The Week In Games: Off The Chain!

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It’s almost September, and you know what that means. It’s time to ride the cybernetic battle cat of your dreams into the alien frey. Huzzah!

PlatinumGames’ newest Nintendo exclusive is finally here, and it looks like it might actually live up to the hype. I still don’t really understand what the game is about, but the main characters are very attractive and the stylized combat looks like a rip-roarin’ good time. Kotaku’s own Mike Fahey is already enjoying the game, so it’s certainly a title that should be on your radar if you own a Switch and are in need of an over-the-top adventure.

Knights and Bikes in action
Gif: Foam Sword

While I’m planning on picking up Astral Chain on day one, I’m actually most excited about the release of a little game called Knights and Bikes by the fine folks over at Foam Sword. The hand-painted look of the game, along with its focus on both couch and online co-op, really speaks to me. Not to mention it stars adorable British kids with a pet goose, so... it’s probably going to be GOTY.

Aside from those two standouts, players can also scare themselves senseless in the new Blair Witch game for Xbox and PC. And it seems Bubsy is back. Again. Because I guess they made enough money from the last one to warrant a sixth entry in the series. Cool.

Tuesday, August 27

  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey | PC
  • The Bard’s Tale IV: Director’s Cut | PS4, PC
  • Collection of Mana | Switch
  • Control | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Crystar | PS4, PC
  • Decay of Logos | PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
  • Hunt: Showdown | Xbox One, PC
  • Knights and Bikes | PS4, PC
  • Minoria | PC
  • MXGP 2019 | PS4, Xbox One
  • Trine 1-3 | Switch
  • Whipseey and the Lost Atlus | PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC
  • World of Warcraft Classic | PC
  • Wreckfest | PS4, Xbox One

Wednesday, August 28

  • Hookbots | Switch, Xbox One
  • Pantsu Hunter: Back to the ‘90s | PS4, PS Vita
  • Headspun | Switch, PC
  • SubaraCity | Xbox One
  • Kamiko | Xbox One
  • Vambrace: Cold Soul | PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Thursday, August 29

  • Agent A: A puzzle in Disguise | Switch
  • Brunch Club | Switch
  • Bubsy: Paws on Fire! | Switch
  • Grand Brix Shooter | Switch, PC
  • Heave Ho | Switch, PC
  • The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game | PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC

Friday, August 30

  • Astral Chain | Switch
  • Blair Witch | Xbox One, PC
  • The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Newt One | Xbox One, PC
  • The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors | , PS4, Switch
  • Re:Legend | PC
  • Unlucky Seven | PC
  • Remothered: Tormented Fathers | Switch
  • Spirit Roots | PC
  • Tokyo Chronos | PS4
  • The Wild Eight | PS4, Xbox One

Ben is an exceptionally tall freelance writer and author hailing from Indianapolis. He is the current co-host of the gaming history podcast Memory Card and is likely replaying Banjo-Kazooie right now.

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Oh, yeah. Astral Chain is nice and all, but let me tell you about a little game called Control that no one apparently knows is coming out this week! Oh, well. Devil May Cry 5 and Judgment got the cold shoulder earlier in the year. Guess Control is going to be a member of the cold shoulder club in a few days. Le sigh.