Coming Out — June 25

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This week, starting June 25, it is the week of the port with the Nintendo Switch shouting proudly “GROWN UP GAMES CAN BE FOUND HERE” and some smash hits finally make their way over to the Xbox One. Don’t worry though a brand new racing title comes along to fill the new game quota and a new free title from the mind of a child.

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

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit  |  26/06/18

Genre: Narrative
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Game description:

“Have you ever dreamt of being a superhero? Meet Chris, a creative and imaginative 9 year old boy who escapes reality with fantastical adventures as his alter ego, the Awesome Captain Spirit! Captain Spirit is a free demo set in the Life is Strange universe.” – [source]

NieR: Automata  |  26/06/18

Genre: Action
Platforms: Xbox One
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix

Game description:

“Invaders from another world attack without warning – unleashing the machine lifeforms. To break the deadlock, a new breed of android infantry is sent into the fray: the YoRHa squad. Highly-acclaimed and award winning NieR:Automata™ is a fresh take on the action role-playing game (RPG) genre that gracefully blends mesmerizing action with a captivating story.” – [source]

De Blob  |   26/06/18

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Blue Tongue Entertainment
Publisher: THQ Nordic

Game description:

“Equal parts amorphous blob of paint, struggling artist, revolutionary and juvenile delinquent, de Blob’s goal is to replace the drab, lifeless gray coloring that the I.N.K.T. Corporation has imposed on Chroma City and its inhabitants, the Raydians, with a range of vibrant life-giving colors, all the while avoiding and battling the gray-clad forces of the Inkies.” – [source]

Inside  |  28/06/18

Genre: Side Scrolling Puzzler
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Playdead
Publisher: Playdead

Game description:

“Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.” – [source]

Limbo  |  28/06/18

Genre: Side Scrolling Puzzler
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Playdead
Publisher: Playdead

Game description:

“Dare you step into the brooding, noir-dipped world of LIMBO? Take control of a young, nameless boy searching for his sister in a sinister land. Your courage will be tested as you tumble through an eerie forest and a desolate cityscape, both strewn with deadly traps and merciless foes. There’s only one true rule in LIMBO – stay alive against all odds. Do you have the guts to push past your clammy palmed fear?” – [source]

Pokémon Quest  |  28/06/18

Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: iOS, Android
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“Set off for adventure in the Pokémon™ Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure for the Nintendo Switch™ system. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team.” – [source]

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus  |   29/06/18

Genre: First Person Shooter
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: MachineGames
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Game description:

“Fight through post-nuclear Manhattan, occupied Roswell, New Mexico, and the embattled bayous and boulevards of New Orleans as you liberate the American people from the Nazis.” – [source]

The Crew 2  |  29/06/18

Genre: Racing
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Ivory Tower
Publisher: Ubisoft

Game description:

“The newest iteration in the revolutionary The Crew franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in one of the most exhilarating open worlds ever created. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, and action-packed playground built within an entire open world America and designed for all motorsports.” – [source]

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy  |  29/06/18

Genre: Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
Developer: Toys For Bob
Publisher: Activision

Game description:

“Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot™, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced and ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy. Relive all your favorite moments in Crash Bandicoot™, Crash Bandicoot™ 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot™ 3: Warped, now in fully-remastered graphical glory!” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
26/06/18

Dontnod Entertainment have clearly been hard at work, with Vampyr now out in the public, Twin Mirror announced for 2019 and just last week we found out the Life is Strange 2 is just around the corner. Now throw into that mix this free title set in the Life is Strange universe and you have to wonder how they have the energy to get this all done.

Announced only a few weeks ago at E3 this free title looks to take the formula we love from the previous title and place it in a new setting while toying with young Chris’ imagination, which looks to be a very fun place to play.

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