Donut County, another one of those beautiful looking indie games that never seems to come out, finally has a release date of August 28 on iOS, PC, and PS4. There’s a new launch trailer and everything, and guess what, it still looks like a wonderfully chill time.
Darksiders 3 is coming November 27 to Xbox One, PS4, and PC, because it’s 2018 and somehow this trilogy, of all game trilogies, has managed to survive after the closure of the original studio behind it, Vigil Games, and former publisher, THQ. Darksiders 3 is being made by Gunfire Games.
Side-scrolling action adventure game Chasm will finally see the light of day on July 31 on PS4, Vita, and PC. Kickstarted back in 2013, the game was plagued with delays for years—until now. Its beautiful pixel art will be available on Vita with Cross-buy on PS4, because what’s dead my never die.
Tempest 4000 heads to PS4 and Xbox One on July 17. The modern reboot of the original Atari game by creator Jeff Minter’s Llamasoft studio is supposed to stay true to the arcade classic while adding 4K graphics, new modes, and leaderboards so we can be reminded how terrible our personal scores are.
Summer is here. Time to chill by the pool, hang out in the park, or post up on the beach for a nice breezy afternoon. Whatever you do don’t stay home because there won’t be many games there, unless you have a Switch, which is getting a surge of ports.
Days Gone, the zombie game where they aren’t actually called zombies, releases February 22, 2019. A new trailer and accompanying blog post that shares more details about the game including the existence of Rippers, humans who worship and dress up like the game’s zombies and are just as dead set on killing you.
Two of publisher Deep Silver’s planned 2018 releases, Metro Exodus and Shenmue III, have been delayed until 2019. In both cases, Deep Silver cited the need for more time to polish each game. It’s another reminder that nebulous, year-long release windows almost never end up being accurate.
Spring is here, the perfect time to come out of that backlog hibernation and play some new video games. Here are the biggest ones coming out this season.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age will be out September 4 on PS4 and PC. The game released last summer in Japan on PS4 and 3DS but the North American release will be an upgraded version including a new hard mode, camera mode, improved graphics, an overhauled UI, and dashing.
Scribblenauts Showdown looks like, uh, something.
The long awaited follow-up to FTL: Faster Than Light arrives this week and the timing couldn’t be better.
Pit People is finally coming out of Early Access on March 2. The Behemoth (makers of Castle Crashers) have been working on it since 2013. At its core it’s a hex strategy game with a quirky sense of humor, which is how it won over Mike Fahey when he played it last year.
The first Metal Gear game since designer Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami split is imminent.
Alto’s Odyssey, the follow-up to super-chill endless snowboarding game Alto’s Adventure, is launching for iOS devices on February 22 for $4.99. Originally scheduled for release last summer, the game was delayed in August as part of a sinister plot to make me cry.
Everyone’s favorite button-mashing historical figures are back.
Them’s Fightin’ Herds, the four-legged fighting game that started off as a My Little Pony fighter until Hasbro shut it down, is coming out on Steam February 22. Owners of BlazBlue Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev. 2 or Skullgirls 2nd Encore unlock items for the game’s lobbies. Not bad for what started off a fan…
It’s a credit to how far video games have come that there are now so many of them worth remaking and updating.
Square Enix’s fighting game joins the mix this week but not much else.