Coming out — March 26

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This week, starting March 26, Ubisoft tackle religious extremism and fire arms fanaticism in the United States of America in their long running and extremely popular franchise. However if shooters aren’t your kind of thing though it is a great week for Japanese titles finally being localised for those of us in Australia and a new title in the previously limited off-road motorbike racing genre.

So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.

Far Cry 5  |  27/03/18

Genre: First Person Shooter
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft

Game description:

“Welcome to Hope County, Montana, home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as The Project at Eden’s Gate that is threatening the community’s freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leader, Joseph Seed and the Heralds, and spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.” – [source]

Not sure if this is the game for you? Be sure to check out our hands on preview of Far Cry 5.

MX vs. ATV All Out  |  27/03/18

Genre: Racing
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: Rainbow Studios
Publisher: THQ Nordic

Game description:

“MX vs ATV All Out is the complete off-road racing and lifestyle experience! Find your Rider Style at your own private compound, Free Ride across massive environments, and compete in the best series events!” – [source]

The Witch and The Hundred Knight 2   |  30/03/18

Genre: Action role-playing game
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software
Publisher: Sega

Game description:

“Follow the Hundred Knight in its journey through a witch-ravaged world. Young girls are contracting a strange illness and awakening as witches, causing mayhem across Kevala. Along the Hundred Knight’s side are two sisters: Amalie, an agent of an organization who opposes witches; and Chelka, the witch who awakened in Amalie’s younger sister, Milm. Uncover the mysteries of Kevala as you protect them both from harm.” – [source]

New to the Hundred Knight series? Check out our review of 2016’s The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings  |  30/03/18

Genre: Role-playing game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC
Developer: Koei Tecmo Games
Publisher: Koei Tecmo Games

Game description: 

“Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is the gripping conclusion to the Mysterious series. The story will follow the tale of the alchemist twins – the reserved but caring Lydie Marlen, and the eccentric and carefree Suelle Marlen.” – [source]

Want to learn more about the Atelier series? Check out or review of Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey that came out last year?

Penny Punching Princess  |  30/03/18

Genre: Action
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Publisher: NIS America

Game description:

“In a world ruled by capitalism, cash is king! Use the money you gather to bribe enemies to fight for you, activate deadly traps with your dough, and when all else fails, smash all that stand against you with your fists!” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Far Cry 5
available 27/03/18

While Far Cry 4 felt a little bit like it treaded the same ground as Far Cry 3 the team look to have taken a break and are approaching this with fresh eyes after the mixed response to Far Cry Primal.

Will the new setting in the United States of America inject new life into the franchise or will the series suffer due to the lack of exotic setting? Will know soon enough!

What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!