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New Video Game Releases for the Week of 2-4-18

It’s a good week for atmospheric narratives. Outside of a few Nintendo Selects coming to the 3DS on Monday, the real treat(s) start rearing their considerable heads on Tuesday.

Without much of a surprise, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered is (apparently) phenomenal. Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition and Dandara both set a high bar for quality pixel art, an aesthetic quickly followed by Aegis Defenders and Atomik: RunGunJumpGun later in the week. Eco drops on Tuesday for PC, as well; it looks a bit like Minecraft, but it’s got quite an audacious reliance on its in-game, community-built economy and thriving ecosystem (which must be kept healthy).

Bear With Me releases this week, and its endearing dialogue is enough to give the game a double take. Along with A Case of Distrust coming Thursday, be careful not to overlook the minimalism. After looking at the trailers, I’m not sure how much “game” is in either point and click adventure, but both look alluring in their presentation, at least. Give Far-Out a look if you need something with a little more interaction; its story is set in space, so it’s quite the departure from either of the aforementioned.

Looking for a little competition? Laser League comes out this week, bringing new meaning to the phrase “map awareness.” Disc Jam offers a tennis-like digital sport, but with frisbees instead of bouncing balls—the physics make all the difference here.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest.

Monday, February 5th

  • R-COIL
  • Big Tower Tiny Square
  • ULTIMATE ARENA: SHOWDOWN (Early Access)
  • Seven Mysteries: The Last Page
  • Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo Selects) – 3DS
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo Selects) – 3DS
  • Ultimate NES Remix (Nintendo Selects) – 3DS
  • Lonely Trip
  • Freshman
  • Big Fat Neighbor (Early Access)
  • Universe Balancing Bureau
  • PIXEL DRIFT
  • Fog of War (Free Edition)
  • Tale of Swords: Mystery Scroll
  • A Little Rabbit Story
  • Snake Classic
  • Super Army of Tentacles 3: The Search for Army of Tentacles 2 (Black GOAT of the Woods Edition)
  • Chocolate Makes You Happy 3
  • Clumsy Chef
  • Dungeons Forever
  • Freeways
  • NewTypes (Early Access)
  • Paint Skills
  • R Academy
  • Star Epica 3720 (Early Access)
  • QLORB
  • Slime-san: Sheeple’s Sequel
  • Unity of Four Elements
  • S.U.B.

Tuesday, February 6th

  • Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition – PC/PS4/Switch/X1VITA
  • Eco
  • Remnants of Naezith
  • Dandara – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Shadow of the Colossus – PS4
  • Unleash
  • Midnight Quest
  • BLACKHOLE: Complete Edition – PS4
  • Marooners – PS4/X1
  • Dragon Sinker – PS4/VITA
  • Sairento VR
  • BLIK
  • Block Shock
  • The Curse Tower
  • Armored Squad
  • THE UGANDAN WARRIOR or DO YOU KNOW DA WEI?1
  • Neon
  • President Trump The Way In Uganda
  • Death or Cress (Early Access)
  • Element Industry (Early Access)
  • THE ARCHER: Dead Hunt
  • Skydiving Simulator VR
  • Fantastic Sea
  • Favorite Miner
  • Super Poop
  • !4RCN01D! 2: Retro Edition
  • Armored Warfare – PS4
  • Viki Spotter: Undersea
  • DIVE: Starpath
  • Bleed 2 – PS4
  • Crazy Appliances (Early Access)
  • Heroine Anthem Zero: Episode 1 – PS4

Wednesday,   February 7th

  • Fishing: Barents Sea
  • All Our Asias
  • Just Ski
  • MEANDERS
  • Card Crawl
  • Treasure Adventure World
  • The Forbidden Arts (Early Access)
  • Little Triangle – X1
  • Let’s Zig Zag
  • Gazing From Beyond
  • Pinstripe – X1
  • KOEWOTAYORINIA SP
  • Tomato Jones — Episode 3
  • Lost God
  • Anime Girl or Bottle?
  • DYE – X1
  • Dream on the Moon (Early Access)
  • Primitive Shooter
  • Balloon
  • Prism
  • Aiden
  • REPTILOIDS
  • Cute Hedgehog
  • The Darkside Detective – Switch
  • Armada: Modern Tanks

Thursday, February 8th

  • Aegis Defenders – PC/PS4/Switch
  • Sprint Vector
  • Laser League
  • A Case of Distrust
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall
  • The Painter’s Playground
  • Dig Dog
  • Octogeddon
  • Escort Commander
  • Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess
  • Frozen Door
  • Arcade Archives: Crazy Climber – Switch
  • Mercenaries Saga Chronicles – Switch
  • Hunt Down the Freeman
  • ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun – Switch
  • Bubble Blast Rescue VR
  • Disc Jam – Switch
  • The Seven Districts of Sin: The Tail Makes the Fox — Episode 1
  • Math Tile
  • Hostage: Rescue Mission
  • Chaos Control
  • Drakkhen
  • Eternam
  • Bubble Ghost
  • Mystical
  • Unitystation
  • Fable of the Sword
  • Planetoid Pioneers
  • Balloonatics (Early Access)
  • Cubiques
  • Aperion Cyberstorm – Switch
  • Indecision.
  • Comrades and Barons: Solitaire of Bloody 1919
  • Thirsty Bubble
  • RTS Commander: Smash the Rebels
  • Martha Madison: Electricity
  • Nightwolf: Survive the Megadome (Early Access)
  • Rysen
  • For the Stars (Early Access)
  • WWII: Eiyuu Retsuden Doro no Naka no Tora Otto Kariusu
  • Battle Roses!
  • Martha Madison: Energy
  • Martha Madison: Magnetism
  • Martha Madison: Optics
  • Martha Madison: Forces
  • Martha Madison: Waves
  • Martha Madison: Simple Machines Volume 1
  • Martha Madison: Simple Machines Volume 2
  • Homeworld Defense
  • Pixel to the West
  • Bear With Me (Collector’s Edition)
  • Marco Polo
  • Time Gate: Knight’s Chase
  • Kitty Powers’ Love Life
  • ACA NeoGeo: 2020 Super Baseball – Switch
  • Black Hole – Switch

Friday, February 9th

  • Far-Out
  • BREAK ARTS II
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia – PS4
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] – PS4/VITA/PS3
  • Rise of Industry (Early Access)
  • Descenders
  • Dragon Quest Builders – Switch
  • King of the Eggs
  • Bleed 2 – X1
  • Containment
  • Fly the Plane
  • Xenomorph
  • Rotator
  • Paradox Soul
  • OutBreak Zombie
  • Space Mining
  • Foosball VR (Early Access)
  • Lost in Space
  • Redline Ultimate Racing (Early Access)
  • Hiking Simulator 2018
  • Ski Hard: Lorsbruck 1978
  • G*y Run
  • Afternoon Empire
  • CRASHBOT
  • Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition – X1
  • Starpoint Gemini Warlords – X1

Saturday, February 10th

  • Dinoku

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Zach's eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he's chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.