Coming Out in gaming this week — March 30, 2020

Posted March 29, 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.

 

Fates of Ort

Date (Aus): 31/03/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC

“Fates of Ort is a retro inspired fantasy RPG with a focus on strategic action and a story driven by your decisions. It is a tale of sacrifice and difficult choices, in a world under threat of annihilation by the avaricious force of Consumption magic.

Magic is powerful, but it is not free. Every spell you cast requires a little bit of your life energy to spark it. Cast enough spells and you will extinguish your very soul. This means you need to be strategic when fighting, balancing the cost of magic with the risk of taking damage from your enemies.” – [source]

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord (Early Access)

Date (Aus): 31/03/2020
Genre:
Strategy
Platforms: PC

“The horns sound, the ravens gather. An empire is torn by civil war. Beyond its borders, new kingdoms rise. Gird on your sword, don your armour, summon your followers and ride forth to win glory on the battlefields of Calradia. Establish your hegemony and create a new world out of the ashes of the old.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade: Warband. Set 200 years before, it expands both the detailed fighting system and the world of Calradia. Bombard mountain fastnesses with siege engines, establish secret criminal empires in the back alleys of cities, or charge into the thick of chaotic battles in your quest for power.” – [source]

Totally Reliable Delivery Service

Date (Aus): 01/04/2020
Genre:
Sandbox Multiplayer
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Delivery Attempted. That’s the Totally Reliable Delivery Service guarantee! T.R.D.S. is a ragdoll physics simulation about terrible package delivery couriers. Work together using odd machinery, useful gadgets, and the wonders of physics to reliably deliver packages to their destination.

Buckle up your back brace and fire up the delivery truck, it’s time to deliver! Join up to four friends and haphazardly get the job done in an interactive sandbox world.​” – [source]

The Complex

Date (Aus): 01/04/2020
Genre:
Narrative Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“From the publishing studio behind Late Shift, comes a new cinematic interactive sci-fi thriller FMV for PC and Mac.

After a major bio-weapon attack on London, two scientists find themselves in a locked-down laboratory with time, and air, running out. With choose-your-own-path style gameplay, your actions and your relationship with other characters will lead you to one of eight suspenseful endings.” – [source]

Resident Evil 3

Date (Aus): 03/04/2020
Genre:
Horror
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Jill Valentine is one of the last remaining people in Raccoon City to witness the atrocities Umbrella performed. To stop her, Umbrella unleashes their ultimate secret weapon: Nemesis! Also includes Resident Evil Resistance, a new 1 vs 4 online multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe.

Also includes Resident Evil Resistance, a new 1 vs 4 online multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe where four survivors face-off against a sinister Mastermind.” – [source]

 

HyperParasite

Date (Aus): 03/04/2020
Genre:
Twin-Stick Shooter
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“A rogue-lite twin-stick shooter/brawler that never plays the same twice. Collect and control 60 different characters as the body-snatching alien Parasite with a grudge against humanity. Fight to the top of the food chain: possess the President, push the Big Red Button and one-up the human race.– [source]

 

In Other Waters

Date (Aus): 03/04/2020
Genre:
Narrative Adventure
Platforms: PC

“Play as an Artificial Intelligence guiding a stranded xenobiologist through a beautiful and mysterious alien ocean. A non-violent sci-fi story, enter a world of wonder, fear and vulnerability, unraveling the history and ecology of an impossible planet. What will you discover together?– [source]

Resident Evil 3
03/04/2020

Last year’s Resident Evil 2 was an absolute surprise highlight. It will go down in history as one of the very best remakes ever made, with so much of the original game’s horror and spirit recaptured, with the help of some incredibly beneficial modernisation.

It’s safe to say then that Resident Evil 3 has some hype behind it. The team have already proven they can bring these classic horror titles into the modern era and what we’ve been teased with so far is equal parts exciting and horrifying. Nemesis is an absolute beast and the thought of having that hulking brute coming after you throughout the entire experience is terrifying. With Resident Evil: Resistance coming packaged with the game, we also get to look forward to some asymmetric multiplayer action. I for one, am excited.

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.



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