Previously known as Gods & Monsters, until a certain energy drink manufacturer stepped in, Immortals: Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft’s final release of the year. This one is heading to Switch too, brightening up a rather quiet winter line-up. Some believe it was once pitched to Nintendo as a new Kid Icarus, although it’s uncertain how much truth is in this.

Reviews aren’t live at the time of typing, but it does look mighty promising. Why we couldn’t have Beyond Good & Evil 2 instead of this is a mystery though.

This week is chock-a-block full of interesting curios and games flying under the radar, also including Dontnod’s psychological thriller Twin Mirror, strategic crime spree Empire of Sin, and THQ Nordic’s RPG Chronos: Before the Ashes – a prequel to Remnant. Those last two are also out on Switch.

The PS5 gets its second PS Plus freebie too, in the form of Team17’s anticipated Worms Rumble, while Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition heads to Xbox Game Pass.

On the indie side of things, there’s Mike Bithell’s strategy action game John Wick Hex (due at retail and digitally), the pixel art roguelike Wildfire – centred around creating ranging infernos – and the exceedingly colourful canine co-op puzzle/platformer PHOGS!

FIFA 21 and Madden 21 get their next-gen updates too, with the former boasting DualSense haptic feedback and a new camera system, as well as ‘muscle flex technology’ and Frostbite Engine powered ‘strand-based hair’. Oooh.

Final Fantasy fans may also be interested in knowing that Final Fantasy VIII Remastered is getting £14.99 retail release on PS4 this week. The Switch, meanwhile, gets a Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered double-pack for £34.99

Check back next week for yet more Keanu Reeves action, in the form of the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.

New release showcase

Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Twin Mirror 

Empire of Sin

Chronos: Before the Ashes 

Worms Rumble

Wildfire

John Wick Hex

FIFA 21

Madden NFL 21

DARQ: Complete Edition 

PHOGS!

Haven

Fitness Boxing 2

New multiformat releases

  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Twin Mirror
  • Empire of sin
  • Chronos: Before the Ashes
  • Wildfire
  • John Wick Hex
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition
  • Oniria Crimes
  • DARQ: Complete Edition
  • PHOGS!

New on PSN

  • Worms Rumble
  • Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition (PS5)
  • Haven (PS5)
  • FIFA 21 (PS5)
  • Madden NFL 21 (PS5) 

New on Xbox Store

  • Nine Witches: Family Disruption
  • Shoot 1UP DX
  • Ruinverse
  • Duck Life Adventure
  • Guntastic
  • FIFA 21 (Xbox Series)
  • Madden NFL 21 (Xbox Series)
  • Habroxia
  • Paw Paw Paw
  • Wonder Blade
  • JCB Pioneer Mars
  • Sleepin’ Deeply
  • Steampunk Tower 2

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • Empire of Sin
  • Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII Remastered
  • Commandos 2 HD Remaster
  • Speed 3: Grand Prix
  • Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
  • Slide Stars
  • Pinstripe
  • My Universe: Pet Clinic
  • Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack 1
  • Monster Truck Championship
  • Chronos: Before the Ashes
  • Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
  • Tracks – The Toybox Edition
  • John Wick Hex

Next week: Cyberpunk 2077, Call of the Sea, Do Not Feed the Monkeys, I, AI, Temtem (PS5), Destiny 2 (PS5), Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia, Space Invaders Forever, Rugby Challenge 4, Unto The End, Swords of Gargantua, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, Monster Sanctuary, and Dying Light: Anniversary Edition.