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 it’s eShop only for the time being.
Sticking with Switch, Apex Legends is of the bigger releases of the month for Nintendo’s console. Despite being FTP it still has retail presence in the form of the Champions Edition – 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. There’s Doodle Devil: 3volution – the elemental mix and match puzzler – top-down zombie shooter Heaven Dust on Xbox One, anime-style racer GENSOU SkyDrift on PS4, and Journey of the Broken Circle – a mental journey about conquering fears.
PS4/PS5 arena brawler Mighty Fight Federation – 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 it’s pretty good. If you’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: Where’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)