New video games out this week:
“Splatoon 2.” (Out Friday) One of the bigger and more beloved hits from the Nintendo Wii U era makes the jump to the Nintendo Switch with many more weapons, a new dodge-roll move and, for the first time, local multiplayer modes. The family friendly shooter (it’s paintballs, not bullets) in which squid teens compete in big, colorful arenas is loaded with style. A smart-phone app will add voice chat and more matchmaking options to the game.. Rated E-10+ for 10 and Older. $60 for Nintendo Switch.
“Gigantic.” (Out Thursday) Described as a “Genre smasher,” this indie game combines MOBA (massively online battle arena) with multiplayer hero shooters and, oh yeah, it also features giant creatures who fight alongside players. It’s been in open beta for a while and continues to draw new players. Free to play, Rated T for Teen for Xbox One and Windows PC.
Also out this week: “Bust the Game” (PC), “Minecraft Story Mode Season One: The Complete Adventure” (Nintendo Switch), “Age of Civilizations II” (PC), “Glasswinged Ascension” (PC), “Orcs Must Die! Unchained” (PlayStation 4), “Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire” (PS4), “Children of Zodiarcs” (PC)< “Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles” (PS4, PC), “Kingsway” (PC), “Aftergrinder” (PC), “Kingdoms and Castles” (PC), “8_Bit Armies Collector’s Edition” (PS4, Xbox One), “AereA Collector’s Edition” (PS4, Xbox One), “Moon Hunters” (Xbox One), “Aporia: Beyond the Valley” (PC), “Lone Echo” (PC), “Business Tour” (PC), “Eba & Egg: A Hatch Trip” (Nintendo Wii U), “Echo Arena” (PC), “Wrestling Revolution 3D” (PC), “Conga Master” (PS4, Xbox One), “Car Mechanic Simulator 2018” (PC), “Fortnite” (PS4, Xbox One), “What Remains of Edith Finch” (Xbox One).
Here’s a trailer for “Splatoon 2”
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