It’s a wonderful week for new releases, catering for all tastes. The same can be said for next week, incidentally, which sees the potentially huge Minecraft Dungeons – arguably May’s biggest release – and a triple-whammy of BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection and XCOM Collection on Switch.
Quite why 2K didn’t want to space these three out is a mystery, especially when they’re up against Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, but we aren’t complaining.
GameSpot wasn’t impressed with the hyperactive hack ‘n slasher, however, doling out a poor 4/10. “Remastered or not, I constantly felt like there were missing steps or if I was figuring things out too slowly to keep up with the hyperactive story and its multifaceted gameplay. What’s more, the transition to the Switch, even with its touchscreen capabilities has only exacerbated the game’s core problems,” they said.
Saints Row: The Third Remastered is the second remaster of the week. The recent trailer suggests it has undergone a significant overhaul, boasting vastly improved visuals – over 4,000 assets have been reworked and all weapons remodelled. It also contains over 30 pieces of DLC from the original.
Then there’s Maneater, which we’ve had our eye on for a while. It’s the spiritual successor to 2006’s Jaws Unleashed, pretty much, chowing down on silliness. This grisly open-world underwater RPG features vocal work from Chris Parnell (Archer, Rick & Morty), helping players progress swimmingly. You play as a shark, if you haven’t already guessed.
Speaking of spiritual successors, Concept Destruction appears incredibly similar to the PSone classic Destruction Derby. In terms of gameplay, at least – it features a somewhat unusual cardboard aesthetic. Let’s get ready to crumple!
Soedesco is finally ready to bring Monstrum to consoles too. This randomly generated horror romp has been a long time coming – it launched on PC in 2015. Featuring procedurally generated levels and permadeath, it involves escaping the clutches of AI driven predators onboard a cargo ship. The PC version was very well-received.
Likewise, Golf with Your Friends arrived on PC some time ago. Team17 are behind this tardy console version, out on all three formats. Up to 12 players can simultaneously partake in power-up filled tournaments. Note the use of the word ‘simultaneously’ there.
The PS4 also gets belated releases of the colourful boss rush shooter Mechstermination Force, and the former 3DS-exclusive cowboy shooter series Gunman Clive HD Collection. Trailers are below.
Others to consider include the sci-fi horror roguelike The Persistence – also due at retail – violent PSVR gladiator simulation GORN, and the long-distance love tale A Fold Apart.
New release showcase
Saints Row The Third: Remastered
Golf with Your Friends
A Fold Apart
Pixel Ripped 1995
Gunman Clive HD Collection
New multiformat releases
- Mafia II: Definitive Edition
- Mafia: Trilogy
- Mafia III: Definitive Edition
- Saints Row: The Third Remastered
- Golf With Your Friends
- Concept Destruction
- The Persistence
- A Fold Apart
- The Wonderful 101: Remastered
New on PSN
- Dungeon of the Endless
- fault milestone one
- Mechstermination Force
- Ys: Memories of Celceta
- Rune Lord
- Tower of Time
- Gunman Clive HD Collection
- Edge Of Eternity
New on Xbox One store
- Bullet Beat
- The Taller I Grow
New Switch retail releases
- The Persistence
Next week: Minecraft Dungeons, Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, BioShock: The Collection, Borderlands Legendary Collection, Adam’s Venture Origins, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, XCOM 2 Collection, Little Misfortune, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling, Those Who Remain, Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Atomicrops, and Hotel R’n’R.