Watch_Dogs 2 didn’t exactly arrive to the warmest of receptions, selling only 80k copies during launch week compared to the estimated 380k units the original managed. All signs point to Watch Dogs: Legion being in a much stronger position – it’s far more anticipated than its predecessor.
Set in a dystopian post-Brexit London, it’s main innovation is the ability to recruit anybody you see. Yes, this includes the elderly. It’s time for some silver foxes to join DedSec.
It’s likely Pikmin 3 never managed to achieve the figures Nintendo wanted either, being a Wii U exclusive and all. This week it makes the jump to Switch in ‘deluxe’ form, featuring new modes, all DLC and other quality of life improvements. If you’re a fan of physical freebies, Amazon is throwing in a magnet sheet and a microfibre cloth.
Ghostrunner is bolting out the gate ahead of Cyberpunk 2077, this too being a cyberpunk affair. It’s a first-person slasher that’s fast-paced, with bullet dodging, wall running and more. The trailer managed to turn a lot of heads.
Then there’s Mad Rat Dead – a rhythm actioner with cartoon visuals, heading to both PS4 and Switch. The plot sees the critter redo his last day on Earth, pumping his still-beating heart in time with the music. Groovy but gross.
After a false start, futuristic racer Pacer should be with us too. The Xbox One also gets remasters of Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle and Grim Fandango, as well as a belated release of Star Wars Episode 1 Racer.
The multiformat Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues is this week’s licensed tie-in, looking a little too similar to Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn for our liking.
The Dark Pictures Anthology then gets its second slice of survival horror – Little Hope sees four college students and their teacher become stranded in an isolated town. It isn’t long until the past starts to haunt them.
New release showcase
Watch Dogs: Legion
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
The Dark Pictures Anthology – Little Hope
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Mad Rat Dead
New multiformat releases
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- The Dark Pictures Anthology – Little Hope
- Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
- NHL 94 Rewind
- Legends of Ethernal
New on PSN
- The Bluecoats: North vs South
- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV
- Umihara Kawase Fresh!
- Mad Rat Dead
- Auto Chess
- Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
New on Xbox One
- Star Wars Episode 1 Racer
- Day of the Tentacle Remastered
- Full Throttle Remastered
- Grim Fandango Remastered
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Help Wanted
- Case 2: Animatronics Survival
- Cube Raiders
- Family Mysteries 2: Echoes of Tomorrow
- Sweet Witches
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Pikmin 3 Deluxe
- Dead Cells – The Prisoner’s Edition
- Mad RAT Dead
- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
- Super Puzzle Pack + 500 Puzzles
Next week: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, DIRT 5 Amplified Edition, Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story, Speed 3 – Grand Prix, PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay, Crystal Ortha, L.O.L. Surprise! Remix: We Rule The World, Bakugan Champions Of Vestroia, Cafe Enchante, Faeria, Ponpu, YesterMorrow, and the Super Retro-Cade.