Rocket Punch is back with this week's new game releases! Final Fantasy returns to handheld, Jonathan Blow and team release their exciting new puzzler, PC gamers can finally play Rise of the Tomb Raider. There are so many game coming out this week, but we break them all down for you right here!
Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) - January 26
The world is at war over the greatest source of power in the world, the Grand Crystal. Players must band together to form an elite squad of Explorers, who venture out to collect pieces of the Grand Crystal to provide energy for the planet while fighting off hordes of monsters.
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4) - January 26
Combine superpowers like telekinesis and time travel and become the Hero, Cassandra. Use your skill and wits to battle her way through the enemy-filled secret facility, The Quarry, to save your abducted friend and solve a deep family mystery.
Lego Marvel’s Avengers (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC) – January 26
Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel videogame franchise returns with a new action-packed, Super Hero adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience the first console videogame featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed film Marvel’s The Avengers, the blockbuster sequel Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and more. Play as the most powerful Super Heroes in their quest to save the world.
Order of the Thorne: The King's Challenge (PC) - January 26
Order of the Thorne is an upcoming fantasy point and click anthology series featuring characters and stories set within the land of Uir. Our heroes and heroines will all embark on their own special quest that will eventually send them all on the same path to glory and retribution.
The Witness (PS4, PC) – January 26
You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. Designed and produced by Jonathan Blow (designer of critically-acclaimed game Braid), developed by a small independent team.
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) - January 28
Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautiful hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition as she seeks to discover the secret of immortality.
Bombshell (PC) - January 29
A dangerous universe requires an even more dangerous hero. Enter Bombshell.
From the creators of 2013's Rise of the Triad and legendary game maker 3D Realms comes Bombshell, an isometric action role-playing game for PC and consoles. Bomb disposal technician turned mercenary for hire, Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison must strong-arm her way across 4 planets in an Unreal Engine-powered galactic adventure to rescue the president from an apocalyptic alien threat. With out-of-this-world enemies, a never-before-seen arsenal of devastating weaponry and a host of genre-crossing mechanics, Bombshell is set to blow you away
This War of Mine (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
This War Of Mine provides an experience of war seen from an entirely new angle. For the very first time you do not play as an elite soldier, rather a group of civilians trying to survive in a besieged city. During the day snipers outside stop you from leaving your refuge, so you need to focus on maintaining your hideout. At night you get a chance to scavenge nearby locations for items that will help you stay alive.
Make life-and-death decisions driven by your conscience. Try to protect everybody from your shelter or sacrifice some of them to endure the hardships. During war, there are no good or bad decisions; there is only survival. The sooner you realize that, the better.
Tropico 5 - Complete Collection (PC) - January 29
Return to the remote island nation of Tropico in the next installment of the critically acclaimed and hugely popular ‘dictator sim’ series. Expand your Dynasty’s reign from the early colonial period to beyond the 21st Century, facing an all-new set of challenges, including advanced trading mechanics, technology and scientific research, exploration and for the first time in Tropico history – cooperative and competitive MULTIPLAYER for up to 4 players.
Panmorphia (PC, Mac, Linux) - January 31
The legend goes that in each generation a child is born, a sentinel, bound to the land of Panmorphia and the four elements that govern it. The sentinels have the ability to wield each element and transform themselves into an animal that best represents it. With the use of the amulet they are able to combine all four elements and travel through the aether. They are called upon for help in times of need.