This Week in Games: Jan 15 – 20

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The continuation of one of the original non-Nintendo platformers, a new remaster from Naughty Dog and a great platformer for your Switch are ahead of you for your first week of gaming… yeah we said 2 platformers but it is just January, give it a little time to warm up. But before we get to the full list, here are your highlights:

And for our first big game of the year is Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. Coming to pretty much every platform on Thursday (and to PlayStation and the Switch as a deluxe edition on Monday) this is a return to the classic Prince of Persia 2D roots with some side scrolling platforming and swordplay.

And on Friday for those who only just got through the Last of Use Part I remastered is Part II this Thursday. Still a PlayStation exclusives for those who have already played TLoU Part II the new edition adds more outfits for your main characters but also adds lost levels, and a survival mode (a wave shooter type survival mode). It also adds more free play with the guitar so expect to see a lot of those on your TikTok.

Honourable Mention: And our first honourable mention this year goes to The Pedestrian coming to the Nintendo Switch this Friday. If you are not familiar with this one it has been out via Steam and other consoles for sometime but now on the best platform for it, the Switch. A platformer that has you playing as the little dude you see on road signs and crossings this is a platformer with a unique point of view and a favourite of ours.

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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15th
Vertigo 2 (PlayStation)
Extreme Bike Racing (PlayStation)
Monke Island: Rise of the Beast (Epic Store)
Hard Racing (Switch)
Trupki (Steam)
Quallet (Steam)
Dark Ride Simulator (Steam VR)
Project Real (Steam)
Moon Wars (Steam)
ROAD (Steam)
Dodecadone (Steam)
ByteBurst (Steam)
Omurice Next Time (Steam)
Deadly Nightmare Unwanted Heritage (Steam)
Soul Sader (Steam)
Unknown place (Steam)
Forest legend (Steam)
Unsung Empires: The Cholas (Steam)
Death ring (Steam)
Heroine’s Claw (Steam)

16th
Rough Justice: ’84 (PlayStation)
Toy Trains (PSVR)
Nephenthesys (PlayStation)
Poppy Playtime (Switch)
Farm Knight Adventures (Switch)
Legend of Grimrock (Switch)
Jump, Froggy! Jump! (Steam)
The Last Medic (Steam)
Time Survivors (Steam)
Chromatic Isle (Steam)
Terrafort (Steam)
Sovereign Syndicate (Steam)
The Glitch Prison (Steam)
Pocket Pusher (Steam)
My Grandparent’s House (Steam)
Elvera (Steam)
The Four Paths (Steam)
War Shore (Steam)
The Fancy Pants Adventures: Classic Pack (Steam)
MiceGard (Steam)
Sakura Succubus 8 (Steam)
Chronicle Survivors (Steam)
Spellbound Hearts (Steam)
Extreme Bike Racing (Steam)
Wipe Girls (Steam)
Artifact Seeker:Prologue (Steam)
Garlic Builder (Steam)
Extreme Evolution: Drive to Divinity (Steam)
Homebrew32 (Steam)

17th
Food Truck Simulator (Xbox)
Bahnsen Knights (PlayStation)
Bulletstorm VR (PSVR)
Nephenthesys (Switch)
Kingsvein (Steam)
Chaos Sisters (Steam)
Strange Survivors (Steam)
CLeM: The First Attribute (Steam)
A Thug’s Ascension (Steam)
Cooked Out (Steam)
Toy Trains (Steam VR)
Home Safety Hotline (Steam)
Contain (Steam)
Starlight Scouts (Steam)
RTS Football (Steam)
Climb Challenge – Find Items Mountain Village (Steam)
Panda Go (Steam)
Just Click The Button (Steam)
Atlas Wept (Steam)
The Lab and Dungeons (Steam)
Dominions 6 – Rise of the Pantokrator (Steam)
Creature Summon: Showdown Moment (Steam)

18th
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (Epic Store, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch)
Dreadout 2 (Switch)
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch)
Argonauts Agency 3 (Xbox)
Nephenthesys (Xbox)
Ziggy (PlayStation)
The Cub (PlayStation)
The Last of Us™ Part II Remastered (PlayStation)
Found It! (Switch)
Reef Escape (Switch)
Super Sean 007 (Switch)
Fairytale Theatre (Switch)
DreadOut2 (Switch)
Room of Depression (Switch)
Shalnor Legends (Switch)
3D PUZZLE – Factory (Steam)
No Case Should Remain Unsolved (Steam)
Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Springs The Thrilling Steamy Maze Kiwami (Steam)
What’s Up There? (Steam)
Autumn Spirit (Steam)
77th: The Game (Steam)
The Last Flame (Steam)
First Cut: Samurai Duel (Steam)
TetraMage (Steam)
Frontline Survivors (Steam)
Zero Grounds (Steam)
All Quiet in the Trenches (Steam)
Renovation Plan (Steam)
SaiBorRai (Steam)
Little Elf Tanks (Steam)
Combo Card Clashers: Prologue (Steam)
Three Kingdoms Zhao Yun (Steam)
LONESTAR (Steam)
NEXT FLOOR (Steam)
Multi Turret Academy (Steam)

19th
Another Code: Recollection (Switch)
The Cub (Xbox, Switch)
The Last of Us Part II Remastered (PS5)
Bahnsen Knights (Xbox)
Resetail (Xbox)
Rising Lords (Xbox)
Turnip Boy Robs a Bank (Xbox, Epic Store, Steam)
Knights of Greyfang (Switch)
Car Racing (Switch)
Chess – Grandmaster  Royal Bundle (Switch)
The Pedestrian (Switch)
Vigour (Switch)
Choo-Choo Charles (Switch)
Tenement (Switch)
Sniper Hunter Scope (Switch)
Detective – Sella Portal Case (Switch)
Hero of Fate (Switch)
Witch Rise (Switch)
Tennis Simulator 2024 (Switch)
Rocket Smash (Steam)
Exiled (Steam)
Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion Wars (Steam)
Retropolis 2: Never Say Goodbye (Steam VR)
Aquascapers (Steam)
The Pony Factory (Steam)
New Cycle (Steam)
Belonging (Steam)
Eyes Of Memes (Steam)
Aground Zero (Steam)
Fractured Veil (Steam)
Escape From Inferno (Steam)
Haikuna (Steam)
Battle for Desert City (Steam)
Knights of Grayfang (Steam)
Puzzle Club (Steam)
Just Xiangqi (Steam)
Apex Heroines (Steam)
An Unusual Cadence (Steam)
The Forgotten Cabin! (Steam)
Grim’s Gambit (Steam) – Free
DUNGEON: Cradle of hell (Steam)
Glory to Ukraine! (Steam)
TAKEUMA 2D (Steam)
Runaway bride (Steam)
ChildStory (Steam)
Palworld (Steam)
Hypnosis Card (Steam)
Big Adventure: Trip to Europe 6 – Collector’s Edition (Steam)
Stack Slayer (Steam)

20th
Kubics (Xbox)
Palworld (Game Preview) (Xbox)
Witch Rise (Xbox)
The Death Into Trouble (Epic Store)
Death Motel (Switch)
六面∞臂(Rokumenhappi) (Steam)
Edward’s Journey (Steam)
Ingression: The Portal Trial (Steam)
Once upon a Dungeon II (Steam)
Cluck Frenzy (Steam) – Free
SUF 30k (Steam)
Intravenous 2: Mercenarism (Steam)
Wizard of foam Magic (Steam)
Gordian Rooms 2: A curious island (Steam)
The Cub (Steam)
Quiet on Set (Steam)
Jumpfox: Always Running (Steam)
Kebab Chefs! – Restaurant Simulator (Steam)
Two Climbers (Steam)
Who do you want to date? professional girls сollection (Steam)
DitherDream (Steam)
Familiars.io (Steam)
Capital Dilemma (Steam)
Dogs Club (Steam)
The Basement (Steam)
Seven Betrayers (Steam)
Bad Santa (Steam)
Snake Crush (Steam)
Swing Solver (Steam)

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