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The Week In Games: Yay, More Shovel Knight

A new Shovel Knight spin-off, The Gunk on Game Pass, Trash Sailors, some ports, and even a Wii U release

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Shovel Knight might be everywhere, but I can’t be mad about it. The pixel art hero is back again in a brand new game. This time, however in Shovel knight Pocket Dungeon, the tough shovel-wielding warrior has to solve puzzles to proceed. I assume with a shovel, of course.

The month is halfway over, Christmas is almost here and so you’d expect the number of cool-looking games releasing this week to be pretty low. Wrong! Between stuff like The Gunk, Trash Sailors, that new puzzle-focused Shovel Knight spin-off, and even a relic of the past with a Wii U release, too. Trying to play some of these games as quickly as possible so I can possibly talk about them in my Game of the Year list is going to be tricky, but I’ll give it a shot.

Here’s all the stuff coming out this week:

Monday, December 13

  • Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • My Universe - Doctors & Nurses | Switch

Tuesday, December 14

  • Clockwork Aquario | PS4, Switch
  • Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - Ultimate Edition | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Among Us | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • Asteroids: Recharged | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Resuce | PC
  • Greak : Memories of Azur | PS4, Xbox One
  • One Hand Clapping | Switch
  • Noble Fates | PC

Wednesday, December 15

  • Aeterna Noctis | PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth | Xbox One
  • Clid the Snail | PC
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead | PS5
  • The Letter: A Horror Visual Novel | Switch
  • Deiland: Pocket Planet | PC

Thursday, December 16

  • The Gunk | Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
  • Alien Isolation | iOS, Android
  • Trash Quest | Switch
  • Five Night At Freddy’s: Security Breach | PS5, PS4, PC
  • Circus Pocus | Xbox One
  • Moon | PS5, PS4
  • Black Bird | PS5, PS4
  • Alfred Hitchcock - Vertigo | PC
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake | PC
  • Murder Diaries 3: Santa’s Trail of Blood | Xbox One
  • Sakura Santa | Switch
  • Dinosaur Jigsaw Puzzles - Dino Puzzle Game for Kids & Toddlers | Switch
  • The Enigma Machine | Switch
  • OMNO | Switch
  • Love Pop! | Switch
  • Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append | Switch
  • Moonbound | Switch
  • RTO 3 | Wii U
  • Trash Sailors | PC

Friday, December 17

  • Aspire: Ina’s Tale | Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ancient Cities | PC
  • Power Pushout | PC, Mac
  • Murder Diaries 3: Santa’s Trail of Blood | PC
  • Forgotten Hill Disillusion | Switch
  • HIM & HER 3 | Switch
  • Sky Fleet | PC