Coming Out in gaming this week — June 8, 2020

Posted June 7, 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.

 

1971 Project Helios

Date (Aus): 09/06/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based Strategy
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“1971 Project Helios is a turn-based strategy game which combines modern warfare military tactics and close combat. Firearms and vehicles are scarce, conflicts and hostilities have no end, and the terrible freezing cold annihilates friends and foes in its path.

Eight characters have to join forces for a common cause: find an important scientist kidnapped by a massive stratocracy. Along their way they will have to avoid raider attacks, investigate military headquarters, and infiltrate into the territory of a dangerous anti-technological religious sect.”

The Dark Eye: Book of Heroes

Date (Aus): 10/06/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC

“Based on THE DARK EYE license, Book of Heroes puts you right into the fantasy world of Aventuria where you can raid dungeons and experience adventures, together with friends or alone, that you can only overcome with combined skills and forces.

Play with up to 4 players where you combine the specialities of the different species and professions to overcome enemies, puzzles and challenges in the myriad of procedurally generated maps.

Choose from 12 different professions such as Assassin, Mercenary, Blessed one of Rondra, Knight or Black Magician and one of the four playable species: elves, half-elves, dwarves and humans and individualize the appearance of your character as you see fit.

Enjoy extensive character development opportunities and item crafting in addition to common, improved and legendary items lootable throughout the game.”

Beyond Blue

Date (Aus): 11/06/2020
Genre:
Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch

“Beyond Blue is a single-player narrative adventure that takes you deep into our planet’s beating blue heart.

Set in the near future, Beyond Blue explores the mysteries of our ocean through the eyes of Mirai, a deep-sea explorer and scientist. Become a part of a newly-formed research team using groundbreaking technologies to see, hear, and interact with the ocean in a more meaningful way than has ever been attempted.”

Samurai Showdown Neogeo Collection

Date (Aus): 11/06/2020
Genre:
Fighting
Platforms: PC

“It all began in ‘94. And now, the weapon-based fighting game series that swept the world is ready to be taken home as a stellar collection! Six NEOGEO titles as well as one mysterious, unreleased game are featured! What is more is that each game features online battle modes as well as a Museum Mode and music player! This collection is a must-have for all SAMURAI SHODOWN fans across the globe!

Main Assembly (Early Access)

Date (Aus): 11/06/2020
Genre:
Creation
Platforms: PC

“In Main Assembly if you can imagine it, you can create it! You’re the engineer to build, break, destroy and enjoy! Create robots without limitation, cars, planes, or giant animatronics- ANYTHING! Once you’ve built them? It’s time to pilot them through multiple sandbox areas or push them to breaking point in challenge mode.

With a powerful and limitless building tool at your fingertips you can progress from a building beginner to an amazing architect. Every plate, chassis and frame is completely customisable! Tinker alone or enlist friends for your next big project. Build something amazing? Share it in the Steam Workshop!

 

Evan’s Remains

Date (Aus): 11/06/2020
Genre:
Platformer
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Evan’s Remains is a mystery-thriller puzzle adventure about finding a missing boy: Evan. The game combines logic-based platform puzzles with narrative inspired by Japanese graphic adventure games.

Every time the player solves from two to three puzzles, the story goes forward and new mechanics are introduced. The challenge of the puzzles lies in the player’s ability to figure out what do rather than solve challenges based on skill. As the difficulty curve increases, the puzzles become more complex by combining two or more previously introduced mechanics.

Evan, the genius boy, has been missing for years. One day, a letter signed by him is received, claiming he’s on an uninhabited island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Nobody knows why, but he asked specifically for a girl named “Dysis” to go and look for him. The player will take control of this girl, who we don’t know much about. As we follow Dysis’s adventure, questions will start to be answered little by little. All of the little puzzle pieces which seemed unrelated in the beginning will now begin to slowly fit together as the truth is slowly revealed.

 

Warborn

Date (Aus): 12/06/2020
Genre:
Strategy
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Rise up and deploy for battle in the Variable Armour, a technologically advanced suit of war. As the political climate between factions is thrown out of balance and the solar system is engulfed in conflict, lead your strike force of deadly mecha towards victory in turn-based tactical combat.

Choose from four commanders, each representing a different faction and bringing with them their own unique power, traits and play style. Think tactically as you move your units, clash with rival mecha, and watch the outcome in dramatic battle sequences inspired by 90s Japanese animation.

Call in reinforcements from orbit by picking from a range of mass-produced units with differing combat roles. Assemble a force to lead into battle and strike fear into the enemy with imposing second-generation Variable Armours, piloted exclusively by your commander.

Push forward and secure your supremacy on a battlefield of hexagonal area tiles. Use a variety of terrain types to take cover or undermine the enemy, and capture structures to gain additional resources or deployment sites.

Inflict status effects, plant traps, support allies. Each type of Variable Armour is armed with its own specialist equipment and unique skills, allowing you to engage the enemy with a variety of tactical options.”

Beyond Blue

Now here’s a fascinating and beautiful upcoming release. The Beyond Blue developers have apparently “partnered with BBC Studios (developers of the acclaimed Blue Planet II)… and some of science’s leading ocean experts to craft an experience that reflects the awesome wonder and unbounded mystery that infuses our planet’s beating blue heart.”

It’s clear there is a level of care and detail being poured into the soul of Beyond Blue. Taking the extra steps to align with experts in the field just shows how the developers are ready and willing to produce a game of high quality with a level of realism that isn’t often considered. Just watching a game trailer, its hard not to be absorbed by the gorgeous blue world and all of the amazing creatures that inhabit it. This is a game you could be lost in for hours just taking in your surroundings.

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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