Your friendly neighborhood movie tie-in is just one of several videogame releases this week. Of even more interest is a stunner from Ubisoft.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PS4, 360, PS3, Wii U, PC, 3DS)
Long before the ‘Batman: Arkham’ franchise took the Caped Crusader to an open-world design, Spider-Man games had repeatedly allowed players to roam around New York City. The last movie tie-in, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man‘, did a decent job of aping the rhythmic combat of the Batman series. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ looks to build on that basis with a nice mix of stealth versus combat missions. The Xbox One version has been delayed, but may still be released at some point in the future.
Child of Light (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
Simply put, Ubisoft’s ‘Child of Light‘ looks amazing. The game is built with the UbiArt Framework that powered ‘Rayman Legends‘, but ‘Child of Light’ takes the hand-drawn art style to another level. More than just a platformer, ‘Child of Light’ promises a seriously deep RPG combat system in the vein of ‘Grandia II’.
Daylight (PS4, PC)
The excitement for ‘Daylight‘, a game that drops players in an abandoned asylum with only a cell phone flashlight to fend off baddies, shows that the survival horror genre is in the midst of some kind of comeback. Let’s hope it pays off.
Rambo: The Video Game (360, PS3, PC)
Reef Entertainment has decided to exploit Rambo fandom with the on-rails action title, ‘Rambo: The Video Game‘. This one has been out in Europe for a while and could be considered a “For Fans Only” title.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS)
Kirby has always been a second-string star in Nintendo’s line-up, but his ‘Dreamland’ titles are solid gaming gold. ‘Kirby: Triple Deluxe‘ looks to be the best Kirby game in more than decade, and another reason why the 3DS can’t be ignored.
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within (PS4, 360, PS3, Wii U, Vita, PC)
This four-table pinball set from Zen Studios looks like a gift for ‘Star Wars’ fans, casual or otherwise. ‘Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within‘ features a Han Solo table, a Droids table, a ‘New Hope’ table, and a ‘Masters of the Force’ table.