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 _.
So let’s jump in and have a look at what’s coming out this week.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection | 03/12/2019
Genre: First Person Shooter
“The Master Chief’s iconic journey includes six games, built for PC and collected in a single integrated experience where each game is delivered over time. Whether you’re a long-time fan or meeting Spartan 117 for the first time, The Master Chief Collection is the definitive Halo gaming experience.” – [source]
Arise – A Simple Story | 04/12/2019
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
“Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.” – [source]
Phoenix Point | 04/12/2019
“Phoenix Point puts the player in the midst of a desperate fight to take back the earth from a mutating, alien menace. Featuring turn-based, tactical combat and resource management on a global scale, Phoenix Point offers endless replayability and a brutal challenge.” – [source]
Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York | 04/12/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
“Coteries of New York presents the struggle for power between two vampiric factions: Camarilla and Anarchs among the iconic buildings and night lights of Big Apple. It’s a single-player narrative experience, set in a rich, fully licensed, globally recognized universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition.” – [source]
Darksiders Genesis | 05/12/2019
Genre: Twin Stick Shooter
Platforms: PC, Stadia (Consoles February 2020)
“Still reeling from the events on Eden, WAR and STRIFE have been given a new assignment — LUCIFER, the enigmatic and deceptive demon king, has been plotting to upset the Balance by granting power to master demons throughout Hell. War and Strife must hunt down these masters, gather information, and ultimately fight their way through a tangled, demonic conspiracy that threatens to forever upset the Balance and unravel all of creation.” – [source]
When the developers of a hugely acclaimed game franchise such as X-COM are back with a new IP set within the same genre, it’s hard not to pay attention.
Phoenix Point is a return to the turn-based tactics genre that made this studio so renowned and it’s exciting to see what they have in store for us this time. A new IP means new ideas can be pushed to the forefront and the studio has room to innovate on ideas and more in new directions. With that said, it’s clear that Phoenix Point and the studio behind it are sticking to what we know and love and what they are good at. Can it be the next X-COM? Quite possibly…
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!
Coming Out will be taking a break with no major releases left for the year so we’ll see you in 2020!