The all-consuming IP hoover that’s THQ Nordic has accomplished a showcase! Mixing a nostalgia-baiting slate of 90s revivals with some intriguing newcomers, it was a surprisingly busy one too. So for those who missed it and end up looking forward to updates on beforehand introduced titles like Outcast 2, Jagged Alliance 3, and Gothic, plus some huge new reveals – most notably the return of Alone within the Darkish – learn on.
Alone within the Darkish
As rumoured, the grandaddy of survival horror is again in what THQ Nordic and developer Items Interactive is asking a “reimagining” of the 1992 authentic. It is being written and directed by Mikael Hedberg, who wrote the beautiful Soma at Frictional Video games, and is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC at a later date. We have got a little bit extra on this promising mission elsewhere.
Destroy All People 2: Reprobed
Alien menace Crypto (or moderately, his clone) is again to terrorise humanity in Destroy All People! 2 – Reprobed, developer Black Forest Video games’ spruce-up of the 2006 open-world action-adventure sequel. It is out very quickly, coming to PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Collection X/S on thirtieth August, and there is a new trailer to tide you over.
Area for Sale
When you’ve ever dreamed of changing into a galactic property magnate, this is your probability. Developer Mirage Recreation Studios is calling Area for Sale a “hands-on” administration sim, and it is one which sees gamers roaming unique, procedurally generated planets in an try to search out the proper spot to fulfill their demanding alien purchasers’ each actual property want. There isn’t any launch date for this but, nevertheless it’s coming to PC.
Developer Alkimia Interactive’s Gothic remake first appeared as a playable teaser in 2019, and it proved fashionable sufficient that THQ Nordic agreed to greenlight a whole remake of the 2001 action-RPG. As soon as once more, gamers take management of a convicted prisoner who finds himself on a quest throughout a harmful medieval fantasy realm, solely this time with a couple of extra modern-day bells and whistles. Gothic is because of launch on PC, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC at some unspecified future level – and there is a new trailer within the meantime.
Jagged Alliance 3
One other ageing favorite returns! A 3rd entry within the Jagged Alliance sequence has been a very long time coming, with at the very least two makes an attempt at creating the sport, the newest being over a decade in the past, having floundered. Tropico studio Haemimont Video games is now accountable for bringing the sequence’ turn-based motion to fashionable audiences on PC, and you will get a recent have a look at its efforts within the new trailer beneath.
Tempest Rising is Slipgate Ironworks’ stab at capturing the magic of the traditional real-time technique video games of the 90s – assume the likes of Command & Conquer – and guarantees a mix of base constructing and “laborious hitting fight” in another 1997 the place Earth has been ravaged by nuclear warfare. Options embrace three playable factions, plus skirmish and multiplayer modes, and it will be heading to PC.
Outcast 2: A New Starting
One other much-loved oldie getting the revival remedy, Outcast 2 was introduced final 12 months, promising the return of preposterously named sequence protagonist Cutter Slade for an additional jaunt throughout the alien world of Adelpha. Adopting the identical Third-person open-world action-adventure template of the 1999 authentic, it is being developed by Enchantment Studios for launch on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC. A trailer follows!
This one’s the most recent sport from Three Subject Studios, the workforce of ex-Criterion devs accountable for the likes of Harmful Golf and Harmful Driving. It is mainly an open-world racer with an emphasis on freedom and player-created content material, that means you’ll be able to discover, race, construct physics-defying programs on the fly, and share your absurd creations on a whim. It is coming to PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, and PC subsequent 12 months.
Means of the Hunter
A sport of beautiful open-world vistas and capturing wild, majestic animals within the head, Means of the Hunter might be excellent for individuals who like these issues. If that is you, there is not lengthy to attend – Means of the Hunter involves Xbox Collection X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC on sixteenth August and there is a trailer beneath.
AEW: Struggle Eternally
Wrestling! And you may smack somebody within the head with a bin, so I am in. It is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Collection X/S, Change, and PC “quickly”.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
And that is nearly everything! Apart from numerous updates to current titles – specifically Stuntfest: World Tour, Knights of Honor 2: Sovereign, and The Valiant – THQ Nordic had one final thing to share within the type of action-platformer SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake. It is as madcap as you may anticipate, and can, in lieu of a launch date, be heading to Xbox One, PS4, Change, and PC…ultimately. Here’s a brand new look: