the quiet man

No need to stay quiet for this col­lec­tion of great up­com­ing games

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The Quiet Man

Pub­lisher Square Enix de­vel­oper Square Enix due TBC

With a mix of live-ac­tion se­quences fea­tur­ing real ac­tors and CG game­play sec­tions, this mys­tery feels very much like the kind of gam­ing ex­per­i­ment you’d get back in the ’90s be­cause graph­ics weren’t so good then. You play as a deaf pro­tag­o­nist called Dane as he ex­plores New York while try­ing to solve the kid­nap­ping of a singer by a man in a weird mask.

The Surge 2

Pub­lisher Fo­cus Home In­ter­ac­tive de­vel­oper Deck 13 due 2019

A fol­low-up to the sci-fi ac­tion RPG that first re­leased in 2017 and aims for Dark

Souls- style com­bat with a ro­botic twist. We might not have got on with the orig­i­nal last year, but it found its stride thanks to its fan­tas­tic fu­tur­is­tic set­ting, and what we’ve seen of re­cent game­play footage is promis­ing. It’s said to take place in a larger city and boast even more bru­tal com­bat.

Res­i­dent Evil 2

Pub­lisher Cap­com de­vel­oper Cap­com due 25 Jan 2019

We got a peak at how the Resi 2 re­make is com­ing along thanks to some footage star­ring Claire Red­field and child Sherry Birkin. It’s look­ing fan­tas­tic, balanc­ing the old-school look and feel of the orig­i­nal while also mak­ing full use of mod­ern tech and shift­ing tastes in game­play. We see her face off against Wil­liam Birkin, who’s mu­tated into a hor­ri­ble mon­ster.

The Miss ing

Pub­lisher Arc Sys­tem Works de­vel­oper White Owl due Win­ter

This is be­ing made by the brains be­hind the bizarre Deadly Pre­mo­ni­tion so you can ex­pect things to get pretty strange. It fo­cuses on a hero who seems to be get­ting her­self mixed up in all sorts of un­timely deaths such as elec­tro­cu­tion, be­ing smashed by a wreck­ing ball and dis­mem­ber­ment by way of gi­ant fan, but death doesn’t ap­pear to be the end…

Hunt Show­down

Pub­lisher Cry­tek de­vel­oper Cry­tek due Game Pre­view: 2018

This co-op shooter is soon com­ing to Game Pre­view. Work to­gether to ban­ish swampy mon­sters for a hefty re­ward to spend on bet­ter gear. There’s just one prob­lem: as soon as you de­feat a ghoul you’ll alert ev­ery­one else on the map to the fact that you’ve a but­t­load of money and they’ll come hunt­ing for you as well. Mon­sters aren’t the only thing you’ll have to be wary about.

Bless Un­leashed

Pub­lisher Bandai Namco de­vel­oper Round 8 Stu­dio due 2019

This newly an­nounced free-to-play MMO has a lit­tle of the Mon­ster Hunter about it thanks to some im­pres­sive crea­ture de­sign. Un­like most MMO s it’s be­ing de­signed with con­sole in mind first, with more in­ter­ac­tive, combo-based com­bat, so it should be per­fect for con­trollers com­pared to other games where key­board and mouse but­tons are clum­sily mapped to gamepads.

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