Although Horizon Zero Dawn was a mammoth success for Sony, selling over 20 million copies across PS4 and PC, it did have its fair share of naysayers. The most common complaint was that there wasnâ€™t a great deal to do outside of mission objectives; a vast world with little going on, other than roaming adversaries.
Hopefully Horizon Forbidden West gives Aloy more to do between taking down Zoid alikes. Even with the last-gen strap, donâ€™t be surprised to hear critics claim that itâ€™s one of the best-looking games of all time. The underwater sections, in particular, look set to dazzle.
Weâ€™re also hoping that Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires is a better game than its predecessor. Vanilla Dynasty Warriors 9 left a lot to be desired, featuring a bland world and characters with few differences between them. In typical Empires fashion, castle sieges and political interactions feature.
Then thereâ€™s The King of Fighters XV, reviews of which are now live. The PS5 version currently has an 81% Metacritic, which includes a handful of 9/10s.
â€œSimply put, King of Fighters XV is a delight. I am a long-term fan of the series, and while it isnâ€™t visually the huge step into the current powerful gen of consoles you might expect, the lengthy gestation period was more than worth the wait. SNK have focused on delivering a smooth and intuitive gameplay experience that will hopefully entice new fans, satisfy the existing KOF community and feature prominently in the competitive scene,â€ said God is a Geek.
The Switch isnâ€™t without a major release either, gaining Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, which brings together AC II, Brotherhood and Revelations.
As for smaller releases, we can expect the free-to-play 40 person brawler royale Rumbleverse, NES-style brutal Castlevania alike Infernax â€“ which Nintendo Life enjoyed â€“ and the day-glo high-speed rhythm game Beat Souls.
New release trailers
Horizon Forbidden West
Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
The King of Fighters XV
Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection
Super Toy Cars Offroad
New multiformat releases
- The King of Fighters XV
- Mages and Treasures
- Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires
- Beat Souls
New on PSN
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden
- Heart of the Woods
- Fluffy Cubed
- Ice Station Z
New on Xbox Store
- Choice of Life: Middle Ages
- Gem Wizards Tactics
- From Heaven To Earth
New Switch retail releases
- Assassinâ€™s Creed: The Ezio Collection
Next week: Elden Ring, Destiny 2: The Witch Queen, GRID Legends, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Life is Strange: True Colors (Switch), Martha is Dead, Sol Cresta, Monark, Space Robinson, MeteoHeroes Saving Planet Earth, Explosive Candy World, , Monster Crown, Tux and Fanny (Xbox One), and Clouzy!