Out this week: DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Pumpkin Jack, Supraland, Transformers: Battlegrounds, HyperBrawl Tournament, more

Even though more people completed DOOM Eternal than DOOM 2016, Eternal’s first single-player expansion is available to all and sundry, arriving as a standalone download.

Solid details for DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One hard to come by, however, with just the general premise and a trailer (below) provided thus far. Set after the events of Eternal, it’s now up to the DOOM Slayer to restore balance by taking those pesky Urdak demons down.

If that doesn’t take your fancy, Pumpkin Jack arrives in time for Halloween. This spooky platformer is inspired by the PS2 era, as well as PSone classic Medievil. It’s skipping PS4 though – just PC, Xbox One and Switch for now.

Hot on the heels of last week’s Zoids/G.I Joe double whammy comes Transformers: Battlegrounds. This strategic battler appears to be a step in the wrong direction – the reveal trailer, showcasing low poly character models, garnered more dislikes than likes. Hopefully, it has had more polish since.

First-person puzzle adventure Supraland may end up being a surprise hit on consoles. It isn’t coy with its inspirations at all, proud of pilfering ideas from Zelda, Portal, Metroid and more.

Futuristic sports brawler HyperBrawl Tournament offers PvP arena battles, meanwhile.

A couple of belated conversions are upon us too, with the physics-based smash and crasher Supermarket Shriek heading to PS4 and Switch, and the turn-based strategy RPG Banner of the Maid marching onto Xbox One.

Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer also gets a Switch retail release this week, arriving alongside Asterix & Obelix XXL – Romastered. Maybe leave the pun names to THQ Nordic, eh?  

New release showcase

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods

Transformers: Battlegrounds

Pumpkin Jack


Supermarket Shriek

HyperBrawl Tournament


New multiformat releases

  • DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One
  • Macrotis: A Mother’s Journey
  • Supraland
  • Galacide
  • Pumpkin Jack
  • Transformers: Battlegrounds
  • Outpost Delta
  • Bladed Fury
  • HyperBrawl Tournament

New on PSN

  • A Tale of Paper
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Ray’s the Dead
  • Bless Unleashed
  • Amnesia: Rebirth

New on Xbox One store

  • Axis Football 2020 
  • Banner of the Maid
  • CrossKrush 
  • Techwars Global Conflict
  • Double Pug Switch 
  • Grood
  • BH Trials
  • Clea
  • Lord of the Click
  • ScourgeBringer
  • Rusty Spout Rescue Adventure

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer
  • Transformers Battlegrounds
  • Supermarket Shriek
  • Monstrum
  • Asterix & Obelix XXL – Romastered
  • Hunting Simulator 2
  • Construction 2 + 3 Switch Bundle

Next week: Watch Dogs Legion, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, Dungreed, Ghostrunner, Carto, The Bluecoats: North vs South, Oniria Crimes, Mad Rat Dead, NHL 94 Rewind, Auto Chess, Cobra Kai: The Karate Saga Continues, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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