Coming Out — August 5

Posted on August 5, 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 strategy in space to card games in Middle-Earth.

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

Metal Wolf Chaos XD  |  06/08/2019

Genre: Mech Action
Platforms: Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4

“Metal Wolf Chaos XD is a modernized re-release of FromSoftware’s 2004 mech shooter with upgraded visual fidelity, refined controls and gameplay, a new save system, and 4K + 16:9 support for modern displays.” – [source]

Age of Wonders: Planetfall  |  06/08/2019

Genre: Strategy
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.” – [source]

The Forbidden Arts  |  07/08/2019

Genre: Action Adventure
Platforms: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

“The Forbidden Arts is an action adventure platformer with a focus on discovery and exploration. You play as Phoenix, a young boy who seeks to master the element of fire in a grand adventure of ancient magic.” – [source]

Subdivision Infinity DX  |  08/08/2019

Genre: Space Flight Simulator
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Subdivision Infinity is an immersive and pulse pounding sci-fi space shooter featuring stunning graphics and tight spaceship game play. Hunt down and destroy enemy spacecraft, crush capital ships, mine asteroids for rare minerals, and find blueprints to craft amazing new vessels! – [source]

The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game  |  08/08/2019

Genre: Digital Card Game
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

“Build a deck of iconic heroes and challenge the forces of Sauron in this thrilling tactical card game. Travel through famous locations, complete story-driven quests and forge a new legend of Middle-earth on your own or with a friend in cooperative mode. But beware: the Eye of Sauron is searching for you.” – [source]

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Age of Wonders is a much loved series of strategy games. Take its polished game play and attach it to a beautiful sci-fi back drop and we’re sure this one is going to be a hit.

While previously Triumph Studios entries had focused on a fantasy setting this can work as a strength when a studio moves to Sci-Fi. It brings a certain aspect of magic to a sci-fi settings that makes for a less bland take on the genre. Planetfall looks to bring this flair.

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.