How are we this close to Christmas? I can already hear jingle bells and who the hell put this hot cocoa here?!
I’m not complaining, I love Christmas! And I especially love the months preceding that bring us the most wonderful of video game releases.
Below are the main releases for the week of November 12th 2018!
The shiny-headed assassin strikes again in the sequel to it’s critically acclaimed stealth action romp.
2016’s Hitman was a strong GOTY contender for me in a year contesting with the likes of Overwatch, Doom and Battlefield 1 and really gave purpose to its episodic release schedule.
Hitman 2 aims to build on its predecessors success with a non-episodic format following the events of Hitman and even reintroduces the briefcase, allowing players to carry a large weapon on the go. It also introduces concussive gadgets, allowing for non-lethal take-downs from distance.
The brand new, online co-operative Sniper Assassin mode see’s players at the helm of a sniper rifle, picking off enemies within a set time limit and the Elusive Target missions make a strong comeback with Sean Bean portraying the first.
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
After the success of the remastered Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy, It’s no surprise developers are after that tasty nostalgia factor.
It’s not a bad thing though, I love the remasters of these classic titles, it’s not always easy to play them these days and they allow for easy access and new exposure to younger audiences. – I’m still playing the MGS:HD Collection to this day!
Announced in April 2018, Spyro returns to the screen with re-recorded audio and a striking graphical overhaul, while it’s original levels and layout’s stay the same.
I don’t really know what to think of Fallout 76, it’s had a fairly rocky start.
With plenty of negative press surrounding Bethesda’s approach to it’s first Massive Mulitplayer outing it’s fair to say things usually end badly when it starts like this for AAA titles, especially with those as prone to bugs as Fallout titles.
From what I can gather, the gameplay consists of Fallout style fetch quests but it’s renowned combat remains addictive and exciting.
It’s open world is four times the size of Fallout 4 (that’s crazy!) and for the first time, V.A.T.S is in real time, as apposed to the wonderful, cinematic slow motion that’s become synonymous with the series.
Well there you go, three big titles for you to get your hands on this week! Of course there’s more, but I tend to only pick the ones I’m interested in!