Coming Out in gaming this week — April 27, 2020

Posted April 27, 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.

 

Sakura Wars

Date (Aus): 28/04/2020
Genre:
JRPG
Platforms: PS4

“The stage is set in a steampunk version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Only a short while ago, a cataclysmic event destroyed the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital’s global defense force stationed at the Imperial Theater. Now home to the Flower Division, an inept rookie squad who also strives to impart hope on the citizenry with their theatrical talents, the theater has fallen on hard times and risks closure. It’s up to Seijuro Kamiyama as the captain of the new Tokyo revue to lead his squad and restore the Imperial Combat Revue and the theater back to their former glory! With the help of the revue’s five colorful performers, he must rise to the challenge of competing in the Combat Revue World Games, protecting the inhabitants of Tokyo and getting the theater back on track.”

Moving Out

Date (Aus): 28/04/2020
Genre:
Couch Coop
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Moving Out is a ridiculous physics-based moving simulator that brings new meaning to “couch co-op”!

Are you ready for an exciting career in furniture? As a newly certified Furniture Arrangement & Relocation Technician, you’ll take on moving jobs all across the busy town of Packmore. Smooth Moves may not be the biggest moving company, but there’s no task too dangerous or strange for this busy team of go-getters. Grow your business to brave new heights, recruit colourful customizable characters, and save your town from furniture peril!.”

Gears Tactics

Date (Aus): 28/04/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based Tactics
Platforms: PC

“Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Cities on the planet Sera are beginning to fall to the monstrous threat rising from underground – the Locust Horde. With the government in disarray, a squad of survivors emerge as humanity’s last hope. Play as Gabe Diaz, recruiting, developing and commanding your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust army: Ukkon, the mastermind monster who makes monsters. Against all odds and fighting for survival, outsmart your enemy in uniquely brutal, turn-based tactical combat. Experience the intensity of one of the most-acclaimed video game sagas in an exciting new way.

SnowRunner

Date (Aus): 28/04/2020
Genre:
Simulation
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Get ready for the next-generation off-road experience!

SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.
Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.”

Dread Nautical

Date (Aus): 30/04/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based RPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Your cruise was so relaxing until the monsters from another dimension showed up to kill everyone. Fight them off, manage your resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to join your efforts. A captivatingly eerie tactical turn-based RPG.

Supernatural forces have overwhelmed a cruise liner called Hope with mysterious malevolent monstrosities. Fight them off as one of four unlikely heroes. Manage your scarce resources effectively, and convince scattered survivors to fight alongside you. You’ll need them for any hope of escaping this “vacation” alive. Traverse all 20 decks to unlock the mysteries of the Hope. Think several steps ahead during each battle, plotting the optimal use of each character’s action points. Your weapons, bandages, and other items deteriorate, and your resources are very limited. Make sure your companions rest, or panic may overtake them.”

Levelhead

Date (Aus): 30/04/2020
Genre:
Level-Editor
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Switch

“The Bureau of Shipping is the galaxy’s premiere package delivery corporation. For hundreds of years, our customers have trusted us to deliver their goods, real good. And now you get to be part of that delivery magic.

As a new Employee to the Levelhead Division, you are responsible for training your very own GR-18 delivery robot for every possible delivery scenario. Create L.E.V.E.L.s, or “”Limited Exercises for eValuating employEe Limitations””, with the intuitive Level editor in the Workshop, then publish them for the whole world to experience.

Build incredible contraptions and machines, craft adventurous expeditions that require brain and brawn to complete, or just create a relaxing music scene for other Levelheads to chill with. Once you’ve completed your Level, share it with the rest of the world… and gain a following! The Levelhead Division comes equipped with powerful curation and Following systems, so you’ll always be able to find the best new Levels created by your colleagues.”

 

Streets of Rage 4

Date (Aus): 30/04/2020
Genre:
Brawler
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“The all-time classic Streets of Rage, known as Bare Knuckle (ベア・ナックル Bea Nakkuru) in Japan, is a trilogy of beat ‘em up known for this timeless gameplay and electronic dance influenced music. Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, beautiful hand drawn visuals and a God tier soundtrack.

An iconic series like Streets of Rage got its iconic characters: Axel, Blaze, Adam and other veterans reunited to clean up the streets. With some brand-new moves and kickass tracks to take a listen, our heroes are ready to dish out beatdowns to a fledgling group of ill-advised criminals in full force.”

Moving Out
28/04/2020

What we all need right now is a wholesome and silly game we can play alongside our housemates / family to kill time and start feeling sane again. Moving Out provides that opportunity in spades.

Moving Out comes from a local Melbourne based team. It’s full to the brim with personality and charm and tasks players with moving furniture into a van in as quick a time as possible. As the game begins introducing more and more chaotic and ridiculous situations, such as a Frogger level or haunter mansion, you can begin to see where the longevity and creativity comes from. It’s the kind of game to enjoy alongside other people as you just los yourself to the fun of the experience. Luckily we had an opportunity to review this game in advance, and we think it’s pretty damn great.

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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Elliot Attard

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