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.
Corruption 2029 | 18/02/2020
Genre: Stealth / Turn-Based Tactics
“Set in a dystopian America in the not-so distant future. CORRUPTION 2029 is a new tactical strategy game from The Bearded Ladies, creators of ‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’. Using your supreme tactical abilities, command a squad of heavily augmented ‘units’ deep into enemy territory to discover the cause of the CORRUPTION. CORRUPTION 2029 is a hardcore tactical game that should test the mettle of even the most experienced tactical gamers.” – [source]
Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle | 18/02/2020
Genre: Action Adventure / Hack ‘n’ Slash / Third-Person Shooter
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
“Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of two PlatinumGames cult classics with the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle! Bayonetta and Vanquish will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for the first time in this remastered dual-pack. 4K graphics available at 60fps on Xbox One X/PlayStation 4 Pro.” – [source]
DCL – The Game | 18/02/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
“Download DCL – The Game and fly on the world’s most spectacular Drone Racing tracks. DCL – The Game is the official videogame of the Drone Champions League – the world’s leading series for Drone Racing Teams. An innovative race series, blurring the lives between virtual and reality. Join the flying revolution!” – [source]
The Suicide of Rachel Foster | 20/02/2020
Genre: Walking Sim
Platforms: PC, PS4
“Ten years ago, teenager Nicole and her mother left the family hotel after discovering her father Leonard’s affair with, and pregnancy of Rachel, a girl her own age who eventually committed suicide.”
“Now that both of her parents have passed, Nicole hopes to fulfill her mother’s last will to sell the hotel and make amends to Rachel’s relatives. With the will and determination to put that chapter behind her, she returns to the hotel with the family’s lawyer to audit the decaying structure.”
“As the weather unexpectedly turns for the worst, Nicole has no way to leave the large mountain lodge, and finds support in Irving, a young FEMA agent, using one of the first radio telephones ever built.”
“With his help, Nicole starts to investigate a mystery far deeper than what people in the valley thought. A story of love and death, where melancholy and nostalgia melt into a thrilling ghost tale.” – [source]
Death and Taxes | 20/02/2020
“In this 2D, narrative-based game, you take the role of the Grim Reaper… on an office job. Your job is to decide which people are going to live or die. Your choices will affect the world around you. Keep the chaos away or foil plots to destroy the world and rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to MIDDLE-MANAGEMENT, wow!”
Death and Taxes is a game in the vein of narrative-based indie titles, such as “Papers, Please”, “Reigns”, “Beholder” and “Animal Inspector”, to name a few. The consequences of your choices are yours to bear, while the mystery of your incarnation awaits revelation!” – [source]
Lumote | 21/02/2020
“Possess, jump and think your way through this beautiful 3D puzzle platformer with vivid visuals and quirky characters. Play as Lumote a squishy bioluminescent creature on a quest to overthrow the Mastermote. Solve a world of puzzles by taking control of its inhabitants.”
“Lumote is a game about two opposing powers in a struggle for control. Blue power controlled by Lumote and red by the Mastermote. You play as Lumote, whose only abilities are to jump and to possess. You must take control of the world’s inhabitants, the Motes, and use their abilities to progress. Depending on whose power controls a Mote, their behaviour will either help or hinder you on your journey into the depths as you search for the Mastermote.” – [source]
It’s hard to look past Corruption 2029 as a solid choice for top pick this week. The game wasn’t announced all that long ago, but it’s already got the turn-based tactics community very excited and it’s not hard to see why. First and foremost, this is a game being made by The Bearded Ladies, a team known for their 2018 release, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden. This is a game made in the same turn-based tactics style and it was adored by gamers for its unique approach to the genre, allowing for narrative, stealth and exploration elements on top of the usual strategy combat. Corruption 2029 continues the formula started in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and looks to expand upon it as well. With a more true-to-life militaristic approach, it may just find a larger audience too.
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.