Itâ€™s easy to see why Evil Dead: The Game has fans in a tizzy â€“ itâ€™s a franchise ideally suited for a video game adaptation, and yet, so few Evil Dead games have been released over the years. Developer Saber Interactive has a decent track record too, responsible for the surprisingly great World War Z.
Itâ€™ll feature co-operative monster-slaying and player versus player combat, with the chance to play as characters both good and evil. While a Switch version is planned, it wonâ€™t be available at launch.
This week also sees the Kickstarter-funded RPG Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, a side-scrolling affair with detailed backdrops, fast-paced combat, and town upgrading. If you own Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, youâ€™ll reportedly receive rewards.
It isnâ€™t the only RPG due this week – double game pack Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2 comes to Switch, while Infinite Links and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition head to Xbox One.
Square-Enix is also back with live-action mystery-adventure The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story, due on Switch and PS4. The PS4 additionally gets a belated release of the indie hit Unpacking â€“ a zen experience centered around unpacking a personâ€™s possessions, detailing their life story in the process. â€œUnique, relaxing, and oddly relatable â€“ Unpacking is all of these things,â€ we said during our review.
We can also expect the side-scrolling dark action roguelite Source of Madness,Â and This War of Mine: Complete Edition â€“ a harrowing survival game intended to highlight the horrors of war, including the impact it can have on children. We reviewed the vanilla version way back in 2016, and found it to be one of those rare experiences youâ€™ll find yourself thinking about long after putting down the joypad.
New release trailers
Evil Dead: The Game
Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2
We Were Here Forever
Source of Madness
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs
Rage Among the Stars
New multiformat releases
- Evil Dead: The Game
- This War of Mine: Complete Edition
- We Were Here Forever
- Source of Madness
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising
- Tourist Bus Simulator
- Dogâ€™s Donuts
New on PSN
- Lethis – Path of Progress
- The Slovak Run
- Arcade Archives FIGHTING HAWK
- The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story
- Rage Among The Stars
- Tanks vs Tanks: PvP
- Salt and Sacrifice
New on Xbox Store
- Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition
- Flippin Kaktus
- Infinite Links
- Get-A-Grip Chip
- Get-A-Grip Chip and the Body Bugs
- Radon Break
- Aery – A New Frontier
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Prinny Presents NIS Classics Vol. 2
- Let’s Get Fit
- Waifu Discovered 2: Medieval Fantasy
Next week: DOLMEN, Cotton Fantasy, DEADCRAFT, Umurangi Generation Special Edition, Behind Closed Doors: A Developer’s Tale, They Always Run, Snow Bros. Special, Eternal Threads, Divination, Vampire: The Masquerade â€“ Swansong, and Souldiers.