It's all-out from here until the middle of December. Either you're catching up with massive releases, or gargantuan weeks like this. There's a ton to get through, so let's begin.
Lots to appeal to everyone this week. For those after a laugh, there's the latest Jackbox Party Pack and Cooking Simulator, which looks a lot more fun than it sounds.
If you're after more complicated gameplay, the Souls-esque Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption and Resonance of Fate JRPG both drop this week. There's Disgaea 1 too, and Lucas Pope's 1-bit adventure Return of the Obra Dinn makes an appearance later in the week.
If that wasn't enough, there's a new LEGO game, Ubisoft's toys-to-life game in Starlink: Battle for Atlas - unless you're playing on PS4 and Xbox, anyway.
Oh and I almost forgot to mention: Dark Souls hits the Switch this week.
- Return of the Obra Dinn (PC, Mac)
- Starlink: Battle for Atlas (PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Resonance of Fate (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Jackbox Party Pack 5 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Terraforming Mars (PC)
- Cooking Simulator (PC)
- Reigns: Game of Thrones (PC, iOS, Android)
- Soul Calibur 6 (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Warriors Orochi 4 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PC, PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Disgaea 1: Complete (PS4, Switch)
- LEGO DC Super Villains (PS4, XBO, Switch)
- Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Chef: A Restaurant Tycoon Game (PC)
- Esports Legend (PC)
- Kingdom Rush: Origins (PC)
- Tapsonic Bold (PC)
- The Moment We Met (PC)
- Dark Souls: Remastered (Switch)
- The Room (Switch)
Bloody hell. Let's kick on with the footage then, starting with some uncut gameplay from Starlink.
Blimey. Certainly plenty of chunky games to get through. I'm keen to see how well Dark Souls: Remastered runs once you're out of the opening levels, as I don't recall that game being built to support dynamic res from the off. Really curious to see how performance holds up there.
Outside of the major names, Terraforming Mars has one of the better UIs for digital board game adaptations this year. A new Soul Calibur should be fun for the FGC to digest - at least until Smash Ultimate drops - and Return of the Obra Dinn will be fascinating to dive into.
I didn't have a particularly good time with the original NBA Playgrounds, so it'll be interesting to see what gameplay changes were made with the sequel. Restaurant tycoon games will always find a fanbase, too.
I'm most keen to get some multiplayer trivia and space shooting, though. Not sure how the rest of the new Jackbox pack will hold up though - can You Don't Know Jack carry the pack the way Quiplash and Fibbage have? Sometimes there's smaller surprises though, like Monster Seeking Monster and Fakin' It. With the right crowd.
So, plenty to deal with this week. See anything you like, or something we missed?