It's time to explore the skies once more.
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There's a few games dropping this week that are absolutely worth everyone's attention, but the biggest dog in the room by far is the free upcoming expansion for No Man's Sky, Beyond. Some quarters of my feeds who have already played the game have basically described it as No Man's Sky 2 in all but name, which is more than enough reason to check back in with the indie space explorer, especially since the whole content patch is still free.
Alsoou thtis week is Remnant: From the Ashes, a co-op survival shooter with partial procedural generation and lots of Root (corrupted enemies, basically) to slice through. If you wanted something a little more sedate, however, Anodyne 2: Return to Dust also drops this week. Definitely one for anyone who loved a lot of older '90s and early '00s adventures. It's giving me strong LittleBigPlanet vibes from the 3D style, but there's a lot of the classic old-school Zelda vibes with the 2D sections as well.
Don't forget the visual novel Eliza either, a game from the makers of Infinifactory, TIS-100 and Exapunks. Here's the leaderboard for the week:
- Anodyne 2 (PC)
- No Man's Sky: Beyond (PC, PS4, XBO)
- Ancestors Legacy (XBO)
- Exception (XBO, Switch)
- DARQ (PC)
- Remnant: From the Ashes (PC, XBO)
- VASARA Collection (XBO, Switch)
- Aritana and the Twin Masks (XBO)
- Escape from the Universe (Switch)
- Never Give Up (PC, Switch)
- Rogue Singularity (Switch)
- Ittle Dew (Switch)
- Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch)
- Beholder 2 (Switch)
- Anode (Switch)
- Eliza (PC)
- RogueVerse (PC)
- Extricate (PC)
- Emberlight (PC)
- Vicious Circle (PC)
- Cult (PC)
- Orpheus's Dream
- Brutal Sports: Football (PC)
- O Rei (PC)
- FlowScape (PC)
Bonus: Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is out this week as well! But on the Epic Games Store.
We'll start the trailers with Anodyne 2, primarily because I just love that pixelated '90s third-person aesthetic:
See anything you like this week?