforms and never played it, nows the time i reckon!

    • I watched that video of Memories and tbh after 35 hours of Lacrimosa I don’t feel a need to go backwards in the series. Forwards, sure, I’d loce for #9 to come to pretty much everything!

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