Coming Out — August 13

Posted on August 13, 2018

This week, starting August 13, two teams that changed the face of the genre the specialise in are back to remind us why they are the powerhouses they are. One returns to it’s roots and the other prepares to come to a close. Looking for something you don’t have to have previous knowledge in? Don’t worry! The indie scene is here to provide with a nice variety of genres as well.

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

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth  |  14/08/18

Platforms: PC
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment

Game description:

“In Battle for Azeroth, the fall of the Burning Legion sets off a series of disastrous incidents that reignites the conflict at the heart of the Warcraft saga. As a new age of warfare begins, Azeroth’s heroes must set out on a journey to recruit new allies, race to claim the world’s mightiest resources, and fight on several fronts to determine whether the Horde or Alliance will lead Azeroth into its uncertain future.” – [source]

Phantom Doctirine  |  14/08/18

Genre: Tactical Combat
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: CreativeForge Games
Publisher: Good Shepherd Entertainment

Game description:

“The year is 1983. The world teeters on the verge of destruction as the Cold War tightens its icy grip. East or West: trust no one, question everything. The fate of humanity rests in your hands as you pit spy versus spy in tactical Phantom Doctrine.” – [source]

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season  |  14/08/18

Genre: Narrative
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games

Game description:

“A secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home, but protecting it will mean sacrifice.” – [source]

Death’s Gambit  |  14/08/18

Genre: Action
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: White Rabbit
Publisher: Adult Swim

Game description:

“Death’s Gambit is a challenging 2D action platformer with deep RPG elements. As an agent of Death bound to his service, unravel the mystery of Siradon and discover the true price of immortality.” – [source]

Graveyard Keeper  |  15/08/18

Genre: Role Playing Game
Platforms: PC, Xbox One
Developer: Lazy Bear Games
Publisher: tinyBuild

Game description:

“From the creators of Punch Club comes Graveyard Keeper, the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of all time.” – [source]

State of Mind  |  15/08/18

Genre: Narrative
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

Game description:

“State of Mind is a futuristic thriller game delving into transhumanism. The game explores themes of separation, disjuncture and reunification, in a world that is torn between a dystopian material reality and a utopian virtual future.” – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: The Final Season

While WoW definitely deserves praise for the juggernaut that it is, it can’t be denied that the game feel impenetrable. The Walking Dead however is the kind of game that casual and hardcore fans alike can relish in as it focuses more on story then on intricate gameplay.

While the TV show has become a shambling corpse of what it used to be the Telltale series has done a wonderful job of showing restraint but also creating character we genuinely care about. Clementine is an iconic character of the modern gaming era, especially when it comes to narrative games. All we can hope is that for once, a beloved character can find their happy ending somewhere in the apocalypse.

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