Coming Out in gaming this week — July 20, 2020

Posted July 20, 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.

 

Little Reaper

Date (Aus): 21/07/2020
Genre:
Platformer
Platforms: PC

“Slash, dash and reap your way through the mystical realm of Little Reaper as Ollie, the Grim Reaper’s tiny assistant in this colorful adventure platformer game.

Ollie has been left in charge of Death’s Mansion while Grim has gone on a well-deserved holiday. Unfortunately, clumsy Ollie accidentally shatters a jar containing a vast, and important, collection of souls. Now Ollie has to traverse the lands of Death’s Domain and collect all the souls he let loose, or else he will suffer the wrath of Death. Or maybe worse… get fired!”

Rock of Ages 3: Make and Break

Date (Aus): 21/07/2020
Genre:
Strategy
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Rock of Ages 3: Make & Break is competitive tower defense and arcade action rolled up with ACE Team’s quirky, Monty Python-esque humor into one giant, creative game for the ages!

Jump into the expansive, gut-busting story for an eclectic adventure featuring bizarre and irreverent takes on legendary characters, or for the first time, create and share your own levels to compete with friends and strangers online in a real-time mix of hectic tower defense and epic boulder-racing arcade action.”

Necrobarista

Date (Aus): 23/07/2020
Genre:
Visual Novel
Platforms: PC, iOS

“In a back-alley cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. Necrobarista follows a dynamic and diverse cast of characters as they navigate Melbourne’s hipstery coffee culture, the questionable ethics of necromancy, and the process of letting go.”

CARRION

Date (Aus): 23/07/2020
Genre:
Horror
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Switch

“CARRION is a reverse horror game in which you assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Stalk and consume those that imprisoned you to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. Grow and evolve as you tear down this prison and acquire more and more devastating abilities on the path to retribution.

Crysis Remastered

Date (Aus): 23/07/2020
Genre:
First-Person Shooter
Platforms: Switch

“Suit up: Your Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight.

What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a North Korean island chain. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players can become invisible to stalk enemy patrols, or boost strength to lay waste to vehicles. The Nanosuit’s speed, strength, armor, and cloaking allow creative solutions for every kind of fight, while a huge arsenal of modular weaponry provides unprecedented control over play style. In the ever-changing environment, adapt tactics and gear to dominate your enemies, in an enormous sandbox world.”

Röki

Date (Aus): 24/07/2020
Genre:
Adventure
Platforms: PC

“Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore – a dark contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration.

Join Tove on a fantastical journey to save her family; one that takes her deep into a hidden, long forgotten world of folklore, filled with strange locations and even stranger creatures.

Explore the ancient wilderness, solve its mysteries, and save your family in this modern adventure game for all.”

Necrobarista

There’s definitely a few exciting indies releasing this week, however, as a fellow Melbournian, it’s really hard to look past Necrobarista. This bewitching title has done its rounds at events such as PAX Australia which means we’ve been able to play and track its progress throughout the years.

It’s an incredibly charming game with a striking visual style and it’s somewhat unlike anything else we’ve ever seen. Set in Melbourne, the cultural references are immediately apparent. This unique visual novel also has a twist though, because those who step foot within this back-alley cafe aren’t always members of the living. It’s a supernatural twist on a caffeinated hipster formula. We can’t wait to see more of this game.

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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