April 25 - May 1

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April 25 - May 1
IMAGE(https://www.gamerswithjobs.com/files/pictures/picture-114603-1642087047.png)   Antichulius

Welcome folks, and happy “32nd Anniversary of the first orbit of the Hubble Telescope” week! After over a decade of design, construction, and delays, the Hubble Space Telescope was finally placed in orbit by astronauts from the Space Shuttle Discovery. Within a few weeks, a flaw in the primary mirror had resulted in only blurred images. Three years and another shuttle mission later, the crew of the Endeavour installed a new camera and optics package to fix the issue. You may all celebrate by playing a game that’s still getting patches and fixes years later.

Felix Threepaper is taking a well-deserved break, so I’ll be helming the tour of releases and remakes this week.

Rogue Legacy 2 is the sequel to one of the original rogue-lite successes of the 2010s. Aside from updated art, new abilities, and new weapons, the devs are also adding some Castlevanioid flavor with heirloom items that will alter gameplay to unlock secrets and provide new powers. RL2 also promises a new banking mechanic to mitigate the progression-stagnation of the original.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt is a free-to-play, 45-player battle royale set in the World of Darkness universe. While the player count may feel small for a battle royale, the world will also be populated by AI civilians and enemies. Each match is focused on restoring the Masquerade that keeps vampires secret from the rest of the world; in fact, if your vampire character reveals their true nature in the presence of civilians, your location will be exposed on the map for your enemies.

After nearly a decade since its initial release, The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe expands and reimagines the indie darling that was one of the earlier “meta-commentary on games” hits. While the original story touted multiple story paths and endings, all narrated by the aptly named Narrator, The Stanley Parable included achievements ranging from editing config files to playing the game for 24 hours on a Tuesday, and even one for not playing the game for 5 years. I can’t wait to see how many quips about remasters the Narrator has in store this time.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake launches this week on the other major platforms after only a few weeks as a Switch exclusive. It received mixed reviews for its aiming controls and optimization issues, but perhaps the latter will be resolved on a platform with a bit more power under the hood.

Nintendo Switch Sports is the inevitable next chapter in the Wii Sports saga. Classics like bowling and tennis are returning alongside newcomers volleyball, badminton, and chambara (a sword fighting game). Soccer even makes an appearance that looks less like soccer and more like Rocket League without the cars or rockets. You can play each sport locally or online, with some offering 2v2 team matches. Early previews are a bit lackluster for some sports, but the sword fighting looks enjoyable.

A month ago, Nintendo Switch Sports would have been my pick for this week. I really enjoyed Wii Sports, and was even convinced by the motion controls to buy my first console since my OG NES and Gameboy. But the mediocre previews have soured my excitement for this new entry. Instead, I’ll give my GOTW to The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe. It may be a remake/remaster, but it’s the one I would most like to play right away.

Here's the list, now in release-date AND alphabetical order!

PC

  • 04-25

  • Ambulance Emergency Simulation
  • Axolotl is Dry
  • Bad Cops
  • Barro F22
  • Demon Gaze EXTRA
  • Draco Knight
  • Dungeon Adventurer
  • Echo Beach
  • Edge Run
  • F.I.D.O.
  • Hard Times at Sequoia State Park
  • Hidden Beast
  • Idle Business Tycoon - Build Simulator
  • It's high noon
  • JAMPING FISH
  • LOONY
  • Magna Graecia
  • Metal Mind
  • My Girlfriend is a Musician
  • Peglin
  • Phantasmagoria of Flower View.
  • Phobias: Memories of the Past
  • Research and Destroy
  • Seclusion Sword
  • The Legend of Gandar
  • 04-26

  • Acquitted
  • Arachnophobia
  • Balance Knight
  • Bear Adventure
  • City Wars: Tokyo Reign
  • Curtain Call
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Egg Ascent
  • IRON GUARD
  • Love in flower capital
  • Magic Tower: Destroy the Wormhole
  • Orbital Combat
  • Roley's Arcade Collection
  • Tales of Inca 2 - New Adventures
  • The Serpent Rogue
  • Tilebreaker
  • Triple Jump
  • 04-27

  • Adorable Witch 3
  • Ai-(Onic)
  • Bounda
  • Cast Ashore
  • Damien Crawford's Golf Experience 2022
  • Dissonance
  • Dreamin' Her
  • Elemental Angel III
  • Fantastic World of Mahjong Princess
  • Food Fight (Stopshut)
  • Forgotten Hill Tales
  • Hatsumira -from the future undying-
  • HRD 3 Pegasus Island
  • Klotzen! Panzer Battles
  • Legend of Rome - The Wrath of Mars
  • Moi Mei: Hidden Objects
  • Otherworld Legends
  • Prehistoric Kingdom
  • Raisond'etre
  • Romans: Age of Caesar
  • Scapegoat
  • Secret of the Vikings - Mystery island
  • Shendu Bad Detective
  • Super Ride Grandpa
  • Sword of Atlas
  • The Last Hope
  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • THERE'S A RIKISHI IN MY HOUSE
  • Turbo Sliders Unlimited
  • 04-28

  • Abyss Memory: Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic
  • Angel Perversion
  • Animals Collision
  • Balkadia
  • Bloody Forest
  • Burning Faith
  • Chrysalis Inc.
  • Dash And Slash
  • Deios I // Directors Cut
  • Dragon Extinction VR
  • Elementals: Calm Skies
  • Facteroids
  • Farm Under Fire
  • Few Nights More
  • Flatworld
  • GUILT
  • Haiku, the Robot
  • HunterX
  • Jacks or Better - Video Poker
  • Kaiju Wars
  • Kapital: Sparks of Revolution
  • La Vie La Rue
  • Marble Ball Friends
  • ME_iON
  • Mickey Storm and the Cursed Mask
  • Momo's Eternal Adventure
  • NeuroWorm
  • NEW TERRA
  • Nomad Survival
  • One Party Lingtian
  • Panmorphia: Awakened
  • Paper Wedding Dress 2 Zangling Village
  • Ravenous Devils
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • S Conspiracy Field: Snow Trap
  • Save Room - Organization Puzzle
  • Sea of Craft
  • SGS Pacific D-Day
  • Something Weird in Space - A Hidden Object Adventure
  • Spirits of the Hellements - TD
  • Territory - animals genetic strategy
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake
  • The Jelly Adventure
  • Tigey's Gift
  • TrinityS
  • Ultra Age
  • 04-29

  • 2Week : Death World
  • Argentum 20
  • BITGUN
  • Bitlands
  • Blackout!!
  • CARNAGE OFFERING
  • Ceramic Soul
  • Check it Out!
  • Chesskoban Cyber
  • DEEP FOG
  • Defensive Measures
  • Emiko's Pledge 2
  • Expresso Espresso
  • FourPlay Chess
  • Fruit Basket TV
  • Gaikokujin No Sensei (Foreigner Teacher)
  • Galactic Explorers
  • Gravity Flip
  • Gunlocked
  • Idol Queens Production
  • IMA Miner
  • Inception: source code
  • Inferno
  • Insanity Ice
  • Jerez's Arena II
  • Key Puss
  • Lost In The Space
  • Lulu Way
  • MACE: Mapinguari's Temple
  • Meteor Blasters
  • No Cat Fights Here
  • Obscurant
  • Parallelia
  • Protect Your Soul
  • Psycho Bathroom
  • Quantum Apex
  • RealityViewer
  • ReEstate - Real Estate and Business Simulator
  • Retail Royale
  • Rough Sea
  • Sacred Valley
  • Sea of Choices
  • Signs of Birth
  • Slaying the Dragon with Blood
  • Smash Crates
  • Space City - Build Your Empire
  • Space Voyager
  • Stranger Danger or Horror, Quest and Magic
  • Swords Tomb
  • Tank Sudoku
  • Tasty Love
  • Temp Zero
  • Terranova
  • Thalamus
  • The Revenge of Mr.Samuel
  • The Story of The Flood
  • Times Table Hunt
  • True_Aim
  • TVG (The Vox Games). Journey
  • When you wish upon a star
  • Wish of Abyss Dungeon
  • Xianxia Shrine
  • Zion Survivors
  • Zom Tom
  • Zuma Girls
  • 04-30

  • Alcyone
  • Beer Break
  • Disturbed Afternoon Tea
  • 05-01

  • Corridor Sigma
  • sharpshooter
  • Succubus Racing

Xbox Series X

  • 04-25

  • Research and Destroy
  • 04-26

  • The Serpent Rogue
  • 04-27

  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • 04-28

  • Bugsnax
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • Unsouled
  • 04-29

  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Micro Pico Racers
  • Ravenous Devils

PlayStation 5

  • 04-25

  • Research and Destroy
  • 04-26

  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme
  • The Serpent Rogue
  • 04-27

  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodhunt
  • 04-28

  • Waifu Impact

PlayStation 4

  • 04-25

  • Research and Destroy
  • 04-27

  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • 04-28

  • A Street Cat's Tale
  • Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute
  • Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One
  • TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake
  • Waifu Impact

Xbox One

  • 04-25

  • Research and Destroy
  • 04-27

  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • 04-28

  • Bugsnax
  • RICO London
  • Rogue Legacy 2
  • THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake
  • Unsouled
  • 04-29

  • Galactic Wars EX
  • Micro Pico Racers
  • Ravenous Devils

Switch

  • 04-25

  • Research and Destroy
  • 04-26

  • City Wars: Tokyo Reign
  • The Serpent Rogue
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War
  • 04-27

  • The Sorrowvirus: A Faceless Short Story
  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • 04-28

  • Abyss Memory: Fallen Angel and the Path of Magic
  • Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition
  • Bugsnax
  • Catie in MeowmeowLand
  • Get Packed: Couch Chaos
  • Layer Section & Galactic Attack S-Tribute
  • Marble Maid
  • Marco & The Galaxy Dragon
  • NEW TERRA
  • OshiRabu: Waifus Over Husbandos + Love or Die
  • Parkasaurus
  • TASOMACHI: Behind the Twilight
  • Transiruby
  • Unsouled
  • Waifu Impact
  • 04-29

  • Cardful Planning
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Ravenous Devils

Comments

Not gonna lie, I'm very interested in Peglin.

Rogue Legacy 2 is making it to Steam after being an Epic store exclusive for (I believe) a year. I'd say it's an improved version of the first one, which is certainly not a bad thing.

House of the Dead was always fun, especially on the Dreamcast, but.. no gun. Galactic Wars EX is pretty good, I just wish the slower ships were a bit faster, and the faster ship was a bit slower.