Out This Week: Battleborn, SUPERHOT, The Park
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
A super hot week of releases
Out This Week is pretty self explanatory; it's our weekly look back at all of the new games that were released on Xbox One and Xbox 360. We've tinkered with the format a bit and streamlined it so it's easy to be informed of all the latest games. You'll find information on the pricing for different regions, the publisher/developer's description of the game, and a conveniently placed trailer for your viewing pleasure.
This edition covers all games released on Xbox platforms between April 30th and May 6th. You're most certainly welcome!
Azkend 2: The World Beneath
- Publisher/Developer: 10tons Ltd.
- Price: £6.39/$7.99/€7,99
"While traveling from Liverpool to New York, your ship was pulled down into a massive maelstrom. You woke up in a place that may never have been gazed upon by the eyes of men. From now on, your goal is to ascend from the center of the Earth and find your way back to civilization.
Azkend 2 is a casual match-three puzzle game with more than 60 levels of impeccably polished gameplay. Discover and equip more than a dozen unique powerups, and complete hidden object minigames on your journey."
- Publisher/Developer: 2K/Gearbox Software
- Price: £49.99/$59.99/€69,99
"A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe's very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes while building and growing your personal team of heroes.
Battleborn has a deep roster of 25 playable heroes. Every hero has their own personality and comes equipped with unique weapons and powers. Battleborn's Story Mode is a narrative experience that can be played entirely singleplayer, and can be played cooperatively with friends both splitscreen and online."
- Publisher/Developer: Wales Interactive/Milky Tea Studios
- Price: £9.59/$11.99/€11,99
- Coffin Dodgers Pure Xbox Review
"Coffin Dodgers sees you take on the role of saving one of seven quirky retirement village residents, each racing for their soul in "pimped up" mobility scooters against none other than the Grim Reaper himself. Our old heroes are armed with a variety of homemade weapons and gadgets to take on anything the Grim Reaper and his Zombie army may throw at them. Can you survive the retirement village?
Players must battle it out against The Grim Reaper and other competitors over a 13 race Championship, where only the most skilled racer will survive."
- Publisher/Developer: Runestone Games
- Price: £7.99/$9.99/€9,99
"A retro-inspired masterpiece, Mystery Castle is the one puzzle game that will rule them all! This game is for everyone who loves adventure, treasure hunting, laughing out loud, transforming into creatures, drinking potions, possessing monsters, explosions, inept wizards, witless golems, huge floating eyeballs, magic portals, magic lanterns, grumpy dwarfs, cheerful e*****s, irate hotel owners, giant monsters, throwing bombs at giant monsters… and then laughing some more!
As Monty the Wizard you must solve 180 unique stages and save the five Castles of Mystery from the evil that lurks within."
- Publisher/Developer: Superhot Team
- Price: £19.99/$24.99/€24,99
- SUPERHOT Pure Xbox Review
"Time moves only when you move. Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.
With its unique, stylized graphics SUPERHOT finally adds something new and disruptive to the FPS genre. SUPERHOT's polished, minimalist visual language helps you concentrate on the most important - on the fluidity of gameplay and cinematic beauty of the fight."
- Publisher/Developer: Funcom
- Price: £10.39/$12.99/€12,99
"Set in a creepy amusement park hiding a dark and sinister secret, The Park is a one to two hour long first-person psychological horror experience focusing on intense storytelling and exploration instead of combat and action.
A day at the park... a lost teddy bear... a missing child. As the sun sets over Atlantic Island Park, you must explore its dilapidated rides in search of your son, Callum. As darkness falls, you will experience panic and paranoia through a narrative written by a team of award winning storytellers."
The question is simple: What games tickle your fancy this week?