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.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
The Legend of Bum-bo | 12/11/2019
Genre: Card Game / Roguelike
“The Legend of Bum-bo is a puzzle based “deckbuilding roguelike” by Edmund McMillen (The Binding of isaac, Super Meat Boy) and James Interactive, where players collect hordes of items that can be modified, upgraded and comboed with others in many interesting ways. Play as one of many Bum-bo, each with its own unique abilities, as they smash, bash and splash their way through a variety of cardboard monstrosities, giant bosses and dark personal urges…” – [source]
Romancing SaGa 3 | 12/11/2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android
“The celebrated RPG classic comes west for the first time! Developed by industry veterans including the legendary developer Akitoshi Kawazu, Romancing SaGa™ 3 was originally released in Japan in 1995. This HD remaster of the legendary RPG masterpiece introduces optimized graphics, a new dungeon to explore, new scenarios and a new game+ function. Select one of the 8 unique protagonists and embark on an epic adventure defined by your own choices!” – [source]
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | 15/11/2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
“A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. This narratively driven, single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.” – [source]
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition | 15/11/2019
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
“Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations. Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages.” – [source]
Tokyo Ghoul: re Call to Exist | 15/11/2019
Platforms: PC, PS4
“Every day on the streets of Tokyo, Ghouls and Investigators risk their lives fighting each other. Will you be a ghoul, surviving by eating human flesh, or an investigator, just trying to survive? To eat or not to be eaten, that is the question! TOKYO GHOUL:re CALL to EXIST is the first video game of the franchise to come to the west, uniting all the animes of this famous franchise: TOKYO GHOUL, TOKYO GHOUL √A and TOKYO GHOUL:re” – [source]
Pokémon Sword and Shield | 15/11/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
“The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games take place in the Galar region. Galar is an expansive region with diverse environments – an idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forest, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and the Pokémon who live there work together closely to develop the industries in the region. Fans will have the opportunity to visit various Gyms in the Galar region in their quest to become Champion. They will not be alone since the newly discovered Pokémon they choose to be their first partner will be by their side.” – [source]
Sparklite | 15/11/2019
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
“Sparklite is an action-adventure set in a whimsical and ever-changing land. Gear up for Adventure and battle foes in top-down action using an arsenal of gadgets, guns, and gear. Explore dangerous corners of the procedurally generated world, take down titans of the mining industry, and harness the power Sparklite!” – [source]
Terminator: Resistance | 15/11/2019
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
“Experience the events leading up to the decisive final battle for the fate of mankind in the war against the machines. Terminator: Resistance, is a first-person shooter set during the ‘Future War’ scenario that was only glimpsed at in the iconic films, ‘THE TERMINATOR’ and ‘T2: JUDGMENT DAY’. The machines are destined to lose, but at what cost?” – [source]
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
There are two very big games releasing this week, and deciding a top pick is difficult at the best of times. But with the removal of a National Dex and the disappointment this has caused fans, Jedi: Fallen Order becomes the obvious pick.
With Respawn Entertainment behind this ambitious project, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order seems like it will be in good hands. This is one of the biggest franchises in the world and whilst the game is likely to make money on that name alone, we trust Respawn to make something genuinely good here.
For those who are fans of the Star Wars universe, this will be a game that’s difficult not to be excited for.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!