this month, drive on the ceiling, mutate your squadmates and fight alien infestations
Inspired by the classic racing series
Rollcage – which blazed a trail with its destruction-led physics engine, facemeltingly fast speeds and the ability to drive on the walls and the ceiling – GRIP takes those arcade principles and sends them hurtling onto Xbox One with all the manner of weapons, split-screen multiplayer and online racing mayhem.
Oceanhor n 2: Knig hts Of The Lost Realm
GDC 2018 has come and gone, and with it, some brand new trailers to get our mouths salivating. Finnish studio Cornfox & Brothers did just that with its shiny new gameplay footage from action-adventure title Oceanhorn 2. While it has been built to run on smartphones, this isn’t some budget port. Its Zelda- esque mix of platforming and exploration could be one to watch in 2018.
Co de Vein
It might not have the word ‘Souls’ in its name, but Bandai Namco is certainly taking a few inspirations from Hidetaka Miyazaki’s seminal series with the upcoming Souls
like Code Vein. Alongside its ultra-tough Lost bosses, you’ll be able to call in other players to assist you and your AI-controlled Revenant companion. Communication will use voice commands, gestures and ‘stamps’.
Genesis Alp ha One
Developer Radiation Blue’s latest has a randomised galaxy full of roguelike exploration, ship-building and first-person shooter action. You’ll need to expand your ship and fill it with cloned crew members, including the power to splice their genomes with alien DNA found on your travels. Visit strange new worlds and fight off aliens in this ambitious genre mashup.
Having cemented itself as one of the most accomplished studios for simulated racing, Codemasters is heading back into the world of arcade mayhem with the off-road antics of OnRush. You’ll be able to take down opponents mid-race and hurtle into the lead with the destructive power of boost. Think of it less of a racer and more of a high-speed brawler.
Mutant Year Zero : Road To Eden
Funcom and Bearded Ladies’ new project is going to draw comparisons to Firaxis’ beloved XCOM series, with its intense tactical squad gameplay, but there’s more to it than that. You can explore a post-apocalyptic world in real time, before entering turn-based battles. Party members can be mutated to provide new abilities – a duck with a sniper rifle, anyone?
Publisher Team17 developer Radiation Blue due Summer 2018
Publisher Wired Productions developer Caged Element due 2018
Publisher Bandai Namco developer Bandai Namco due 2018
Publisher Koch Media developer Codemasters due 5 June 2018
Publisher Cornfox & Brothers developer Cornfox & Brothers due 2018
Publisher Funcom developer Bearded Ladies due 2018