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Each week there are plenty of new games coming out. Although 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.
Genre: Top Down Shooter / Roguelike
“The end of days draws near as greasy, ravenous food creatures infest the city bringing total chaos and destruction. Our last hope lies with a band of skillful trigger-happy cooks determined not to end up as the main course.”
“Shoot, dodge, outlast the plague of greasy beasts and candy creatures that lurk around every unknown corner. Use powers, equip perks and unleash your guns to turn the tide and save humanity.” – [source]
Genre: Action RPG
“In Wolcen you can face challenges alone, with your friends, or in a random group thanks to our Matchmaking system. Play the Act I’s story before reaching the repeatable content and launch a challenge that fits your goal for difficulty. The harder challenges will grant you the most awesome rewards!” – [source]
Genre: Point ‘n’ Click Adventure
“Behind the shadow of reality, an enchanted world awaits illumination. Experience the magical journey of a young boy and his companion as they solve puzzles and trace back the memories of old, brought to life with visually stunning, wordless cinematics. Enter the ancient tower that stands at the edge of the world and discover the hand-drawn cinematics, intricate puzzles and haunting music of this indie gem.” – [source]
“What happens when high fantasy, high comedy and a high-tech setting collide? A smorgasbord of thrilling action, saucy snark and outrageous food puns!”
“Danger threatens the Snack World when the evil merchant Sultan Vinegar attempts to resurrect the Deodragon, Smörg Åsbord. In this quirky adventure, customise your character and join the heroic explorers Chup, Mayo and the gang as they make their way through a slapstick comedy-filled quest to restore order to the castle town ruled by King Papaya.” – [source]
“Dreams is an extraordinary, ever-expanding game universe from the award-winning Media Molecule, creators of LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, where you can discover community-made games from around the world…and learn to make your own.”
“The latest evolution of the studio’s Play, Create, Share maxim, Dreams gives you the opportunity to unleash your creativity. Bring your ideas to life with innovative, easy-to-use tools, then share them with a global community.”
“Whether you want to create games, music, paintings, animation, sculpture, movies or anything in-between, Dreams is an extraordinary digital playground where anything is possible.” – [source]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
“From the dawn of creation, the council has maintained the Balance across existence. Carrying out their orders are the Horsemen, Nephilim (powerful beings spawned from the unnatural union of angels and demons) who have pledged themselves to the Council and been granted immense power.”
“However, this power came at a tragic cost: the Horsemen were ordered to use their newfound strength to wipe out the rest of their kind. What followed was a bloody battle on Eden where the Horsemen, obeying the will of the Council, annihilated the Nephilim.”
“Darksiders: Genesis is an action/adventure that tears its way through hordes of demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back with guns blazing and swords swinging. Genesis gives players their first look at the world of Darksiders before the events of the original game, as well as introduces the horseman Strife.” – [source]
A game that allows you to create anything you can possibly dream of? It sounds a bit too good to be true, but if anybody can do it, it’s Media Molecule. This is a team known for Little Big Planet and Tearaway. They are creative forces who make creative games and Dreams may be their most ambitious title yet. Is it a game or a game engine? Is it both? At this point I’m not sure, but I’m incredibly excited to jump in and find out.
Dreams is a game all about creating a community. It’s a game with virtually endless content because if you’re not making your own world, you can be playing the endless stream of creative content coming from the community.
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.