New Game Releases: Week of February 2, 2016
Hey guys and gals! Welcome to another week of New Game Releases! This week, we have a ton of diverse game for players of all tastes to go through. It may not matter though, as we will be treated to one of the big releases of 2016 by the end of the week! Check out the games below:
Cobalt (Xbox One, 360, PC) - February 2
Shoot, roll, punch, and jump your way to slow-motion victory in Cobalt – a couch multiplayer and action platformer from Oxeye Game Studio. Dominate in local or online multiplayer campaigns, or co-op your way through Cobalt’s story game mode as a cyborg sent to uncover the mysterious disappearance of a human colony on an alien planet.
With over 30 multiplayer maps, six different gameplay modes, three dozen types of weapons and unique gameplay elements such as auto-slow-motion and rolling, Cobalt offers endless discovery and entertainment. Oh, and ridable giant space hamsters.
Calendula (PC) - February 2
Calendula is a video game. Calendula is a meta game. Calendula is a minimalist game. Calendula is a horror game. Calendula is an atmospheric game. Calendula is a mystery. Calendula is an experience. Calendula is a glass full of blood. Calendula is evil. Calendula is a flower. Calendula is pain. Calendula is your deepest secret.
Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) - February 2
Crypt of the NecroDancer is a hardcore rhythm-based roguelike game. Can you survive this deadly dungeon of dance, slay the NecroDancer, and recapture your still beating heart? Or will you be a slave to the rhythm for all eternity? Players must move on the beat to navigate procedurally generated dungeons while battling dancing skeletons, zombies, dragons, and more! Groove with the game's epic dance soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection. You can even play with a dance pad to really shake your bones!
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4, Vita) – February 2
Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital worlds is blurred. Logging into cyberspace is part of everyday life. For one teenager, a harmless on-line chat spawns a chance encounter with a mysterious hacker. Little did this teen know, this brief meeting would lead to a digi-monumental adventure.
In Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, scan, raise, and train your faithful Digimon companions to battle by your side against a group of hackers.
Do you have what it takes to crack this digi-case?
Dreii (PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android) - February 2
Dreii is a puzzling game about skill, logic and friendship, that subtly connects players in realtime across the world, to help one another in a battle against gravity. In Dreii your mission is simple; build a tower to a specified point and hold it there. Sounds simple? Like anything in life, things get in the way of reaching your goals including gravity, explosives, magnetism, thunderstorms and incompetent colleagues. Featuring true cross platform play, Dreii allows friends to play on different desktop and mobile devices to unite and work together in their battle with blocks.
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 2
Gain a new perspective as Kat, a strong-willed girl trying to protect her future in a world that's crumbling to pieces. With incredible gravity-altering abilities, Kat is the only one who can salvage the floating city of Hekseville – if only she could remember who she is…
Control gravity with the touch of a button and deliver devastating attacks in this mind-bending action-adventure game. Do you have the courage to battle the mysterious and dangerous Nevi, recover Hekseville’s lost districts and uncover the secrets of Kat’s forgotten past?
Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) - February 2
Gamindustri has entered a precarious season known as the CPU Shift Period. During this time of social unrest, deprecating rumors about the CPUs have begun to saturate Gamindustri. Neptune and the others worry the citizens will soon call for new leaders to replace them and that their rule will end. In these critical moments for Planeptune, Neptune and Nepgear mysteriously disappear. Their destination: a divergent world, nearing its catastrophic end,called the Zero Dimension.
They encounter the last remaining CPU of this world, Uzume Tennouboshi, who is desperately waging a lonely battle against a colossal evil known as the Dark CPU. Will Neptune and Nepgear be able to work together with Uzume in order to save Zero Dimension from tragedy?
So begins a new adventure for Neptune...
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4, PS3) - February 2
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel features characters from different anime, manga and visual novels, these fighters assemble and universes collide.
Not a Hero (PS4) - February 2
hen an anthropomorphic rabbit/mayoral candidate from the future namedBunnyLord needs a murderous loner to clean up the city during the election, Steve heroically offers up his dubious skills with a gun and lack of self-preservation instinct to this mysterious stranger from beyond. Now Steve must clear five districts of crime and recruit new heroes for his cause by sliding, diving, ducking, and taking cover through hundreds of full-throttle shootouts across the city. Through the power of ISO-Slant™ technology and a wasted youth, London-based developer Roll7 (OlliOlli) delivers the greatest 2¼D cover-based indie shooter of all time ever.
Steve Jackson's Sorcery (PC, Mac) - February 2
Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is a four-part fantasy adventure like never before. With tens of thousands of choices, the story rewrites itself around your actions. Battle weird and deadly creatures, cast powerful spells, play with honour, or lie, cheat and steal. The fate of the land of Kakhabad is in your hands!
American Truck Simulator (PC, Mac, Linux) - February 3
Haul through the legendary roads! American Truck Simulator will take you on a journey throughout the vast landscapes full of breathtaking landmarks of North America. Drive iconic American trucks and become the King of the Road while building a large transportation company from scratch.
Fortified (Xbox One, PC) - February 3
Fortified is an explosive strategy shooter where players will defend the Earth against a menacing Martian invasion in the 1950s. Play as one-of-four pulp inspired heroes as they fight swarms of terrifying robots with an arsenal of Cold War era weapons and experimental technology. Protect the city by building a network of defensive structures, commanding an army, and jumping into battle against dangerous sky scraping attackers. Fight for Earth alone or with up to four players for the ultimate co-op defense experience.
Agatha Christie – The A.B.C. Murders (PC, Mac) - February 4
The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel. You are the famous private detective Hercule Poirot and, once again, you find yourself up against a mysterious serial killer who goes by the name of "ABC".
The Political Machine (PC) - February 4
Make your run for President of the United States! Take a stance on current issues, stretch the truth, and smear your opponents as you climb your way to the top of Capitol Hill! Choose one of over a dozen presidental candidates or create your own ideal candidate. Give speeches, go on talk shows, hire unsavory operatives and do whatever it takes to win on election day.
Shutshimi (Wii U) - February 4
Shütshimi is a randomized shoot'em up about a muscle-bound fish with memory problems defending the seven seas. Armed with your trusty bullet-morphing shotgun, defeat or navigate through waves of enemies and collect powerups as you battle your way through each of the game's bosses. But there's a catch (there's always a catch): you've been cursed with an incredibly short attention span. Combat waves and upgrade cycles only last 10 seconds a piece, so you'd better act fast!
Dungelot: Shattered Lands (PC) - February 5
Dungelot: Shattered Lands is a Minesweeper-esque roguelike, packed with gurgling enemies, wicked mushrooms, angry totems, and a quite insane zombie cow.
XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
Earth has changed. Twenty years have passed since world leaders offered an unconditional surrender to alien forces. XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered. Now, in XCOM 2, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.
Only those who live at the edges of the world have a margin of freedom. Here, a force gathers once again to stand up for humanity. Always on the run, and facing impossible odds, the remnant XCOM forces must find a way to ignite a global resistance, and eliminate the alien threat once and for all.