Out this week: Gears 5: Hivebusters, Nioh 2: The First Samurai, SYNTHETIK: Ultimate, Freddy Spaghetti, more

It’s a reasonably busy week for Xbox owners, especially those with Game Pass. Gears 5: Hivebusters – a three-hour campaign set on a volcanic island – is out Tuesday, with card battler Monster Train, minimalistic puzzler Wilmot’s Warehouse, and the rogue-lite deck builder Neoverse following after.

On PS4 there’s Nioh 2: The First Samurai – the third and final piece of Nioh 2 DLC, adding new missions and a tougher difficultly mode. Top-down shooter Shakedown Hawaii also arrives on PS5 with Cross-Buy support. This too features a new more challenging difficulty setting.

As for multiformat releases, expect the physics action game Freddy Spaghetti – which gained positive reviews on Steam – the “unforgiving! tactical shooter SYNTHETIK: Ultimate, cartoon battler Colossus Down, and the dark comedy adventure game duo 60 Seconds! Reatomized and 60 Parsecs!

Square-Enix’s Game Boy collection Collection of SaGa: Final Fantasy Legend, the Overcooked alike Shakes on a Plane, and the pixel art hack ‘n slash Metroidvania Touhou Luna Nights head to the Switch eShop, meanwhile.

At the time of typing, just two new releases (the multiformat Override 2: Super Mech League and Solitaire 3D on Xbox) are due next week. Unless other games arrive, this will be our final round-up of 2020. The Switch is in a different position with dozens of eShop titles lined up, including several on Christmas Day, so expect at least two more eShop round-ups before 2020 is (gleefully) over.

New release showcase

Gears 5: Hivebusters

Freddy Spaghetti


When the Past was Around

Colossus Down

Wilmot’s Warehouse


New multiformat releases

  • MXGP 2020 – The Official Motocross Videogame
  • Freddy Spaghetti
  • When the Past was Around
  • 60 Seconds! Reatomized
  • 60 Parsecs!

New on PSN

  • Shakedown Hawaii (PS5)
  • CRSED (PS5)
  • Follia – Dear Father
  • Flying Soldiers
  • Christmas Break
  • Nioh 2: The First Samurai
  • Arcade Archives: Markham

New on Xbox Store

  • Gears 5: Hivebusters
  • Colossus Down
  • Elemental War TD
  • Calico
  • Goetia
  • Radio Commander
  • Spellbreak
  • Wilmot’s Warehouse
  • Monster Train

New Switch retail releases

  • Mad Tower Tycoon

Next week: Override 2: Super Mech League, Solitaire 3D, and an avalanche of Switch eShop releases.

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