Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Five Dates, Sniper Elite V4, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead shuffle onto Switch

We’re pretty sure Nintendo didn’t originally plan their major Christmas release to be a Zelda spin-off developed by an outside studio (Koei Tecmo), but then, 2020 has scrubbed plans across the board. Our guess is that at least one other first-party release was due around now, pushed into 2021 for the obvious reason. Nevertheless, it’s …

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Out this week: PlayStation 5, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Serious Sam Collection, more

If you pre-ordered physical releases of the PS5 line-up, chances are they’ve plonked through your letterbox already – the majority of PS5 games launched last week in the UK, both digitally and at retail. And this was despite the console still being a week away. The console itself is finally out Thursday, bringing with it …

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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Japan is often perceived as being one of the most resourceful countries, going great lengths to reuse and recycle. Set in ancient Japan, Of Rice and Ruin draws upon this ethos, featuring a gameplay loop of demon-slaying, rice farming and home cooking. Everything serves a purpose, and nothing is wasted, with the spoils of battle …

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Hands-on with hack ‘n slash/farming hybrid Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

This oriental adventure combines side-scrolling hacking and slashing with labour-intensive rice farming and good old home cooking. A peculiar mixture, we’re sure you’ll agree, which only makes it all the more surprising that this ‘mange et trio’ of gameplay styles works so harmoniously. The plot is quirkier than most, tying the whole shebang together. You …

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