Japan is getting a new Monster Hunter game for phones next winter. It’s called Monster Hunter: Riders, and there’s not much to glean from the trailer, but the graphics look good and cooking elaborate meals is also present. It’s free-to-play, though, so hopefully it’s not mired in gacha-style microtransactions.
Have you ever wanted to skid off-road in a tractor trailer, potentially rolling down snowbanks or smashing into trees and watching your load go tumbling out into a winter wonderland? Well SnowRunner has you covered. An upcoming game in the MudRunner series, it’s set to come to release next year.
Star Renegades’ art style looks even hotter in this new trailer. The role-playing roguelike always had lush pixel graphics, but the developers over at Massive Damage have added a bunch of depth that almost gives the game a Mode 7 look. The game is due out on PC and console next spring.
Medieval strategy RPG series King’s Bounty is back with a new game publisher 1C is calling King’s Bounty II. With a planned release sometime in 2020 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC, the new game looks like a soft reboot of the series, which is probably for the best because 2014's King’s Bounty: Dark Side was...not great.
The beautiful blocky destruction game Riverbond is getting ported to Switch later this year. Like so many interesting games that get overshadowed on other platforms, Riverbond’s arcade-y four-player dungeoneering feels perfect for Switch. Plus, it’ll arrive alongside some new DLC world.
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 Game Bakers, makers of the boss-rush game Furi, are back with a gameplay trailer for their upcoming project, Haven. It centers on a couple who have escaped to a strange planet together and set out to explore it. Aside from looking gorgeous it’s also giving me major Gravity Rush vibes.