Coming Out in Gaming This Week — March 16, 2020

Posted March 15, 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.

 

MLB The Show 20

Date (Aus): 17/03/2020
Genre:
Sport
Platforms: PS4

“MLB® The Show™ 20 is what baseball dreams are made of. With new ways to play, greater customization, and more exciting new paths to rake in rewards — this is the biggest and best Show ever. Write your own baseball legacy in an expansive RPG experience, or build and manage the team of your dreams to face intense online competition*. The Show 20 is your ticket to play America’s pastime your way.” – [source]

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Date (Aus): 20/03/2020
Genre:
Life Sim
Platforms: Switch

“A carefree new life is just beyond the horizon! Step off the plane and onto your very own deserted island where new friends, discoveries and opportunities are waiting for you. Paradise is what you make it in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch!

“With nothing but a tent and your trusty new NookPhone, life will be a tad rustic to start with. But don’t worry! With a little elbow grease, the island can become somewhere you’re proud to call home. As they say, if you want things just right, there’s really only one option: do it yourself!” – [source]

DOOM Eternal

Date (Aus): 20/03/2020
Genre:
FPS
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity.”

“Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power in DOOM Eternal – the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat.”

“Armed with a shoulder-mounted flamethrower, retractable wrist-mounted blade, upgraded guns and mods, and abilities, you’re faster, stronger, and more versatile than ever. – [source]

DOOM 64

Date (Aus): 20/03/2020
Genre:
FPS
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“DOOM 64, originally released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997, is now available for the first time on modern consoles and PC.”

“Fight against demons in your crusade to hunt down the Mother of Demons and stop Hell’s invasion. As you battle through more than 30 action-packed levels, be on the lookout for enhanced weapons and secrets to help you put an end to the demonic threat.” – [source]

TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2

Date (Aus): 20/03/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“In TT Isle of Man – Ride On the Edge 2, you prove your worth in different championships before setting out to conquer the Snaefell Mountain Course, a 60 km-long track with both winding and straight sections that will push your riding skills to the limit. TT 2 features 17 additional tracks, 18 different motorbikes including classic models, and the official riders. And now it’s more realistic than ever, thanks to entirely revamped physics and faithfully reproduced rider movements. Fine-tune your motorbike, upgrade its performance and monitor its data in real time so you can stay competitive. TT2 also offers a brand-new open world, a biker’s paradise where you can test your bike settings and gain the experience you’ll need to win the TT Isle of Man title! – [source]

Animal Crossing New Horizons
20/03/2020

I’ll be honest, this wasn’t an easy choice. There are two very big and very exciting games launching on the same day this week. Yet on this occasion cute and wholesome beats our demonic and violent.

Animal Crossing is such a beloved franchise of games. And a new Animal Crossing game coming to the Switch has been in very high demand amongst Nintendo fans. We’ve also been shown quite a bit of Animal Crossing New Horizons in the lead up to launch. Whilst there’s definitely concerns about some of the game’s restrictions, such as one island per console, it’s hard to ignore all of the incredibly exciting aspects of the game too. It looks like the development team have gone all out, focusing on every small detail to make sure New Horizons is the pinnacle of the series, including the finest of details to make your virtual world the most satisfying it can possibly be.

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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