Out this week: MotoGP 22, Lumote, Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro, Metal Tales: Overkill, Winter Ember, more

We remember a time when a new MotoGP would launch the same week as a Tour de France tie-in. Whereas the latter has seemingly fallen out of favour with gamers, MotoGP keeps on going – the latest entry is out on all formats this week, including Switch, featuring 120 riders, 20 circuits, and the chance to revisit the dramatic 2009 season. Not something we expected, to be honest.

A curious mixture of smaller titles forms the rest of the week’s new release assortment.

From Wired comes Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles – a 3D puzzle platformer starring a squishy bioluminescent creature. It’s due on all formats as a retail and digital release, with the PS4 physical version available for around £15 online.

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars on Switch gains both a retail and physical release likewise, bringing together characters from Neptunia and SENRAN KAGURA for a spot of action role-playing.

That’s joined by Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro, a 2D action platformer set in 17th century Japan. Like the recent Andro Dunos II, it’s a new sequel to a little-known NeoGeo game.

Then there’s 3D roguelike guitar-shooter Metal Tales: Overkill, with a lead character reminiscent of Brütal Legend’s Eddie Riggs. Liberated: Enhanced Edition makes the jump from Switch, meanwhile, mixing comic book storytelling with action platforming.

If stealth is more your thing, the top-down Winter Ember is worth considering, looking quite slick. The colourful Ayo the Clown couldn’t be any more different, offering cutesy platforming fun. There’s nothing sinister about this chap.

New release trailers

MotoGP 22 

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles

Metal Tales Overkill

Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro 

Liberated: Enhanced Edition 

Winter Ember

Ayo the Clown



New multiformat releases

  • MotoGP 22
  • Lumote: The Mastermote Chronicles
  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Metal Tales: Overkill
  • Ganryu 2: Hakuma Kojiro
  • Liberated: Enhanced Edition
  • Winter Ember
  • orbit.industries
  • Ayo the Clown

New on PSN

  • Chernobylite: Enhanced Edition – PS5
  • LEGO Builder’s Journey
  • Samurai Bringer
  • Evasion From Hell
  • Castle Formers
  • Glitchangels
  • Legend of Ixtona
  • ADIOS Amigos: Galactic Explorers
  • Arcade Archives THE LEGEND OF VALKYRIE

New on Xbox Store

  • LIT: Bend the Light
  • Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion
  • Mokoko X
  • Knightin’+
  • Anuchard
  • Deck of Ashes
  • Catana
  • Crushborgs

New Switch retail releases

  • MotoGP 22
  • Lumote The Mastermote Chronicles
  • Instant Sports Plus
  • Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Next week: Nintendo Switch Sports, Zombie Army 4: Dead War (Switch), Bugsnax (Xbox One, Switch), Rogue Legacy 2, RICO London (Xbox One), The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, The Serpent Rogue, Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute, The Sorrowvirus – A Faceless Short Story, Injection Ï€23 ‘No Name, No Number’ – Expansion Events, Winkeltje: The Little Shop, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, and TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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