Although far from overflowing, this week’s release schedule makes up for itself in terms of the sheer variety on offer. From zombie survival horror and swashbuckling action to intimate character drama and zany neo-noir comedy, it’s a fairly unconventional line-up.
- Dying Light [PS4 | X1 | PC]*
- Raven’s Cry [PS3 | PS4 | 360 | PC]
- Awesomenauts Assemble [PS4]
- Grim Fandango Remastered [PS4 | Vita | PC]
- Gunman Clive 2 [3DS]
- Castlevania: Circle of the Moon [Wii U]
- Metroid Prime Trilogy [Wii U]
- Life Is Strange [PS3 | PS4 | 360 | XB1 | PC]
- Teslagrad [PS4]
In this week’s vanguard we have the eagerly anticipated survival horror game, Dying Light from developer Techland. This isn’t the first zombie game they’ve work on, having produced 2011’s Dead Island, an ambitious albeit buggy first person sandbox. Having jumped ship from Deep Silver to Warner Bros. the studio has seemingly learned from its past mistakes, Dying Light looking to position itself as this spring’s definitive survival horror experience. Expect plenty of zombie-bashing action with a generous helping of first person parkour and plenty of makeshift weaponry.
Prospective buyers should note that the retail version of Dying Light has been pushed back in European territories. The game will still feature on PSN, Xbox Live and PC digital distribution services, however.
On the digital front we also have a varied selection of titles across all platforms. For Double Fine fans, the most prominent of these is no doubt Grim Fandango Remastered which is coming to PlayStation 4, PC and Vita this week. Since its debut in 1998, the adventure game has acquired a cult following which has continually called for the game’s re-release. Be sure to check out our review to see Grim Fandango still holds up today.
Elsewhere we have other digital releases including Gunman Clive 2 for the 3DS as well as eShop versions of both Castlevania: Circle of the Moon and the Metroid Trilogy. Awesomenauts and Teslagrad are also up there, this week debuting at retail on PlayStation 4. Last but certainly not least, however, we have Life Is Strange from Square Enix and Remember Me developer DONTNOD. Bearing similarities to Telltales’ recent spree of adventure games, Life Is Strange revolves around the story of young girl who is prone to premonitions of the future.