This Week in Games: May 6 – 11


Battle Royales in your underwear, procedurally generated Lovecraft dungeon crawlers and Episodic adventures await you this week for your gaming pleasure. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Start your gaming week on Wednesday with the rumble in your underpants action of Brief Battles. Made by local Australian developers, Juicy Cupcake, Brief Battles is a Smash Bros. style battle royale putting you against up to three friends with underwear driven power-ups. It’s out on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this week (with Switch to follow soon).

If you prefer your gaming more episodic this week you can continue with Episode 3 of the second season of branching adventure Life is Strange on Friday or pick up the first episode of the Victorian era animated adventure game The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle a day earlier on Thursday. Both are out for Xbox One this week.

Also out on Friday is the Steam title Snakeybus. A new twist on the classic 8-bit Snake game as you grow the length of your bus as you pick up passengers but then have to avoid hitting yourself as you drive through city streets. Supporting a frantic endless play mode just like the original snake we love the look of this with graphics a far cry from the original 80s game.

And of Saturday scratch the RPG itch with the Xbox One title – For the King. Taking a page from the earlier Final Fantasy playbook this one has you cooperatively questing both online and locally through turn-based combat and procedurally generated maps. Previously released on Steam last year this XBox edition includes all the expansions too.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to the 16-bit dungeon crawler – Lovecraft’s Untold Stories. If you are someone with a love of H.P. Lovecraft and have been known to jump back to playing Diablo 2 (or 1) occasionally then you might enjoy the randomly generated levels and loot/gear of this top-down rogue. Get it on Saturday for Xbox One.

If you bought any of these on the release day, tell us how it went! Also, as always did we miss anything? Something you are looking forward to more than anything else? Tell us in the comments

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Cyber City (Steam)
4004-022 (Steam)
Protected Sex (Steam)
Sky Shepherd (Steam)
Hulala Baby (Steam)
Order Up VR (Steam)
The Station VR (Steam)
Prince Maker美少年梦工厂3:重生 (Steam)
GoVenture TYPING (Steam)
Divine D.I.V.A. (Steam)

Dungeon Pain Maniac (Steam)
Bone Voyage (Steam)
Legal Dungeon (Steam)
Invisible Fist (Steam)
Submarine Attack! (Steam)
Mystery Solitaire The Black Raven (Steam)
Bachata Virtual (Steam VR)
Danger Crew (Steam)
Welcome to nightmare (Steam)
Space Duke (Steam)
豆腐脑模拟器 Tofu Pudding Simulator (Steam)
Metro Trip Simulator (Steam)
Puyo Puyo Champions / ぷよぷよ eスポーツ (Steam)
30 days to survive (Steam)
The Burned Ground (Steam)
Homeward Duck (Steam VR)
Late City Riders (Steam)
Cosmic Cash (Steam)
Factory Balls (Steam)

Brief Battles (XB1/PS4/Steam)
Puyo Puyo Champions (XB1)
My Big Sister (XB1)
Supernatural Super Squad Fight! (Steam)
Fantasy Battles (Steam)
How To Be A Real Dude (Steam)
Call Of Unity (Steam)
THE RITUAL (Indie Horror Game) (Steam)
Minesweeper Peak VR (Steam VR)
BL00 (Steam)
Butterfly 2 (Steam)
Grindzones (Steam)
Great Toilet Simulator (Steam)
Fat Dude Simulator (Steam)
D.H.Zombie Zone (Steam)
Two Guns (Steam)
Depths of Madness (Steam)
The Adventures of Golly (Steam)
Dear Ashely (Steam)
Tiger Tank 59 Ⅰ Winter Assault (Steam)
TAG WAR (Steam VR)
R_sin (Steam)
Thunder Paw (Steam)
Wolf or Boy (Steam)
Beatcrash (Steam VR)
Spark and The Digital Daydream (Steam)
Celtreos (Steam)
瞳:祈愿 VR / Pupil: Wandering VR (Steam VR)
MIDNIGHT Remastered (Steam)

Bomber Crew: Complete Edition (Switch)
The Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 1 – A Dreadly Business (XB1)
Legend of Tetrachs (XB1)
Woodle Tree Adventures (XB1)
Infinite Children (Steam)
Hockey Player VR (Steam VR)
Infected Shelter (Steam)
Plunger Knight – Washers of Truth (Steam)
Danger Gazers (Steam)
New Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 5 (Steam)
Cell Defender (Steam)
Narazumono (Steam)
Caterpillar Royale (Steam)
Gunship Recon (Steam)
Fortress of Hell (Steam)
Beraltors (Steam)
America’s Retribution Term 2 (Steam)
BirdGut (Steam)
AVARIAvs (Steam)
Adolf Hitler Humiliation Simulator (Steam)
Astrologaster (Steam)
Swag and Sorcery (Steam)

Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 – Wastelands (XB1)
X Plane 11 & Aerosoft Airport Collection (PC Retail)
Yakuza Kiwami 2 (Steam)
ICan (Steam)
Game Of Puzzles: Dragons (Steam)
Meta Revelations – Ring Spirits (Steam)
The Hunt – Sophie’s Journey (Steam)
Pax Nova (Steam)
Sos i pie sos 2 kycb edition (Steam)
Adventure in Russia: Road to Harvetsky (Steam)
Blades of Worlds (Steam)
Pon Para and the Great Southern Labyrinth (Steam)
Biotope (Steam)
Never Let Me Awake (Steam)
Green Field Silver Tree / 绿野白银树 (Steam)
Orc Raid (Steam)
Fluid Lander – フリュードランダー (Steam)
Fox and Bunny (Steam)
Grit : Overworld Survival (Steam)
Marle: The Labyrinth of the Black Sea (Steam)
Rupert and Riley Shipwrecked (Steam)
The Last Hex (Steam)
Locomotion (Steam)
TwinCop (Steam)
Snakeybus (Steam)

For the King (XB1)
Ascendance: First Horizon (XB1)
Super Space Serpent: Secondary Edition (XB1)
Reverse Crawl (XB1)
DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time (XB1)
Lovecraft’s Untold Stories (XB1)
RockaBowling VR (Steam)
Summer Rush (Steam)
Retro Pixel Racers (Steam)
Idle Chess Story (Steam)
DomiDo (Steam)
Zombie Watch (Steam)
Siberian Run VR (Steam VR)
Gear (Steam)
Gear (Steam)
WordKiller: Revolution (Steam)
Mistress of Maids (Steam)
Away From Earth: Titan (Steam)
The Red Reactor (Steam)
Last Hope Z – VR (Steam VR)
Puss in Boots: Fear Not Hooman (Steam)
War of Gaia : Into the Fire (Steam)
Amiss 13: the Curse (Steam)
Hippo eating banana (Steam)
三国宏图(Great Cause Of The Three Kingdoms) (Steam)
ReflexShot (Steam)
Super Welder (Steam)
后遗症/Sequela (Steam)
Hippo eating banana (Steam)
InstinctRush (Steam)
The Brink 尘与土 (Steam)
My University Story/我的大学物语 (Steam)
Homo Flimsy (Steam)
Rescue bomber (Steam)
Caretaker (Steam)
HOME (Steam)