This week, starting August 20, a charismatic side scroller is back in the ring with a sequel that brings the same colourful energy. Looking to slow things down? It’s time to open up your very own cafe in a fantasy world. Don’t worry though, a roster of colourful characters are ready to punch out all their problems if you’re looking for something to play with friends — friends you want to punch.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Guacamelee! 2 | 21/08/18
Genre: Side Scroller
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: DrinkBox Studios
Publisher: DrinkBox Studios
“Head back to the Mexiverse in this long-awaited sequel to the smash hit Guacamelee! Uppercut your way to victory across stunning new hand-crafted levels. Featuring a dense and colorful world, new luchador moves, sassy new bosses, twice the enemies, and 300% more chickens!” – [source]
Shenmue I & II | 21/08/18
Genre: Narrative Action
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC
“SEGA®’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. Return to the epic saga that defined modern gaming. The saga begins…again.” – [source]
Brawlout | 21/08/18
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Developer: Angry Mob Games
Publisher: Angry Mob Games
“Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.” – [source]
We jumped in fist first when Brawlout release on the Nintendo Switch, check out Rachel’s review.
Gone Home | 23/08/18
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“June 7th, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Unravel the mystery for yourself in Gone Home, a story exploration game from The Fullbright Company.” – [source]
Little Dragons Cafe | 23/08/18
Genre: Role Playing ame
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Developer: Aksys Games
Publisher: Aksys Games
“Little Dragons Café opens with a twin brother and sister learning to cook and manage a small café with their mother. All was routine until one morning when the twins discover that their mother won’t wake up. Suddenly, a strange old man appears and tells them that they must raise a dragon to save her. Working with three quirky café employees, the twins must wrangle a dragon and run the family business while finding a way to save their mother.” – [source]
Our top pick of the week?
While Little Dragons Cafe does look like a lot of fun in an adorable art style there is a lot to be said for the success, style and fun of the Guacamelee formula.
The original brought a love for Mexican folklore, culture and art mixed with fast and frenetic gameplay to create a memorable experience. All we can hope is that the sequel brings that same show stopping qualities.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!