After a few false starts, futuristic racer Pacer finally makes a pitstop on Xbox One this week. If you prefer your racers to be more grounded, Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4 also dashes onto all-formats, including PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, offering a revised track editor, a new compound with co-op free-roaming, and five new tracks.
PS5, Xbox Series S/X and Switch owners can also jump into Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The Switch version appears to be a complete reworking with revised character models, instead of merely being a straightforward conversion running at a lower resolution. We were convinced a retail release was planned for this week but GAME and Amazon still has it down as TBC, suggesting itâ€™s eShop only for the time being.
Sticking with Switch, Apex Legends is of the bigger releases of the month for Nintendoâ€™s console. Despite being FTP it still has retail presence in the form of the Champions Edition â€“ a code in a box containing a bunch of skins, cosmetics, and other bits. Ubisoft are putting out a bunch of code in a box releases this week too, including RISK and Wheel of Fortune.
Other new releases are thin on the ground. Thereâ€™s Doodle Devil: 3volution â€“ the elemental mix and match puzzler â€“ top-down zombie shooter Heaven Dust on Xbox One, anime-style racer GENSOU SkyDrift on PS4, and Journey of the Broken Circle â€“ a mental journey about conquering fears.
PS4/PS5 arena brawler Mighty Fight Federation â€“ starring characters from ToeJam & Earl, Yooka-Laylee, Bloodstained and more – arrived a few days ago, taking us by surprise. Word on the street is that itâ€™s pretty good. If youâ€™re lamenting the lack of a new Power Stone, give it a look.
New release trailers
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Doodle Devil: 3volution
New multiformat releases
- Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4
- Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
- Doodle Devil: 3volution
New on PSN
- GENSOU SkyDrift
- Neverwinter: Sharandar
- Mighty Fight Federation
- Azure Reflections
- 3D Billiards – Pool & Snooker – Remastered
- Turok Bundle
New on Xbox Store
- Heaven Dust
- Journey of the Broken Circle
- Self: Whereâ€™s My Father
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Apex Legends Champion Edition
- Wheel of Fortune (Code In Box)
- Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition
- Trivial Pursuit Live (Code In Box)
- RISK The Game of Global Domination (Code In Box)
Next week: Can’t Drive This, R.B.I. Baseball 21, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, Root Film, Mundaun, Signs of the Sojourner, In rays of the Light, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, Explosionade DX, Hades Limited Edition (Switch), Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Complete Edition (Switch), Marvel’s Avengers (PS5/XSX), Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning (Switch), Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege – Deluxe Edition (PS5/XSX), Saviors Of Sapphire Wings/ Stranger Of Sword City Revisited (Switch), and Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe (PS4/Xbox)