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Sea of Stars joins this week’s upcoming games

Sea of Stars, Goodbye Volcano High and more!

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Monday so far. As we move into the new week, it’s time to look at some of the upcoming games you can look forward to. Whether you want to immerse yourself in Sea of Stars or venture into Goodbye Volcano High, there’s something new for you. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s look at all of this week’s upcoming games.

Sea of Stars (Aug. 29)

First up, we have Sea of Stars. This title, developed and published by Sabotage Studio is a retro-style turn-based RPG. Serving as a prequel to The Messenger, this game hopes to immerse players deeper into that universe, by setting the story thousands of years before the previous entry.

The game focuses on two Children of the Solstice, as they seek to learn the secrets of Eclipse Magic. Each character has their own special moves to provide different attacks, as you face off in epic turn-based battles. Sea of Stars comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC tomorrow.

Samba de Amigo: Party Central (Aug. 29)

Dancing into your home next is Samba de Amigo: Party Central. Developed and published by SEGA, this rhythm game tasks players with shaking maracas to the beat of popular songs. The game offers up 40 popular songs from artists like Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen.

In addition, the game also brings with it music from other SEGA titles, like Sonic Adventure 2’s “City Escape.” The game will also feature DLC with music from games such as Sonic Frontiers and the Yakuza series. You can shake into Samba de Amigo: Party Central when it comes to Nintendo Switch tomorrow.

Goodbye Volcano High (Aug. 29)

Then, developer and publisher KO_OP bring us a cinematic adventure in Goodbye Volcano High. The game tells the story about the end of an era and the beginning of a love story. Throughout the game, you take on the role as a high school senior, with graduation looming on the horizon.

Across the narrative, you’ll need to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life, and take your final chance to tell your crush how you feel. As you progress, you’ll also have to make bold choices like making new friends and finally performing that song you wrote but were too scared to play. You can start your journey in Goodbye Volcano High when it graduates onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC tomorrow.

Under the Waves (Aug. 29)

Are you ready to dive deep into an underwater narrative adventure? I hope so, because Under the Waves swims out this week. Developed by Parallel Studio and published by Spotlight by Quantic Dream, this narrative-driven adventure game sends you into the depths of the North Sea.

Set along the backdrop of a techno-futuristic, 1970s, professional diver Stan struggles to overcome a life-changing loss and embrace a new future. As you progress, the isolation of the deep sea converges into a parallel for the solitude Stan faces in his mind, stuck between life and death. Under the Waves launches tomorrow for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC.

Somerville (Aug. 31)

Somerville is an action game developed and published by Jumpship. This game focuses on a minimalistic narrative with hopes to tell an impactful story. Throughout the game, you’ll take on the role of a father looking for his family following an alien invasion on Earth.

Throughout the game, you’ll gain powers that allow you to shape the world around you. With simple controls, the game hopes to thrust you deep into its world, with an emphasis on navigating the world around you. Though Somerville first came to Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC last November, players on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 can get their hands on it this Thursday.

Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy (Aug. 31)

Closing this week out, we have Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy. Developed by Frozenbyte and published by THQ Nordic, this platformer aims to be the deepest and visually richest chapter to date. The game stars Amadeus the Wizard, Zoya the Thief and Pontius the Knight, as they work their way through complex levels, puzzles and battles.

The game offers up to four-player local and online co-op as you navigate across the 2.5D platforming levels. In addition, the game offers new systems and mechanics, including an adaptive difficulty system for both combat and puzzles. You can jump into Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy when it comes to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC this Thursday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, this week has a lot of exciting new games coming out. Whether you want to get lost in Sea of Stars or embark on the gripping high school journey of Goodbye Volcano High, 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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