Coming Out — July 23

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This week, starting July 23, a handful of titles that had a rocky launch are trying their luck with updates on new platforms, wether this new home works only time will tell. Not looking to play a rereleased game? Don’t worry there are plenty of new indie titles and almost all of them continue to bolster the Nintendo Switch library.

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

No Man’s Sky  |  24/07/18

Genre: First Person Survival
Platforms: Xbox One
Developer: Hello Games
Publisher: Hello Games

Game description:

“Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man’s Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man’s Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose.” – [source]

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2  |  24/07/18

Genre: 2D Platformer
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom

Game description:

“The celebrated Mega Man X series returns! Play as Mega Man X – the powerful successor of classic fighting robot Mega Man – as he battles a variety of deadly bosses known as Mavericks in four hit titles. Mega Man X Legacy Collection includes the legendary 16-bit titles and the series’ exciting foray into the 32-bit era.” – [source]

Semblance  |  24/07/18

Genre: 2D Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
Developer: Nyamakop
Publisher: Nyamakop

Game description:

“Semblance is an innovative platformer with deformable terrain, set in a beautiful minimalist world. It’s a game that asks, what if you could deform and reshape the world itself? Semblance takes the idea of a ‘platform’ in a platformer and turns it on its head.” – [source]

The Banner Saga 3  |  26/07/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Stoic
Publisher: Versus Evil

Game description:

“Banner Saga 3 is the final dramatic chapter in the mature, story driven Viking RPG series which has won over 20 awards and has been nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.” – [source]

Sleep Tight  |  26/07/18

Genre: Twin Stick Shooter/Tower Defence
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
Developer: We Are Fuzzy
Publisher: We Are Fuzzy

Game description:

“Build that pillow fort, grab that dart gun, and try to survive one more night! This unique twin-stick shooter, base-builder hybrid comes wrapped in blankets of nostalgia! Construct your strongest pillow fort during the day and defend your bedroom from endless hordes of monsters each night.” – [source]

Hello, Neighbour!   |  27/07/18

Genre: First Person Stealth
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Developer: tinyBuild Games
Publisher: tinyBuild Games

Game description:

“Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor’s house to figure out what horrible secrets he’s hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There’ll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.” – [source]

Go Vacation  |  27/07/18

Genre: Mini Games
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Bandai Namco
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“There are all sorts of exciting ways to explore the island, from horseback to buggies, snow mobiles to inline skates. And to add to the fun, up to 4 players* can enjoy visiting and discovering every corner of the island together!” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Sleep Tight
26/07/18

Charm is something that is hard for games to achieve, a balance of concept, art direction and just fun gameplay has to balance perfectly and Sleep Tight has found that balance.

Reminiscent of Pixar this simple but fun idea takes something that most of us can relate to, being scared of the monsters under our bed as kids, and gives us the agency to finally put an end to Mike Wazowski’s reign of terror.

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