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Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse joins this week’s games

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and more!

It’s Monday, and you know what that means: new weekly releases! Whether you want to enjoy the action of Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania or experience the horrors of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, there’s something new for you. So, without further adieu, let’s preview all the games releasing this week.

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania (Mar. 6)

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania is a crossover DLC between Dead Cells and Castlevania. Developed by Evil Empire and published by Motion Twin, the new Dead Cells DLC will be twice as big as the game’s previous expansions. The expansion also introduces a new storyline featuring classic characters from the Castlevania series.

In addition, the DLC adds 14 new Castlevania-inspired weapons, such as Alucard’s sword and the classic cross. With additional Castlevania-themed biomes and bosses, the new Dead Cells DLC packs loads of content from the game that inspired it to begin with. You can slash your way into Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Outlanders (Mar. 7)

Outlanders is a simulation game where you build and manage a village of people. Developed and published by Pomelo Games, this game first launched on iOS devices in 2019. Now, PC players will have the chance to build a thriving community.

While you cannot control the people directly, the game sees you place buildings and manage resources to influence the town’s citizens. Using an extensive catalogue of tools and buildings, it’s up to you to help the citizens in your town survive and thrive. Outlanders settles on PC tomorrow.

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (Mar. 9)

Clash: Artifacts of Chaos is an action game that sees you play as the fighter Pseudo, as he battles his way to the edges of strange lands. Developed by ACE Team and published by Nacon, the game also sees you take on the guardianship of the Boy, a small creature whose mysterious powers attracted the attention of the Gemini.

Throughout the game, you’ll explore a world infused with punk and fantasy influences as you punch your way through loads of unique creatures. As a master of martial arts, you’ll also have a range of attacks, doges and parries that make combat feel quick, fluid and fatal. Clash: Artifacts of Chaos smashes onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC this Thursday.

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse (Mar. 9)

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is a survival horror game that sees the island of Roguetsu fall by a mysterious and haunting illness. Developed by Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Koei Tecmo, the game sees you play as Ruka, a girl who grew up on the island before moving to the mainland. Upon returning to the island, curses and creatures await as you unravel the dark mysteries.

Though the first Fatal Frame released only in Japan in 2008, the new game finally sees the horror series release in the United States. Along with localized voice-acting and subtitles, the new game will also implement controller play. Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse creeps onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

Ib (Mar. 9)

Adventure gamers won’t want to ignore Ib. Developed by Kouri and published by Playism, this dark 2D adventure places you in a creepy, mysterious art gallery. In the game, you play as Ib, a young girl visiting an art gallery with her parents.

However, things take a dark turn when she suddenly discovers she’s now alone. As you search the art gallery for another person, things begin to change and traps become chilling obstacles. Ib comes to Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

Know by Heart (Mar. 9)

Journeying into your home next is Know by Heart. Developed and published by Ice-Pick Lodge, this narrative adventure game represents the theme of accepting loss. Set in a post-Soviet Russian town, the game follows Misha, who finds himself stuck in the monotonous routine of life.

However, things take a turn when Misha’s high school crush returns the town and the two rekindle their old relationship. The game features multiple endings, depending on player choice, and takes an average of five hours to finish. Know by Heart comes to Nintendo Switch this Thursday.

Monster Energy Supercross 6 (Mar. 9)

Then, developer and publisher Milestone S.r.l. zooms into your home with Monster Energy Supercross 6. For those new to the series, this racing game features a Supercross Academy with challenges to help players master the art of riding. Throughout the game, you’ll compete with other dirt bike racers to become the ultimate Supercross Champion.

In your career, you’ll also need to find a sponsor, personalize your rider’s abilities and complete missions by your coach to train for the big competitions. Do you have what it takes to be a champion? Find out on Thursday when Monster Energy Supercross 6 races onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni (Mar. 9)

If you’re a sucker for Japanese folklore, you won’t want to miss Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni. Developed by Kenei Design and published by Clouded Leopard Entertainment, this 3D action game sees you play as Kuuta, an adorable demon warrior. Throughout the game, you must summon and defeat the souls of other demons to vanquish Momotaro.

In addition to a single-player adventure, you can also partner up with a friend for an exciting co-op experience. As you journey through Kisejima, you’ll face a variety of unique challenges from fighting enemies to escorting friends. Oni: Road to be the Mightiest Oni ventures onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

Session: Skate Sim (Mar. 9)

Session: Skate Sim is an ultra-realistic skateboarding experience unlike any other. Developed by Crea-ture Studios and published by Nacon, this game offers dual stick controls that faithfully reproduce your feet on a skateboard. Throughout the game, you can skate through real-life iconic skate spots and customize your skater with equipment and items from top brands.

Adding to the game’s authenticity, physics focus on transferring weight to make this title the most immersive skateboarding game to date. Featuring a ’90s setting, the game also aims to capture the skating subculture from its most prominent era. Session: Skate Sim kickflips onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

Before Your Eyes (Mar. 10)

Before Your Eyes is an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story. Developed by GoodbyeWorld Games and published by Skybound Games, this game utilizes real-life blinks to immerse yourself in a world of memories. In this title, your whole life literally flashes before your eyes.

The blinking mechanic uses your webcam to immerse you in the story, as blinking affects the narrative flow of the game. Throughout the touching story of journeying into the afterlife, you’ll blink through all your life’s precious memories. Before Your Eyes journeys onto PlayStation VR2 this Friday.

DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos (Mar. 10)

Closing out this week is DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos. Developed by PHL Collective and published by Outright Games, this open-world adventure sees DC Comics’ greatest heroes face off against the most powerful super-villains. Throughout the game, you’ll control Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman on this epic adventure.

Alongside a single-player adventure, the game also allows you to team up in two-player couch co-op to beat up baddies as a dynamic duo. Throughout the game, you’ll also unlock lots of cool new moves, items and even special costumes. DC’s Justice League: Cosmic Chaos flies onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC this Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, this week has a lot of exciting new games coming out. From the action-packed DLC coming to Dead Cells to the horrors of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, there’s a new release coming this week to fit everyone’s taste. But which new game are you most excited for? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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