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Final Fantasy XVI joins this week’s upcoming games

Final Fantasy XVI, Aliens: Dark Descent and more!

Good morning, and happy Monday, everyone! This is another huge week for new game releases. Whether you want to begin the dark epic of Final Fantasy XVI or take on the Xenomorph threat in Aliens: Dark Descent, there’s something for you this week. So, without further adieu, here are all the games coming out this week!

Aliens: Dark Descent (June 20)

Aliens: Dark Descent

Starting things off this week, we have Aliens: Dark Descent. Developed by Tindalos Interactive and published by Focus Entertainment, this real-time strategy game puts you into the boots of the Colonial Marines. Throughout the game, you’ll need to command your squad strategically to defeat the Xenomorph threat.

As you play, you’ll also need to gather precious resources such as health and weapons. However, with much of the base obscured by the fog of war, Xenomorphs can ambush you at any point. You can blast into Aliens: Dark Descent when it hits PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC tomorrow.

Crash Team Rumble (June 20)

Crash Team Rumble

Then, Crash Bandicoot returns to duke it out in Crash Team Rumble. Developed by Toys for Bob and published by Activision, this multiplayer party game sees Crash team up with his friends for some whacky fun. In the game, teams of four players face off in a variety of 4v4 competitions to score the most Wumpa fruit to their drop-off zones.

The welcoming title offers easy-to-learn, hard-to-master controls that make it both friendly to beginners and rewarding to veterans. Best of all, the game features cross-platform play. You can jump into Crash Team Rumble when it comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One tomorrow.

Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine (June 22)

Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine is a puzzle game that also combines hardcore platforming elements. Developed by Headup Development and published by Thunderful Publishing, the game promises to challenge your skills in classic Meat Boy fashion. Throughout the game, you’ll need to evade an endless cavalcade of devious and deadly traps.

As you progress through the over 100 hand-crafted levels, you’ll encounter numerous traps and hazards. Then, at the end of each world, you’ll also need to face off in a brutal boss fight. Dr. Fetus’ Mean Meat Machine comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

Final Fantasy XVI (June 22)

Final Fantasy XVI

Then, Square Enix unveils the epic new chapter in the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy XVI sees players take on the role of Clive Rosenfield, the firstborn son of the ruler of Rosaria. After tragic events send Clive on a course of revenge, he gains the power to control multiple Eikons and sets off on an epic adventure.

As you progress through the world of Valisthea, you’ll encounter many enemies who you’ll need to defeat with melee combos, acrobatics and magic attacks. With several weapons to choose from and a deep levelling system, this action-RPG promises a deep, immersive experience both to newcomers and series vets alike. Final Fantasy XVI casts out onto PlayStation 5 this Thursday.

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie (June 22)

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie

Gamers who love choice-driven narratives won’t want to sleep on Harmony: The Fall of Reverie. The game stars Polly, a woman who returns home to find her missing mother. After discovering she has clairvoyant abilities, Polly becomes Harmony and encounters six god-like beings who serve as the hearts of humanity.

Developed by and published by Don’t Nod, the makers of Life is Strange and Tell Me Why, this new title promises countless choices that alter the entire course of the story. Featuring vibrant illustrated art and a soundtrack composed by the award-winning Lena Raine, the game aims to be an unforgettable emotional experience. Though it launched earlier this month for Nintendo Switch and PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S gamers can experience Harmony: The Fall of Reverie this Thursday.

Sonic Origins Plus (June 23)

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Sonic Origins Plus promises to be the definitive way to experience some of the Blue Blur’s classic titles. The game contains all the content of the original compilation that arrived digitally last June. This includes the classic Sonic titles Sonic The HedgehogSonic The Hedgehog 2Sonic CD, and Sonic The Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

In addition, Knuckles is now a playable character in Sonic CD. However, the biggest add-on is the ability to play each classic title as Amy Rose for a unique experience in each game. SEGA races Sonic Origins Plus to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch 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 epic adventure of Final Fantasy XVI to the action-packed strategy of Aliens: Dark Descent, there’s something for everyone. 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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