Coming Out in gaming this week — May 4, 2020

Posted May 3, 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.

 

Someday You’ll Return

Date (Aus): 05/05/2020
Genre:
Horror
Platforms: PC

“What would you do if your daughter never came home but you could track her down?

It’s not the first time she ran away. But you’re uneasy … this time feels so different. Long ago, you swore never to return here. And now, she has dragged you back. Your search leads deep into ancient Moravian forests and reveals secrets that should have stayed buried.

While your survival skills and quick wits might advance your search, malevolent forces rise up against you. There are nightmares you can’t fight and win. Some of them … could be yours.

Your character is Daniel, Stela’s father, who is forced by events to return to a place, he swore never to return. In the forest he will encounter peculiar people who will help him understand the true reason why Stela keeps running away. Someday You’ll Return deals with intimate concepts of fatherhood, fears, lies and refusal to accept one’s past. While the story contains strong horror elements it’s not always the most obvious monsters which are the most frightening”

World War Z GOTY Edition

Date (Aus): 05/05/2020
Genre:
Shooter
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“World War Z is a heart-pounding four-player cooperative third-person shooter featuring massive swarms of zombies that recklessly rush their living prey.

Focused on fast-paced gameplay — and inspired by the incredibly popular Paramount Pictures property of the same name — World War Z explores new storylines and characters from around the world in tense, overwhelming, gruesomely exciting missions crafted specifically for modern PCs. A brand new PvE episode is coming to World War Z set in the French city of Marseille. The GOTY Edition will also include all of the content from the season pass, both past and upcoming.

Wintermoor Tactics Club

Date (Aus): 06/05/2020
Genre:
Visual Novel / Tactics
Platforms: PC

“Wintermoor Tactics Club is a story about surviving high school, with gameplay inspired by tactics RPGs and visual novels.

It was hard enough for Alicia at the famed Wintermoor Academy before it erupted into a snowball war! Now her club’s only hope is to transform from nerdy nobodies into fantasy heroes.

Unravel a reality-bending mystery. Test your strategic mettle against an avalanche of colorful characters. And don’t forget to make friends!”

Bone Appetit

Date (Aus): 08/05/2020
Genre:
Metroidvania
Platforms: PC

“When the king declares all food is now his, whatcha’ gonna’ do? Raise a skeleton slave to steal it back for you, of course!

From the maker of Hasslevania and Equin: The Lantern comes Bone Appetit- A brand new old-school Metroidvania designed by an authentic old guy! I’ve worked hard for over 3 years to bring you this puppy. I love Metroidvania games, and so should you!”

Fury Unleashed

Date (Aus): 08/05/2020
Genre:
Action / Platformer
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Fury Unleashed was created by combining inspiration from modern roguelite platformers, like Dead Cells and Rogue Legacy, with nostalgic memories of old-school platformer shooters, like Contra and Metal Slug. We have spent five years polishing our creation to make sure that your experience with the game will be as memorable as the aforementioned titles and we wholeheartedly believe that you won’t be disappointed.

Before We Leave

Date (Aus): 08/05/2020
Genre:
City Builder
Platforms: PC

“Your people have spent generations underground. They’ve missed the caress of sun on skin, the squelch of soil between toes, the tickle of flies on noses. They emerge, full of wonder, and with absolutely no idea how to grow anything except potatoes.

Rebuild civilization by building huts, harvesting… potatoes and expanding your reborn society to other continents and eventually other planets. Manage resources, discover ancient tech and create a planetary network of colonies to thrive in your solar system.

But the universe is not safe. Ancient, ancestral guardians demand attention and challenge your cities. The planets you inhabit are scarred by the disasters that drove your forebears underground, and those catastrophes will punish poorly managed worlds.

Before We Leave is a (mostly) non-violent game. There are no weapons, no battles with neighbours for control of resources. You can, however, perish at the flippers of vast planet-gobbling space whales that graze on your worlds and threaten your civilization.

 Play, chill out, and expand the fabric of your reborn society at your own pace and create your own solar system of rehabilitated planets. Just watch out for those pesky gigantic intergalactic plankton-feeders.”

Ato

Date (Aus): 09/05/2020
Genre:
Action / Platformer
Platforms: PC

“Ato is an Atmospheric Sword Dueling Game set in the Era of Feudal Japan. It tells a visually driven story about a father who has given up his past ways in order to live a life of peace with his wife and child. However this peace is soon disturbed as his child is taken from him…

In Ato, every combat encounter is an intense duel to the death. Perform risky parry maneuvers, bounce off of your opponent, evade their attacks and unlock new abilities to further expand your arsenal of options against your adversaries. Every combat encounter has its own personality and fighting style. Challenge, observe and overcome each opponent you face as you strive to retrieve your child back from the clan you once served.

Explore colorful and atmospheric environments. Obtain new abilities to solve environmental puzzles. Uncover the mystery of this world and experience a story that is told without a single word.”

Fury Unleashed
08/05/2020

It certainly isn’t the biggest week for video game releases. However there’s one game that still finds a way to stand out. Fury Unleashed has been chugging along in Steam Early Access for a little while now. And during that time it’s been able to improve and evolve as well as find a steady supply of happy early adopters.

Fury Unleashed throws subtlety away as it brings in its unique brand of bombastic and over-the-top action. It’s an action/platformer/roguelike focusing on incredibly powerful combinations. It’s also inspired by some of the best action roguelikes out there such as Rogue Legacy and Dead Cells. Can it live up to the high standard of its inspirations? We’re certainly eager to find out!

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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