New video games out this week:
“Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.” Out Friday. The hit Nintendo Switch console gets its first big game that’s not called “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.” That it’s basically an enhanced version of an existing Nintendo Wii U title may not matter to Switch owners who skipped that game console, and this version boasts a revamped Battle Mode, new characters and, of course the portability the Switch allows for. Rated E for Everyone. $60 for Nintendo Switch.
“Outlast Trinity.” The bleak first-person horror survival game returns in this package that includes the original game, an expansion pack, and the new “Outlast 2,” about a pair of investigative journalists who go check out dirty deeds in the desert. “Outlast 2” is also available as a $30 stand-alone digital download as well for consoles and Windows PC. Rated M for Mature. $40 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Also out this week: “What Remains of Edith Finch” (PS4, PC), “Pinstripe” (PC), “Puyo Puyo Tetris” (Switch, PS4), “Lock’s Quest’ (PS4, Xbox One), “Dragon Quest Heroes II” (PS4, PC), “Valhalla Hills: Definitive Edition” (PS4, Xbox One), “Syberia 3” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Immortal Redneck” (PC), “Lamp Head” (PC), “Battle Riders” (PC), “Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III” (PC), “Little Nightmares” (PC, Xbox One, PS4), “Tanzia” (PC), “Riptale” (PC), “Super Red-Hot Hero” (PC), “Range Day VR” (PC), “Higurashi When They Cry Kai: Chapter 5” (PC), “Nova-111” (PS4, PlayStation Vita).
Here’s a video that shows what’s new in “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”:
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