Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club dropped some wonderful news overnight: Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Shovel Knight Showdown will both come out on December 10. The first, a bonus campaign to the original game, and the second, a multiplayer fighting game spinoff, were originally set to release last April.
Patrice Désilet’s Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on December 6. Read our review of the PC version of the human evolution simulator to help decide if that’s a good or bad thing.
Turn-based survival game Overland finally has a release date and it’s not that far off, arriving on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch on September 19. In Overland you travel across a post-apocalyptic landscape Oregon Trail-style in-between getting in tactical fights. We’ll find out soon if it’s as good as it sounds.
There’s a Mega Man Zero / ZX Legacy Collection (yes, that’s the official name) and it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on January 21, 2020. It’ll include Mega Man Zero 1 through 4 as well as both Mega Man ZX games which are more Metroidvania-inspired.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt comes to Switch October 15. The release date for the port of the Complete Edition was announced via a new trailer during the opening night of Gamescom. The Switch version includes all of the DLC and apparently, magically, won’t break your Switch the second it boots up.
11 bit studios’ chilly survival city-builder Frostpunk arrives on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in October. The digital version of the port will release on October 11 for $29.99, with a $34.99 physical version of the port from Merge Games coming to North America October 24. Port, port, port.
Knights and Bikes finally has a release date and it’s coming to PS4 and Steam on August 27. Originally Kickstarted in 2016, its from a group of former Media Molecule developers and looks like it has plenty in common with games like Tearaway.
Action role-playing game Indivisible, crowdfunded in 2015 by the makers of Skullgirls, launches on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on October 8 in North America, with a Switch release later in 2019. I played the prototype back in 2015 and can’t wait to get my hands on the whole shebang.
Grandia HD Collection, featuring the first two games in the series, is coming to Switch August 16. It’s the first time both games will appear on a Nintendo console. If you don’t have a Switch or can’t stand to wait another week an HD version of Grandia II is currently on Steam.
Eliza is a visual novel from Zachtronics, developer of Opus Magnum and EXAPUNKS, coming to Steam August 12. If you’re familiar with Zachtronics’ games, you know they always have a weird twist, and sure enough Eliza revolves around an AI-powerd counseling app and the human forced to be a proxy for it.
The creator of Super Hexagon and VVVVVV has a new game called Dicey Dungeons coming to PC on August 13. Co-developed with designers chipzel and Marlowe Dobbe, it combines all the hottest Steam search phrases—deck-building, roguelike, turn-based RPG—into what looks like a genuinely fun, dice-driven dungeon-crawler.
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.