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New Video Game Releases for the Week of 7-2-17

It’s a relatively tame week in terms of new video games, but it’s not without its surprises. PlayStation 4 owners can get their hands on experimental party game That’s You! on Tuesday. It uses your phone as the controller as you and your friends take selfies, draw on each other (digitally, of course), answer questions about one another, and a few other interesting party gags. Outside of the Classic Space Pack coming to LEGO Worlds this Wednesday, though, you’ll want to look to Thursday for the most likely additions to your gaming library.

Kirby’s Blowout Blast comes to the 3DS on the 6th, alongside the LIMBO-inspired Toby: The Secret Mine and the Absolution DLC for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for PS4, a timed exclusive. But the game that’s intrigued me the most is Baobabs Mausoleum from Celery Emblem, a Spanish studio embodied by one man: Jacob Jazz.

It’s only the first episode, Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos, but there’s so much absurdity sandwiched between its surreal pixel art aesthetic and point-and-click nature. It’s also kind of a JRPG. And you control a vampire eggplant. So yeah, here’s that trailer—just by concept alone, it deserves more views than it has:

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

Monday, July 3rd

  • To the Light
  • Escape From BioStation
  • Fantasy Mosaics 15: Ancient Land
  • Redneck Rampage: Possum Bayou
  • OzGrind Virtual Reality Showroom

Tuesday, July 4th

  • Time Golf Squad
  • That’s You! – PS4
  • Insectophobia: Episode 1
  • RoboCritters
  • symeCu8e
  • Void Wisp
  • Potentia
  • LIBERTY VR

Wednesday, July 5th

  • LEGO Worlds – Classic Space – PC/PS4/X1
  • Heroes of Paragon
  • Bomb Defense
  • Gold Rush in the Oort Cloud
  • Slash It Ultimate
  • Twin Roads

Thursday, July 6th

  • Kirby’s Blowout Blast – 3DS
  • Crollors Game Pack – 3DS
  • Baobabs Mausoleum – Ep. 1: Ovnifagos Don’t Eat Flamingos
  • Toby: The Secret Mine – PS4
  • Dreamblaster
  • Trenches of War
  • TABLE TENNIS INFINITY – 3DS
  • Revenant Saga – Wii U
  • Adventure Craft (Early Access)
  • Derelict Fleet
  • A Day at the Carnival – Wii U
  • A Snake’s Tale
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Absolution – PS4
  • Dreamals: Dream Quest
  • Stack ’em High – 3DS

Friday, July 7th

  • Accel World vs. Sword Art Online – PS4/Vita
  • SOYF
  • Legendary Hunter VR (Early Access)
  • Chateau Garden
  • Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar
  • Draw Love
  • Horse Racing 2016
  • Mr Blaster
  • Fidget Spinner
  • Block Robot Mini Survival Game
  • The Heart of the Earth
  • Little Red Lie
  • Eye of Odin (Early Access)
  • Happy Singh Adventures
  • Pixel Pursuit

Saturday, July 8th

  • Hooligan Vasja: Halloween

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Zachery Bennett

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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.