Coming Out in Gaming This Week — March 2, 2020

Posted March 2, 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.

 

Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000

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

“Paddle your balls! Explore the vast hypergalaxies in the year 3000 or so to become the ultimate paddle champion of love and paddle skill. Upgrade your stats, learn new abilities, cast devastating spells and put someones underwear on your head while riding a swamp beast! Fulfill your destined purpose of romancing paddles through the ancient art of video table tennis! Plus! the first video table tennis role playing game to have full voice acting by Mark Meer (Commander Shepherd, Mass Effect). – [source]

Puddle Knights

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

Puddle Knights is a puzzle game about wits, chivalry and mud. In the game, valiant knights of varying cape lengths assist Ladies and Bishops across mud formations that threaten to dirty their precious hems. As the motto of the Order of the Puddle Knights says: a badly designed sanitation system gives ample opportunity for heroism!”

“As the player, you will coordinate the movement of both the Knights and their less mud-resistant superiors with the goal of escorting them to their designated exit. To achieve this noble purpose, no sacrifice is too great: capes will tear and heads will be stepped on. However, it is your head that will be doing most of the heavy lifting in these puddle puzzles!” – [source]

Curse of the Dead Gods (Early Access)

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

“You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers – it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters.”

“Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts – fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse.”

“Corruption builds in you with every step – encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.”

“Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place.” – [source]

Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly

Date (Aus): 04/03/2020
Genre:
Party
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Switch

“Thrilling aerial battles for up to 8 pilots in this local multiplayer action game. Choose a pilot, and let the battle begin. But wait! Your pilots are animals, and their biplanes are loaded with unusual weapons: flamethrowers, stinky fish, and more! – [source]

Murder By Numbers

Date (Aus): 06/03/2020
Genre:
Visual Novel / Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Solve Pixel Puzzles to find clues. Use those clues to interrogate witnesses. Work your way to the truth… and uncover the mystery of Murder by Numbers!”

“Los Angeles, 1996. Honor Mizrahi was just an actress on a hit TV detective show. But when her boss ends up dead just minutes after he fires her, she finds herself starring in her own murder mystery. Teaming up with SCOUT, a reconnaissance robot thrown away after a mysterious incident, she sets out to clear her name – and a new detective duo is born!” – [source]

Yes, Your Grace

Date (Aus): 06/03/2020
Genre:
Simulation / RPG
Platforms: PC

“These are troubling times, Your Grace. The petitioners’ petty matters exceed our limited resources, to say nothing of the war. A careful balance must be struck. Your throne awaits.”

“In this kingdom management RPG, petitioners will arrive in the throne room each turn to ask for your advice and assistance. Decide whether to help them with their problems, or to conserve resources for more important matters. Remember: supplies are limited, and not everyone has the kingdom’s best interests at heart…” – [source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Date (Aus): 06/03/2020
Genre:
Adventure / RPG
Platforms: Switch

“Wake up in a world of Pokémon only to discover that you’ve become a Pokémon yourself in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX! Solve the mystery of your strange predicament by befriending other Pokémon and travelling through dungeons that change every time you play. There are enemy Pokémon to battle and great treasures to discover as you continue your quest.”

“This enhanced reimagining of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for Game Boy Advance and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for Nintendo DS gets a stunning new look on Nintendo Switch. Find out what awaits you in these dangerous dungeons!” – [source]

THE LONGING

Date (Aus): 06/03/2020
Genre:
Adventure / idle
Platforms: PC

“Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king’s powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens.”

“As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days – even when you stop playing and exit the game.”

“It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don’t stress yourself, you have plenty of time.– [source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
06/03/2020

Taking a classic and rebuilding it for a modern audience. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX isn’t a simple remaster or re-release. This is is a game that has been painstakingly remade and the results speak for themselves. The game looks visually stunning in its hand-drawn style. Other smart updates make this a game absolutely worth revisiting for those who love the original and certainly worth a first time play.

With a demo already available where progress continues to the full game once available, this game is a no-brainer for Pokémon fans looking for their next Switch game.

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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