Coming Out — August 26

Posted on August 26, 2019

Each week there are plenty of new games coming out, with so much going on it can hard to keep track of them all. Thankfully Checkpoint is here to sift through them all and bring you our highlights of the week. From a classic MMORPG returning to an atmospheric PvPvE shooter..

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

Hunt: Showdown |  27/08/2019

Genre: Multiplayer Shooter
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

” Hunt: Showdown is a competitive first-person PvP bounty hunting game with heavy PvE elements, from the makers of Crysis. Set in the darkest corners of the world, it packs the thrill of survival games into a match-based format.” – [source]

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey |  27/08/2019

Genre: Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Survive your evolution in Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is a third-person open world survival game where you Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation in the exciting new adventure from the creator of Assassin’s Creed.” – [source]

World of Warcraft: Classic |  27/08/2019

Platforms: PC

The drums of war thunder once again… Return to a lost era of Azeroth and enjoy the timeless stories that defined this world at war. World of Warcraft Classic is a faithful recreation of the original World of Warcraft. Combat mechanics, original character models, and skill trees all contribute to a truly authentic experience. – [source]

Control  |  27/08/2019

Genre:  Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control in this supernatural 3rd person action-adventure from Remedy Entertainment and 505 Games.” – [source]

Knights and Bikes |  28/08/2019

Genre: Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4

“KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure set on a British island in the 1980s. You’ll play as Nessa & Demelza, tough imaginative girls, exploring the island in a Goonies-inspired tale. An adventure that sees them pedalling into danger, seeking treasure and ancient mysteries to solve.” – [source]

Heave Ho |  30/08/2019

Genre: Cooperative Platformer
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory.” – [source]

Astral Chain  |  30/08/2019

Genre: Action
Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind. – [source]

 The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan   |  30/08/2019

Genre: Horror Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4

“The Dark Pictures Anthology is a series of stand-alone, branching cinematic horror games that can also be played online with a friend. In Man of Medan, five friends set sail on a holiday diving trip that soon changes into something much more sinister.” – [source]

 Blair Witch | 31/08/2019

Genre: Horror
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“It’s 1996. A young boy disappears in the Black Hills Forest near Burkittsville, Maryland. As Ellis, a former police officer with a troubled past, you join the search. What starts as an ordinary investigation soon turns into an endless nightmare as you confront your fears and the Blair Witch, a mysterious force that haunts the woods…” – [source]


It’s hard to make a top pick with a week as stacked as this one. However Control still finds a way to stand out. Remedy is a very talented developer and it will be incredibly exciting to see what they are able to create.

Early sneak peaks at this title make things look very exciting and the plot of secret agencies and science-fiction phenomena manages to intrigue.

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.