Coming Out — June 18

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This week, starting June 18, with E3 jones and dusted we are still feeling the effects as a slow week rolls in with releases. Thankfully the Nintendo Switch has come to deliver some titles as a gaming phenomenon makes the jump to the handheld market and our favourite Mushroom Kingdom faces get ready to score.

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

Haimrik  |  19/06/18

Genre: Side Scrolling Puzzler
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Below the Game
Publisher: 1C Company

Game description:

“Make words come to life in this action adventure unlike any other! Haimrik blends gameplay with the narrative of its story set in medieval times. Combined with crisp humor and rare visual style, Haimrik’s journey is sure to entertain. Word’s the word!” – [source]

Minecraft  |  21/06/18

Genre: Survival and Building
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Mojang AB
Publisher: Mojang AB

Game description:

“Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in creative mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.” – [source]

Pode  |  21/06/18

Genre: Co-op Puzzler
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Henchman & Goon
Publisher: Henchman & Goon

Game description:

“Pode is a co-op puzzle exploration game built around the themes of friendship and cooperation, with a strong emphasis on positive actions, relaxing atmosphere and beautiful art inspired by Norwegian culture.” – [source]

Mario Tennis Aces  |  22/06/18

Genre: Sports
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Camelot
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family, and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally, online, or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await! In Adventure mode, experience a new favor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Mario Tennis Aces
22/06/18

It’s been a while since we had a great Mario Tennis title since the Wii entry was so lacklustre. So we’re obviously excited to see Mario Tennis Aces come to the Nintendo Switch and bring with it so many great addition.

Not only are we getting some of the most buoyant and luxurious hair in a Nintendo title, here’s looking at you my main man Waluigi, but also a cast of fun characters and a single player campaign. All of this before we also discuss that Mario sports games have proven to be good sports games that are a bunch of fun to play.

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