Out this week: ARMS, Tour de France 2017, MotoGP 17, more

Usually we see at least one surprise E3 release, with Trials of the Blood Dragon and Dead Rising 3’s Street Fighter remix being two key examples, but this year we were treated only to a new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite story demo. If it isn’t in your download queue already, it’s probably worth a look.

Indeed, this week’s release schedule is quieter than usual due to E3, with just a few new games of note. Of these, Nintendo’s ARMS is by far the biggest.

Shrewdly, Nintendo lifted the review embargo way before E3. The colourful fighter has gone down almost as well as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, gaining 9/10s from Nintendo Life and God is a Geek, an 8.25 from GameInformer and 8/10 from The Metro. “One of the most enjoyable and original fighting games of recent years, that fully justifies its use of motion controls – and it’s only set to get better in the future” was The Metro’s verdict.


Tour de France 2017 and MotoGP 17 mark the arrival of the two-wheel race calendar, meanwhile. These two racers always launch during the same week, and as per usual, reviews are thin on the ground. They aren’t due out until Friday however, so we may see some before the week is out.

GOD WARS Future Past, a tactical JPRG based on Japanese folklore for both PS4 and PS Vita, is currently review shy too. Again, it isn’t out until Friday – expect to see reviews nearer launch day.

Over on the download services, Air Missions: HIND made a surprise Xbox One appearance on Wednesday. A trial version (with unlockable achievements!) is available if you fancy taking this air combat sim for a spin.

Then on PSN there’s the top-down tower defence battler Iron Sea Defenders, RPG/Roguelike Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic, and Rising Star’s rhythm action rave-up Superbeat: Xonic Ex. That last one made it to Xbox One last Friday, catching us off-guard somewhat.

Next week: Get Even (PS4/XO), FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood (PS4), Nex Machina (PS4), Chess Ultra (PS4/XO), Dead by Daylight (PS4/XO), Ever Oasis (3DS) and RPG Maker Fes (3DS)

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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