Coming Out in gaming this week — May 11, 2020

Posted May 11, 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.

 

Star Wars Episode I: Racer Remastered

Date (Aus): 12/05/2020
Genre:
Arcade Racer
Platforms: Switch (PS4 version arriving May 26)

“The ’90s classic Star Wars Episode I: Racer is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 complete with modernized controls. A beloved racing title based on the podracing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode I: Racer puts you behind the controls of your favorite podracers as you speed through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line.”

Jet Lancer

Date (Aus): 12/05/2020
Genre:
Shoot ‘Em Up
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Jet Lancer is a high-velocity aerial combat shooter where you duel enemy aviators, hunt giant robots, and defy death at supersonic speeds.

You are Ash Leguinn: badass pilot, highly paid mercenary, and flight-school drop out. Your day job is fine – the daily grind of dealing with Sky Pirates pays the bills – but nothing compares to the rush of demolishing a ninety-ton mechanical monstrosity at the speed of sound. And you’ll have your chance. As mechanized weapons converge on Root City, you’ll have to be at the top of your game to survive, and you’ll have to surpass your limits if you want to save the world.”

VirtuaVerse

Date (Aus): 13/05/2020
Genre:
Adventure
Platforms: PC

“In a future not-so-far-away, one superior intelligence prevails above all other AI. Society is migrating to a permanently-integrated reality connected to a single neural network, continuously optimizing user experience by processing personal data.

An outsider, Nathan, makes a living off-the-grid as a smuggler of modded hardware and cracked software. Geared with a custom headset, he is among the few that can switch AVR off and see reality for what it truly is. Nathan shares an apartment with his girlfriend Jay, a talented AVR graffiti artist whose drones bit-spray techno-color all over the city’s augmented space.

One morning, Nathan wakes to an empty apartment and discovers a cryptic message on the bathroom mirror. Having accidentally broken his headset, Nathan is disconnected but determined to figure out what happened to Jay. He embarks on an unbelievable journey involving hacker groups and guilds of AVR technomancers.

Traversing the world, Nathan confronts hardware graveyards, digital archaeology, tribes of cryptoshamans, and virtual reality debauchery.”

Deep Rock Galactic

Date (Aus): 13/05/2020
Genre:
Co-op FPS
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“Deep Rock Galactic is a 1-4 player co-op FPS featuring badass space Dwarves, 100% destructible environments, procedurally-generated caves, and endless hordes of alien monsters.

Work together as a team to dig, explore, and fight your way through a massive cave system filled with hordes of deadly enemies and valuable resources. You will need to rely on your teammates if you want to survive the most hostile cave systems in the galaxy!”

Super Mega Baseball 3

Date (Aus): 13/05/2020
Genre:
Sports
Platforms: PC, PS4

“Run up the score in a relaxed slugfest or push the limits of your reflexes in this refined baseball simulator. The third entry in the series features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical enhancements, and on-field additions including pickoffs and situational player traits.

Super Mega Baseball 3 refines the series’ formula with the deepest on-field simulation yet, comprehensive online and offline game modes including a brand new Franchise mode, and vastly improved graphics. New content includes revamped UI plus tons of new audio, team/character content, and stadiums with variable lighting conditions.”

Signs of the Sojourner

Date (Aus): 14/05/2020
Genre:
Narrative / Card
Platforms: PC

“Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and connecting with people.

Your deck is your character, reflecting your experiences and shaping your relationships. Make decisions about who your character is in this world, pushing forward with the cards you’re dealt.

You take over your mother’s store after her death, traveling to diverse locations in order to acquire goods for the shop. Along the way, encounter optimistic stories, compassionate characters, and delightful surprises in a world where travel is difficult and climate change has made life hard.”

 

Nimbatus – The Space Drone Constructor

Date (Aus): 14/05/2020
Genre:
Action
Platforms: PC

“Command the Nimbatus and craft drones out of hundreds of different parts. Survive unknown threats in a fully destructible, procedural universe, compete against other players in different arenas or enjoy complete creative freedom in the sandbox.

Deep Rock Galactic
13/05/2020

Deep Rock Galactic is a game that has been kicking around in Steam Early Access for a little while now. It’s picked up quite the following during it pre-release phase too, and it’s not hard to see why. A good cooperative game can be so addictive and Deep Rock has proved to be more than capable of entertaining a squad of up to 4.

Playing as a “badass space dwarf”, you pick your class, join up with your team and go out to mine resources whilst defending yourself from hostile foes. It’s a simple yet effective concept. Each class will have its own unique strengths and when combines with a full squad you’ll be set to take on any obstacle in your path. With the game’s 1.0 release approaching, now may be the perfect time to check out Deep Rock Galactic.

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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