It seems reasonable to say that even the largest of game sites will struggle to cover every new release launching this week – around thirty new games are upon us, with half of those generating at least a mild buzz on social media.
If you’re unable to understand the hype for Sonic Origins, chances are you either aren’t a Sonic fan or are blissfully unaware of just how long ago the last Sonic compilation was. This revamped package has been a long time coming – we haven’t seen a Sonic 3 re-release in yonks due to issues surrounding its music. This is more than a collection of dusted-off ROMS, too – they’re remasters, with a bunch of additional content, new features, and more. Enough additional work to justify the £32.99 asking price, hopefully.
Capcom has a new compilation due too. Capcom Fighting Collection brings together ten titles, including some rarities, such as the first home release of Red Earth. Shadowrun Trilogy, meanwhile, brings together three cult classic RPGs. Pocky & Rocky Reshrined also flies the flag for retro, reviving a Super Nintendo classic. Word has it that it’s very good indeed.
On the somewhat newer side of things, there’s Naraka: Bladepoint on Xbox Series – the martial arts battle royale. Fellow battle royale Fall Guys also comes to Xbox One and Switch as a free-to-play release, just in time for the summer holidays.
Then there’s Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue DX, a randomised firefighting platformer. With 3 minutes on the clock, it’s your job to extinguish fires, rescue citizens, and find an exit. Look out for our review later in the week.
It’s also a busy week for the Switch with the Koei-Tecmo developed Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes and THQ Nordic’s Wreckfest due both on the eShop and at retail. Recent footage of Wreckfest suggested we’re in for another miracle port.
There’s plenty of other stuff to get stuck into, including The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle – possibly the biggest release of the week for some – a next-gen release of Deliver Us The Moon, and the offbeat physics platformer Why Pizza? Arcade-like car chase racer Pure Chase 80’s also makes a pitstop on Xbox One.
Xbox Wire reports the classic, previous PC-only, Blade Runner Enhanced Edition may make a surprise appearance, too.
New release trailers
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle
Capcom Fighting Collection
Shadowrun Trilogy: Console Edition
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue DX
Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!
Pure Chase 80’s
New multiformat releases
- Sonic Origins
- Fall Guys
- Blade Runner Enhanced Edition
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle
- Capcom Fighting Collection
- Shadowrun Trilogy
- Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue DX
- Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!
- Cube Decider
- Drunken Fist 2: Zombie Hangover
New on PSN
- Pocky & Rocky Reshrined
- Deliver Us The Moon – PS5
- Black Wolf
- Autobahn Police Simulator 3
New on Xbox Store
- Naraka: Bladepoint
- BROKEN MIND
- Milky Way Prince – The Vampire Star
- Urban Flow
- Why Pizza?
- Pure Chase 80’s
- Strategic Mind: The Pacific
- Newfound Courage
- A Winter’s Daydream
- Book of Adventum
- Hatsune Miku Jigsaw Puzzle
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
- FORT BOYARD 2022
- Neptunia x SENRAN KAGURA: Ninja Wars – Standard Edition
Next week: Cuphead in the Delicious Last Course, The Legend of Bum-bo, The Galactic Junkers, F1 22, Outriders Worldslayer, Rabbids: Party of Legends, MX vs ATV Legends, Disgaea 6 Complete, DNF Duel, Almost My Floor, Fobia – St. Dinfna Hotel, Escape Academy, Lumberjack Simulator, and Hillbilly Doomsday.