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. Weâ€™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 Nintendoâ€™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.
Weâ€™re admittedly still cautious, expecting something flashy but shallow. Hopefully itâ€™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. Itâ€™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. â€œSolid, ever-evolving gameplay and great presentation make this an easy pick up for anyone who likes high score games,â€ they said.
Letâ€™s Sing 2019 heads to both PS4 and Switch, meanwhile. Review scores are positive, with The Digital Fix dishing out an 8/10. â€œIt doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it doesn’t really need to. The jukebox function is a nice touch, as is the smartphone integration,â€ was their verdict.
On Wednesday we can expect Etherborn, one of the weekâ€™s more intriguing titles. Itâ€™s an abstract, gravity-based, puzzler with surrealist artwork inspired by artists of the 20th-21st centuries. You can find the trailer below.
Thatâ€™s joined by two belated Xbox One conversions: Initial2: New Stage â€“ a hack â€˜n slash that first made its mark on PC in 2018 â€“ and Welcome to Hanwell, a horror title that dates back to 2017. Both have mixed Steam user reviews.
Then on PS4 thereâ€™s Gabbuchi, a puzzler with an adorably simple aesthetic which first hit the Switch in January. Mochi Mochi Boy â€“ due on PS4 and Xbox One â€“ 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, Ubisoftâ€™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
- Mochi Mochi Boy
- 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 Aislingâ€™s Quest
New on Xbox One store
- Initial2: New Stage
- 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 â€“ IF, Pawarumi, Furwind, Tetsumo Party, Decay, Smoots Summer Games, Mighty Switch Force! Collection, and Songbird Symphony.