This week’s pickings are rather slim considering the time of year, with only the Switch receiving a couple of new retail releases. To quote Patty from The Simpsons’ historic first full-length episode: “It’s Christmas? You wouldn’t know it around here.”
The PS4 gains a few belated conversions, including the stunningly animated platformer Gris, and the loud and proud car combat racer Gas Guzzlers Extreme. That last one is something of a guilty pleasure around these parts. Dumb, but curiously satisfying.
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine heads to PS4, Xbox One and Switch, meanwhile. Over on PC this narrative-driven adventure – set during the Great Depression-era United States – went down like a chilled glass of wine on a hot summer’s day, gaining critical praise. However, sales were sluggish, resulting in it becoming a commercial failure. Hopefully it’ll gain a second chance on consoles.
Story of a Gladiator also heads to all three formats. It’s an arena brawler boasting 80 different enemy types and the ability to train your own pet tiger. Pleasing the crowd also plays a part, helping to sway things in your favour. We’re hoping to take a closer look soon.
Then there’s GOLAZO! – an arcade football game with cartoony visuals. No fouls, medium-sized pitches, and 7v7 matches are the order of the day. From what we can tell, there’s no online play.
Five Nights at Freddy’s HD may, or may not, be out on PS4 and Xbox One this week too. There’s very little information avaliable currently. It’s definitely on track for a Switch release, however, launching alongside Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4….and Five Nights at Freddy’s 5.
That’s five Five Nights at Freddy’s games. It’s all a bit weird if you ask us.
New release showcase
Story of a Gladiator
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
New digital multi-format releases
- Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
- Five Nights at Freddy’s HD
- Story of a Gladiator
New on PSN
- Autobahn Police Simulator 2
- Farmer’s Dynasty Deluxe Edition
- Arcade Archives IN THE HUNT
- True Fear: Forsaken Souls – Part 2
- Hellmut: The Badass from Hell
- Soccer: Tactics & Glory
- Gas Guzzlers Extreme
- Bleep Bloop
- Stretch Arcade
- Winter Sports Games
New on Xbox One store
- Super Dodgeball Beats
- Mowin’ & Throwin’
New Nintendo retail releases
- Asterix & Obelix XXL 3: The Crystal Menhir
- Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2
Next week: Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Life is Strange 2: Episode 5, Tools Up!, Heroland, SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Ambitions, Mars Odyssey, Fight’N Rage, Arise: A Simple Story, Blair Witch (PS4), Halo: Reach Remastered, Seek Hearts, Trover Saves the Universe (XO), Big Pharma, and Immortal Planet.