After last week’s thrilling Six Nations matches and the start of the F1 Season, it’s a more subdued weekend for sport. I was planning on watching the Formula E from China, but it was a bit too early for my liking!
Unless you’re heading to London today, it could be a nice relaxed weekend ahead of us. So let’s see what’s been happening in games this week?
In the News This Week
- Sony’s first State of Play stream will be coming direct to you on Monday
- Sony patent a wireless PlayStation VR headset
- Oculus Rift S is Facebook’s second generation headset for PC
- Sega announce the next Yakuza game
- Castle Crashers Remastered heads to Switch and PlayStation 4
- Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3 will release in May, leading to a finale in December
- Rumour: EA Access heading to PlayStation 4
- Control, Journey to the Savage Planet, and The Outer Worlds all become Epic Game Store exclusives
- Detroit: Become Human, Beyond: Two Souls and Heavy Rain are coming to PC via the Epic Games Store
- Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch in April, and will get Xbox Live features
Games in Review
It was a good week for the reviews, with a lot of games being highly rated:
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – PS4, XBO, PC – 9/10
- Assault Android Cactus+ – Switch – 9/10
- Motorsport Manager – Switch – 8/10
- Steins;Gate Elite – PS4, PC, Switch – 8/10
- Everspace – Stellar Edition – Switch – 7/10
- Fate/EXTELLA LINK – PS4, Vita, PC, Switch – 7/10
- Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2 – PS4, XBO, PC, Switch – 6/10
- The Princess Guide – Switch – 6/10
- Vane – PS4 – 5/10
Reviewed platform in bold.
This Week’s Features
Glancing at the previews, Jason went hands on with Black Future ’88, which he described as “a roguelike 2D action shooter soaked in style and dripping with the kind of challenge that players live for”. The other preview came from Tef, who played Space Junkies, Ubisoft’s upcoming VR multiplayer shooter… in space! This weekend it’s also having a free open beta, so why not give it a go?
Elsewhere, Tef called the Apex Legends Season 1 Battle Pass ‘surprisingly dull’ considering how good the base game is, while Thomas looked at five ways The Division 2 is better than the first while he continues to plug away at our review.
A pretty quiet week for the community it looks like!
- MrYd got his VR fix in Firewall and Honor and Duty, and added some Victor Vran and Motorhead DLC.
- Crazy_Del added the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Platinum to his collection so moved onto MK vs DCU, and also aims to help B_Cambo get the For Honor plat this weekend.
- And tactical20 got ‘slightly addicted’ to Mario Odyssey, while his wife reached a best of 8th in Tetris 99.
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The Week Ahead
As March draws to a close, here’s what’s coming out this week:
- Final Fantasy VII – XBO, Switch – 26/03
- Generation Zero – PS4, XBO, PC – 26/03
- Space Junkies – PSVR, Rift, Vive, WMR – 26/03
- The Walking Dead: The Final Season – 26/03
- Assassin’s Creed III – PS4, XBO – 29/03
Have a good week, and I’ll be back soon!