This Week In Games: Blackout Duty

We're finally into the time of year where blockbusters start avoiding each other. Red Dead Redemption 2 is just around the corner, but this week most of the oxygen is being sucked up by Black Ops 4.

Outside of that, and what inevitably happens to the PUBG and Fortnite populations (on consoles, anyway), there's a new Space Hulk tabletop game. WWE fans get the annual treatment from 2K, and there's a flight sim for PS4 that isn't Ace Combat. The Switch also gets some bangers this week: Tricky Towers and Child of Light, as well as Kairosoft's Game Dev Story.

Oh and there's just a small RPG at the tail end of the week: The World Ends With You. Here's This Week in Games:

  • Space Hulk: Tactics (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Air Missions HIND (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Goosebumps: The Game (Switch)
  • Child of Light: Ultimate Edition (Switch)
  • Tricky Towers (Switch)
  • Game Dev Story (Switch)
  • Boom Ball: Boost Edition (Switch)
  • The World Ends With You Final Remix (Switch)
  • The Swindle (Switch)
  • Chasm (Switch)
  • Feral Fury (Switch)
  • Mark of the Ninja: Remastered (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • Cineris Somnia (PC)
  • Spitkiss (PC)
  • Timberman VS (PC)

Blimey. Pretty clear which platform is getting the love this week. Let's jump into the trailers then, starting with what Space Hulk: Tactics is looking like.

Small note: while Mark of the Ninja Remastered is launching on the Switch internationally, it's not listed on the eShop at all. There's a chance it might become available from tomorrow, but for now assume Switch owners have to wait a while.

Bit of a mixed bag, that. Shame the Goosebumps game wasn't more ambitious. But it's not like there isn't enough to get on with this week. Call of Duty's take on battle royale looks like it might reinvigorate the genre for people who fell off the wagon a little, and I'm not going to argue with more Warhammer 40,000 games, even though their quality often varies wildly. Plus, The World Ends With You is a cracker, so there's that.

What do you think. See anything you like this week?


    I was hype for TWEWY until I read it has the same bullshit control scheme as the mobile version.

    Fairly certain Mark of the Ninja: Remastered is releasing on the Switch on the 9th too.

    I'd imagine it's the main reason they've done a remaster.

    Is it possible to move the Switch ports to their own section? I keep reading the start of the titles, like "Child of Light..." and get all excited thinking there's a sequel I didn't know about.

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