Coming Out in gaming this week — August 24, 2020

Posted August 24, 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 in gaming this week.

 

Street Power Football

Date (Aus): 25/08/2020
Genre:
Sports
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Throw it down and bring your best – streetstyle football is here.

Sick style and high-energy action come together in this completely over-the-top football experience. Featuring six distinct game modes from open-ended Freestyle and Trick Shot modes to head-to-head competition in Panna and up to 3v3 matches in Street Power mode, you’ve never played football quite like this.

Ready to take it to the next level? Join street football legend Sean Garnier and face off with freestyle football greats on crazy playgrounds and pitches around the world. You’ll learn to run circles around your friends and pull off insane tricks as you grow your status to become Street King.”

No Straight Roads

Date (Aus): 25/08/2020
Genre:
Rhythm
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Embark on a music-based action-adventure as indie rock band members Mayday and Zuke and lead a musical revolution against EDM empire No Straight Roads.

After being unfairly rejected in their audition to join No Straight Roads, Mayday and Zuke uncover the evil intentions behind the NSR empire. It’s now down to them to save their city from corruption. Enjoy fast and frenetic combat with a musical twist as these two aspiring rock artists fight back with the power of music!”

Best Friend Forever

Date (Aus): 27/08/2020
Genre:
Dating Sim
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.”

Tell Me Why (Episode One)

Date (Aus): 27/08/2020
Genre:
Narrative Adventure
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life is Strange. In this intimate mystery, twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their supernatural bond to unravel the mysteries of their loving but troubled childhood in beautiful small-town Alaska.

FINAL FANTASY CRYSTAL CHRONICLES Remastered Edition

Date (Aus): 27/08/2020
Genre:
JRPG
Platforms: PS4, Switch

“FINAL FANTASY® CRYSTAL CHRONICLES™ Remastered Edition is an enchanting action RPG that follows a young group, known as the Crystal Caravanners, as they embark on an epic journey to search for myrrh, a precious and rare liquid needed to cleanse and maintain a crystal protecting their world from the deadly gas, miasma. Packed with upgrades, new features and enhancements, now is the best time to join the caravan!

Call upon magic and might and team up with faraway friends to take down fearsome foes! Enlist comrades to your crystal caravan in online multiplayer mode with up to four players.

Featuring a whole host of new and upgraded content, even fans of the original will find rewarding surprises in store!

Gear.Club Unlimited 2: Tracks Edition

Date (Aus): 27/08/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: Switch

“Gear.Club Unlimited 2 gets to run on the 24H Le Mans circuit and offers a brand new motorsport content and gameplay

With the pedal to the metal, race along more than 1800 miles of tracks that await you! On the mountainside, through a nature park, in the middle of the desert or along the coast, defend your position in more than 250 races, with championships, Grand Prix and exhibition races.

Find all the Gear Club Unlimited 2 content and discover a new motorsport experience in a new game mode focused on an endurance racing campaign inspired by the 24H Le Mans event, the “ Endurance Championship ” campaign.Drive on the legendary 24H Le Mans circuit by succeeding in challenging trials, driving new vehicles built for this mythical race: Nissan GT R LM Nismo (winner of the 2019 edition), Porsche 919 Hybrid, Mercedes AMG GT3 and Bentley Continental GT3 R.

If you’re strong enough, you will master the legendary Fort GT40 MK I Gulf, winner of the 24H Le Mans race in 1968 and 1969!”

Project CARS 3

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Journey from weekend warrior to racing legend & experience the thrill & emotion of authentic racing. Own, upgrade and personalise hundreds of cars, customise your driver, tailor every setting & play the way you want in YOUR Ultimate Driver Journey.

Windbound

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Survival
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Shipwrecked alone on an uncharted island, explore, adapt and navigate the land and perilous seas to stay alive.

As Kara, you are a warrior, caught at sea in a fierce storm, adrift from your tribe. Thrown from your boat, at the mercy of the turbulent waters, you are tossed on to the shores of the Forbidden Islands, a mysterious paradise.

With no boat, no food or tools, just the will and skill to survive, uncover this beautiful island’s rich resources. Craft tools and weapons to hunt and defend yourself against nature itself with its wild and fantastical creatures.

Whilst exploring further islands and the scattered ruins across their lands, secrets of the past and glimpses of the future are revealed. Unravel the mystery behind them all and you may find more than just your way home.”

Surgeon Simulator 2

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Simulation / Comedy
Platforms: PC

“Follow in the steps of Nigel Burke’s mentors, the pioneers who brought surgery to the masses by teaching that there’s nothing a sharp scalpel and a positive attitude can’t do.
Enter the bowels of the world’s premier surgery learning centre in Bardnardshire — the birthplace of the LHS (Local Health Service) and join the cooperative teams working to embrace the motto that every day is a good day to save lives, regardless of expensive medical degrees.
Welcome to Surgeon Simulator 2, the most advanced multiplayer surgery game ever made, where every object, every organ and every limb are up for grabs. Or dropping. That depends on your skill level, really.”

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Sports
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch

“Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is an arcade football game bringing a refreshing look to the football genre with the exhilarating action and over the top shots that made the license famous.”

 

Madden NFL 21

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Sports
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Rise to fame in Madden NFL 21. A new generation is leaving its mark on the NFL. Will you rise to the occasion? Change the game, and take control of your own legacy.

Wasteland 3

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

“In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you’ll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children.

You’re dispatched on a desperate quest from the scorching deserts to the snowy mountains to start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile frozen wastes. All the while, you’ll have to decide who to trust in this land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. Build a reputation for yourself by making decisions that will profoundly impact Colorado, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare?

Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies.”

Shing!

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Beat ‘Em Up
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch

“Experience the most exciting and immersive beat-em-up combat system ever – become a kickass ninja and slice some demons in style! Join a band of wisecracking warriors in a bloody adventure through the land of mythical monsters and mysterious machines.

Nexomon: Extinction

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Nexomon: Extinction is a return to classic monster catching games, complete with a brand new story, eccentric characters and over 300 unique Nexomon to trap and tame. The world is on the brink of extinction as mighty Tyrant Nexomon fight for dominion over humans and monsters. Join the Tamer’s guild and begin an epic journey to restore balance before all hope is lost…

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars

Date (Aus): 28/08/2020
Genre:
Strategy
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“For as long as historians can remember, the ancient Dracul bloodline has ruled over the mysterious lands of Warmont – Realm of the Bloodthrone. Inside the secluded borders of this land, an unholy court of vampires feast on the blood of their human subjects. And, as long as they give it willingly, a vicious peace between mortal and immortal is kept alive under the watchful eye of the vampiric rulers – Vlad and Cecilia Dracul, forever bound by eternal love.

To the east, a cold wind blows over the desolate planes of Mourterra – The Land of the Dead. No humans live on this barren and cursed soil, and yet the land is far from deserted. Horrifying remnants of the ancient and corrupt Nosfernus bloodline stalk here in silence, patiently waiting for their chance to once again plague the lands of the living.

Meanwhile, in Esain – The Frozen North, another bloodline of vampires resides in solitude and isolation from the world. For the mystical clan of the Moroia, magic is blood, and blood is magic… and it runs thick in their cold, blue veins. No being – living or dead – dares interrupt their dark rituals and bloody soirées.

Tonight, the smell of blood is strong on the wind, and a red moon lights up the dark sky. A new vampire war is imminent, and none will be spared from the coming horrors.”

Our top pick coming out this week!

Tell Me Why

It’s a huge week of releases for video games. However one game really stands out this week. And that game is Tell Me Why. Developer Dontnod Entertainment are well known for the Life is Strange series. These aren’t the biggest budget titles or games without fault, although there’s no denying Dontnod are able to make a relatable game with a lot of heart.

What makes Tell Me Why so exciting however is that this episodic adventure game will feature a transgender protagonist by the name of Tyler. This is a pretty big moment in gaming history with trans people suffering from a lack of representation. Tell Me Why will be one of the only and certainly the biggest game to ever feature a trans protagonist. Not only that but the studio has been working with GLAAD to ensure the representation is handled respectfully. We can’t wait to get our hands on this groundbreaking title.

What new titles coming out 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.



About the Author

Elliot Attard

PC gamer, TV show binge-watcher, music lover and elite member of high society (but not really) - Elliot possesses all of the qualities needed to project his word thoughts straight into your eye holes.