PS5 games have been a little slower to surface than we anticipated, especially full-price retail releases. All change this week â€“ the PS5 gets Werewolf: The Apocalypse â€“ Earthblood, Control: Ultimate Edition, The Nioh Collection, and a brand-new PS Plus release – Destruction AllStars.
Lucid Gamesâ€™ smash and crash racer is due out Tuesday and features a twist on the car combat genre â€“ after a vehicle is destroyed itâ€™s possible to carry on playing on-foot, accessing a new range of attacks and abilities. Twisted Metal meets Apex Legends with shades of OnRush, perhaps.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse is looking like a guilty pleasure, somewhat, reminding us of the PS2â€™s Altered Beast outing. This third-person shooter doubles-up as a bloody hack and slasher, with a running military theme. Thatâ€™s also heading to Xbox. Control likewise gets its Series X/S update.
The PS4 is due a major new release too. JRPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox was met with rave reviews last week, being a mixture of 8s and 9s. â€œYs IX: Monstrum Nox is a really enjoyable JRPG, with frenetic combat that never gets old. Thereâ€™s so much to do in the city of Balduq, and exploring it with your Monstrum powers is a blast. There are some technical issues in open areas and a few sections are less exciting than others, but itâ€™s hard to deny the amount of quality content to sink your teeth into in Adolâ€™s latest adventure,â€ said God is a Geek.
It’s looking a tad quiet in the indie space. Scrolling shooter fans may want to look out for Habroxia 2. Then thereâ€™s Project Winter on Xbox. Itâ€™s a wintery take on Among Us â€“ an 8-player multiplayer affair about deception and survival.
The puntastic â€“ and inexpensive, at under Â£5 – Roombo: First Blood looks set to turn living rooms into a blood bath, meanwhile. Then for those looking to flex their grey muscle, Get 10 Quest is about to make the jump from Switch to Xbox. We gave it a thumbs up on Switch last July.
New release trailers
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
The Nioh Collection
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
New multiformat releases
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
- Habroxia 2
New on PSN
- Destruction AllStars (PS5)
- Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5)
- Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
- Nioh 2 â€“ The Complete Edition (PS5)
- The Nioh Collection (PS5)
New on Xbox Store
- Get 10 Quest
- Project Winter
- Glittering Sword
- Roombo: First Blood
- Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles Definitive Edition
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Maid Of Sker
Next week: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Little Nightmares 2, Gal*Gun Returns, On The Road The Truck Simulator, Endurance: Space Action, Outbreak: Lost Hope Definitive Edition, Rover Wars: Battle for Mars, Aground and Death Crown.