Out this week: PlayStation 5, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Serious Sam Collection, more

If you pre-ordered physical releases of the PS5 line-up, chances are they’ve plonked through your letterbox already – the majority of PS5 games launched last week in the UK, both digitally and at retail. And this was despite the console still being a week away.

The console itself is finally out Thursday, bringing with it the remaining launch games. These include Watch Dogs Legion, WRC9, Maneater, Warhammer Chaosbane: Slayer Edition, and something called Goonya Fighter: Jiggly Haptic Edition. Yes, really. We’ve listed the full line-up below.

It’s also a big week for Nintendo with Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – the Switch’s major winter release – due. That’s joined by the rice farming/hack ‘n slash RPG hybrid Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (also on PS4) which we reviewed last week. It’s one of the best third-party Switch games of recent times, skillfully blending a bunch of wildly different ideas.

Sniper Elite V4, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron Is Back! and Truck Driver on Switch head to both retail and the eShop, too. PS4 owners can also get in on the Bubble Bobble action.

Serious Sam Collection first surfaced on the Switch eShop pre-order page, but since then it appears destined for PS4 and Xbox One as well. It brings together Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter, The Second Encounter, Serious Sam 3: BFE and the Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions. Expect it to arrive on Tuesday.

The Switch then gives something back, with the former exclusive Katamari Damacy Reroll crashing onto PS4 and Xbox One. “Nah, na na na na nah na naah, Katamari Damacy!”

Next week looks surprisingly quiet – a blessing in disguise, perhaps?

New release showcase

PlayStation 5

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Serious Sam Collection 

Katamari Damacy REROLL


Warhammer: Chaosbane – Slayer Edition



New multiformat releases

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Poker Club
  • Five Dates
  • Mars Horizon
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • Katamari Damacy Reroll
  • Serious Sam Collection

New on PSN

  • DIRT 5 (PS5)
  • WRC9 (PS5)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PS5)
  • Warhammer Chaosbane: Slayer Edition (PS5)
  • Maneater (PS5)
  • Goonya Fighter: Jiggly Haptic Edition (PS5)
  • Spacelords (PS5)
  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back
  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Out now on PS5

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • NBA 2K21
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Borderlands 3
  • Bugsnax
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • Fortnite
  • Godfall
  • King Oddball
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  • Planet Coaster
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Undead Horde

New on Xbox Store

  • The Four Kings Casino & Slots
  • Kid Tripp
  • Star Renegades
  • Brawl Chess
  • Cave Digger
  • Micetopia

New Switch retail releases

  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
  • Truck Driver
  • Sniper Elite V4
  • Eldrador Creatures
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Waifu Uncovered
  • Santa’s Xmas Adventure
  • Naught Extended Edition
  • Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle
  • Bubble Bobble 4 Friends The Baron Is Back!

Next week: Vigor, Out of Space: Couch Edition, Just Dance 2021 (PS5), Maid of Sker (Switch), Tracks – Toybox Edition (Switch), and My Aunt is a Witch.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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