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Sonic Frontiers joins this week’s upcoming games

Sonic Frontiers, Tactics Ogre: Reborn and more!

Good morning, and happy Monday everyone! As we begin the new week, we have a huge slate of new releases to get excited for. Whether you want to race into the Blue Blur’s next adventure in Sonic Frontiers or perfect your strategy in Tactics Ogre: Reborn, there’s a new game for you. So, without further adieu, here are all the games coming out this week!

Sonic Frontiers (Nov. 8)

Sonic Frontiers

Starting things off this week, we have Sonic Frontiers. Developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA, the Blue Blur’s new adventure combines high-speed linear levels with the freedom of Open Zone gameplay across the Starfall Islands. Sonic’s adventure begins when he, Amy and Tails head to the Starfall Islands in search of Chaos Emeralds. However, things go wrong when they get sucked into a dimensional portal. Separated from his friends, Sonic awakens in a digital world known as Cyber Space.

In terms of gameplay, the new game also promises to feature the most fluid and deep gameplay mechanics of any title in the series to date. In combat encounters, players can strategically combine button combinations to perform stylishly powerful combo moves. Players can utilize a range of offensive attacks, as well as defensive techniques like dodging and countering to show off your battle skills. Sonic Frontiers races out to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC tomorrow!

Oddworld: Soulstorm (Nov. 8)

Oddworld Soulstorm Switch

Jumping into your home next is Oddworld: Soulstorm. Developed and published by Oddworld Inhabitants with some help by Microids, this cinematic platformer first launched last year for PlayStation 4/5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. Now, Nintendo Switch players will get the chance to enter the odd world.

A remake of 1998’s Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, the new game reimagines Abe’s horrifying conflict with enhanced visuals, cinematics and gameplay. Featuring twisted new devices that enable more explosive deviousness than ever before, the game is the definitive way to experience the dark parable. Nintendo Switch players can try out Oddworld: Soulstorm tomorrow.

Return to Monkey Island (Nov. 8)

Return to Monkey Island Logo and Key Art

Then, Monkey Island co-creator Ron Gilbert returns to the series with Return to Monkey Island. The new game will serve as a direct sequel to 1991’s Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. Developed by Gilbert’s studio Terrible Toybox and published by Lucasfilm Games and Devolver Digital, the latest game in the Monkey Island series promises all the hijinks players love.

The pirate monkey point-and-click adventure will also return Guybrush’s original voice actor Dominic Armato. As the first game in the series since Telltale’s previous revival, the new game looks like a true return to form for longtime fans. Although Nintendo Switch and PC players got their hands on the new game in September, Return to Monkey island hits PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S tomorrow.

God of War Ragnarök (Nov. 9)

God of War Ragnarök is the ninth installment in the God of War series and picks up after the event’s of 2018’s God of War. Developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by PlayStation Studios, the game follows Kratos and Atreus on a blood-soaked journey through the Norse apocalypse. Aside from its gripping mythological narrative, the new game also features similar gameplay to its award-winning predecessor.

However, the game also features new improvements as well. One exciting addition is the ability to explore all nine realms of Norse mythology, where the last game only allowed players to visit six. You can play God of War Ragnarök on Wednesday for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (Nov. 11)

Atari 50 Anniversary Celebration

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration brings together over 90 games from Atari’s past in a collection to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary. The library includes games from both Atari’s arcade library, as well as those from its multiple console lines. Even more exciting is that many of the games have never been re-released before.

Apart from the vast catalogue of classic video games, the collection also includes over 60 minutes of new video interviews with former Atari developers and staff. In addition, the games also all feature high-resolution artwork scans and behind-the-scenes information on the company’s history. You can relive history with Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration on Friday for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Nov. 11)

Closing out this week is Square Enix’s strategy RPG Tactics Ogre: Reborn. The game is a modern update to the PSP port of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. The new version offers higher resolution graphics while retaining the classic 2D pixel art.

In addition, Square Enix completely revamped the user interface to make information easier to understand and implement streamlined controls. Apart from visuals, Tactics Ogre: Reborn also features completely redesigned sound. One of the most notable additions is the inclusion of voice acting that breathes new life and emotional complexity into the narrative’s dialogue. Tactics Ogre: Reborn marches out to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC on Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

Overall, this is a really exciting week for gamers. From major blockbuster titles like Sonic Frontiers and God of War Ragnarök to reimagined classics like Tactics Ogre: Reborn, there’s something new for everyone this week. But what game are you most excited to play? 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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