Out this week: The Callisto Protocol, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Need for Speed Unbound, Soccer Story, The Knight Witch, more

While there are a few more big-name games to come this year, including High On Life, Dragon Quest Treasures, and Core Crisis: FFVII, this may possibly be the last truly busy week of 2022 when it comes to new releases. The release lists are looking rather sporadic from the middle of December onwards.

This week we can expect the big-budget sci-fi survival horror The Callisto Protocol – from the director of Dead Space and CoD Advanced Warfare – Marvel’s Midnight Suns from the XCOM studio Firaxis, and Criterion’s next-gen only Need for Speed Unbound. Trailers for all three are below.

It seems that 2K is trying to disguise the fact that Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a turn-based game – the product description describes it as an RPG, while the screenshots simply show off character models. A lot of people are going to buy this not knowing what to expect, we feel.

Square-Enix has two re-releases on the agenda. Romancing Saga -Minstrel Song- Remastered is an enhanced version of the PS2 original, coming to PlayStation formats, Switch, PC and mobile. FRONT MISSION 1st: Remake on Switch looks a bit more promising, coming from Forever Entertainment – the chaps that recently remastered The House of the Dead and Panzer Dragoon.

Then there’s the intriguing adventure RPG Soccer Story, Team17’s hand drawn shoot’em up Metroidvania The Knight Witch, futuristic racer Warp Drive, comical RPG The Outbound Ghost, and the 1-bit retro adventure Astronite.

Retro fans should also look out for Taito’s excellent Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute, arcade revival New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja, and Intrepid Izzy – originally a Dreamcast homebrew platformer.

The PS4 additionally receives a couple of belated releases in the form of Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef, and the open-world exploration game Sable. The Switch also gains a re-release of the 2012 TV show tie-in The Cube, for some reason. [Update: More Xbox games added.]

New release trailers

The Callisto Protocol 

Need for Speed Unbound 

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Romancing Saga -Minstrel Song- Remastered

Gundam Evolution

Soccer Story

Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute


The Knight Witch

Warp Drive 

The Outbound Ghost 

New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja



Intrepid Izzy


Lover Pretend

New multiformat releases

  • The Callisto Protocol  
  • Need for Speed Unbound
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  • Gundam Evolution
  • The Knight Witch
  • Elevator Action Returns S-Tribute
  • Megalan 11
  • Astronite
  • Speedgunner Ultra
  • Warp Drive
  • Sword of the Vagrant 
  • Intrepid Izzy
  • Soccer Story
  • Until the Last Plane
  • The Beast Inside

New on PSN

  • Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered
  • Dungeon Munchies
  • Sable
  • Warhammer 40,000: Shootas, Blood & Teef
  • Reckless auto racing 2
  • Sakura Succubus 6
  • Silver Nornir
  • Last Days of Lazarus
  • The Outbound Ghost
  • My Life: Pet Vet
  • My Life: Riding Stables 3
  • Rally Racing 2

New on Xbox Store

  • New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
  • Speedgunner Ultra
  • Castle Renovator
  • Prison Simulator
  • Watch Over Christmas
  • Ship Graveyard Simulator
  • The Game of Life 2

New Switch retail releases

eShop round-up coming Thursday

  • The Cube
  • Lover Pretend
  • Amnesia: Later x Crowd
  • New Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja
  • Astronite

Next week: Dragon Quest Treasures, The Rumble Fish 2, Samurai Maiden, Firefighting Simulator – The Squad, Dobo’s Heroes, Afterglitch, Goonya Monster, Hindsight, Bot Gaiden, Swordship, Paper Cut Mansion, Jitsu Squad, Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent, Terror of Hemasaurus, Divine Knockout, Kukoos – Lost Pets, Togges, and Chained Echoes.