This Week In Games: The Yakuza Has Forsaken You

And then there was ... disco lights. One of the best games of last year hits the PC this week, Yakuza 0. And there's a ton of interesting indies around that too: Hellblade gets a VR port, Forsaken arises from the annals of history thanks to a Night Dive remaster, and Sam Barlow's latest game comes to Xbox.

Below are the major titles that I could find listed on retailer and digital marketplaces that are coming to Australia this week:

  • Metal Fatigue (PC)
  • Code of Princess EX (Switch)
  • Forsaken Remastered (PC)
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (Rift/Vive)
  • Hentai Battle Royale (PC)
  • Chasm (PC, PS4)
  • Regular Human Basketball (PC)
  • La-Mulana 2 (PC)
  • This is the Police 2 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
  • Roving In The Dark (PC)
  • Yakuza 0 (PC)
  • Rend (PC)
  • I Am Your President (PC)
  • #Wargames (XBO)
  • Castaway Paradise (XBO)
  • Armored Warfare (XBO)
  • Jump Gunners (XBO)
  • Zazmo Arcade Pack (XBO)
  • Titan Quest (Switch)
  • State of Anarchy: Master of Mayhem (Switch)
  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Switch)
  • Flat Heroes (Switch)
  • Iconoclasts (Switch)
  • Road to Ballhalla (Switch)
  • Picross 2 (Switch)
  • Salt and Sanctuary (Switch)
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2 (Switch)
  • Not a Hero (Switch)
  • Eekeemoo Splinters of the Dark Shard (Switch)
  • Flat Heroes (Switch)

Oy vey. Quite the week of releases.

Let's start with Bitkid's Chasm. It's a gorgeous 2D platformer that should be right up the alley of anyone who enjoyed Shovel Knight or procedurally generated platformers.

Staying on the platformer trend, Iconoclasts is a colourful adventure featuring the mechanic Robin and a wealth of puzzles and boss fights to navigate. Very neat Metroidvania, this.

And if that's not enough Metroidvania action, how about La-Mulana 2?

Rend is a little different. It's from some World of Warcraft alumni, and it's billed as an open-world survival adventure in a Nordic land. "Players choose among three rival factions, combine forces to build their faction's stronghold, and battle foes and brutal creatures."

Oh and by the way, there's a Forsaken remaster. (It's on Xbox, but I couldn't see it on the Australian store this morning.) I need this immediately.

Reminds me that I still need to get around to playing that Descent spiritual successor, too.

Anyway, that's some of what's out this week. See anything you like?


Comments

    I never pre-order games, but am paid up for Yakuza 0. From the good reviews already out there for the console versions, I'm looking forward to trying something a bit different from other open world games...

    I like the gameplay idea/concept of Code of Princess Ex; an action RPG where the action seems to be from the Golden Axe/Streets of Rage book, but the original version on 3DS got mixed reviews and even that aside I struggle a little as a miserable old git when I see the armour designs - I mean, do her parents know she’s out slaying asshats dressed like that?

    Plenty more games in the sea, Yakuza 0 was my first Yakuza game & I very much enjoyed it (few frustrations aside) if that’s tempting anyone/anyone gives one iota of a poo what i think! Enjoyed it so much i also played Kiwami & will be buying the other remakes later this year/next in any case.

      As a miserable old git, I think she's overdressed, and reminisce on the good ol' days of Red Sonja and her chainmail bikini. (Just try not to think about the chafing)

    Where's the summary and video of Hentai Battle Royale?

      Trust me, you don't want to see it!

        Out of morbid curiosity, I looked it up. It looks fucking awful. Some uni student's first semester project turned into a pre-alpha proof of concept to get funding to hire animators and artists.

        Not even funny, really.

    Which is the Sam Barlow "latest game" that is coming to Xbox? All I can think of is Her Story, which would be quite terrible on console.

    Is there another Sam Barlow that makes videogames?

    Forsaken looks good. Must get that game at some point.

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