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The Week In Games: Knight Simulator

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Roses are red, violets are blue, please don’t move while I try and stab you.

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to spend the night than by whispering sweet nothings into the ear of a loved one as you watch them hack their way through a medieval field of dudes with tin pots on their heads?

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Or perhaps you’d prefer to snipe your way through a few dozen battalions as you try to assassinate a single target? Yea, that doesn’t sound very romantic either. Your best bet is probably to just play the puzzle game about a flying wrench. Video games have often struggled with love and intimacy, from the stiff date scenes in Mass Effect to the fridging of loved ones à la Shadow of Mordor. You know it’s rough when a word like “intimate” is usually reserved for describing the interactions between man and beast in a game like Dark Souls.

Monday, February 13

  • How to Survive 2 — Xbox One

Tuesday, February 14

  • De-formers — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • For Honor — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Ride 2 — Xbox One, PS4
  • Sniper Elite 4 — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • MX Nitro — Xbox One, PS4
  • Boor — PC
  • Battle Islands: Commanders — Xbox One, PS4
  • Bridge Constructor — Vita
  • Flywrench — PS4
  • iO — PS4, Vita
  • Neo Atlas 1469 — PC
  • Monster Loves You! — PS4
  • Semispheres — PS4
  • Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday — Xbox One
  • Toy Odyssey: The Lost and Found — PS4
  • Vertical Drop Heroes HD — Xbox One, PS4, Vita

Wednesday, February 15

  • Sky Ride — PS4

Thursday, February 16

  • ACA NeoGeo Neo Turf Masters — PS4
  • Starry Nights Helix — PS4

Friday, February 17

  • Halo Wars 2 (Ultimate Edition) — Xbox One

Coming Soon

Tuesday, February 21

  • Halo Wars 2 (Standard Edition) — Xbox One
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk — PS4, PC, Vita
  • Ys Origin — PS4, Vita
  • Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin — PS4, PSVR

Friday, February 24

  • Lego Worlds — Xbox One, PS4, PC

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.

Kotaku staff writer. You can reach him at ethan.gach@kotaku.com

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DISCUSSION

For Honor is maybe the most perfectly executed Ubisoft game in a really long time. I know that doesn’t say much, because their titles often have issues at launch, but For Honor’s systems and gameplay were just so damn well done. Personally, it’s not my type of game - I suck at fighting games and prefer single player campaign experiences in general - but for those of you who do enjoy these types of games, I’d recommend it. It’s a nice blend of strategic combat and hack/slash, and even though the combat is slow moving at first, I think once people get good and master the systems, we’re going to see some crazy impressive feats of video game fighting.