The end of a month is usually the busiest time for new games. But like some dunderhead running into a corner shop without a face mask just to buy ciggies, the rules seemingly no longer apply.
Last week Crash 4 received a next-gen update. This week itâ€™s the turn of Marvelâ€™s Avengers. This overhaul has been a long time coming, and the gameâ€™s future seemingly hangs on it. Loading times and textures have been improved, Hulkâ€™s destruction has been amplified, and Hawkeye is incoming. Take a look at the trailer below.
Stubbs the Zombie shuffles onto all three formats. The original was an Xbox exclusive launching late in the consoleâ€™s life (2006 in the UK), renown for running on the Halo engine. Scores were mostly 8s at the time. How it fares today remains to be seen â€“ the visuals appear mostly unchanged.
In Rays of The Light comes from indie publisher Sometimes You. Itâ€™s a first-person adventure set in a dilapidated building, with a story that slowly paints a picture of what happened to the inhabitants. Early word on the street is that the card-based puzzler Signs of the Sojourner is one to watch too. Root Film on PS4 and Switch should also please visual novel fans.
Canâ€™t Drive This â€“ a co-op party game where one player drives while another creates tracks on the fly â€“ reminds us of the PSPâ€™s Gripshift. Itâ€™s getting a Â£24.99 retail release on PS4 and PS5.
Speaking of retail releases, the Switch gets a bumper bounty including Hades, belated conversions of the open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur and EAâ€™s comical shooter Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, and a double pack featuring Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City.
The Switch gives something back this week too – Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe makes the jump from Switch to Xbox and PS4. Where did you learn to fly?
New release trailers
Stubbs the Zombie
Canâ€™t Drive This
Signs of the Sojourner
Dungeon Defenders Awakened
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
R.B.I. Baseball 21
New multiformat releases
- Marvelâ€™s Avengers
- R.B.I. Baseball 21
- Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
- Beach Buggy Racing 2: Island Adventure
- Sumatra: Fate of Yandi
- The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
- In Rays of The Light
- Signs of the Sojourner
- Angry Video Game Nerd I & II Deluxe
- Can’t Drive This
New on PSN
- Marvelâ€™s Avengers â€“ PS5
- Root Film
- Monster Truck Championship â€“ PS5
New on Xbox One Store
- Dungeon Defenders: Awakened
- Explosionade DX
- Chess Knights: Vikings Lands
- Space Otter Charlie
- Gangsta Paradise
- Crypto by POWGI
- Space Robinson
New Switch retail releases
- Hades Limited Edition
- Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville – Complete Edition
- Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited
- Baobabs Mausoleum Grindhouse Edition
- Root Film
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Next week: Monster Hunter Rise, It Takes Two, Balan Wonderworld, Spacebase Startopia, Kaze and the Wild Masks, Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, Sanity of Morris, Arkham Horror: Motherâ€™s Embrace, Rip Them Off, Paradise Lost, Clea 2, Black Legend, Tank Brawl 2: Armor Fury, Ruvato: Original Complex, Evil Inside, DARQ: Complete Edition, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Xbox), and Tales from the Borderlands on Switch.