On The Shelf: Games out this Week

Following a stellar last couple of weeks in gaming world with the launch of the Nintendo Switch and a couple of smaller titles you might have heard of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon: Zero Dawn the release train just keeps on going.

For a full list of new games out this week, read on.

Sniper Elite 4 – Deathstorm Part 1: Inception
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

This will be the first expansion to Rebellions open world game Sniper Elite 4. The brand new mini-campaign named Deathstorm will be a 3 part series which is set after the main campaign.

In Part 1: Inception, Karl must infiltrate the Rocca sul Mare naval base in the chillier climes of northern Italy, targeted in a recent bombing run yet still under tremendous Nazi guard. Somewhere in this sprawling stronghold is the package codenamed ‘Deathstorm’.


Mass Effect: Andromeda
Release date: March 21, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

The Mass Effect series is returning with a fourth game set 600 years after the original trilogy. You will take on the role of ‘Pathfinder’, it’s your job to find humanity a new home.. Good luck. You will explore the galaxy and interact with new alien races in this new space opera which is developed by Bioware, the team behind the original trilogy.


Gravity Rush 2 Another Story: The Ark of Time – Raven’s Choice
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Platform: PS4

The free of charge DLC features a brand new story for Gravity Rush 2 focusing on Kat’s partner, Raven. Raven must battle to save the Lost Children who were left trapped inside the Ark at the end of the first Gravity Rush.


Tohou Double Focus
Release date: March 21, 2017
Platforms: PS4, PS Vita

After getting sucked into a magical book, Aya and Momiji must find their way back home. Explore every nook and cranny to unravel the mystery of the Book World! The game is developed by Japanese studio Aqua Style and currently has a rating of 62 on Metacritc.


This is the Police
Release Date: March 22, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One.

Immerse yourself in a controversial tale of corruption, crime, and political intrigue. Manage your staff, respond to emergencies, and investigate crimes in a city on the brink of chaos. The mafia underworld maneuvers behind the scenes, sinking their claws ever deeper into the city, even as the mayor is ready to exploit every situation to his political advantage.

This is the Police was released for PC in August 2016 and now the game finds it’s way to consoles. This game has received mixed reviews from critics.


Watch Dogs: Human Conditions DLC
Release Date: March 23, 2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Watch Dogs: Human Conditions is a DLC expansion which adds new co-op challenges, a new enemy and three new multi-mission operations continuing the Deadsec story. The expansion is said to add more than 5 hours worth of content.

The DLC expansion was released on PS4 on February 21, 2017.


Rock Band VR
Release Date: March 23, 2017
Platforms: PC

Always wanted to be in a band? Now’s your chance. Boasting more than 50 songs from legendary artists, Rock Band VR developed by Harmonix will finally release new week exclusively for the Oculus Rift.


88 Heroes
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

The 2D platformer will feature 88 unique and original playable characters, each with a different skill set and abilities. The game has 88 levels across 4 different zones which you will conquer, and each will have its very own unique boss battle.


Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, PS Vita

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games is a bundle containing remasters of Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward. In this game you will be one of nine participants who will compete for survival and do anything to escape with your life.


Dreamfall Chapters
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Dreamfall Chapters is a 3D Adventure set in parallel worlds: one a dark cyberpunk vision of our future, the other a magical fantasy realm. The game follows two unlikely heroes on their journeys across worlds to save the very fabric of reality from falling apart.

The game was first released on PC in 2014. The game features updated character models, animations and lightning and special effects.


Mario Sports Superstars
Release Date: March 24, 2017
Platform: 3DS

Mario Sports Superstars brings all your favourite Nintendo characters to participate in 5 different sports, football, baseball, tennis, gold and horse racing. You can play against friends and family in multiplayer matches.


And that’s all the games which you can find ‘On The Shelf’ this week, will you be buying any of the above? Tell us what you’re picking up in the comments below.


Jonathan Lack

Jonathan started playing video games in the late 90’s, his first console was the PlayStation One. His favorite games include Mass Effect, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Last of Us, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.

When he’s not talking about video games, he’s playing them.

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