Summer has arrived, which typically brings about a drought of video game releases as people actually venture outside and enjoy the sunshine, go on holidays, or simply work through their back catalogue of games. But there are still a couple of interesting titles coming out this month.
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Forget everything you know about golf…and perhaps everything you know about mini golf. Dangerous Golf takes the rulebook and blows it up. While you still have to complete a hole within a certain number of strokes, you’re also rewarded for meeting special objectives, making trick shots, and destroying as many objects in the room as you can!
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
In Catalyst, players assume the role of Faith once again, but this story revolves around her origin and her attempts to overthrow a group of corporations who rule the city of Glass. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst takes the original’s formula, but opens the world up and emphasises hand-to-hand combat, with cinematic third-person finishing moves. Meanwhile, social and competitive multiplayer features should keep players leaping and sliding their way around the city for some time.
Mighty No. 9
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Mega Man series director Keiji Inafune is giving fans the closest thing resembling a sequel in the form of Mighty No. 9. Taking to Kickstarter, the project raised 400% of its original goal, securing 3.8 million in funding. Mighty No. 9 is a side-scrolling action game that promises to take the best aspects of the 8- and 16-bit era classics along with some new tech and mechanics. As Beck, you will take down your fellow Mighty Number robots who have been infected by a virus before facing off against a big bad boss.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will not only adapt the film to a video game, but will also bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Lucasfilm is loosening the reins and allowing this game to explore the various characters’ backstories. That means that it's going to be canon within the Star Wars universe. And it will feature the voice talent of the cast of The Force Awakens; how wonderful!
Resident Evil 5
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Capcom is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Resident Evil and working its way back through its portfolio. Following the re-release of Resident Evil 6 in March, now it’s time for Resident Evil 5 to have its day in the sun. Resident Evil 5 is notable as it was the first in the series to feature local co-op play, allowing players to blast through zombie hordes with friends. The PS4 and Xbox One version will run at 1080p resolution and a higher frame rate than the original release, and will come with all previously released add-ons.