Though action adventure Darksiders III
can't escape the legacy of its predecessors, digital card game Artifact
makes a big splash, well-received theme park designer Parkitect
sets out its stall, and Nairi: Tower Of Shirin
wanders into view, while Ride 3
offers 30 motorcycle race tracks and Floor Kids
breakdance battles onto PS4 and Xbox One.
For PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC from Nov 27
The 2010 franchise debut of Darksiders
was welcomed as a great reimagining of classic series The Legend Of Zelda
, though subsequent entries have struggled to live up to the same high watermark. This third entry has not War or Death but Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, Fury, as the lead character attempting to prevent the end of the world.
For PS4, XBO from Nov 27
Let the breakdance battling commence and build up a loyal crew with skillful and crowd-pleasing dance moves and transitions in this game for one or two players. DJ Kid Koala provides the OST. Well received upon its earlier PC and Nintendo Switch debuts.
For WinPC, Mac, Linux from Nov 28. Mobile editions in development.
Who says Valve doesn't make games? The acclaimed developer of Half-Life
and Dota 2
, and operator of PC gaming's Steam platform, returns with a digital card game expansion to the Dotaverse that has its two players managing three card battles at once. Packs of additional cards can be bought via the game client or Steam store.
Nairi: Tower Of Shirin
For WinPC and Nintendo Switch from Nov 29
Travel through the oasis city of Shirin, meeting its animal inhabitants, solving puzzles, and searching for the truth behind its mysterious tower. Inspired by The Last Airbender
, Toy Story
and Spirited Away
For WinPC, Mac, Linux from Nov 29
Design and manage a fully functioning theme park – including, in a sim genre novelty, vital staff and staging areas that are supposed to remain hidden from view. Already very well received over the course of a two-year Early Access rapid development phase.
For PS4, XBO, WinPC from Nov 30
Some 230 bikes (70 of which are new to the Ride
series,) 30 GP, road and supermoto tracks, race-based career mode and a livery editor are crammed into this improvement on franchise formula.
Also, this week's clutch of Nintendo Switch re-releases include dinoland resource-gathering challenge ARK: Survival Evolved
, wartime citizens' experience This War Of Mine
, stylised racer Horizon Chase Turbo
, serene sea explorer Abzu
, woodland adventure The First Tree
and feline life sim Cattails
. – AFP Relaxnews