Coming out — April 23

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This week, starting April 23, it’s an indie explosion! Across a variety of genres there are plenty of opportunities for any gamer. Wether it’s tactical Mech combat, surviving a murderous Victorian era party, reassessing your love life by the seaside or trying to find a monster to take you to prom there is plenty to keep you busy this week.

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

BattleTech  |  24/04/18

Genre: Tactical/Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Harebrained Schemes
Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Game description:

“Take command of your own mercenary outfit of ‘Mechs and the MechWarriors that pilot them, struggling to stay afloat as you find yourself drawn into a brutal interstellar civil war.” – [source]

Solo  |  24/04/18

Genre: Puzzle Adventure
Platforms: PC
Developer: Team Gotham
Publisher: Team Gotham

Game description:

Solo is a personal experience for those who enjoy puzzle and narratively creative indie games. Solo is an exploration game in which a sailor is traveling through a vast archipelago, solving puzzles, and wondering about love..” – [source]

Frostpunk  |  24/04/18

Genre: City Building Survival Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: 11 bit studios
Publisher: 11 bit studios

Game description:

“Frostpunk is the first game of society survival. In an ultimately frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. The city ruler has to manage both the inhabitants and the infrastracture the citizens live in.” – [source]

South Park: The Fractured But Whole  |  24/04/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Ubisoft Studio SF
Publisher: Ubisoft

Game description:

“From the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, comes South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a sequel to 2014’s award-winning South Park: The Stick of Truth. Players will once again assume the role of the New Kid and join South Park favorites Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a new hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure.” – [source]

Not sure if this raucous romp is for you? Check out our review when it released on other consoles last year.

The Swords of Ditto  |  25/04/18

Genre: Rogue-like Adventure
Platforms: PC, Playstation 4
Developer: onebitbeyond
Publisher: Devolver Digital

Game description:

“The Swords of Ditto is a compact action RPG that creates a unique adventure for each new hero of legend in the relentless fight against the evil Mormo. Explore a delightful but dangerous overworld, brave menacing dungeons, and improve your hero in a charming village, during your quest to overcome the evil that plagues the island.” – [source]

If you’re picking this up on PlayStation 4 then be sure to check out the LocoRoco exclusive quest.

Murderous Pursuits  |  26/04/18

Genre: Multiplayer Stealth
Platforms: PC
Developer: Blazing Griffin
Publisher: Blazing Griffin

Game description:

Murderous Pursuits is a multiplayer, kill-or-be-killed, stealth-em-up for 1-8 players. For those interested in having a murderously rambunctious time, Mr. X cordially invites you and other players to sneak up and stab the living daylights out of each other. “ – [source]

Monster Prom  |  27/04/18

Genre: Dating Sim
Platforms: PC
Developer: Beautiful Glitch
Publisher: Those Awesome Guys

Game description:

“You have 3 weeks to get a date for Monster Prom! Go through absurd and funny situations, raise your stats and seduce one of your classmates. Beautiful art, bold, unapologetic dialogue and hard choices make up this Multiplayer Dating Sim. Be your worst self.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

The Swords of Ditto
available 25/04/18

We love a Rogue-like and when a Rogue-like is done well it’s a blessing. Unfortunately Rogue-likes have a tendency to be a little dark and gritty and while that certainly works in the genre variety is the spice of life.

We can’t wait to get hands on with this colourful and animated romp. But it isn’t just the fun style, the idea of the world changing after each death due to your actions and the co-op game play mean that the game offers a lot of replayability.

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