Coming Out in gaming this week — October 5, 2020

Posted October 4, 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.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix

Date (Aus): 06/10/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back and we’ve brought the whole gang and MORE! In Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, you can select from 30 playable characters and 70 companion characters to assemble your ultimate pit crew across your favourite Nickelodeon series, including Jojo Siwa, Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, The Loud House, and more!

Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up

Date (Aus): 06/10/2020
Genre:
Simulation / Management
Platforms: PC

“Every day, millions crowd the metro in a desperate bid to get to work on time. Can you build and run the perfect station to help them make it?

Overcrowd: A Commute ‘Em Up is a management/tycoon/theme/simulator set below the bustling city of Lubdon Town.”

Baldur’s Gate 3

Date (Aus): 06/10/2020 (Early Access)
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC

“Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.

From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes a next-generation RPG, set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.”

I Am Dead

Date (Aus): 08/10/2020
Genre:
Puzzle / Adventure
Platforms: PC, Switch

“I Am Dead is a charming puzzle adventure game from the creators of Hohokum and Wilmot’s Warehouse about exploring the afterlife.

Morris Lupton is the recently-deceased museum curator of the tiny island of Shelmerston who is reunited with the ghost of his dog Sparky, only to discover that a disaster is about to destroy his beloved island.

Together, they must uncover Shelmerston’s ancient mysteries, prevent the island’s volcano from erupting, and save the place they call home.

Morris and Sparky must unearth a number of Shelmerston’s lost and scattered ghosts. To find them, the duo must visit the places they spent time in, dive inside the memories of the people who knew them best, and learn the stories of their lives.

To help with their mission, Morris uses his newfound power that allows him to peer inside objects and people to reveal their contents and memories, like a supernatural X-Ray!”

RIDE 4

Date (Aus): 08/10/2020
Genre:
Racing
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Are you ready to live the best gaming experience that a motorcycle fan can get?

RIDE 4 will spark your competitive soul with hundreds of bikes, dozens of tracks and a whole new level of realism.

Ikenfell

Date (Aus): 08/10/2020
Genre:
RPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“A turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, find tons of hidden treasure, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.

Biomass

Date (Aus): 08/10/2020
Genre:
ARPG
Platforms: PC

“Three towers, separated by a perpetual flood, hold the bulk of humanity. The eternal lighthouse looms over them, a primordial process repeats itself.

In Biomass, you will explore an interconnected world and cross paths with factions each with their own agenda. Use your wits to learn different ways to traverse the sinking city, and in turn discover many possible outcomes for its denizens depending on your actions and choices. Acquire all kinds of different weapons and resources to help you overcome any obstacles in your pilgrimage to the heart of the lighthouse.”

Ben 10: Power Trip

Date (Aus): 09/10/2020
Genre:
Action / Adventure
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“Ben Tennyson and his family are all set for a relaxing European vacation – until evil Hex awakens four mysterious crystals and summons monstrous visitors from the Void. Now it’s up to you to help Ben stop the master magician’s Hex-tremely fiendish plans!

So put on the Omnitrix and transform into Ben 10’s incredible aliens, as you adventure and battle through an action-packed 3D world. Take on some of the deadliest enemies Ben has ever faced in thrilling combat. Solve fun puzzles, use your skills to help out the townspeople you meet, and collect power-ups to upgrade your aliens. And explore the cities, forests and mountains of Europe on your way to the final showdown against villainous Hex.

With Gwen and Grandpa Max on your side, all the humor and rivalry from the Cartoon Network show is here. And since four arms are better than two, Kevin Levin is along for the adventure in local split-screen co-op. This is one Power Trip you’ll want to take again and again.

It’s hero time!

EA SPORTS FIFA 21

Date (Aus): 09/10/2020
Genre:
Sport
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

“Football is back with EA SPORTS™ FIFA 21, featuring more ways to team up on the street or in the stadium to enjoy even bigger victories with friends.

Play The World’s Game with 17,000+ players, over 700 teams in 90+ stadiums, and more than 30 leagues from all over the globe.”

I Am Dead

Date (Aus): 09/10/2020
Genre:
Survival
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

“The island is alive! Your newfound home will change with day/night cycles as you explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by!) animals for food and an array of mythical enemies, who aren’t necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a Mysterious Stranger or find them washed up on the shore. Prepare to trek into a procedurally generated wilderness, with a variety of biomes, for an adventure that’s unique to every player.

I Am Dead

I tell you what, there was certainly a real temptation to throw a bigger name into our “Top Pick” slot. Although I Am Dead takes the cake this week because it’s adorable, innovative, and downright intriguing. This little puzzle game is coming to us from a well renowned indie games publisher in the form of Annapurna Interactive. Sometimes it feels like that team can do no wrong, so as soon as a game gets the Annapurna stamp of approval I immediately pay attention.

I Am Dead may deal with the dark theme of death, but the game clearly still finds a way to be so innocent and wholesome. You play as a recently deceased protagonist who is reunited with his dog in the afterlife and finds himself trying to stop a horrific disaster before it hits the place he called home. The game looks like an interesting blend of narrative and hidden object game and I absolutely can’t wait to check it out!

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.



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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.