This week, starting August 6, some very anticipated titles are on their way. A sequel to a manic party title is being served and is ready to end friendships. Loving manic gameplay, a console big hit is making its way to PC so get ready to stalk your prey with your friends. Looking for something a little more solitary? Let’s get retro and get the blood pumping as we blend in with this totalitarian state.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Overcooked 2 | 07/08/18
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4
Developer: Team17 Digital Limited, Ghost Town Games
Publisher: Team17 Digital Limited
“Overcooked returns with a brand-new helping of chaotic cooking action! Journey back to the Onion Kingdom and assemble your team of chefs in classic couch co-op or online play for up to four players. Hold onto your aprons… it’s time to save the world again!” – [source]
Want to see what Overcooked 2 has on the menu? Check out our Indie Radar overview.
Dead Cells | Digital 07/08/18 | Physical 17/08/18
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
Developer: Motion Twin
Publisher: Motion Twin
“Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You’ll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle… assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.” – [source]
Want a closer look at this side scrolling metroidvania? Elliot got hands on with Dead Cells recently.
Okami HD | 09/08/18
Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“Take the role of Amaterasu, the Japanese sun goddess who inhabits the form of a legendary white wolf Shiranui. Use magical abilities, attacks, and Celestial Brush techniques to restore the land of Nippon to its previous glory full of life and color.” – [source]
Monster Hunter World | 10/08/18
Genre: Action Adventure
“Take on the role of a hunter and slay ferocious monsters in a living, breathing ecosystem where you can use the landscape and its diverse inhabitants to get the upper hand. Hunt alone or in co-op with up to three other players, and use materials collected from fallen foes to craft new gear and take on even bigger, badder beasts! “ – [source]
Trying to figure out if hunting monsters is for you? Check out our review of Monster Hunter World when it released on consoles.
Madden 19 | 10/08/18
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Publisher: Electronic Arts
“Madden NFL 19 gives you game-changing control on and off the field. Real Player Motion transforms the way you play Madden delivering you gameplay control with precision and intent.” – [source]
We Happy Few | Digital 10/08/18 | Physical 17/08/18
Genre: First Person Action
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Developer: Compulsion Games
Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
“From the independent studio that brought you Contrast, We Happy Few is an action/adventure game set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England. Hide, fight and conform your way out of this delusional, Joy-obsessed world.” – [source]
Our top pick of the week?
We Happy Few
Digital 10/08/18 | Physical 17/08/18
There are heaps of great games coming out this week. Majority though we know what to expect from each one, We Happy Few remains a beautiful enigma. While it has been in Early Access for sometime now we are still wondering what the final product will be and how it will tell its story.
With a great concept, a fantastic art direction and a bag full of censorship controversy we’re certainly hoping that We Happy Few is the next big knock out game. Even if it isn’t we can expect big things from this team since they were picked up by Microsoft.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!