Out this week: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity, Etherborn, Let’s Sing 2019, more

We were expecting Must Dash Amigos on Xbox One this week, but sadly the madcap party game was delayed at the last minute, pushing it into early August. We’re planning on taking a closer look with a preview build before then. Watch this space, as they say.

There are plenty of other new games to fill the void, with Nintendo’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order leading the charge. Initial footage looked a little drab, but its E3 showing demonstrated more promise with a deeper levelling up system than previously envisioned.

We’re admittedly still cautious, expecting something flashy but shallow. Hopefully it’ll house a few hidden qualities. An addictive streak, perhaps.

The multi-format Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity should be out by the time you read this. It’s a sci-fi score chaser that mixes endless running with vertical shooting. The first review to go live is an encouraging 8/10 from Nintendo World Report. “Solid, ever-evolving gameplay and great presentation make this an easy pick up for anyone who likes high score games,” they said.

Let’s Sing 2019 heads to both PS4 and Switch, meanwhile. Review scores are positive, with The Digital Fix dishing out an 8/10. “It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it doesn’t really need to. The jukebox function is a nice touch, as is the smartphone integration,” was their verdict.

On Wednesday we can expect Etherborn, one of the week’s more intriguing titles. It’s an abstract, gravity-based, puzzler with surrealist artwork inspired by artists of the 20th-21st centuries. You can find the trailer below.

That’s joined by two belated Xbox One conversions: Initial2: New Stage – a hack ‘n slash that first made its mark on PC in 2018 – and Welcome to Hanwell, a horror title that dates back to 2017. Both have mixed Steam user reviews.

Then on PS4 there’s Gabbuchi, a puzzler with an adorably simple aesthetic which first hit the Switch in January. Mochi Mochi Boy – due on PS4 and Xbox One – falls within the puzzle genre too, involving a stretchy chap who must be weaved around a set of tiles.

After prematurely sprouting on Xbox One, only to be nipped in the bud, Ubisoft’s sandbox MMO Growtopia should finally be with us. This is no spring chicken either, first launching on mobiles in 2012. As a free to play release, it might be worth a look.

Sticking with Ubisoft, the cumbersomely titled Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 3: Judgment of Atlantis apparently sees this side-story go out with a bang. Darksiders III gains new DLC too, in the form of Keepers of the Void.

The full line-up of new releases can be found below:

New release showcase

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order


Lost Orbit: Terminal Velocity

Initial 2: New Stage

New digital multi-format releases

  • Redeemer Enhanced Edition
  • Lost Orbit
  • Etherborn
  • Mochi Mochi Boy
  • Growtopia
  • Darksiders III: Keepers of the Void
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – The Fate of Atlantis – Episode 3: Judgment of Atlantis

New on PSN

  • FIA European Truck Racing Championship
  • Fear Of Traffic
  • The Dreamlands Aisling’s Quest
  • Gabbuchi

New on Xbox One store

  • Initial2: New Stage
  • Exception
  • Welcome to Hanwell

New Nintendo retail releases

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  • Redeemer Enhanced Edition
  • Cities: Skylines

Next week: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, DATE A LIVE: Rio Reincarnation, KILL LA KILL – IF, Pawarumi, Furwind, Tetsumo Party, Decay, Smoots Summer Games, Mighty Switch Force! Collection, and Songbird Symphony.

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