this month, the british winter, occult-dabbling nazis, flamboyant wrestlers, and more
A recent closed beta gave a little more insight into how this survival game will work. Rounds are meant to be kept fairly tight, forcing you to move closer to other players by having a cloud of radiation which funnels you all closer together. The maps might be smaller than in DayZ, but they’re also incredibly dense—full of buildings to skulk between and scavenge items from.
Achtung! Cthulhu Ta ctics
In this newly announced Lovecraft-inspired game with a twist, you’re tasked with fighting Nazis who have been dabbling with the occult in an alternate WWII setting. It’s based on a successful board game of the same name made by Modiphius Entertainment, and will play like a turnbased strategy game with hero characters that have different specializations.
Forza Horizon 4
A developer stream provided a closer look at the weather in this impressive-looking racer, showcasing everything a British winter has to offer. The world will open up further as bodies of water freeze, revealing extra tracks to race around. The further north on the map you are, the deeper the snow you’ll get, whereas further south you’ll deal with frost and wetter roads.
Can we get a “Wooooo!” up in here for all of the Ric Flair fans? Turns out, yes you can, thanks to a special edition of this year’s WWE 2K title. It will contain everything that the deluxe edition does, but with a few more exclusive extras including a WWE Hall of Fame Replica ring, a plaque that has a piece of fabric from Ric Flair’s iconic robes, and a pair of art cards. Wooooo indeed.
My Time At Portia
This gentle farming sim has been in early access for a while now, and has been receiving regular updates in preparation for the full release later this year on Xbox One. It’s expanded far beyond its humble crafting beginnings already, adding a factory that you can build to automate certain processes, and even new areas such as a spooky haunted cave.
Nicke lodeon Kart Ra cers
Beep, beep—move over Forza, SpongeBob is coming through. This combines iconic cartoon series such as Rugrats, Hey
Arnold!, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a chaotic kart racing game that looks perfect for kids and the young at heart. The final thing will feature 12 different series, although not all of them have been shown.
Publisher GameMill Entertainment developer GameMill Entertainment due 23 October
Publisher Bohemia Interactive developer Bohemia Interactive due 2019
Publisher Microsoft developer Playground Games due October 2
Publisher Team17 developer Pathea Games due 2018
Publisher Ripstone Games developer Auroch digital due TBC
Publisher 2K Sports developer Yuke’s due 5 October