This Week In Games: Back To The Borderlands

This Week In Games: Back To The Borderlands
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The Switch – at least in terms of what’s accessible to Australians – is getting more games this week than the PS4 and Xbox One combined. PC too, if you discount the shovelware that’s filling up the Steam Store. Hob, Darksiders Warmastered, Silence and The Walking Dead are just some of the titles hitting the Switch, physically or digitally.

Of course, the other platforms do have one ace up their sleeve: the Borderlands remaster.

Gearbox announced the Borderlands GOTY edition last week as part of their announcement for Borderlands 3. It’s due out on April 3rd, and the company noted that more news would be revealed then, probably relating to Borderlands 3 as well.

Anyway, here’s what to expect this week:

  • Borderlands: Game of the Year (PC, PS4, XBO)
  • The 7th Guest: 25th Anniversary Edition (PC)
  • Bow to Blood (PC, Vive/Rift, XBO, Switch)
  • Galactic Campaign (PC)
  • Super Dragonball Heroes World Mission Hero Edition (Switch)
  • The Princess Guide (PS4, Switch)
  • The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series The Final Season (Switch)
  • FAR: Alone Sails (PS4, XBO)
  • Frane: Dragon’s Odyssey (PC, XBO)
  • Royal Roads (XBO)
  • Smoots World Cup Tennis (XBO)
  • Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Switch)
  • Hob (Switch)
  • Pitfall Planet (Switch)
  • Anger Force Reloaded (Switch)
  • Silence (Switch)
  • Spellkeeper (Switch)
  • Smashing the Battle (Switch)
  • Royal Adviser (Switch)
  • The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa (Switch)
  • Overwhelm (Switch)
  • Mechstermination Force (Switch)
  • Godly Corp (Switch)
  • Circuits (Switch)
  • Pressure Overdrive (Switch)

Trailer time. Rather than kick off with Borderlands, we’ll start with The Friends of Ringo Ishikawa, an open-world 2D brawler about a group of delinquents.

Calm before the April storm, then. Galactic Campaign looks mildly interesting, but there’s been so many good games already through February and March that it’s not a bad time to take stock and catch up on the backlog.

See anything you like this week?

Comments

  • It feels weird that the Switch isn’t getting Borderlands port love, considering the Vita of all things got Borderlands 1 & 2, and I feel Borderlands would work well in the pick up put down style (yes I know, this might be a first where I’m not criticising the Switch for something or other :P).

    I do know that Randy has a pathological hatred of the Switch for some reason, but surely in this situation money would talk? Shrug.

    • I wanna play Borderlands again, but I want to do it on Switch. No point in playing it on TV. I’ve done that. I can play new games like that instead. Handheld would illicit sales. Seems kinda wonky they are neglecting to cash in on this.
      It really does seem like Randy and co are pissing on the seat with this one.

  • Agh! It’s a butt! We can’t have butts on things. Controversy! Controversy! Really I just want Brick’s butt there too cos he’s best waifu.

  • huh the GoTY is free to current owners on PC? well that’s news to me

    Guess I’ll have to check that out when it gets released

      • huh isn’t Borderlands 1 tied to steam? is the brick and mortar one stand alone?

        lol it’s been so long I don’t remember how it was when it first launched

    • That’s great to hear. I tried playing the PC version recently and it’s… not aging well in terms of running smoothly and handling ‘modern’ things like 4K resolution and being on Windows 10.

  • Wait… isn’t the Borderlands GOTY just a re-release? i remember buying it back in 2011, it came with the 4 campaign expansions.

  • after the weekend drops of the Dead Cells DLC and surprise Risk of Rain 2, I’ll have to binge them promptly before the Borderlands upgrades drag me back for an extended replay

  • Has anyone seen Borderlands listed anywhere for physical? Or even PSN digital? I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Even Steam doesn’t list the remaster, only the regular version

    • Far as Steam goes I believe there are a number of games with remasters or such that ended up as a whole separate game installs/downloads, and didn’t even show up until the day they released.

      Likely a similar case here provided it all goes how they’ve claimed thus far.

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