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.
Chameleon – DYH
Genre: Action / Adventure / Strategy
“Chameleon – DYH is a comic/manga inspired interactive game. The game requires you to trust your instincts to determine best approach.
Actions are chosen either through drawn pages or open stages.
Your gameplay will affect your characters emotional strength as well as their skills/cards.”
Chaos Galaxy 2 (Early Access)
Genre: Strategy / RPG / Simulation
“Chaos Galaxy 2 is a retro-style grand strategy game deeply influenced by Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Advance War, Super Robot War and other similar games. The program, art, and design are all completed by one developer alone.
A turn-based Galaxy totalwar game. Choose one of 12 factions, direct dozens of admirals, control hundreds of warships, mecha and monsters, set up various buildings, study technology, and lead fleets to carry out grand strategic actions on the map of the galaxy.”
Bear and Breakfast
Genre: Adventure / RPG / Simulation
Platforms: PC, Switch
“Bear and Breakfast is a laid-back management adventure game where you play as a well-meaning bear trying to run a B+B in the woods. Hank and his friends find an abandoned shack and, equipped with their teenage ingenuity, turn it into a money-making bed and breakfast scheme for unsuspecting tourists.
As your business expands so do the mysteries of the forest, and Hank soon finds himself uncovering a plot deeper than the wilderness itself.”
Lord Winklebottom Investigates
Genre: Adventure / Indie
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch
“It’s the 1920s and the world’s foremost detective is about to embark on his most challenging case yet. A mysterious invitation to an isolated island results in a grisly murder and a race against time to track down the killer. Thankfully, in this world that’s not quite like our own, there’s nobody better to crack the case than the great detective and gentleman giraffe, Lord Winklebottom.”
Autonauts vs Piratebots
Genre: Strategy / Simulation
“You are Captain of the Autonauts Defence Force. You receive a distress signal from a nearby planet: a Piratebot invasion! You arrive to find that Piratebots have obliterated the base camp and taken control of the working outposts and industries.
To win, you must destroy the Space Pirate Boss – “The Dread Pirate Robot” – whose heavily-defended stronghold lies on the other side of the world. Standing between you and the ultimate showdown are hundreds of scurvy Piratebots commanded by The Dread Pirate Robot’s trusted Boss Mates. Rescue the innocent. Rebuild the settlement. Reclaim the world.”
Genre: Action / RPG
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
“LOST EPIC is a 2D side-scrolling action RPG about a war between gods and humanity.
The player becomes the deity-defying knight, God Slayer, and explores the world known as Sanctum to bring the Pantheon of Six to their knees.”
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3
“The next installment in the high-speed 2D action Gunvolt series is finally here with Azure Striker Gunvolt 3. Balancing both an involving story and satisfying gameplay, Gunvolt 3 is the most extravagant entry in the series yet!
Play as both new star Kirin and series protagonist Gunvolt as you switch between them on the fly while conquering Gunvolt 3’s many stages and bosses. Story Mode+ which keeps the exciting action uninterrupted by the rich story. New to Gunvolt 3 are Image Pulses, collectable summons and equipment called forth from Gunvolt’s own memories. Over 150 varieties are available to collect!”
Vestaria Saga II: The Sacred Sword of Silvanister
Genre: Strategy / Simulation / RPG
“Vestaria Saga is a strategy RPG series where positioning, movement, and weaponry are paramount to success. Move your heavily armed units around a classically styled grid-based map and engage pirates, rebels, monsters, imperial soldiers, and anyone else that stands in your way.
While Vestaria Saga I chronicled the battles that ensued in the Solvian-Meledian War, Vestaria Saga II focuses on the further adventures of Zade, the hero from VS1, bringing the tales of him and his companions to a thrilling, satisfying end. Across his epic quest, Zade will encounter allies both new and old while also uncovering more of the mysteries behind the vile Margulites and their plan to plunge Vestaria into a new age of darkness.”
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
“Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Digimon Anime, Digimon Survive presents a brand-new adventure set in a mysterious world with characters designed by Uichi Ukumo, and music by the much-acclaimed Tomoki Miyoshi.
Digimon Survive sees a brand-new group of teenagers, led by Takuma Momozuka, get lost on a school camping trip, finding them transported to a strange new world of monsters and danger.
As they fight their way back home through an animated world of difficult decisions and deadly battles, players’ choices throughout the game will impact the evolution of their monster allies, and the final ending. Battles in the game are fought in 2D, in a more classic SRPG style.”
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
“A vast world awaits in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, the next game in the acclaimed RPG series from developer MONOLITHSOFT. Players will step into the roles of protagonists Noah and Mio amid turmoil between the hostile nations of Keves and Agnus. Six characters hailing from those nations will take part in a grand tale with “life” as its central theme. Explore a new world that will connect the futures of both Xenoblade Chronicles and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.”
Repeated delays haven’t deterred tactical RPG fans from getting excited about this Digimon release. Obviously it’s biggest drawing card is the super fantastic art worthy of it’s own anime spinoff, and we hope to see the gameplay and story take this same positive route too.
Be sure to check out last week’s Coming Out to see what you may have missed!
What new titles coming out are you most excited for this week? Let us know!