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.
Three heroes unite for a fourth time this fall in Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince. Modus Games is handling development duty on the fourth installment of the co-op puzzle platforming series, in which a wizard, warrior and rogue walk into yet another epic adventure for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
Gengar and Mimikyu on one card? Either it’s a sign of the apocalypse, or it’s the Pokémon Trading Card Game Sun & Moon Tag Team expansion. Announced at the 2018 World Championships and launching February 1, the expansion features high risk, high reward Tag Team cards, which also serve as shipping fodder.
The beautifully pixel animated, hoverbike racing game Desert Child will release for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on December 11. It takes place in a futuristic solar system where you can customize your ride to shoot stuff and win races all while chilling to lo-fi hip-hop.
Lucas Pope, developer of Papers, Please, has been working on a new game called Return of the Obra Dinn for four and a half years. It’s about insurance and murders on 19th century ships and today he announced it will finally release on October 18 for PC and Mac.