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The Week In Games: Outta This World

The Outer Worlds comes out this week. For many fans, this is the true follow-up to Fallout New Vegas they’ve been waiting for. But it isn’t the only big and exciting game coming out this week. Get ready folks, it’s a busy week!

I have constantly mixed up The Outer Worlds and Outer Wilds when talking about these games with other writers at Kotaku. It doesn’t help that they are both games set in space and both are part of Xbox Game Pass. One day my brain will get this figured out, but for now, I have to double-check if I’m referencing the right game every time I write about it.

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As mentioned earlier, this is a busy week with games for everyone across all platforms. The Outer Worlds comes out this week, of course, but we also get some other big games. For wrestling fans, WWE 2K20 comes out this week. (Though that game sounds like a mess this year.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes out this week too, with PS4 and Xbox One cross-play available right at launch. Wild! And for fans of remakes of old games, MediEvil comes out this week too for PS4.

And still, other stuff is coming out this week! Check out the list below:

Monday, October 21

  • Eastshade | PS4, Xbox One
  • Monaco: Complete Edition | Switch
  • The Forgettable Dungeon | PC
  • Mystery At Stonyford Bridge | PC
  • Mahjong Royal Towers | PC
  • ED-IT | PC
  • Return Of The Zombie King | PC
  • Zyxia: Neon Termination | PC

Tuesday, October 22

  • Street Outlaws: The List | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Beholder 2 | PS4
  • Mary Skelter 2 | Switch
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel III | PS4
  • WWE 2K20 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers | PS4, Switch
  • Raging Loop | PS4, Switch
  • Skulllgirls 2nd Encore | Switch
  • Moons Of Madness | PC
  • Spin Rhythm XD | PC, Mac
  • Day And Night | Switch
  • Tangle Tower | Switch
  • The Park | Switch
  • PBA Pro Bowling | Switch
  • Knight Swap | PC, Mac
  • Flatland Vol.1 | PC
  • Outscape | PC

Wednesday, October 23

  • Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient | PC
  • Dredgers | PC
  • Norman’s Night In | PC
  • Dungeon Explorer | PC
  • House Of 1000 Doors: The Palm Of Zoroaster | PC

Thursday, October 24

  • Dark Devotion | PS4, Switch
  • Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Ghost Blade HD | Switch
  • Door Kickers: Action Squad | PS4
  • Lethis – Path Of Progress | Switch
  • Creepy Brawlers | Switch
  • OxLOGIC PUZZLE 1000! | Switch
  • Haunted Halloween 95 | Switch
  • Dark Veer | Switch
  • Anthill | Switch
  • Winter Sports Games | Switch
  • Vortex Attack EX | Switch
  • Rise Of The Slime | PC
  • Potion Paws | PC, Mac
  • Alpha | PC

Friday, October 25

  • Pixel Gladiator | Xbox One, Switch
  • Into The Dead 2 | Switch
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • The Outer Worlds | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • MediEvil | PS4
  • Soul Searching | Switch
  • Pizza Bar Tycoon | Switch
  • Ultra Off-Road 2019: Alaska | Switch
  • Let’s Sing Country | Switch
  • It Will Find You | PC
  • Space Road | PC
  • Survival Vacancy | PC, Mac
  • Coloring Game: Pixel | PC

Saturday, October 26

  • Daylife In Japan – Pixel Art Jigsaw Puzzle | PC

Sunday, October 27

  • Space Space | PC
  • Il Sole e la Luna 2 | PC

Source: Kotaku.com

The Week In Games: Beware Of Ghosts

This week Ghost Recon Breakpoint releases, letting players explore a large open-world map as super tactical soldiers. If it is anything like the last game, it also means players will be able to cause all sorts of mayhem using vehicles and explosives.

I enjoyed the gameplay of the last Ghost Recon game, Wildlands, but the world felt so boring and the story never hooked me that I stopped about 60% of the way through. I’ve been tempted to go back and finish off the last leaders of the Cartel for a while now. Maybe I should do that before I play Breakpoint? Or maybe I’ll skip Breakpoint and never play Wildlands again! Who knows?

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There’s more coming out this week beyond a new and big Ubisoft game. Warsaw looks like a cross between World War II and Darkest Dungeon. Destiny 2′s big new expansion drops this week, alongside the jump to Steam. And for Ghostbusters fans out there, that game from a few years back is being remastered for current-gen systems. I remember liking the first few hours of that game and hating the rest of it. Maybe I’ll like it more on new consoles?

Other stuff is coming out this week! Check out the list below:

Monday, September 30

  • Chop Is Dish | Switch
  • Blockoid | PC
  • Fallen Empires | PC, Mac
  • Nobodies | PC, Mac
  • Duck In Town – A Rising Knight | PC, Mac
  • Balloon Fighter | PC
  • Cube World | PC
  • Ten Days To War | PC
  • Spaceland | PC
  • The Lost | PC

Tuesday, October 1

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2 | PS4
  • Destiny 2: Shadowkeep | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love At The Bound Of This World | PS4, Switch PC
  • ReadySet Heroes | PS4
  • 80 Days | Switch
  • Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition | Switch
  • Lanternium | Switch
  • Super Crate Box | Switch
  • Hunting On Myths | PC
  • Particle Wars | PC

Wednesday, October 2

  • Asdivine Kamura | Xbox One, PC
  • Warsaw | PC
  • We Were Here Too | Xbox One
  • Spooky Ghost Dot Com | Switch
  • Marginalia | PC
  • Norman’s Night In | PC
  • Drawn Down Abyss | PC, Mac
  • RaceXXL Space | PC
  • The Long Return | PC

Thursday, October 3

  • Neo Cab | Switch, PC
  • Legrand Legacy: Tale Of The Fatebounds | PS4, Xbox One
  • Candleman | Switch
  • A Hole New World | PS Vita
  • Paranoia: Happiness is Mandator | PC
  • Fault: Milestone One | Switch
  • CASE: Animatronics | Switch
  • Galaxy Champions TV | Switch
  • Cubixx | Switch
  • Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI | Switch
  • Hexagroove: Tactical DJ | Switch
  • Hero Of The Forest | PC
  • Hexxon | PC, Mac
  • Endless Fables 4: Shadow Within | PC, Mac
  • Alive 2 Survive | PC, Mac

Friday, October 4

  • Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • SlabWell: The Quest For Kaktun’s Alpaca | Xbox One
  • Rimelands: Hammer Of Thor | Switch
  • The Tiny Bang Story | Switch
  • One Night Stand | Switch
  • Beats Runner | Switch
  • CROSSNIQ+ | Switch
  • Dungeons Of The Fallen | PC
  • The Sword And The Slime | PC
  • Shard | PC
  • Digital Rose | PC

Saturday, October 5

  • Double Switch – 25th Anniversary Edtion | Switch
  • Retro RPG Online 2 | PC

Source: Kotaku.com

The Week In Games: Are You Ready For Some Soccer?

This week one of the biggest new releases is FIFA 20, a game that I know almost nothing about. I know it has soccer in it and I also know that most places in the world call it football. But I already used that headline in a previous Week In Games post.

My favorite thing about the FIFA games is how they keep releasing on old consoles, even years after the console has stopped getting official support or other new games. Last year, FIFA 19 was released on Xbox 360 and PS3. Even more impressive is that FIFA 14 was released on the PS2 in 2013, though that was the last year FIFA appeared on the console. How long will FIFA keep releasing on PS4 and Xbox One after the new consoles? Take your bets now!

Beyond a big new soccer game, there is a bunch of ports. A huge list of RPGs are hitting Switch, including multiple ports of old and new Dragon Quest games. For fans of Star Wars, Jedi Knight II, one of the best Star Wars games ever made, releases for Switch and PS4 this week. And The Surge 2 hits Xbox One, PS4, and PC for fans of Dark Souls and robots.

Other stuff is coming out this week! Check out the list below:

Monday, September 23

  • Oliver’s Adventures in The Fairyland | Switch
  • Skyrift | PC
  • Mystery Solitaire: Grimm’s Tales 2 | PC, Mac
  • Chronac | PC
  • Applewood | PC
  • Starazius | PC, Mac

Tuesday, September 24

  • The Surge 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Contra: Rogue Corps | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • The Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack | PS4, Xbox One Switch
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight II – Jedi Outcast | PS4, Switch
  • Planescape: Torment/ Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid | PC
  • Cat Quest II: The Lupus Empire | PC
  • Dead By Daylight | Switch
  • FLYING GIRL STRIKER | Switch
  • Breeza Budgie Bill | PC
  • Flynguin Station | PC
  • Hexxon | PC, Mac
  • Noita | PC
  • Spellcaster University | PC, Mac
  • Dosk | PC, Mac

Wednesday, September 25

  • Sally’s Law | Xbox One
  • Constructor Plus | Xbox One
  • Rex Rocket | Xbox One
  • Mario Kart Tour | Android, iOS
  • Home Sweet Home Ep. 2 | PC
  • The Long Drive | PC
  • Hooklings | PC
  • Solitaire Game Halloween | PC, Mac
  • Viking Brothers 6 | PC
  • Tank Nova | PC, Mac
  • Snow Island | PC

Thursday, September 26

  • Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition | Switch
  • Northgard | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Fight’N Rage | Switch
  • Reaper: Tale of a Pale Swordsman | Switch
  • Cyber Protocol | Switch
  • Habroxia | Switch
  • Barry Bradford’s Putt Panic Party | Switch
  • Paper Train | Switch
  • Button Button Up! | Switch
  • The Kingdom Crumble | PC, Mac
  • Wanderlust Travel Stories | PC, Mac
  • BAFF 4 | PC
  • Fishery | PC
  • A Story Beside | PC

Friday, September 27

  • The Adventures Of Elena Temple | Xbox One
  • Tropico 6 | PS4, Xbox One
  • Code Vein | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Fight’N Rage | Xbox One
  • FIFA 20 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • Ori and The Blind Forest: Definitive Edition | Switch
  • Mining Rail 2 | Xbox One, PC
  • Freedom Finger | Switch, PC
  • Memorrha | PC, Mac
  • Rain of Reflections | PC
  • Aokana: Four Rhythms Across The Blue | PC
  • Dragon Quest XI | Switch
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I & II | Switch
  • Dragon Quest | Switch
  • Dragon Quest II | Switch
  • Dragon Quest III | Switch
  • Car Mechanic Simulator Pocket Edition | Switch
  • Dreaming Canvas | Switch
  • Marhmallow Madness | PC
  • Nordlicht | PC, Mac
  • Necrolepsy | PC

Saturday, September 28

  • Shard | PC
  • Micro Car Crash Online LE Go! | PC
  • Climb Out | PC

Source: Kotaku.com

Every Big Game Coming Out In Summer 2019

Illustration: Chelsea Beck

Summer used to be pretty sleepy in the world of video games. It was mostly convenient: School is out, beaches are open, and there are dozens of reasons to venture out and get some time in the sun. You know what’s also great? Not going out, because it is, like Cole Porter said, too darn hot.

Good thing the summer games drought is a thing of the past these days. Look at all the stuff going on: Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, and Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers are all bringing the heat over the next few months. There are games of all sorts incoming, so take a look at the list below and get ready to plan a staycation.

June 21

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled | PS4, Xbox One, Switch

The Sims 4: Island Living | PC

June 24

Heavy Rain | PC

June 25

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night | Switch

Judgment | PS4

June 27

The Sinking City | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sega Ages Virtua Racing | Switch

Sega Ages Wonder Boy: Monster Land | Switch

June 28

Super Mario Maker 2 | Nintendo Switch

July 2

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers | PS4, PC

Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered Edition | Switch

Apex Legends Season 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

July 4

Stranger Things 3: The Game | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

July 5

Sea of Solitude | PS4, Xbox One, PC

July 10

Dr. Mario World | iOS, Android

July 11

Griftlands (early access) | PC

July 12

Dragon Quest Builders 2 | PS4, Switch

God Eater 3 | Switch

July 16

The Sims 4: Island Living | PS4, Xbox One

July 19

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Switch

July 22

Beyond: Two Souls | PC

July 25

Kill la Kill — If | PC

July 26

Fire Emblem: Three Houses | Switch

Wolfenstein: Youngblood | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Kill la Kill — If | PS4, Switch

July TBA

The Division 2: Expansion 1: DC Outskirts | PC, PS4, Xbox One

August 2

Madden 20 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 6

Age of Wonders: Planetfall | PS4, Xbox One, PC

August 8

Necrobarista | PC (PS4 and Switch 2020)

August 20

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution | Switch

Rad | PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

August 22

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 4 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Oninaki | PS4, Switch, PC

August 27

Control | PS4, Xbox One, PC

World of Warcraft Classic | PC

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey | PC (Xbox One and PS4 in December)

August 30

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Blair Witch | Xbox One, PC

Astral Chain | Switch

September 3

Catherine: Full Body | PS4

Conan Chop Chop | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Last Oasis | PC

Spyro Reignited Trilogy | Switch, PC

September 6

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne | PS4, Xbox One

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

September 10

Gears 5 | Xbox One, PC

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

September 13

Grid | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Borderlands 3 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Daemon X Machina | Switch

September 17

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep | PS4, Xbox One, PC

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries | PC

AI: The Somnium Files | PS4, Switch, PC

September 20

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening | Switch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered | PC, PS4

Ni no Kuni | Switch

Source: Kotaku.com

Every Big Game Coming Out In Spring 2019

Illustration: Angelica Alzona

Today, just for an instant, the Earth’s equator will line up perfectly with the center of the sun marking the first day of spring, at which point we will be collectively thrust into another season chuck full of game releases.

“A walk on a spring morning is better than an eighty-mile ride in a hopped-up car,” wrote Ray Bradbury in his novel Dandelion Wine. “It’s full of flavors, full of a lot of things growing. You’ve time to seek and find.” Little did he know a stroll through the biggest games of spring can be just as rewarding.

Bookended by Dark Souls FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and an unlikely mash-up of an indie darling and beloved Nintendo series with Cadence of Hyrule, spring 2019 is full of potential delights both big and small. Here’s a look at everything coming out over the next few months.

March 20

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy | PS4, Switch

Blaster Master Zero 2 | Switch

March 22

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Peasant Knight | Switch

Unravel 2 | Switch

March 26

Danganronpa Trilogy | PS4

MLB The Show 19 | PS4

Final Fantasy VII | Xbox One, Switch

Generation Zero | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland | PS4, Switch

Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World | PS4, Switch

The Princess Guide | PS4, Switch

The Walking Dead: The Final Season: Episode 4 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Final Fantasy XV Episode Ardyn DLC | PS4, Xbox One, PC

March 27

DayZ | Xbox One

March 29

Yoshi’s Crafted World | Switch

Tropico 6 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered | PS4, Xbox One, PC

March 31

American Ninja Warrior | PS4, Xbox One, Switch

April 2

Bomber Crew: Complete Edition | PS4, Switch

Darksiders: Warmastered Edition | Switch

April 5

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission | Switch, PC

April 9

Dangerous Driving | PS4, Xbox One

Neo Atlas 1469 | Switch

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

April 11

Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain | PS4

April 12

Nintendo Labo Toy-con 04: VR Kit | Switch

April 16

Anno 1800 | PC

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster | Xbox One, Switch

Tanks Meet Zombies | Switch

Wasteland 2 | Switch

April 18

Cuphead | Switch

Katana Zero | Switch, PC

April 19

Our World Is Ended | PS4

April 23

Mortal Kombat 11 | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen | Switch

April 26

Days Gone | PS4

BoxBoy + BoxGirl | Switch

April 30

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age | Xbox One, Switch

April (no date)

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis DLC Chapter 1  | PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 7

The Legend of Heroes: Trials of Cold Steel II | PS4

May 14

Rage 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC

A Plague Tale: Innocence | PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 16

World War Z | PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 20

Resident Evil | Switch

Resident Evil 4 | Switch

Resident Evil Zero | Switch

May 21

Team Sonic Racing | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered | Switch

Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered | Switch

May 23

Total War: Three Kingdoms | PS4, Xbox One, PC

May 28

Lapis x Labyrinth | PS4, Switch

May (no date)

My Friend Pedro | PC, Switch

June 4

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr | PS4, Xbox One, PC

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth | 3DS

Warhammer: Chaosbane | PS4, Xbox One, PC

June (no date)

Super Mario Maker 2 | Switch

Spring (no date)

Cadence of Hyrule | Switch


We’ll continue updating this post as new games, release dates, and delays are announced.

Source: Kotaku.com