Last week was all about swinging from rooftops and paratrooping out of the skies. This week, the drawcard is exploring underground and below the water line – and discovering what happens when nicking artifacts from tombs goes badly wrong.
Also, there’s a Danger Mouse game out this week.
That’s the gist of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is this week’s headliner. It’ll also be one of the first games to make use of the RTX features shown off at Gamescom this year – although nobody outside of NVIDIA and very few press will even have an RTX-series card, so that’s a bit moot.
But doing a little spleunking isn’t all that’s on the cards this week: the intriguing Black Clover anime gets a PS4 spin-off this week, there’s a new NFL game, Immortal Unchained tries to add more guns into the Dark Souls formula, there’s more Labo kits out, and everyone’s favourite top-down tactics indie returns with a big open world.
And yes, when I said Danger Mouse before, I meant the BBC cartoon.
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Frozen Synapse 2 (PC)
- NBA 2K19 (Switch)
- Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch)
- Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit (Switch)
- A Hat in Time: Seal The Deal (PC)
- Super Lucky’s Tale (PC)
- Disneyland Adventures (PC)
- Victory at Sea Pacific (PC)
- Immortal Unchained (PC, PS4, XBO)
- NHL 19 (PS4, XBO)
- Fishing Sim World (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Time Carnage (Switch)
- Senran Kagura Reflexions (Switch)
- Wasteland 2 (Switch)
- Bastion (Switch)
- The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: Goblin Scourge (Switch)
- The Spectrum Retreat (Switch)
- Danger Mouse: The Danger Games (Switch)
- Dust: An Elysian Tail (Switch)
- Surgeon Simulator (Switch)
- Nefarious (Switch)
First, that Danger Mouse trailer again.
Oh boy. I’m going to cut through the rest relatively quickly, since there’s plenty of meaty games out this week. I’ll pop some longer gameplay videos as well, where appropriate.
Anyone want to take bets on how long before someone asks the Classification Board to have another look at Senran Kagura?
Anyway, this week is pretty straightforward most people who aren’t major sports fans or looking for more Switch ports. First time I’ve seen in ages where there was more games worth including on the eShop than Steam. How times change.
So Shadow of the Tomb Raider: picking it up this week, or holding off for reviews, sale periods, or catching up with something else?
Update: Amended A Hat in Time – apologies for the confusion.