Coming Out in Gaming This Week — February 24, 2020

Posted February 24, 2020

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.

 

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Date (Aus): 26/02/2020
Genre:
Action / Platformer
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings together six classic titles in one game: Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent.”

“In addition to the original games, this package includes an artwork gallery, music player, special filters, and much more. Casual Scenario Mode and a Save-Assist feature are available for those who would like to enjoy the story at their own pace. Players can also try their hand at the new leaderboard-based Z Chaser Mode, an exclusive new mode created just for this set of games. – [source]

Wasteland Remastered

Date (Aus): 26/02/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“The RPG classic rises from the nuclear ashes! Wasteland Remastered is an overhaul of the 1988 title that brought the post-apocalypse to video games. See where the Wasteland series began and experience the character and world the sequels are built on.”

“The year is 2087, nearly a century after an all-out nuclear war turned vast swaths of the Earth into a radioactive hellscape. You are a Desert Ranger, a band of stalwart lawmen who are the only hope left in what was once the American southwest, and good people’s last defense against hunger, sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants.” – [source]

Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!

Date (Aus): 26/02/2020
Genre:
Rhythm
Platforms: PSVR (“coming soon” to other VR devices)

Loosen up in an easy-to-learn dance-a-thon designed for all ages and abilities, where matching movements to onscreen prompts won’t just build your big-winning score, it’ll also save the universe.”

“Travel to the 25th Century and catch up with Space Channel 5’s top reporter Ulala as she delves into a mysterious incident that forces people to dance against their will. – [source]

OVERPASS

Date (Aus): 28/02/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Take control of big-name buggies and quads to negotiate scree slopes, steep inclines and various obstacles on extreme off-road and technically challenging tracks. Find the best path, control your vehicle and try to reach the finish line.”

“In OVERPASS, the scree slopes, steep inclines, tree trunks and bogs present as much of an obstacle to victory as other drivers.” – [source]

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Date (Aus): 28/02/2020
Genre: 
Fighting
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS is an action fighting game set in a universe where threats are daily occurrences and heroes the sole hope against annihilation. Saitama the main protagonist, is a hero that can obliterate even the strongest foes with a single punch, a situation that bother him to no end. The game will feature 3 vs. 3 battles, where players can form powerful teams using many familiar faces, the first confirmed playable characters being Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Mumen Rider, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic and Saitama.” – [source]

Bloodroots

Date (Aus): 28/02/2020
Genre:
Action
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch

“Betrayed and left for dead, Mr. Wolf is hell-bent on finding his killer and enacting revenge – alone, and vastly outnumbered. Thankfully for Mr. Wolf, the world is your weapon- a relentless action game that unfolds across the sprawling Weird West.”

“You’ll choreograph spectacular, ultra-violent combos by making use of everything around you, from hatchets, to ladders, to…carrots? It’s improvise or die, as Mr. Wolf fights his way to the center of the mystery: why was he betrayed?” – [source]

Rune Factory 4 Special

Date (Aus): 28/02/2020
Genre:
JRPG
Platforms: Switch

“Rune Factory 4 Special marks the return of the beloved entry in the popular STORY OF SEASONS spinoff series that combines farming with dungeon adventuring, as the series makes its debut on Nintendo Switch with upgraded HD graphics, a new ‘Newlywed Mode’, and additional cut-scenes. In this standalone story, players choose to play as a male or female hero and will encounter a diverse cast of potential suitors and other loveable townsfolk. As the newly-appointed prince or princess, you can fulfil your royal duties by issuing ordinances to help the town prosper, or take a more rural approach to governing by raising your own fruits and vegetables and helping townsfolk. Should there be some dungeon adventuring on the day’s itinerary, you can craft or buy a vast array of swords, spears, and staves along with magic for battle against dangerous foes, or even bring along some companions or friendly monsters to aid you during your travels. – [source]

Bloodroots
28/02/2020

In a week full of re-releases and special editions, it’s hard to look past an entirely new IP with fresh ideas. Bloodroots is exactly that. It’s an indie game coming out of Montreal that’s quick, violent, and oh so stylish.

Bloodroots presents players with a pretty simple goal: kill all of the bad guys. But the inventive choice of weaponry at your disposal and the quick and visceral gameplay and fluid movement make that simple task incredibly satisfying to complete. That’s the idea anyway. With a single hit = death mechanic and a leaderboard available to compete against the rest of the world, Bloodroots will become a fast and furious arcade gamers dream.

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.



Elliot Attard

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