Coming Out — February 11

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This week, starting February 11, brace yourselves folks for this deluge of releases. Indies and AAA alike are coming out of the wood works this week, and this is after some pretty notable delays as well, probably a smart move for them because your attention is going to be pulled in a lot of directions.

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

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince  |  12/02/2019

Genre: Side-Scroller
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Publisher: NIS America

“Transform between the wolf and the princess to solve puzzles and evade traps, collect flowers and petals to unlock fragments of memories, and weave through the dark and dangerous forest to guide the prince toward a cure. But be warned…an all-seeing forest is no place for a blind prince.” – [source]

Edie has been getting into this picture book experience, you can read her review now.

JUMPGRID  |  12/02/2019

Genre: Dodge-em-up
Platforms: PC
Developer: Ian MacLarty
Publisher: Ian MacLarty

“Survive an ever-moving cosmic obstacle course by deftly teleporting between nodes on the “jump-grid”. Success requires only a few seconds of precision finger ballet, but touch any of the pulsing hazards and the level instantly resets without penalty, ready for you to try again, and again, and again… This is a game about honing your muscle memory until you learn to dance with your fingers!” – [source]

Hyper Jam  |  12/02/2019

Genre: Multiplayer Brawler
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: Bit Dragon
Publisher: Bit Dragon

“Hyper Jam is a neon-soaked arena brawler with a dynamic perk drafting system that makes each match different from the last. The hard-hitting fusion of lethal weapons, stackable perks, furious combat, and a killer synthwave soundtrack makes Hyper Jam a multiplayer experience that’ll keep you coming back for more..” – [source]

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm  |  14/02/2019

Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC
Developer: Firaxis Games
Publisher: 2K

“In Gathering Storm, the second expansion to Civilization VI, the world around you is more alive than ever before. Chart a path to victory for your people by developing new advanced technologies and engineering projects and negotiating with the global community in the World Congress on critical issues.” – [source]

Haven’t tried out the original Civilization VI yet? Check out Elliot’s review.

Jump Force  |  15/02/2019

Genre: Brawler
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Developer: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE
Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE

“The most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind.” – [source]

Degrees of Separation  |  15/02/2019

Genre: Side-Scroller
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Moondrop
Publisher: Modus Games

“Degrees of Separation is a puzzle platformer where cooperation is built into every move. Two contrasting souls, Ember and Rime, fall in love, but are separated by an enigmatic force, and must use their powers to progress through a spectacular world of fantasy and adventure.” – [source]

Crackdown 3  |  15/02/2019

Genre: Action
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Developer: Sumo Digital Ltd
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

“Time to step up your boom and stop crime as a super-powered Agent in Crackdown 3’s open-world sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Explore the heights of New Providence, tear up the streets in iconic vehicles, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire.” – [source]

Metro Exodus  |  15/02/2019

Genre: First Person Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Developer: 4A Games
Publisher: Deep Silver

“Flee the shattered ruins of dead Moscow and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across post-apocalyptic Russia in the greatest Metro adventure yet.Explore the Russian wilderness in vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line inspired by the novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter.” – [source]

Far Cry New Dawn  |  15/02/2019

Genre: First Person Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft

“Dive into a transformed vibrant post-apocalyptic Hope County, Montana, 17 years after a global nuclear catastrophe. Lead the fight against the Highwaymen, as they seek to take over the last remaining resources.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Metro Exodus
15/02/2019

In a week of plenty of massive titles Metro Exodus was an easy pick. So far the series has continued to be popular but never really break into the top tier of games. For the first time ever marketing has been put behind the series and we can only hope this is the publishers putting their trust in the endeavour.

In a series well known for bleak set pieces it is very exciting to see what they can do with the much more lush explorable world they have created. Arguments over exclusivity rights aside, things look bright for this post apocalyptic venture into new territory.

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