Coming Out in gaming this week — September 28, 2020

Posted on September 28, 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.


Genshin Impact

Date (Aus): 29/09/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, iOS, Android

“Step into Teyvat, a vast world teeming with life and flowing with elemental energy.

You and your sibling arrived here from another world. Separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber, you now awake to a world very different from when you first arrived.

Thus begins your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven — the gods of each element. Along the way, prepare to explore every inch of this wondrous world, join forces with a diverse range of characters, and unravel the countless mysteries that Teyvat holds…”

Projection: First Light

Date (Aus): 29/09/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Projection: First Light follows the adventures of Greta, a girl living in a mythological shadow puppet world, as she embarks on a journey of self-enlightenment with the assistance of legendary heroes from each culture she explores.

Accompanied by atmospheric visuals and an ethereal soundtrack made with antique instruments used for shadow puppet performances, Projection: First Light takes players on an inclusive voyage through the history of shadow puppets as it evolves through Indonesia, China, Turkey, Greece, and 19th century England.

Early in her expedition, Greta takes control of a source of light and learns of her ability to manipulate it. Shadows become platforms and walls, other elegant and imaginative solutions irradiate puzzles, and enemies can be dispersed – as Projection: First Light explores themes of worldliness, respect and understanding.

The Walking Dead Onslaught

Date (Aus): 30/09/2020
Platforms: PCVR, PSVR

“There’s no rest when survival is on the line. Step into AMC’s The Walking Dead and prepare for an onslaught of walkers as you assume the roles of your favorite characters from the show, and confront the horrors and humanity of this apocalyptic new world.

The war with the Saviors has finally come to an end, but the damage lingers in the hearts of those who survived it. It will take risk and sacrifice to mend this broken society and rebuild what remains of Alexandria for future generations. Are prepared to do your part?

Play as Rick, Daryl, Michonne, and Carol and set up your home base in the Alexandria Safe Zone. Here, you’ll play through chapters of an all-new story, embark on Scavenger runs, upgrade your player stats, modify and customize weapons, trade in resources to grow your community, and interact with your favorite characters. Successfully complete supply runs, and you’ll see Alexandria transform as you rebuild the settlement into a fortified bastion of hope for humanity’s future.

Super Mario Bros. 35

Date (Aus): 01/10/2020
Platformer / Battle Royale
Platforms: Switch

“Compete against other players near and far in Super Mario Bros. 35, an online battle game* that’s available as an exclusive offer for Nintendo Switch Online members.

Enemies you defeat will be sent to other players’ courses…but this also works the other way around! Use the Item Roulette and four different strategies to try to outpace your opponents. Keep going until you’re the last Mario standing…or running!”



Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Date (Aus): 02/09/2020
Platforms: PS4

“It’s About Time – for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot™ game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favourite marsupials.

Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality.

New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!”

Star Wars: Squadrons

Date (Aus): 02/09/2020
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person, multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5-vs.-5 space battles. Modify your starfighter, and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.

Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics. Divert power between weapons, shields, and engines while immersing yourself in the cockpit. In addition, players will have the option to play the entirety of the game in virtual reality!

Learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player campaign set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between 2 factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.”

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

One of the most iconic characters in gaming is returning this week. Not with a remaster, not with a collection of classic titles, but with an actual brand new game within the beloved franchise. Crash Bandicoot 4 is certainly an exciting release. Anybody who grew up with a PlayStation console will have a fond attachment to Crash and so it’s very exciting to see him getting the attention he deserves so many years after his debut.

From what we’ve seen of Crash Bandicoot 4 so far, we know the game appears to be a smart advancement on the classic gameplay. They aren’t mixing things up too drastically here, sticking to the formula that worked best for Crash and the formula that will have the fondest memories attached. However that doesn’t mean that this is going to be a dull sequel. Check out some gameplay and see for yourself how fun and invigorating Crash Bandicoot 4 appears!

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.