Coming Out in gaming this week — July 27, 2020

Posted July 27, 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.

 

Skater XL

Date (Aus): 28/07/2020
Genre:
 Skating
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Experience unparalleled board control and responsiveness while you skate legendary real-world skate spots. Style your tricks the way you want, from the way you flip the board to the way you move your feet. Feel connected to your board like never before.

With new ground breaking and intuitive controls, skateboarding in a video game has never felt more authentic, fluid, and responsive. Style tricks any way you want and make every trick and line your own.

Shred real world legendary skate spots, like the LA Courthouse which is featured in early access.

Destroy All Humans! – Remake

Date (Aus): 28/07/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“The cult-classic returns! Terrorize the people of 1950s Earth in the role of the evil alien Crypto-137. Harvest DNA and bring down the US government in the remake of the legendary alien invasion action adventure. Annihilate puny humans using an assortment of alien weaponry and psychic abilities. Reduce their cities to rubble with your flying Saucer! One giant step on mankind!

Ageless

Date (Aus): 28/07/2020
Genre:
Adventure / Platformer
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Lost, confused and alone. What will Kiara do when she suddenly finds herself with the power to control the age of flora and fauna? An ability that was bestowed onto her by a magical obelisk.

Traverse a puzzle-platforming world unlike any other, full of myths and magic. Embark on an emotional journey where you will be faced with tough choices and must confront your inner demons.

Follow Kiara as she is thrown into a world of wonder and heart ache. Manipulate the age of animals and plant-life as you find your way through intricate environmental puzzles and defeat the merciless bosses that stand in your way.”

Grounded (Early Access)

Date (Aus): 29/07/2020
Genre:
Survival
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place – especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?

Othercide

Date (Aus): 29/07/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based Tactics
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Descend into Humanity’s last hope. The Daughters, echoes of the greatest warrior to ever live, are all who stand before Suffering and death.

Lead your army of Daughters to battle with all the skill you can muster. Your prowess in combat will decide their fate, shape their abilities and personality. Make the toughest decision and sacrifice one to heal another – survivors will get stronger, ready to fight the next battle.

Combat is an intricate dance of spectacular actions and counters: plan ahead of time and set up impressive chains of abilities to outsmart the enemy. Fight in epic boss battles against the sources of Suffering – dread creatures pulled from the worst of Humanity’s crimes against itself.

You will fight. You will fail. You will rise again.”

Fight Crab

Date (Aus): 30/07/2020
Genre:
Action
Platforms: PC

“Take control of a simulated physics-powered crab and take on various opponents in this 3D action game with one basic rule: “flip your enemy over to win”. Take advantage of a wide range of equipment to beat your opponent down: claws, swords, guns, armor, jet engines, and more. Stop your opponent’s blade with your pincers, run along walls, and generally go full-on crab with all the fighting techniques at your disposal. Get the total battle crab experience with amazing procedural animations and spot-on accurate collision detection – just like you’ve always wanted to but probably never realized.”

 

Fairy Tail

Date (Aus): 30/07/2020
Genre:
JRPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch

“Based on the fantasy adventure comic about Natsu, a Dragon Slayer of the rowdy Fairy Tail magician guild and his unique group of friends battling against no less unique and memorable enemies. Fairy Tail was published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine, selling over 60 million copies worldwide.

Hellpoint

Date (Aus): 30/07/2020
Genre:
ARPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Hellpoint is a dark and challenging action RPG set in a heavily atmospheric sci-fi universe where the line between science and occultism is blurred.

Once a pinnacle of human achievement, the Irid Novo space station has fallen. Its ruins are now overrun by cruel interdimensional entities acting as puppets of the malevolent Cosmic Gods.

You have been created by the Author, organically printed on Irid Novo and sent on a mission to find out the unholy series of events that led to the catastrophic incident known as the Merge.”

Fae Tactics

Date (Aus): 31/07/2020
Genre:
Turn-Based Tactics
Platforms: PC

“In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.

Long ago the world of magic was separated from the natural world by Elemental Gates. One day the seal on the gates was broken, flooding the natural world with magical fae creatures once thought to be myths. The worlds merging was imperfect and much of the land was torn apart. The devastation claimed the lives of most of the population of natural and fae creatures alike. Those that survived have forged new lives in the ruins of the old worlds, but growing tension between man and fae threaten to finish what began with the opening of the gates.

Othercide

There’s something incredibly striking about Othercide from developer Lightbulb Crew and publisher Focus Home Interactive. This Turn-Based Tactics game manages to stand out, even amongst a busy week of video game releases.

The visual style is distinct and immediately captivating. A bold fair of red interrupts an otherwise monochromatic aesthetic. There’s a definite sense of dread and horror when it comes to Othercide’s visuals but it’s all backed up by what looks to be a really compelling Turn-Based Tactics game. With a strong focus on combos and timeline management, Othercide isn’t trying to be just yet another tactics game. It’s clear the game has its own ideas and is ready to make a mark on the genre, rather than simply blending in.

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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