Rewinding back to the void between Christmas and NYE, the PS4, PS5 and Xbox One received a small handful of new releases.
The Xbox One gained the low budget footie game Football Cup 2022 â€“ available for under Â£5 â€“ and the Lost Vikings homage Lost Snowmen, a doubtlessly tricky pixel art puzzle platformer.
Then on PS4 there was the explorative underwater adventure Mythic Ocean, and the retro-arcade games Futbol Break and Sushi Break 2 â€“ with the former sounding like Breakout/Arkanoid. The PS5 wasnâ€™t without a new release ether. 0 Degrees, which will set you back all of Â£3.99, is a snow-covered puzzle game with 40 brain teasers to solve.
As for this week, the belated PlayStation release of Deep Rock Galactic is arguably the biggest title. Itâ€™s arriving on PS Plus and will include new features on PS5, which as using the touchpad as the Terrain Scanner tool. This co-op FPS features destructible environments and procedurally generated caves that swarm with hordes of enemies.
Also look out for Kemcoâ€™s JRPG Justice Chronicles, the jazz-music laden 8-Ball Pocket, and the single player roguelike Pangeon. Super Pac-Man looks set at this weekâ€™s Arcade Archives re-release, meanwhile, presumably coming to the Switch eShop too.
Both the Xbox One and PS4 also receive eastasiasoftâ€™s Breakneck City â€“ a low poly 3D scrolling beatâ€™em up that looks like a mixture of Die Hard Arcade and Fighting Force. Perhaps a light dusting of the legendary Dynamite Cop, too.
The Xbox also gets a Kemco JRPG, in the form of Sword of Elpisia â€“ a turn-based affair with pixel art visuals. Thatâ€™s joined by The Guardians of Peace, a sci-fi adventure centred around meditation. Itâ€™s a mobile conversion that has recently been yanked from Steam. Oh.
Look out for a Switch eShop round-up later this week, albeit whatâ€™s looking like a mini rendition – Arcadia Fallen, Trigger Dungeon, Crumble, and Warshmallows are the only new releases currently showing for this week.