All signs point to the last retail releases of 2019 arriving this week. The Switch receives belated physical releases of Bubble Bobble 4 Friends and New Super Lucky’s Tale, the Xbox One and PS4 versions of indie hit Gang Beasts make a splash on stores shelves, while Avicii Invector debuts at an appealingly low price point of Â£15.99 (with some royalties going to charity.)
Reviews of the DJ branded rhythm actioner are gushingly positive so far, including 4/5 from The Guardian and an 8/10 from PSU.
â€œAvicii Invector is a wonderful tribute to the EDM artist and celebrates his work by creating a diverse tracklist from across his career. The rhythm gameplay has its own unique twists and provides a challenging experience. The visual effects can get a bit much at times, throwing off your streak, but the game is still a wonderful way to surround yourself with some of the best EDM music from the past decade,â€ was PSUâ€™s verdict.
Like A Nightmare Before Christmas, some spooky goings-on are occurring this Christmas. Open-world RPG Pathalogical 2 â€“ which boasts â€œOverwhelmingly positiveâ€ reviews on Steam â€“ makes the jump to Xbox One, while the comical twin-stick shooter Dead End Job arrives on all three formats. Fans of Ghostbusters, Luigiâ€™s Mansion, and offbeat cartoons in general may want to check that last one out.
Rift Keeper heads to all three formats too. This is a low-budget (Â£8-odd) rift on Dead Cells, offering similar fast-paced dungeon platforming with random loot drops. It isnâ€™t quite as slick or as polished, but the fundamentals are present and correct, with each death feeling just and fair.
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War also brings comical Metroidvania/RPG action to consoles, starring an unlikely raccoon and llama duo. It looks both bright and bonkers, boasting some ravishing pixel art. Weâ€™ll have more on it soon.
Expect GunLord X to make a splash on PS4 too. This Turrican alike started out on Neo-Geo before heading to Switch with new bells and whistles. Like all the releases mentioned above, you can find a video below.
New release showcase
SuperEpic: The Entertainment War
Dead End Job
New digital multi-format releases
- Avicii Invector
- SuperEpic: The Entertainment War
- Fishing: Barents Sea â€“ Complete Edition
- Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park
- Dead by Daylight: Nightmare Edition
- Headliner: NoviNews
- Pinball FX3: Williams Pinball – Volume 5
- Eternum EX
- Rift Keeper
- Dead End Job
- eFootball PES 2020 LITE
New on PSN
- Steins;Gate: My Darling’s Embrace
- Touring Karts
- Shuttle Commander
- Kwaidan: Azuma Manor Story
- Once Upon a Coma
- Oliver’s Adventures in the Fairyland
- GunLord X
- Arcade Archives VIGILANTE
- Throw Anything
- Super Korotama
New on Xbox One store
- Pathalogical 2
- Metaloid: Origin
- Ultimate Racing 2D
- Dreamwalker: Never Fall Asleep
New Nintendo retail releases
- Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
- RPG Maker MV
- Bubble Bobble 4 Friends
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
Next week: Wattam, Demon Pit, Straimium Immortaly, XenoRaptor, Tamashii, Demons with Shotguns, Borderlands 3: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot, Regions Of Ruin, Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX (XO), and Cold Silence.