Hot diggity daffodil, are you ready to have Lonely Island stuck in your head? It's happening. It's probably already happened. That's because Sea of Thieves is out this week. So's a remaster of Assassin's Creed Rogue, which also has boats.
Remember the good old days of video games where you could drive cars fast and crash them into things? Now you can relive those glory days with Burnout Paradise Remastered. If that's not your speed, there's also Surviving Mars - a city-building simulator that will have you quoting The Martian - and a whole bunch of other games out this week.
Buckle up people: the NSFW mods are coming. Well, that's my bet within a month or so after people finally get their hands on Final Fantasy 15 on PC, which drops later this week. And if you want a more brutal experience to share with friends, why not slaughter some Skaven in Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
Families don't miss out though: there's also Scribblenauts Showdown, which I'm low-key hoping is like a less rage-inducing version of Mario Party. If you want something completely different, how about a stylised isometric RPG that blends stealth with anime-esque cutscenes? And by the way, there's an original NES game out this week. I'm not kidding.
For weeks I've been hearing about a game that is supposedly the shit. Literally every word I've heard has been nothing but high praise, which has been frustrating because I haven't been able to play it, and it looks precisely like everything I'd want.
That game is Into The Breach, the latest game from the makers of FTL. It's out on Wednesday, followed by a bunch of interesting indies ranging from top-down shooters to ninja simulators to indigenous adventure games and even a game about ... morse code.
Zombies and ancient civilisations. That's the big guns coming out this week: Age of Empires returns by way of the Definitive Edition, and there's a new Metal Gear game that has nothing to do with Hideo Kojima and probably little to do with the series as you've known until this point.
I'm talking about Metal Gear Survive, of course.
If you've been lacking some over-the-top set pieces and absurdity in your Switch library, this week is set to deliver in spades. Friday marks the re-release of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2, two action-adventures featuring the suggestive and demon summoning witch herself.
Not to be outdone, the Switch is also getting a port of heist simulator Payday 2. And if you like the idea of a Skyrim-sized RPG in medieval times without the magic, then Kingdom Come: Deliverance would like a word. Here's this week in games.
With Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ out of the way, things are settling down for a week or two. But if you're in need of something to play, there's always the Shadow of the Colossus remake, which drops on Wednesday. Kids will also enjoy the Dragon Quest take on Minecraft with Dragon Quest Builders, and Card Crawl looks like a fun alternative for anyone who enjoyed Hand of Fate.
The holidays might be officially over, and new games are starting to fly in thick and fast. Over on the Switch, there's a port of the excellent Darkest Dungeon, as well as some other indie ports.
A couple of interesting indies are dropping, though. Nantucket looks like a real find for board gamers, while InnerSpace should be very easy on the eye. AO Tennis finally drops, and the digital recreation of Meanwhile could be a fun surprise out of nowhere.
The start of January doesn't typically deliver the goods when it comes to new games. Unless you're a Switch owner, that is, and you like buying things that you may or may not have picked up on platforms previous.
This week's re-release: Furi, the neon styled boss smasher from 2016 with a banging soundtrack.
Over the last couple of weeks, we've established a pretty good pattern with the 'This Week In Games' post. I complain that nothing is coming out and post a short list of games and then people in the comment section point out all of the things that I've missed.
No complaints this week because Rumu is on its way!
Do you too enjoy sitting back and watching your friends do bad karaoke without the benefit of a friendly reverb or autotune in your house? Congratulations! Singstar is back this week, although this time you don't need to own a crappy microphone; you can just use use your broken smartphone.
And for those who prefer playing anything else, it's a bit of a low-key week. It's mostly dominated by Sony's PlayLink games, with Hidden Agenda and indie titles.
If lush jungles and representing the Empire sounds like your cup of tea, then this week has a new Star Wars game for you: Battlefront 2. And if you like returning to worlds you've visited before, you can buy Skyrim all over again.
This week is really about the remakes and remasters. There's a re-release of Pokemon Sun/Moon, L.A. Noire, Rocket League, Outlast and the consoles finally get The Sims 4.