New video games out this week
“Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle.” The Mario and Ubisoft Rabbids franchises collide in this squad battle game in which Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi team up with four Rabbids (no distinguishable personalities to speak of) to explore and engage in combat through four different worlds. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $60 for Nintendo Switch.
“ARK: Survival Evolved.” Do you like riding dinosaurs? And shooting stuff while you ride those dinosaurs? Have we got a game for you! This open-world combat game leaves Early Access status after about a year since its debut, during which time several game modes had already been released. Rated T for Teen. $60-$160 in Standard, Explorer’s and Collector’s Editions, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Mac and Linux.
Also out this week: “Obduction” (PS4), “Hexlide” (PC), “Everybody’s Golf!” (PS4), “Redout” (PS4, Xbox One, Switch), “Absolver” (PS4, PC), “Rock of Ages 2: Bigger and Boulder” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Sonic Mania” (PC), “Yakuza Kiwami” (PS4), “WindJammers” (PS4, PlayStation Vita), “Resident Evil: Revelation” (PS4, Xbox One), “Warriors All-Stars” (PS4, PC), “Dead Alliance” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Sparc” (PS4), “Killing Floor 2” (Xbox One), “Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition” (PS4, Xbox One), “B.C.E.” (PC), “The Coma: Recut” (PC, PS4, Xbox One), “Surf World Series” (PS4, PC), “The Metronomicon” (PS4, Xbox One), “Cat Sorter VR” (PC), “ReCore: Definitive Edition” (PC, Xbox One), “X-Morph Defense” (PC, Xbox One), “Ys Seven” (PC), “Life is Strange: Before the Storm” (PC, Xbox One, PS4), “Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack” (Switch), “Last Day of June” (PS4, PC), “Axiom Verge” (Switch, Nintendo Wii U), “Astro Bears Party” (Switch), “Songbringer” (Xbox One, PC), “White Noise 2” (Xbox One).
Here’s a trailer for that Rabbids/Mario mashup:
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