Coming Out in gaming this week — July 13, 2020

Posted July 13, 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.

 

Rocket Arena

Date (Aus): 14/07/2020
Genre:
Multiplayer Shooter
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Welcome to a world where the rules are written in rocket fuel

Rockets rule everything in Rocket Arena, an explosive 3v3 shooter where you’re never out of the action. Master your hero’s unique rockets and abilities to rule the arena and become a champion! Adapt your strategy with an ever-growing roster of diverse heroes with distinctive powers. Unearth new strategies and tactics based on your squad, explore a wide variety of dynamic maps, and discover the true depth of rocket gameplay.”

Death Stranding

Date (Aus): 14/07/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC

“From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience.

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.

Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT. Also includes cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.”

Neon Abyss

Date (Aus): 14/07/2020
Genre:
Roguelike / Shoot ‘Em Up
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Combining furious run ‘n’ gun action and deep, roguelike mechanics, Neon Abyss pits you as a member of ‘Grim Squad’ – a task force set-up by Hades himself to infiltrate the Abyss and defeat the New Gods. Death is not the end as every time you die, you’ll find yourself more empowered than before.

As you progress through each dungeon, random item drops will be key in helping you infiltrate the Abyss and these passive effects can stack between every item. With no limit to how many can apply; a wide variety of combinations will make each run unique.

With each run, you will be able to unlock new rooms, items, bosses, special rules and even new endings! This means each dungeon is unique and expandable, being tailored to your own specific playstyle.”

Aeolis Tournament

Date (Aus): 16/07/2020
Genre:
Action / Sports
Platforms: PC, Switch

“Aeolis Tournament is a 3D party action game where up to 8 players compete in various game modes based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters use an air cannon to control the power of the wind and affect their surroundings. It features physics-based gameplay, a tournament mode and local and online multiplayer play.

The core of the gameplay is based on a simple one-button mechanic. Characters hold an air cannon that allows them to vacuum air in and release it as a blast. It can be used in various ways: pushing an opponent, grabbing, holding and throwing items as projectiles, navigating on slippery surfaces by giving yourself a push, etc…

That mechanic is creatively used in each game mode and helped design games with a fresh feel despite being relatively familiar premises. It adds a depth layer to seemingly simple games.”

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

Date (Aus): 16/07/2020
Genre:
First-Person Shooter
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Built on the foundations of SUPERHOT and SUPERHOT VR, MIND CONTROL DELETE continues to bring you more of SUPERHOT’s signature power fantasy.

Time moves only when you move. Enemies pour in from every direction. You are in complete control as you shoot, slice, and explode your way through dozens and dozens of increasingly challenging stages. The closer you get to the core, the more powerful you become. You amass an arsenal of skills and weapons. You uncover snippets of precious knowledge – of the meaning that you crave so much.

You shoot and slice. You move forward. You repeat. You repeat. You repeat. It becomes a ritual. It starts to mean something again.”

Radical Rabbit Stew

Date (Aus): 10/07/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Get your super spoons ready and whack those crazy rabbits into saucepans to free the space chefs – but think fast or the bunnies will attack! Featuring bite-sized pick-up-and-play action, fast-paced whack-a-rabbit gameplay, scintillating puzzles, super-sized boss fights, juicy pixel graphics and a sizzling soundtrack, RADICAL RABBIT STEW is a hare-raising action-arcade game perfect for new players and 16-bit retro fans alike.

Sink your teeth into puzzles and challenges with a range of rabbit foes, and acquire gameplay-altering spoons that keep puzzles fresh and fun.

Face off against unique bosses, each requiring different tactics to conquer. Whether it’s using enemy rabbits as ammunition or dodging incoming trains and smacking the drivers out, be prepared to think creatively to defeat each one.

Hop onto the couch to face off against friends in a competitive yet light-hearted multiplayer mode.”

Ghost of Tsushima

Date (Aus): 17/07/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PS4

“In the late 13th century, the Mongol empire has laid waste to entire nations along their campaign to conquer the East. Tsushima Island is all that stands between mainland Japan and a massive Mongol invasion fleet led by the ruthless and cunning general, Khotun Khan. As the island burns in the wake of the first wave of the Mongol assault, samurai warrior Jin Sakai stands as one of the last surviving members of his clan. He is resolved to do whatever it takes, at any cost, to protect his people and reclaim his home. He must set aside the traditions that have shaped him as a warrior to forge a new path, the path of the Ghost, and wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Tsushima.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Date (Aus): 17/07/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: Switch

“The kingdom has been ravaged by an origami menace! Join Mario and his new partner, Olivia, as they battle evil Folded Soldiers, repair the damaged landscape, and try to free Princess Peach’s castle from the clutches of King Olly in this comedy-filled adventure, only on the Nintendo Switch™ system.

Mario and Luigi receive an invitation from Princess Peach to attend an origami festival and excitedly hurry to Toad Town… but something’s amiss. After investigating the eerily empty town, the duo finds a fearsome (and folded) Princess Peach – she’s been turned into origami by King Olly, ruler of the Origami Kingdom! With five giant streamers under his control, King Olly binds Princess Peach’s Castle and transports it to a distant mountain as part of his plan to re-fold the world.

On his journey to liberate Peach’s Castle and repair the ravaged paper landscape, Mario meets Olivia, King Olly’s sister and the two join forces to put a stop to Olly’s origami onslaught. Even Bowser falls victim to Olly’s plot when his minions are turned into origami Folded Soldiers and betray their Koopa king, forcing him to ally with Mario and Olivia!

Battle the Folded Soldiers in ring-based battles that challenge you to strategically line up enemies to maximize damage! Out of battle, Mario can use the arm-extending 1,000-Fold Arms ability in specific spots to interact with the landscape to pull, peel, hit, and more! Join Mario, Olivia, and their companions on a journey of laughter and emotion, thrills, and a whole lot of folding.”

void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium

Date (Aus): 17/07/2020
Genre:
Roguelike
Platforms: PS4, Switch

“void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is a roguelike adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have supposedly gone extinct. The player takes control of a scrapped janitorial robot on his journey to explore the desolate wasteland in search of food, medicine, and crafting supplies in order to keep a defenseless human girl alive. Confront wasteland creatures and rogue robots in procedurally generated levels where no two expeditions are alike. The fate of mankind rests in your hands.

Ghost of Tsushima

In what is actually a fairly big week of game releases, Ghost of Tsushima still manages to stand out. This first party Sony title has been enticing and exciting us ever since it was revealed back in 2017. The game boasts tight samurai combat, gorgeous visuals, a Feudal Japan setting, and a big open world ready to be explored. Everything we have seen so far has got us very excited to experience this beautiful game.

As one of the last big releases for the PS4, Ghost of Tsushima has an opportunity to be somewhat of a swansong for this incredibly successful generation of Sony consoles. It’s also following a set of phenomenal first-party game releases from Sony this year (and this generation!) so it has a lot of expectation to live up to. Personally I can’t wait to experience the game and see what it has to offer.

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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