Greetings NAGorites, and thanks for coming back for This Week In Gaming. I’ve escaped the clutches of Joburg and am off on holiday, but I didn’t want to leave you loyal readers totally hanging. Thus I’ve compiled a bunch of new videos from the week, with a little news/context sprinkled in between. Have a great weekend all!
Total War: Warhammer 2 was announced last week, and now we have a dev diary that gives a little more insight into the game.
Shock Tactics is a new turn-based combat game with shades of XCOM, and it comes out next week.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3rd Edition is coming in May, only a decade later than it’s Japan release. I feel like this is a big deal to some people.
Squad is a serious business military shooter, and to celebrate the release of their new map it’s free on Steam this weekend. Might be worth a look.
Hotline Miami made top-down cool again, and clearly inspired new indie Mr Shifty, which mixes it up with a protagonist who can teleport.
Quake Champions is looking, if I may say, cool as shit. After a tauntingly short teaser, this video gives us two minutes of “raw” gameplay.
Arcade racers are making a comeback, and Early Access title Grip is looking to get in on that market. What makes it worth looking at at this point, however, is that it’s just added multiplayer.
Eurogamer game recipe guy is at it again, this time with sweetrolls from Skyrim.
Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a new RTS from Paradox and Eugen Systems, and according to this trailer it’ll be coming out May 23. It warms my heart to see this underappreciated genre chugging along.
Hey speaking of RTSes, here’s another one – Dropzone. It’s not new, but as of next week it’ll be free. This one sets itself apart with a MOBA flavour and 15-minute matches, and as of April 12 it won’t cost you a thing. Here’s the announcement trailer from April last year.