This week, starting August 27, get ready for a colourful invasion. From town napping holes, spelunking into ancient tombs, stalking monstrous prey or overseeing surveillance in a totalitarian state—fun. Love sport? Don’t worry a new title from one of the big names is soccer is on the scene with it’s 2019 entry.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate | 28/08/18
Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate is the follow-up to Monster Hunter Generations, and marks the Monster Hunter series’ debut on Nintendo Switch as an exclusive. Hunters can face off against the largest roster of unique monsters in any Monster Hunter game to date.” – [source]
Yakuza Kiwami 2 | 28/08/18
Genre: Action RPG
“One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon.” – [source]
Strange Brigade | 29/08/18
Genre: Co-op Action
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
“Embark on an exotic journey into danger in this rip-roaring 1930s third person adventure for 1-4 players! Encounter pulse-pounding action, treacherous traps and tales of derring-do!” – [source]
Need to Know | 29/08/18
Developer: Monomyth Games
Publisher: Monomyth Games
“Welcome to the Department of Liberty. Ascend the ranks of the NSA-like surveillance agency and decide: will you stand up for privacy, or help create an unstoppable police state? Spy on people’s deepest secrets, pick apart their private lives and decide their fate in this modern surveillance thriller.” – [source]
Donut County | 29/08/18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Ben Esposito
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
“Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.” – [source]
Two Point Hospital | 30/08/18
Genre: Economic simulation
Developer: Two Point Studios
“Design stunning hospitals, cure peculiar illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County.” – [source]
The Messenger | 31/08/18
Genre: Side Scrolling Action
Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
Publisher: Devolver Digital
“As a demon army besieges his village, a young ninja ventures through a cursed world, to deliver a scroll paramount to his clan’s survival. What begins as a classic action platformer soon unravels into an expansive time-traveling adventure full of thrills, surprises, and humor” – [source]
Our top pick of the week?
There are plenty of contenders for our pick this week, The Messenger, Two Point Hospital, Strange Brigade, but it can’t be denied after we got hands on with Donut County at PAX Aus 2017 we were immediately smitten. With only two screens set up for the weekend it almost always had someone playing and everyone left with a huge grin.
Bright and colourful with smart and witty writing and enough charm to fill two games we can’t wait to get into this puzzling story about a racoon, a donut shop and a sentient hole.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!