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High on Life joins this week’s upcoming games

High on Life, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and more!

It’s Monday, and you know what that means: new weekly releases! Whether you want to enjoy the whacky first-person shooter High on Life or revisit the fantastic world of Final Fantasy VII, there’s a game for you releasing this week. So, without further adieu, let’s preview all the games releasing this week.

High on Life (Dec. 13)

High On Life

High on Life is a first-person shooter with a comedic twist—your gun can talk! Developed and published by Rick and Morty creator Justin Roiland’s development studio Squanch Games, this title follows a poor bloke, barely out of high school, who must save the world from aliens that use humans to get high. Fortunately, the game also provides you a wide arsenal of guns to aid you. Though, each of them also has quite a big mouth.

Throughout High on Life, you’ll get to hear your guns repeatedly talk back to you, whether you miss a shot or make a shot. The game also finds humor through its dialogue and character interactions in a style similar to Roiland’s hit adult cartoon. You can blast into High on Life when it hits Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC tomorrow.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (Dec. 13)

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a remake to the prequel to Final Fantasy VII, Crisis Core. The long-awaited remake to the iconic JRPG follows the story of the original game with improved combat mechanics and graphics. The story follows Zack Fair, a young SOLDIER in the paramilitary, as he fights to find his mentor Angeal who goes missing during a mission to support the Shinra war effort.

The remake makes big improvements to gameplay, including utilizing the revamped combat system first introduced in FFXIII. In addition, the graphics received a complete HD overhaul, with new 3D models and a fresh UI to help the visuals shine. You can jump into Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion when it launches tomorrow on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Neon White (Dec. 13)

Neon White

Neon White is first-person shooter and puzzle platforming hybrid that lets you play as an assassin from Hell. Developed by Angel Matrix and published by Annapurna Interactive, this game sees you take a mission from God himself as you work with a team called the Neons to slay demons. Described as “a game for freaks by freaks” Neon White promises to take players on an insane ride.

Throughout the game, you’ll also need to compete against other Hell-assassins as you rid Heaven from demons. The kicker, if you kill the most demons, you can redeem your soul and remain in Heaven permanently. Though it first launched in June for Nintendo Switch and PC, gamers on PlayStation 4 and 5 can jump into Neon White tomorrow.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Dec. 14)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the most celebrated RPGs of the past decade. Developed by CD Projekt Red and published by Warner Bros. Interactive, the iconic title first launched in 2015 to huge critical success. For the unfamiliar, the game follows monster slayer Geralt of Rivia as he searches for his adopted daughter, who is on the run from the otherworldly Wild Hunt.

Now, the game returns with a next-gen update. The update will be free to everyone who already owns the game on its respective last-gen console, as well as on PC. You can return to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt when the next-gen update hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC on Wednesday.

Blacktail (Dec. 15)

Action-adventure gamers won’t want to ignore Blacktail. Developed by THE PARASIGHT and published by Focus Entertainment, this dark title tells the origin story of Baba Yaga through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl accused of witchcraft in a medieval Slavic settlement. Throughout the choice driven adventure, you’ll also face numerous moral conundrums that will decide the fate of the land and its inhabitants.

In addition, the game offers a fun blend of archery combat and magic that sees you crafting your own arrows and potions. You can also hunt wild game and gather various resources to help you survive in the woods. Blacktail launches for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC this Thursday.

River City Girls 2 (Dec. 15)

River City Girls 2

Smashing into your home next is River City Girls 2. Developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Arc System Works, this beat ’em up sees Kyoko and Misako return to action, alongside a cool lineup of new fighters. These include River City veterans like Kunio and Riki, as well as Provie from River City Ransom: Underground. In addition, you can also play as Double Dragon’s Marian too.

Each of the game’s six playable characters will have their own distinct fighting styles and moves to match your preferences. You can also enjoy the game in both local and online co-op. River City Girls 2 launches on Thursday for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Dec. 16)

Just as Capcom did for Resident Evil 2 and 3, it will also give Resident Evil 7: Biohazard its Nintendo Switch debut this week as well. For those unfamiliar with the game, it first released in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The title also marked the first new entry in the franchise since 2012’s Resident Evil 6.

Due to fan and critical backlash from the previous game, this title saw significant changes to the Resident Evil franchise as a whole. Alongside the switch to a first-person perspective and the use of a brand-new game engine, the game also rejuvenated the series by making a shift back to its survival horror roots. Now, Nintendo Switch players can experience the terrors of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard on Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, there is a lot to be excited for this week. Whether you want to have some laughs with the outlandish action of High on Life or re-experience the wonders of Crisis Core, there’s a new game for you. But which new release are you most excited for? As always, share your thoughts with us 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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