The biggest videogame of the year thus far touches down this week, as does the sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. So yeah, this is a great time to be a gamer.
Titanfall (Xbox One, PC)
‘Titanfall‘ hits the Xbox One and PC this week. Though some of the hype about the game’s visuals may have abated since E3, the gameplay is well-worth the price of admission. It’s a shooter with wall-running, double-jump, pilotable mechs, and a mess of bots. What’s not to love?
The Xbox 360 version is set for the end of March.
Dark Souls II (360, PS3)
By the time you read this, I will be immersed in ‘Dark Souls II‘, and for all intents and purposes, dead to the world. When I played the game’s beta, it seemed clear that the legacy of ‘Demon’s Souls’ and the first ‘Dark Souls‘ is well in hand. In case you haven’t heard, these games are very challenging. I recommend everyone either play or watch someone else play a few hours of this tense and rewarding series.
The PC version is set for the end of April.
Yoshi’s New Island (3DS)
Baby Mario is back. This time around, Yoshi will have to haul the baby plumber around on the 3DS in ‘Yoshi’s New Island‘. Enemies abound, but fortunately Yoshi can produce eggs at will to fling at enemies, a process too fun to over-analyze.
Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut (PS4)
Born Ready Games’ ‘Strike Suit Zero’ has been an indie hit on the PC, bringing together elements of various space combat games into one fun package. ‘Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut‘ combines a high-res pass, DLC packs and some important tweaks to the gameplay and story into one package for the PS4. An Xbox One version should also be coming soon, followed by a future PC version.