This Week In Games: A Star War, A Bandicoot And A Plumber Walk Onto Console

This Week In Games: A Star War, A Bandicoot And A Plumber Walk Onto Console
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If you like flying around in a spaceship, blasting other space ships, during a Star War, then you are going to love this week. Star Wars isn’t the only big nostalgia trip this week, either. There’s also Super Mario Bros. 35, which promises to be a chaotic 35-player Super Mario battle royale. Plus there’s Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, which looks delightful.

There’s also a whole lot more new games getting released this week, too, so let’s dig in.

  • Star Wars Squadrons | Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time | Xbox One, PS4
  • Projection: First Light | Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Umihara Kawase Bazooka | Switch
  • Bacon Man: An Adventure | Switch
  • Alwa’s Legacy | Switch
  • Ys Origin | Switch
  • Warsaw | Switch, PS4, Xbox One
  • Liege Dragon | Switch, Xbox One
  • Farm Builder | Switch
  • Hot Shot Burn | Switch
  • Electronic Super Joy | Switch
  • Smoots World Cup Tennis | Switch
  • Orangeblood | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Candy Raid: The Factory | Switch
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 | Switch
  • Nubarron: The adventure of an unlucky gnome | Switch
  • The Last Days | Switch
  • Let’s Sing Queen | Switch
  • Birthday Of Midnight | Switch, Xbox One
  • 103 | Switch
  • Make A Killing | Switch
  • Grim Legends 2: Song Of The Dark Swan | Switch
  • Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku, Permudoku, Nanodoku | Switch
  • Quell | Switch
  • Spelunky 2 | PC
  • The Walking Dead Onslaught | PC, PS4
  • The Sojurn | PC
  • Undead Darlings: No Cure for Love | Switch, PC, Mac
  • Genshin Impact | PS4, PC
  • theHunter: Call of the Wild – 2021 Edition
  • Stars Force | PC
  • Escape Quest | PC
  • Astral Towers | PC
  • Commander ‘85 | Xbox One, PC, Mac
  • Feather | Xbox One
  • Mess Adventures | PC, Mac
  • Perfect Matter | PC
  • Takorita Meets Fries | PC, Mac
  • Wild Honest: A Party Game for Deeper Conversations | PC, Mac
  • Spaceflux | PC
  • XOL | PC, Mac
  • New Yankee 9: The Spellbook | PC
  • Code of Princess EX | PC
  • Drake Hollow | PC, Xbox One
  • Tome Rush | PC
  • Death Tales | PC
  • URUZ “Return of The Er Kishi” | PC
  • Apathy | PC
  • Mygnar | PC
  • Ekstase | PC
  • Raven Quest | PC
  • Bunker Down | PC, Mac
  • True Hate | PC

There’s plenty there to keep you going until the next console generation, particularly if you enjoy indie Switch games.

Personally, I’m really looking forward to Super Mario Bros. 35. Playing Super Mario Land on my GameBoy Pocket is how I fell in love with games, so I never turn down an opportunity to play a side-scrolling Mario game.

What are you looking forward to? Any of these tickle your fancy?


  • I feel like the fanfare for Star Wars Squadrons SHOULD be bigger, but perhaps the license isn’t what it used to be, or the initial announcement made it sound like it was more an online shooter.
    I am waiting to see how reviews are before I make the leap, but would love for it to be an excuse to dust off the PS VR headset.. I don’t think it has seen the light of day in 2020…

  • Just another reminder that the Switch is becoming as much of a shovelware-fest as the PC. I get that Nintendo wants to keep up their 30 releases a week target but with the storefront UI being as horrible to use as it is, a lot of the good games are going to (and currently are) get swallowed up by cheap mobile ports and dime a dozen PC game ports.

  • wait Star Wars Squadrons is out this week? there has been a distinction lack of coverage or stuff for it. that doesnt seem reassuring.

  • Funnily enough, Genshin Impact came out the same day as the article. I’ve not played Breath of the Wild, which is apparently the primary point of reference, but Genshin seems fun and content filled… just terrible gacha rates and costs per pull.

  • I think I’ll be waiting until Activision Toys For Bob and Beenox evaluate their plan to bring us Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time to the Nintendo Switch because I think it’s likely that Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time will be coming to the Nintendo Switch next year.
    As Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time will be a timed exclusive on PS4 meaning that I hope that Activision Toys For Bob and Beenox have evaluated their plans and made their decision to bring Crash Bandicoot 4 It’s About Time to the Nintendo Switch next year.

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