Coming Out — July 9

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This week, starting July 9, after a week with almost no major releases we’re back into the swing of things with a brand new title from one of the giants of Role Playing Games breathing new life into a retro style. Looking for something to play with your friends, don’t worry there are some great new co-op entries in the first person shooter genre.

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

Shinning Resonance Refrain  |  10/07/18

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

Game description:

“Play as Yuma Ilvern and stop the Empire from exploiting the power of the ancient dragons, including the soul of the Shining Dragon within you. With the help of your friends, realize your destiny, save Astoria, and unleash the strength you’ve always had locked away.” – [source]

The Spectrum Retreat  | 10/07/18 & 13/07/18

Genre: First Person Puzzler
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Dan Smith Studios
Publisher: Ripstone

Game description:

“Check-in to The Spectrum Retreat for a stay you won’t forget. Manipulate your way to the truth in this captivating narrative-driven puzzler.” – [source]

Warhammer: Vermintide 2  |  11/07/18

Genre: Co-Op First Person Melee
Platforms: Xbox One
Developer: Fatshark
Publisher: Fatshark

Game description:

“Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide. Fight together with your friends against the forces of Chaos and Skaven in this epic 4-player co-op game set in the Warhammer Fantasy Battles world. Vermintide 2 expands the intense first-person combat with a brand new enemy faction, 15 new career paths, talent trees, new weapons, an improved loot system, and more.” – [source]

Can’t figure out if you’re ready for this mass extermination experience? Check out Cameron’s review from when the game released on PC.

Earthfall  |  13/07/18

Genre: Co-Op First Person Shooter
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Developer: Holospark
Publisher: Holospark

Game description:

“Earthfall is a co-operative shooter for up to four players. Using team-based tactics to fortify holdouts and complete objectives, players must work together to survive.” – [source]

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker  |  13/07/18

Genre: Puzzle Platformer
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, which originally launched for Wii U, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The new version includes new miniature courses based on various Kingdoms in the Super Mario Odyssey game. Also, anyone can play with a friend or family member by sharing a pair of Joy-Con controllers.” – [source]

 

Octopath Traveler  |  13/07/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Nintendo

Game description:

“Begin your journey as one of eight protagonists, each with their own origin, talents, and goals. Where will your journey begin? Who will you team up with? And where will you go next? All these decisions and more are completely up to you, the player.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Octopath Traveler
13/07/18

Square Enix used to be the go to name when it came to turn based shooters with their flagship title, Final Fantasy. As the years went by though Final Fantasy moved on to experiment with the RPG battle system they come to be known for.

Octopath Traveler, still a terrible name, is a return to the classic style the Square Enix helped create. The big difference is that this time it comes with years of advancement in both performance and storytelling. With a distinct art style and a story that follows 8 different characters as their stories overlap we can’t wait to see if lightning can strike a second time when Nintendo and Square Enix team up, just like the original Final Fantasy.

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