Each week there are plenty of new games coming out, with so much going on it can be 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.
Orangeblood | 14/01/2020
“It’s the end of the 20th century, on a historic timeline different from that which we know.A manmade island off the coast of Okinawa is humming with a dirty, exotic vibe – and it’s awesome!” – [source]
Lightmatter | 15/01/2020
“Play Tunnel Vision Games’ love-letter to the genre. Use lateral thinking to solve mind-bending puzzles with lights, shadows, beams, platforms, and lightmatter. A first-person puzzler where shadows kill you. Watch your step or be swallowed by the darkness.” – [source]
A Long Way Down (Early Access) | 16/01/2020
Genre: Deck-building / Roguelike
“A deck-building roguelite RPG set in a dark and tormented world. Assemble your party and use your cards to survive, fight and build your way through a dark maze of monsters orchestrated by an evil mastermind. Your choices will lead you to judgement.” – [source]
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot | 17/01/2020
Genre: Action RPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
“Experience the story of DRAGON BALL Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of DRAGON BALL lore for the first time!”
“Play through iconic DRAGON BALL Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles against the most iconic foes (Raditz, Frieza, Cell etc…). Increase your power level through RPG mechanics and rise to the challenge!” – [source]
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore | 17/01/2020
“Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE follows a squad of Japanese teens, including high-school student Itsuki Aoi, his friend Touma Akagi, and aspiring pop idol Tsubasa Oribe. When a wave of evil Mirages attacks Tokyo and kidnaps Tsubasa, she and Itsuki fearlessly fight them off with the help of Fire Emblem characters Chrom and Caeda, eventually freeing themselves from the Idolasphere. When they return to the real world, they’re recruited by Talent Agency Fortuna Entertainment – secret defenders against the invading Mirages – and commit to destroying the evil once and for all.” – [source]
Super Crush KO | 17/01/2020
Platforms: PC, Switch
“Super Crush KO is a fast-paced brawler set in a vibrant, near-future city. Zip up your favourite neon jacket and combo your way through swarms of deadly robots to save your kidnapped kitten and, while you’re at it, save humanity from an AI apocalypse.” – [source]
This week there’s a little, independent game that is piquing our interest. Light Matter is clearly inspired by the first-person puzzle games that came before it. You can’t watch the trailer without getting some major Portal vibes – and that’s a good thing! However Light Matter is finding it’s own identity too…
The way you interact with light and shadows is incredibly intriguing. And the mystery and eeriness that comes from the darkness bring an entirely new mood to the first-person puzzler genre. What is Light Matter hiding in the shadows? We can’t wait to find out.
What new titles are you most excited for this week? Be sure to let us know!