March is just around the corner and with it comes a change of seasons and (hopefully) better weather for those of us shivering away on the British Isles. Still, perhaps another three months or sustained freezing cold temperatures and heavy rain may not be such a bad thing, especially when you consider the number of games waiting in the pipeline.
- Homeworld Remastered Collection [PC]
- Desert Ashes [PSV]
- htoL#NiQ -The Firefly Diary [PSV]
- Limbo [PS4]
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Ep.1 [PS4 | PS3 | XB1 | 360 | PC]
- Titan Attacks! [Wii U]
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse [PS4 | PS3 | XB1 | 360]
- Dying Light [PS4 | XB1 | PC]
- Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart [PSV]
- Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late [PS3]
- Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires [XB1 | PS4 | PS3]
First out of the blocks we have Homeworld Remastered from the lovely folks over at Gearbox Software. Originally developed by Company of Heroes studio, Relic Entertainment, the rights to the Homeworld license went up for grabs during THQ’s demise a few years ago. Clearly passionate about the IP, Borderlands creators Gearbox purchased the license with its winning bid of $1.35m. Homeworld Remastered Collection will include updated versions of both Homeworld 1 and 2 as well the original classics.
Later on in the week we have the return of Resident Evil: Revelations – at least in part. Capcom decided to steer the franchise in a new direction with its latest instalment, opting for the episodic approach. This first chapter of four will see players adopt the role of Claire Redfield as she and Moira Burton (yes, Barry’s daughter) fight their way off a zombie-infested island. Compared to older entries in the series, expect more fluid gameplay and a bigger focus on partner play.
Swapping zombies for Zhao Yun, this week also brings us another game in the Dynasty Warriors franchise. DW8 Empires is more of a spin-off as opposed to an update or re-release, giving players freedom to build and expand their very own kingdom. Although it uses the exact same combat mechanics, Empires brings a strategic metagame to the table as well as dozens of customisation options. Expect our review later this week.
Another notable release in this week’s line-up is Dragon Ball XenoVerse. Fresh out of Japanese studio, Dimps, it is yet another Dragon Ball Z adaptation from the developer, known for its work on the Budokai trilogy. In XenoVerse, players create their very own fighter selecting from a number of different races. Alongside protagonist, Trunks, you will embark upon a time-travelling romp through the ages, correcting any anomalies you find along the way.