This Week In Games: Octopaths, Warhammers And Captain Toad

It's still July, so the amount of new releases is still at a trickle. But we've got an interesting week nonetheless: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker drops at the end, finally making its way from the Wii U, while JRPG fans will be satiated with Octopath Traveller.

If you'd like something more grim, how about a Warhammer 40,000 4X? Xbox users can just get stuck into Skaven directly with Warhammer Vermintide 2, and those who prefer a more pedestrian style of gameplay ... well, there's always a new Cricket Captain.

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

  • Octopath Traveller (Switch)
  • Shining Resonance Refrain (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)
  • Insane Robots (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The Spectrum Retreat (PS4, XBO)
  • All-Star Fruit Racing (PC, PS4)
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (XBO)
  • Ice Caves of Europa (PC)
  • Gekido Kintaro's Revenge (XBO)
  • Earthfall (XBO)
  • International Cricket Captain 2019 (PC)
  • Defiance 2050 (PC)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War (PC)
  • Islands of Nyne (PC)
  • Ball Grabbers (PC)

So, let's start with the new Warhammer game. It's a hexagonal grid, turn-based 4X affair. Rather than show you a trailer, a huge chunk of gameplay is more appropriate, so here's 90 minutes you can skip through:

Here's Captain Toad on the Switch. It runs nicely enough at 1080p.

A quick reminder, courtesy of this year's E3, about Octopath Traveller:

And here's a small segment of gameplay from The Spectrum Retreat, just to set the scene. It's a narrative driven puzzler, put simply.

Another one that stands out for battle royale fans: Islands of Nyne. It's a more futuristic-style of battle royale game; it's also very vibrant.

See anything that catches your eye this week?


    Intrigued by Octopath, but I'm all in for more Captain Toad. Curious to see how they incorporate the Mario Odyssey levels.

    Switch overload!
    I’m still well into Mario Tennis Aces and I want both Treasure Tracker and Octopath!

    Captain Toad is well worth playing for those that missed it on Wii U, loved that game. Almost like if Nintendo made an indie game of their own, but with all their usual polish, and at a reasonable price!

    Never really got into either Octopath demo, won't be picking up the full game. Kept getting slaughtered by the bosses in that game, despite walking over pretty much all other enemies. Seemed like the balance was off. Beautiful to look at though. Fortunately I picked up Ys VIII yesterday so that will take my JRPG need for now.

    Note: Shining Resonance Refrain is also coming to Switch.

    Though I wasn't impressed with the demo.

    Pumped for Octopath, though just got hooked into Hollow Knight on Switch.


    Shining Resonance Refrain is also releasing on Switch...unless that’s not this week? But I though it was.

    Man, I'd totally go for 3DS Captain Toad if I were going to buy it again. That'd be so great with 3D.

      It is! Try the demo!

        Oh wow they actually have one? I thought they didn't for some reason. Actually wait no, maybe that's Sushi Striker I'm thinking of (which I would much rather have a 3DS demo of, feels like it'd be much more suited to that system).

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