Coming Out in gaming this week — June 15, 2020

Posted June 14, 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.

 

Summer in Mara

Date (Aus): 16/06/2020
Genre:
Farming Sim
Platforms: PC, Switch

“‘Summer in Mara’ is a summer adventure with farming, crafting, and exploring mechanics set in a tropical archipelago.

‘Summer in Mara’ is a single-player experience in a calm, relaxing environment, with a handmade look and an exciting narrative. You will be Koa, a little adventurer girl who wants to explore the world that surrounds her.

In ‘Summer in Mara’ you’ll have to take care of your own island, harvest your crops, create new tools and buildings, and sail with your boat to discover new islands and secrets.”

Disintegration

Date (Aus): 17/06/2020
Genre:
FPS / RTS
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“From V1 Interactive, the new 30-person independent development studio founded by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, comes Disintegration, a sci-fi first-person shooter combining FPS and real time strategy elements. Set in the near future on Earth, the only hope for human survival is through Integration, a process developed to preserve human brains in robotic armatures. You play as Romer Shoal, a former Gravcycle pilot in command of a small resistance force still grasping onto the fading memories of their human selves. With the domineering Rayonne forces set on eliminating the final remnants of human society, it’s up to Romer and his crew of Outlaws to fight back and reboot humanity. Pilot a variety of weaponized Gravcycles and command your crew on the ground by leveraging a variety of unique unit abilities and mastery of your own personal arsenal to dominate the battle.

In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign, Disintegration features frenetic PvP multiplayer where pilots and their crews compete in three exciting game modes across a variety of maps.”

Desperados III

Date (Aus): 17/06/2020
Genre:
Real Time Tactics
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Desperados III is a story-driven, hardcore tactical stealth game, set in a ruthless Wild West scenario.

In this long-awaited prequel to the beloved classic Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive, John Cooper will join forces with the runaway bride Kate, the shady hitman Doc McCoy, the giant trapper Hector, and Isabelle, a mysterious lady from New Orleans. On Cooper’s quest for redemption, his adventures lead him and his gang from rural towns, over swamps and riverbanks, and finally to a dramatic showdown worthy of Wild West legends.

Play smart if you want to succeed. A good plan can make the difference between survival and finding yourself at the business end of a pistol.

Drifter, gunslinger, and natural leader Cooper can kill quietly with a knife, or take out multiple foes with his revolvers. Strongman Hector carries a giant bear trap and can slay the toughest opponents with his trusty axe. Cold blooded bounty hunter McCoy likes to be methodical, using lures, knockout gas, poison syringes and a custom long-range pistol. Kate can fool almost any man with the right outfit, and kills discreetly with her hidden gun. And then there is this mysterious woman from New Orleans, Isabelle…”

Pokémon Sword and Shield – Isle of Armor

Date (Aus): 17/06/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: Switch

“The first new adventure unlocked by your Expansion Pass will take place on the Isle of Armor, an island of the Galar region.

The Isle of Armor is full of environments not seen in Galar before—you’ll find wave-swept beaches, forests, bogs, caves, and sand dunes!

There are also plenty of Pokémon that make this island their home, living freely amid the lush nature.

The island is home to a dojo for Pokémon battles. You and your Pokémon will train hard to become even stronger under Mustard, the Trainer who is the master of this dojo.”

Best Friend Forever

Date (Aus): 18/06/2020
Genre:
Simulation
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Step off the bus at Rainbow Bay and start a new life with your furever friend! Adopt a dog, find true love and experience all the wacky hijinks this colourful city has to offer.

Best Friend Forever is the world’s first simulation game to combine pet care and dating (just not necessarily at the same time). Train, pat and play with your very own dog to form a bond that will last the ages. With your four-legged companion by your side, meet, woo and cherish the many cuties of Rainbow Bay’s thriving singles scene.”

 

The Last of Us Part II

Date (Aus): 19/06/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PS4

“Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors.

When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions.”

 

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Date (Aus): 19/06/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: Switch

“The multi-million selling Burnout™ franchise races onto Nintendo Switch for the first time ever.

Make action your middle name as you rule the open streets of Paradise City, in Burnout™ Paradise Remastered. Test the limits of skill and endurance as you push the boundaries of speed itself. Hurtle through hectic downtown avenues to wild mountain roads. Smash through traffic, wreck your opponents, and use the open city to find shortcuts. Leave your friends in the dust and define your route to victory – or crash out in spectacular and devastating effect.

Packed with 8 pieces of extra content, with 130+ vehicles, new areas to explore such as Big Surf Island, and hundreds of online challenges, embrace high-octane stunts and wanton destruction in one of the greatest arcade racers. Fully optimized for the Nintendo Switch in 60 FPS, including pinch-and-pull map control for ease of navigation. Burnout Paradise Remastered is the ultimate driving playground to play with friends or on-the-go.”

 

Waking

Date (Aus): 19/06/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“Locked in the darkness of a coma, you dream. In the recesses of your mind, voices call you home, beckoning you towards the light and the void beyond. But it is not your time.

Not yet.

Waking is a uniquely personal journey of self reflection and remembrance combining third person exploration and real-world meditation. Traverse the twisted pathways of your mind in a quest to wake, and make choices that shape a uniquely individual experience. Along the way, face your fears and desires as you summon memories of loved ones, and do battle with those who would have you sleep forever.”

The Last of Us Part II

It’s quite a packed week for gaming. Although that doesn’t mean there isn’t a stand out release. It’s incredibly hard not to be excited for The Last of Us Part II. The original game was a huge milestone in the gaming industy and the sequel looks to follow those same footsteps into the gaming history books. This is a powerhouse of a franchise coming from an incredibly talented team at Naughty Dog. Get ready for some emotional storytelling, heartbreaking character moments, and a gritty world full of so much depth.

We were lucky enough to review this one prior to release. Not only did we give it a 10 out of 10, but we said the “game is a visceral yet passionate experience from start to finish, grabbing hold of you relentlessly and not letting go. It is by far Naughty Dog’s most ambitious project to date, in size and scope. After the end credits rolled, I felt exhausted, yet also thrilled, that I had once again just experienced what might very well be the most compelling and incredible gaming experience of the generation.”

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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