Coming Out in gaming this week — June 1, 2020

Posted May 31, 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.

 

Valorant

Date (Aus): 02/06/2020
Genre:
FPS
Platforms: PC

“Here’s what we think it takes for you to trust a game enough to invest: 128-tick servers, at least 30 frames per second on most min-spec computers (even dating back a decade), 60 to 144+ FPS on modern gaming rigs, a global spread of datacenters aimed at <35ms for players in major cities around the world, a netcode we’ve been obsessing over for years, and a commitment to anti-cheat from day one.Shooting in VALORANT is precise, consequential, and highly-lethal – we want you to win on your skill and strategy alone.

Imagine this: tactical shooter meets hypernatural powers. Everyone’s got guns and a unique set of abilities, so how do you beat someone with the speed of wind? Use your own moves to outplay them and beat them to the shot. VALORANT is a game for bold strategists who dare to make the unexpected play, because if it wins, it works.

Liberated

Date (Aus): 02/06/2020
Genre:
Action/Adventure
Platforms: Switch

“Liberated is an action-adventure game that unfolds across the pages of a comic book. Seamlessly merging the art of hand-drawn graphic novels with interactivity and side-scrolling action, it’s a revolutionary combination of video games and comics.

In this near-future dystopia, the eerily familiar always-online society gives way to complete government control—all in the name of safety. But in the midst of it all, an insurgent group known as “Liberated” rises.”

Tour de France 2020

Date (Aus): 04/06/2020
Genre:
Sport
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Compete against the peloton in all 21 stages of the Tour de France in the official game! To wear the yellow jersey, you will need to take risks, attack, sprint and perfect your race tactics. Challenge your friends in Downhill or Sprint Challenge mode!

Pro Cycling Manager 2020

Date (Aus): 04/06/2020
Genre:
Simulation/Management
Platforms: PC

“Take on the peloton in over 230 races and 650 stages, from the Tour de France to La Vuelta to the classic events of the World Tour calendar.
Become the manager of a cycling team and take them to the top! To get there, you will need to manage finances and recruitment, plan your training and implement your strategy. And for the first time in the Pro Cycling Manager series, you must look after your riders and their morale! One decision can change everything…

You must listen to the requests of your cyclists (inclusion in races, personal goals, etc.) and either agree to them or decline. You are the manager, only you can make the decisions that will maintain balance in your team and motivate your cyclists in crucial moments while trying to achieve the best results for your team.
You can also play as your own cyclist and pursue a career to the highest summits in the Pro Cyclist mode. Proved yourself in Career mode? Play online mode with up to 15 other players from all over the world.”

The Outer Worlds

Date (Aus): 05/06/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: Switch

“Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later than you expected only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony.

As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter a host of factions all vying for power, who you decide to become will determine the fate of everyone in Halcyon. 

In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.”

 

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Date (Aus): 05/06/2020
Genre:
Minigames
Platforms: Switch

“Play and discover 51 board games, tabletop games, and more all in one package—Clubhouse GamesTM: 51 Worldwide Classics. This diverse collection includes games from all over the world across multiple genres, from familiar favorites like Chess to international hits like Mancala that have been around for 100s of years!

Enjoy familiar favorites and learn hidden gems from around the world in this collection of 51 board games, tabletop games and more! Whether you like to sit and strategize or rely on reflexes, Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics contains games from across an array of genres for you to play and discover. Each game is presented with stunning detail as dice clack, marbles glimmer, and chess pieces tumble off the board when it’s jostled.”

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection

Date (Aus): 06/06/2020
Genre:
RTS
Platforms: PC

“Command & Conquer and Red Alert defined the RTS genre 25 years ago and are now both fully remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members at Petroglyph Games. Includes all 3 expansion packs, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus gallery of unreleased FMV footage, and over 7 hours of legendary remastered music by Frank Klepacki. Welcome back, Commander.

Valorant

It’s hard to deny the impact Riot Games has had and continues to have in the competitive multiplayer video game space. They are a company who understands how to create an online community and Valorant feels set to be a success even before it launches.

This hero-based precision shooter already has a lot of interest from the competitive scene with eSport players and game streamers flocking to the game during its beta phase. With a mix of utility based skills and traditional military shooting, Valorant seems ready to be the next big thing in competitive shooting.

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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