Free-to-play superhero MMO DC Universe Online launches on the Switch August 6. Already available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, the Nintendo version of DC Comics’ build-your-own-hero game gets its own dedicated server, with all players starting fresh from level one. And hey, it’s portable now. Check out the official website…
The Advance Wars-inspired strategy game Wargroove finally comes to PS4 on July 23. The game has been out on Xbox One, Switch, and PC since February and it’s really good. There’s also a wealth of player-made maps and campaigns with online multiplayer, though the PS4 version will be the only one without cross-play.
Pokémon Go developer Niantic’s next augmented reality mobile game, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, launches on June 21 in the U.S. and United Kingdom. Players will cast spells, battle creatures, brew potions and uncover wizarding secrets hidden in the real world, while muggles look on in confusion. Silly muggles.
Frontier Developments, the studio behind Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon, are gearing up to launch the offspring of those two games. Planet Zoo is coming to PC on November 5. Check out the gameplay reveal trailer to get an idea of how exciting the game could be. Rawr.
Now that the PlayStation 4 versions of the first two games are out, it’s time for part three. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for the PlayStation 4 comes to North America on September 24, Europe on September 27 and Australia October 4. Hopefully I’ll finish the rest of the series by then.
That set of classic D&D-inspired role-playing games that includes Baldur’s Gate, Planescape: Torment, Icewind Dale, and others, is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on September 24. Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition will arrive later on December 3. Planescape: Torment? Portable? On Switch? What times we live in.
The hell we asked for is nearly upon us. World of Warcraft Classic goes live on August 27, bringing the good old days of endless grinding and major inconvenience to Blizzard’s venerable online role-playing game. Hit up the official website to see how to opt-in to monthly stress tests, before the real stress begins.
Lovely Japanese massively multiplayer role-playing game Caravan Stories comes to North American PS4s on July 23, with open beta kicking off July 16. The free-to-play game has a huge following in Japan. I’ve been fiddling with the Japanese version, which has English language support, and it’s very nice.
Puyo Puyo Champions is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on May 7. A variant of Puyo Puyo with a heavy emphasis on competitive play, it includes some new online multiplayer modes, an improved replay system, and eight-player tournaments.
XIII, the 2003 stealth first-person shooter based on a graphic novel of the same name, is getting a remake this fall. The remake is being handled by PlayMagic who say it will retain the style of the original, with a targeted release date of November 13, 2019 on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC.