This Week In Games: An Apocalyptic Artifact

We're getting to the quieter end of the year when it comes to blockbuster releases. But interesting games? There's still plenty of those. How about an Asterix remaster, Valve's digital dabble into card games, the first expansion for Battletech, a new grand space sandbox in X4 and the Switch's first cricket game.

Here's This Week In Games:

  • Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch)
  • X4: Foundations (PC)
  • Darksiders 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Big Bash Boom (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
  • Pro Fishing Simulator (PC, PS4)
  • Artifact (PC)
  • Battletech: Flashpoint (PC)
  • RIDE 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • My Little Riding Champion (Xbox)
  • GoatPunks (Xbox)
  • The First Tree (Xbox, Switch)
  • Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 (Switch)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved (Switch)
  • Spintires Mudrunner: American Wilds (Switch)
  • Screencheat Unplugged (Switch)
  • This War of Mine (Switch)
  • Horizon Chase: Turbo (Switch)
  • Cattails (Switch)
  • Mordheim: Warband Skirmish (Switch)
  • ABZU (Switch)
  • Escape Doodland (Switch)
  • Marenian Tavern Story (Switch)
  • Coffee Crisis (Switch)
  • Stardust Galaxy Warriors (Switch)
  • Okunoka (Switch)
  • Secret Files: Tunguska (Switch)
  • Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery (Switch)
  • Race Arcade (Switch)
  • I AM THE HERO (Switch)

Here's a snippet of what to expect from each of the games, starting with some uncommentated footage from the opening of Darksiders 3.

The Asterix & Obelix remaster doesn't look half bad. Definitely some games to keep an eye on this week: how fair will Artifact's monetisation system be, who's getting back into Battletech, what the state of X4: Foundations is like at launch, and what the appetite for a cricket game on the Switch is. (Or other platforms.) And I imagine we'll hear plenty about Darksiders 3 in the coming days.

So, see anything you like this week?


    Nothing interesting for me this week, but Just Cause 4 comes out next week and that I'm looking forward to.

    X4 has snuck up on me. Didn't think it was out for another couple of weeks. Wont be able to get it until probably after Christmas so its no biggie, but definitely one I'll keep an eye on.

    Osnap, ark is actually coming out on the switch! Not a big fan of the game, but curious to see how it goes.

    Looking at the list there, that's a lot of Switch games... 21 out of 29, most just on the Switch platform.

    You'd think there'd be a little better release scheduling than that.

    Oh wow, is darksiders 3 out now.
    Hmmm hard to tell from the start of the but it seems like they might have kept the Zeldaness in it

      going from what I have seen, its less Zelda and more Castle Vain. The game seems to take place all underground, and you go deeper in to it. Could be cool.

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