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Welcome folks, and happy “Kathleen Kennedy’s birthday” week! You may all celebrate by looking up her filmography and thinking, “Holy Shazbat, she shaped my childhood, and I didn’t even know who she was for the longest time.”

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr drops this week and answers the question of where Drogon went at the end of Game of Thrones. This expansion brings dragons to Tamriel with all their world-destroying schemes. Elsweyr is the homeland of the Khajiit cat-people, and hasn’t been presented in an Elder Scrolls game since Arena. There’s also a new Necromancer class.

Stellaris: Ancient Relics is not a full expansion, but a “story pack.” It introduces an archaeology system and extinct Precursor civilizations to unearth. New Minor Artifact resources and Ancient Relic rewards can provide additional boosts to your empire. Paradox has also signalled that upcoming tweaks to the sector mechanics will be partially included here. If any of that made sense to you, then you’ll want this new chunk of Stellaris.

The PC release list always contains more than the average recommended daily intake of low-res indie platformers. I’m curious as to what leads some of them to make the jump to consoles, beyond perhaps sheer willingness of the developer. This week, Super Skelemania gets a port. Steer your skeleton avatar through a 2D metroidvania dungeon that claims single-sitting completion, about 2 hours. Also there’s Timespinners, which has higher production values, more RPG mechanics, and is most like Castlevania: Symphony of Night.

Another title that caught my eye, or rather my ear, is Neon Junctions. It’s a very neon, first-person puzzle-platformer. The puzzles look interesting enough, but what really struck me was the awesome synthwave soundtrack. As someone who has been known to play the Stranger Things theme on a 6-hour loop at my work computer, this added approximately 1000% to the game’s appeal as a relaxing diversion.

So, what gets GOTW? I’m a sucker for turn-based, tactical RPGs, and this week we have Glorious Companions by Polish developer Ancient Forge Studio. You are the leader of a mercenary company building a roster of grunts to fight for you. When you’re not zoomed-in to a grid-based battle, you can explore the overworld (which is freshly generated for each playthrough) and pursue your own path. Engage in some questlines or just noodle around doing trade and whatnot. The devs created the whole world and a pen’n’paper RPG system before making this game as an exploration vehicle. I have to say, I’m impressed by such thoroughness. It’s also had a lot of time in Early Access to iron out kinks, so I reckon it’s worth a look.

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

PC

  • 06-03

  • Tennis Elbow Manager 2
  • Lost Region
  • Blades of Worlds
  • How Mosquito Became Human
  • Justice
  • Five Day Great Escape
  • Drone Spektra
  • Trysaria
  • Iron Heart
  • Reflex Aim Trainer
  • Trapper
  • Rumble Arena
  • BoneCraft
  • Stay in the Light
  • Inori's House
  • Hyper Bit Chasm
  • Chronac
  • Transcender Starship
  • HUNTERS FOR YOUR BRAIN
  • Love Is In The Space
  • Tranzient
  • Kunoichi
  • Knighty Night
  • Pet Puzzle
  • Hiscores! Gold
  • Transporter Truck Simulator
  • Online Simulator
  • 06-04

  • ZED
  • Glorious Companions
  • Bewildebots
  • Space Warfare
  • Trover Saves the Universe
  • Great Toilet Simulator
  • Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King
  • Spice & Wolf VR
  • Guns of Midnight
  • Fat Prisoner Simulator 2
  • Dude Simulator 5
  • The Incredible Adventures of Super Panda
  • Dissolving
  • Pokka Man Blast
  • Il Sole e la Luna
  • Tiger Tank 59 I Air Strike
  • Love, Sam
  • Stellaris: Ancient Relics
  • Beyond the Stars VR
  • 06-05

  • Mola mola: Yui
  • Aurora Hex - Pattern Puzzles
  • Claw Staff
  • Ord.
  • You're Fired!
  • Cardlings
  • Drop Kick Zombie!
  • Piggy Prter Adventure
  • Rune Girl
  • Don't burn
  • GraFi 2
  • C-War 2
  • Your Girl
  • Just Sleep - Meditate, Focus, Relax
  • Cult 2112
  • Blautopf VR - Geheimnis der Lau
  • 06-06

  • Cooking Simulator
  • Overcrowd: A Commute 'Em Up
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me
  • Bloody Mary (Drunken Apes)
  • Hellway
  • Hell Let Loose
  • Journey
  • Dungeon Munchies
  • Retromancer
  • Road to Guangdong - Story-Based Indie Road Trip Driving Game
  • Hold The Fort
  • Voidrun
  • Countermark Saga Frozen sword
  • LOGistICAL 2: Vampires
  • Maldrin Journey
  • DUSTNET
  • Gear City Against Chaos
  • MotoGP 19
  • Spellsword Cards: Origins
  • Toki
  • GourMelee
  • TheoTown
  • Sack of Bots
  • LYSER
  • Campus Spring Day
  • Ivanoile ~ Christalixeur Corruption
  • Fractal Gallery VR
  • Bad Mojos
  • Bepuzzled Puppy Dog Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Lilit H Project
  • 06-07

  • Night Lights
  • Lost Tales - The Castle Escape
  • In the Village of Grandfather: Summer,Sun,Heat.
  • Aquaculture Land
  • Diggerman
  • The Adventures of Golly
  • Age Of Omens
  • Aliens Attack VR
  • Code S-44 : Episode 1
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Last Hope Z - VR
  • Digital Paintball Redux
  • Giant Life
  • Mobler
  • Eggoria
  • Stunt Kite Party
  • Gregor Hills Haunted Hospital
  • Journey of Haha
  • Nightmare
  • The Penguin Factory
  • Your Island -KIMI NO SIMA-
  • Village Feud
  • New England Detective: Breakfast in Boston
  • First Day (Dirk Wendler)
  • Creation and Conquest: The Future War
  • Drowning Cross
  • Game Of Puzzles: Furry
  • Tiger Tank 59 I Battleship
  • Vegas Slot
  • Dive with Sylvia VR
  • 06-08

  • Bepuzzled Kittens Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Discontinue

PS4

  • 06-04

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
  • Effie
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
  • Super Blood Hockey
  • Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa
  • Legend of the Tetrarchs
  • Super Skelemania
  • Neon Junctions
  • The Savior's Gang
  • Word Wheel by POWGI
  • 06-06

  • PixARK
  • MotoGP 19
  • Toki
  • 06-07

  • Refunct
  • Stunt Kite Party

Xbox One

  • 06-04

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr
  • Timespinner
  • 06-05

  • Asdivine Dios
  • 06-06

  • MotoGP 19
  • Toki
  • 06-07

  • Super Blood Hockey
  • Party Golf
  • Omensight: Definitive Edition

Switch

  • 06-04

  • Super Skelemania
  • Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa
  • Red Siren: Space Defense
  • Timespinner
  • Tiny Derby
  • Perchang
  • 06-06

  • PixARK
  • Artifact Adventure Gaiden DX
  • Slay the Spire
  • Phantom Doctrine
  • Legend of the Tetrarchs
  • Bullet Battle Evolution
  • Word Wheel by POWGI
  • Hue
  • Fat City
  • The Sushi Spinnery
  • Summer Sports Games
  • She and the Light Bearer
  • 06-07

  • Warlocks 2: God Slayers
  • Refunct
  • 06-08

  • PICO PARK

3DS

  • 06-04

  • Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Vita

  • 06-04

  • Neon Junctions
  • Word Wheel by POWGI

PSVR

Comments

What? Toki is coming back? I remember dying to play the Amiga version back in the day, because it looked amazing... but not being able to because I did not have an Amiga. Well, this remake looks incredibly gorgeous, so I'm in!

Pour one out for the 3DS as I don't know of any other games coming out after Persona Q2.

Persona Q2 for me. I like Etrian Odyssey stuff.

Slay the Spire for Switch Been waiting so long!