Coming Out — April 30

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This week, starting April 30, with E3 just around the corner the releases have started to slow down from the big companies but that leaves the playing field open for the indie developers. Spooky survival comes out of early access, classic Nintendo mascots get an update for the Switch and an under appreciated era from European history gets the Total makeover.

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

The Forest  |  30/04/18

Genre: Survival
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Endnight Games
Publisher: Endnight Games

Game description:

“As the lone survivor of a passenger jet crash, you find yourself in a mysterious forest battling to stay alive against a society of cannibalistic mutants. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator..” – [source]

Guns of Icarus Alliance  |  01/05/18

Genre: Multiplayer First Person Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developer: Muse Games
Publisher: Muse Games

Game description:

“The ultimate team-based steampunk airship combat game where six factions vie for control of a world ravaged by machines. Become a Pilot, Engineer, or Gunner in epic PvP and PvE airship battles, with four players manning each ship.” – [source]

Total War: Thrones of Britannia  |  03/05/18

Genre: Real Time Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Creative Assembly
Publisher: SEGA

Game description:

“From the multi-award-winning strategy series, A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia combines huge real-time battles with engrossing turn-based campaign, set at a critical flashpoint in history. Anglo-Saxons, Gaelic clans and Viking settlers clash for control. What Kingdom will you build?” – [source]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze  |  04/05/18

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Retro Studios
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“Barrel-blast into a critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure as this beloved franchise makes its Nintendo Switch™ debut with a banana-bunch of new features. Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection and nonstop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up by playing the story as Funky Kong in new Funky Mode!” – [source]

Check out our review of Total War: Warhmmare II for an idea of what to expect from this new release, albeit a little less fantastical.

City of Brass  |  04/05/18

Genre: First Person Rogue-like
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Uppercut Games Pty Ltd
Publisher: Uppercut Games Pty Ltd

Game description:

“Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.” – [source]

We chatted with the City of Brass team back during PAX 2017 so be sure to check out Morgan’s thoughts on the game at the time.

Our top pick of the week?

The Forest
30/04/18

The Forest has managed to successfully stay relevant throughout its Early Access phase. Now almost four years later the game is set to official launch on PC but also jump over to consoles.

There is a pervasive sense of unease across the entirety of The Forest. Beyond the standard survival and base building the macabre occupants of the island will keep you, and your team if you play in coop, on your toes. Get ready to get spooked.

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