Coming Out — May 27

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This week, starting May 27, Nintendogs gets a spiritual successor, PlayStation VR gets a killer new title, and a crowd-funding success story blasts off into the stratosphere. It’s a week full of some absolutely top notch indie titles.

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

Little Friends: Dogs & Cats | 28/05/2019

Genre: Simulation
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

“It’s time to meet your new Little Friends! These adorable puppies and kittens can’t wait to meet you in the first pet training game for Nintendo Switch!”

“Play with up to 3 pets at once and own up to 12. Get to know their personalities and feed them their favorite food. Play with your pet using their favorite new toy or take them out for walks and compete in the flying disc tournament, using the Joy-Con™ motion controls or Nintendo Switch touch screen. Each pet has its own personality, behavior and looks. Look after your pet to develop a bond and grow your friendship. Dress them up in more than 600 stylish accessories to make them look their best. Care for your new furry friend to develop a long-lasting friendship.” – [source]

Oxygen Not Included | 28/05/2019

Genre: Survival
Platforms: PC

“Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game. Deep inside an alien space rock your industrious crew will need to master science, overcome strange new lifeforms, and harness incredible space tech to survive, and possibly, thrive.” – [source]

Blood & Truth | 29/05/2019

Genre: Shooter
Platforms: PSVR

“Put on your PlayStation VR headset and become elite Special Forces soldier Ryan Marks in a hard-hitting shooter with all the explosive action and drama of a Hollywood blockbuster – inspired by PlayStation VR Worlds’ massively popular ‘The London Heist’ experience. – [source]

Layers of Fear 2 | 29/05/2019

Genre: Horror
Platforms: PC

“Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story. Players control a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner. Beware, for all may not truly be what it seems. – [source]

Void Bastards | 29/05/2019

Genre: Strategy / Shooter
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a revolutionary new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula? – [source]

Outer Wilds | 30/05/2019

Genre: Exploration / Action
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“You’re the newest member of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly changing solar system.”

“Who built the ruins on the moon? What lurks in the heart of Dark Bramble? Why are you trapped in a time loop, and can it be stopped? To solve these mysteries you’ll have to venture into the most dangerous reaches of space.” – [source]

Gato Roboto | 31/05/2019

Genre: Metroidvania
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Pounce inside of your cozy armored mech and set off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld full of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles in a valiant effort to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship. – [source]

Trover Saves the Universe | 31/05/2019

Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PS4, PC

“From the co-creator of Rick and Morty comes Trover Saves the Universe. Your pups are missing. The cosmos is at stake. Only you and Trover can save everything in this bizarre comedy adventure! – [source]

PixARK | 31/05/2019

Genre: Survival
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Enter a world of mystery, danger, ancient dinosaurs, mythical beasts, and cubes! Work by yourself or with a tribe of others to gather materials, craft useful items, tame wild creatures, and build huge bases to survive in PixARK! – [source]

Our top pick of the week?

Despite some controversy involving the Epic Games Store, it’s hard to ignore how intriguing Outer Wilds appears. This is a crowd-funding success story that managed to raise over $125,000 to launch the project into orbit. I certainly have a place in my heart for space exploration games and Outer Wilds looks to be taking a unique approach to the genre and offering up some genuinely captivating ideas alongside a fantastic visual aesthetic. Perhaps this game will turn into an astrological success.

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

Don’t forget last week’s Coming Out to make sure you didn’t miss anything.