Coming Out — May 21

Posted on May 21, 2018

This week, starting May 21, a game changer ahead of its time is returning to a platform that can properly live up to it’s expectations and the latest edition to an MMORPG from a beloved franchise that started shaky but is picking up speed. Looking for something completely fresh and new? Then we have a new narrative title from a well known name in the industry that has been making waves in the mainstream media.

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

Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset  |  21/05/18

Genre: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game
Platforms: PC
Developer: ZeniMax Online Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Game description:

“Join over 10 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience limitless adventure in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. Be part of an ever-expanding story across Tamriel and travel to the stunning home of the High Elves in the latest Chapter of ESO to save the world from destruction.” – [source]

Ancestors Legacy  |  22/05/18

Genre: Real Time Strategy
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Developer: Destructive Creations
Publisher: 1C Company

Game description:

“Ancestors Legacy is a squad-based real time strategy with a strong focus on tactics. Inspired by medieval European history, it brings to life four different nations and their conflicts, usually solved by war.” – [source]

Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition  |  22/05/18

Genre: First Person Shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: Streum On Studio
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive

Game description:

“Space Hulk: Deathwing is a First-Person Shooter experience based on Games Workshop’s classic Space Hulk boardgame set in the universe of Warhammer 40,000.” – [source]

Tennis World Tour  |  22/05/18

Genre: Sports
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One
Developer: Breakpoint
Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Game description:

“The new standard developed by veterans of tennis simulations: play as one of 30 professional tennis players, learn all the shots, master each type of surface and experience a realistic career mode. Define your style of play and tactics to become n°1 in the world!” – [source]

Dark Souls Remastered  |  25/05/18

Genre: Action Role Play Game
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: FromSoftware
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Game description:

Then, there was fire. Re-experience the critically acclaimed, genre-defining game that started it all. Beautifully remastered, return to Lordran in stunning high-definition detail running at 60fps. Dark Souls Remastered includes the main game plus the Artorias of the Abyss DLC. – [source]

Not familiar with the Dark Souls franchise? Check out Luke’s review of the third instalment in the trilogy.

Detroit: Become Human  |  25/05/18

Genre: Action Narrative
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Developer: Quantic Dream
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Game description:

Detroit is the site of a new industrial revolution in Detroit: Become Human, a game about life — human life, artificial life, and everything in between — from Quantic Dream, the makers of Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Detroit: Become Human

While David Cage has a history of hit and miss games he certainly has a history of creating strong narrative talking points. With the popularity of AI stories like Westworld this is a great way to tell a story about morality, self discovery, classism and what it means to be human.

Having played the demo at PAX Australia 2017 the Checkpoint team were really impressed with the variety of experiences we all had in one short Demo so we are very excited to see how much variety we will experience in the full game.

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