Coming out — April 2

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This week, starting April 2, as VR continues to gain steam the iconic Planet of the Apes takes the sapien revolution and straps it to the front of your face. Worried about motion sickness? We’ve still got you covered. From the always left of field Devolver Digital we’ve got a new monochromatic pixel adventure and not to be outdone a very colourful side scroller featuring backpack giraffes.

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

Crisis on the Planet of the Apes  |  03/04/18

Genre: Virtual Reality First Person Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
Developer: Imaginati
Publisher: FoxNext VR Studio

Game description:

“5 years since its outbreak, the Simian Flu has wiped out half of humanity. You are an ape with advanced intelligence, captured and held prisoner in a remote scientific facility. Climb, jump and shoot through the chaos of an apocalyptical world to escape with your fellow apes and return home.” – [source]

The Adventure Pals  |  04/04/18

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Mac
Developer: Massive Monster
Publisher: Armor Games Studios

Game description:

“Take on the role of a young adventurer as you travel the land and battle monsters-a-plenty in an epic quest to stop the evil Mr. B who is hellbent on turning your Papa into a delicious hot dog. But fear not, for you are not alone. You have the help of your best friends, Sparkles the Giraffe and your pet rock!” – [source]

We got hands on with The Adventure Pals at PAX Australia 2017, Check out Rachel’s thought on it here.

Minit  |  03/04/18

Genre: Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, MAC
Developer:  Jan Willem Nijman (Vlambeer), Dominik Johann (Crows Crows Crows), Jukio Kallio (Vlambeer), and Kitty Calis (Guerrilla Games).
Publisher: Devolver Digital

Game description:

“Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

The Adventure Pals
available 04/04/18

The entire Checkpoint team took turns with this colourful platformer at PAX Aus 2017 and we all had a blast. What makes it even better is that it is cooperative, so be ready for mayhem.

Wether it be the gorgeous colourful art, the crazy characters or the bizarre humour this game is brimming with charm. What makes it even more exciting is that it will be coming out on Nintendo Switch so you can play this on the go.

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