Howdy! Or ‘hi’ whatever works for you. We’ve got a lot of games news to get through and are battling consumption so let’s get on with it. This one’s for my pa!
- Terror of Hemasaurus
- Super Buff HD
- Gori: Cuddly Carnage
- Trinity Fusion
- Die by the Blade
- Yum Yum Cookstar
- A Plague Tale: Requiem
- Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart
- Wild Hearts
- Dead Space
- Jitsu Squad
- Dragon Munchies
- Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
- Arkanoid Eternal Battle
Terror of Hemasaurus
We’re not sure we’ve ever been as excited about a 2D monster game as we are about Terror of Hemasaurus. If you follow us on Twitter (do it, we’ll follow you back) you’ll see that we often retweet the devs and that’s because this Rampage clone is looking superb. And the great news is that it hits PSN on December 5th.
Super Buff HD
Digerati have announced a partnership with new developer, Buffcorp (brilliant name). The first game of this union will be Super Buff HD, a mostly solo effort designed with high-mobility and low-expectation in mind and it’s some sort of skate-surf FPS. It looks a bit like Serious Sam meets Postal. The visuals are sort of terrible and great at the same time. We’re completely into it.
The game is expected next year.
Gori: Cuddly Carnage
Another weird one for you, Gori: Cuddly Carnage is coming out next year also and is a “cuddly skate ‘n’ slash” game set in a neon world of mutated toys. You play as a cat on a death-dealing hoverboard. We have two questions: what is this madness and how can we get a piece of it? Looking like a mix of Jet Set Radio, Stray and a COVID fever dream, our words won’t do this justice. Luckily there’s a trailer. A mad one.
Angry Mob Games have announced Trinity Fusion, a very cool looking action rogue-lite where you play as three versions of the same person. Luckily all three versions look like they can handle themselves just fine with plenty of weapons and abilities with which to bring the fight. With some tasty visuals, fast-paced action and slick movement, this is looking like one to watch. Expect it next year.
Die by the Blade
This brutal sword-fighting title seems to be drawing some inspiration from that old PS1 favourite Bushido Blade in that it very much knows that you play with swords at your peril. Set in a lovely looking ‘Samurai Punk’ setting, this game is no button-masher and you’ll need to master your weapon as one hit can kill in it. This one is looking achingly cool, extremely bloody and pretty damn exciting. And the good news is that it’s out on November 3rd.
Yum Yum Cookstar
If you want something a little less bloody, Yum Yum Cookstar is a cute and colourful cooking game with over 70 recipes from burritos to unicorn smoothies. It’s essentially Masterchef but after eating a truckload of Haribo. It’s looking like one for the young ‘uns and might be better suited to the Nintendo Switch but it looks like some wholesome, sugary fun. And it’s out on November 11th.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Asobo Studio’s A Plague Tale sequel drops on October 18th is looking like a bleak, but beautiful, adventure that has a real story to tell. It’s out on October 18th and is looking excitingly triple-A. Check out the story trailer below for some spine tingles.
Gigantosaurus: Dino Kart
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good-looking kart racer but Gigantosaurus looks like it could be pretty special. You race around as mini dinosaurs in karts while giant dinos stomp all over the track. The visuals are looking pretty nifty on this one and with all manner of accessibility options, the whole family can enjoy its four player split-screen fun. Look out for it next year.
Coming from the EA Originals studio, Wild Hearts is looking like a Monster Hunter style game but set in a lush Ghost of Tsushima setting. With its epic monsters and gorgeous visuals, this is looking pretty special. We’re particularly excited about the three-player co-op option. This one hits PS5 on February 17th.
Fans of the old Xbox 360/PS3 era space-based horror title Dead Space will no doubt know that EA are remaking it and it’s due to hit PS5 on January 27th. What you might not know is that the developers, Motive, are blogging about the process of bringing this classic to new consoles. You can read about it here. Also, a new trailer has just dropped.
Having tried and failed to get into Brazilian Jiujitsu back when we weren’t as old and knackered, it’s fair to say that our best bet for some jits action is this insane-looking 2D brawler. To be honest our brains stopped working when we saw the leg-kicking crocodiles, so just watch the trailer below and get excited for its release (accompanied with a decent looking physical package coming on December 2nd). It’s looking like Castle Crashers but turned up to a million. We’re not sure what we just watched but we love it.
Fans of the brilliant resource-hoarding boardgame Catan will be pleased to know that Catan: Console Edition is coming to PSN next year. Now this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Catan on consoles. We played the hell out of the Xbox 360 version and there’s been a VR version too. If this one can keep the controls intuitive and just up the visuals (which it looks to be doing in the announcement trailer below) then we’ll be all over it. Look out for it in October 2023.
NEW PHYSICAL EDITIONS
This side-side scrolling RPG has you hunting down evil creatures and then cooking them in order to gain new abilities. We like the concept but fans of physical editions will love the new Premium Collector’s Edition which comes in special box and has a standee, sticker, poster, metallic print, a charm and more. Get it HERE.
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
Coming October 18th, you can now pre-order this Collector’s Edition which is mainly exciting because it comes inside a replica case of Tobin’s Spirit Guide and has a poster, stickers and a display stand. There’s no giant Twinky though. Find out more HERE.
Arkanoid Eternal Battle
The classic bat-and-ball brick-basher Arkanoid is coming back this time with a sweet-looking battle royale set up (like Tetris 99). You’ll be competing with up to 25 players in this fully modernised and revamped version of Taito’s coin-op classic. It’s due on October 27th and is already looking very cool. Keep an eye out for the upcoming Limited Edition package which includes a 3D lenticular, a booklet, stickers and in-game bonuses.