This Week in Games: Sep 20 – 25


Forrest Sprites, Necromancers, Japanese Crime Families and Anime like Rites of Passages are some of the things on your to do list this week. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

Starting your week early with something we saw during the PlayStation State of Play that we could have sworn was a Pixar movie is Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Coming for PlayStation and for PC via the Epic Games Store, Kena seems like a mix of magical combat and herding adorable forest creatures. This one no double will be heavy with the feels.

And possibly the big title for a lot of people this week is coming this Thursday with the not new release but re-release of a title that is probably dueling the sims for the most lost hours in gaming – Diablo II: Resurrection. Remastering the original title for the current generation of gaming this one you can get for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and for PC via BattleNet it includes all 7 character classes that spanned the original + DLC combined but with added extras like ‘cross progression’ letting you level up on Switch but then be able to jump to the PC edition and continue with those same characters (sorry no cross play though).

And finally for the week is something from the Yakuza creative team with Lost Judgement dropping for Xbox and PlayStation owners. If you have played the previous Yakuza titles then you pretty much know what the gameplay on this one is like but with a new storyline with legal/courtroom drama. If you have played the other titles from this same developer you know what you are getting into.

Honourable Mention: And our honourable mention this week goes to a title that plays like something from Studio Ghibli with Sable. Playing as Sable you explore a vast desert on your glider interacting with people and places as part of your rite of passage. This single player adventure title just looks like it hits the right notes with it’s unique art style and you can play it on Steam this Thursday or Xbox on Friday.

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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Skattered Dream (Steam)
City of Cards (Steam)
Mind Space (Steam)
Smack Studio (Early Access) (Steam)
Sorcerer Knights (Steam)
Protect the Earth (Steam)
Sokobear: Winter (Steam)
Neko Hacker Plus (Steam)
Siege the Day (Steam)

Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS/Epic Store)
World War Z: Aftermath (XB/PS/Steam)
Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes All (Switch)
Universe 25 (Steam)
The Elm Game (Steam)
Peppy’s Adventure (Steam)
Solys (Steam)
Bean Stalker (Steam VR)
Haunted House – The Murder (Steam)
Cubyrinth (Steam)
UNDER the WATER – an ocean trip game (Steam)
Drone Gladiator (Steam)
ENDURE (Steam) (Steam)
The Long Journey to Farewell (Steam)
Gpi (Steam)
ToruTaru (Steam)
Mud River (Steam)
Million on Mars (Steam)
ARISEN – Chronicles of Var’Nagal (Steam)
Sheltered 2 (Steam)

Crisis Wing (PS/XB/Switch)
Golf Peaks (XB)
Street Outlaws 2: Winner Takes All (XB)
Cube Samurai: Run Squared (Switch)
Sword of Hypotenuse (Steam)
If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers (Steam)
Chessplosion (Steam)
Meow’n’Dash (Steam)
Beyond Contact (Steam)
Nuremberg: VRdict of Nations (Steam VR)
City Legends: The Curse of the Crimson Shadow Collector’s Edition (Steam)
Kingdom of Heroes (Steam)
Slimefrog (Steam)
Merge Chess (Steam)

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (PS)
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ (PS/XB/Switch)
Diablo® Prime Evil Collection (Switch)
Alder’s Blood: Definitive Edition (XB)
Goosebumps: Dead of Night (Switch)
Cruis’n Blast (Switch)
Hampuzz (Switch)
The Plane Effect (Switch)
Suzerain (Switch)
Beast Breaker (Switch)
Embr (Switch)
Staxel (Switch)
Mountain Bike Hill Climb Race: Real 2D Arcade Dirt Racing Games (Switch)
S.W.A.N.: Chernobyl Unexplored (Switch)
Fisti-Fluffs (Switch)
Kirakira stars idol project Memories (Switch)
Sakura Swim Club (Switch)
Chef’s Tail (Switch)
MageQuit (Switch)
Sable (Steam)
The Revenge of Sophia Red (Steam)
DKLS (Steam)
Magic Time (Steam)
Tap Tap Builder (Steam)
Lowsy (Steam)
最后一搏 The last fight (Steam)
八尾 (Steam)
Ball Ranger (Steam)
莉莉的梦:恐龙历险记 (Steam)
Niko and the Cubic Curse (Steam)
Listen to the Wind (Steam)
ARCH STONE vs The Zombie Specters (Steam)
The Signal State (Steam)

Don’t Touch this Button! (PS/Switch)
Fantasy Friends : Under The Sea (PS)
Emby (XB)
May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (XB)
Sable (XB)
The Plane Effect (XB)
A Gummy’s Life (XB)
Streets of Rage 4 Anniversary Edition (PS/Switch)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Prince Edition (Switch)
Dragon Ball Z Kalarot + A New Power Awakens Set (Switch)
Lost Judgement (PS, XB)
Blind Postman (Switch)
Haustoria (Switch)
Spacebase Startopia (Switch)
Monster Truck Arena (Switch)
Top Down Racer (Switch)
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem (Switch/Steam)
Elementowers (Steam)
Citystate II (Steam)
VR Summer Sports (Steam VR)
Defend the Fort (Steam)
Coloring Pixel – Fantasy Characters (Steam)
Teacup (Steam)
Dungeon Danger Traps (Steam)
Lovely Animal Stories (Steam)
Cubicus (Steam)
Hidden Flowers (Steam)
Find Match Icons (Steam)
Check, please! : Restaurant Simulator (Steam)
Exotic Cars VI (Steam)
Badlands Racer (Steam)
Ripple 涟 (Steam)
KAIWorld (Steam)
PrincessCliffhouse(ver0.1) (Steam)
G-MODEアーカイブス39 フライハイトクラウディア4 永遠の絆 (Steam)
Dad’s Monster House (Steam)
Mystery of Lucy Green – The Devil’s Diaries (Steam)
Bullet Wave (Steam)
FarRock Dodgeball (Steam)
Magical Girl Noble Rose (Steam)
Timeless Dual (Steam)
Naki (Steam)
Domino Effect: Build and Topple (Steam)
The Chicken’s Fall (Steam)
Elijah and the Out of this World Adventure (Steam)
Pow! (Steam)
Golf For Fun in Ice (Steam)

Blind Postman (XB)
Death Park (XB)
Don’t Touch this Button! (XB)
In Celebration of Violence (XB)
Little Kite (XB)
The Addams Family: Mansion Mayhem (XB)
In My Shadow (Switch)
mir (Steam)
Pawnbarian (Steam)
Yamafuda! 2nd station (Steam)
Diamond Hands: To The Moon (Steam)
Fantasy Friends: Under The Sea (Steam)
Super Auto Pets (Steam)
Dagon: by H. P. Lovecraft (Steam VR)
Time of the Clones (Steam)
Rekindle (Steam)
Slayers, Inc. (Steam)
Alone: Recode (Steam)
Ninja: Rise of a Hero (Steam)
Try to Catch Up (Steam)
DEX : Speed Run – Level Maker – World Records (Steam)
Blind Postman (Steam)
Confessions at Candlewood Lake (Steam)
恋爱关系 (Steam)
Dungeon Town (Steam)