This Weeks Best Releases – From Firewatch to Gravity Rush Remastered
A new week, a new selection of games. February is a pretty diverse month when it comes to video game releases. Old franchises share the stage with new comers from across the indie landscape. These are the games worth keeping a eye on set for release from the 8th of February to the 12th
Firewatch (PC/PS4) – 09/02/2016
Campo Santo’s Firewatch has been causing ripples across various video game circles. The highly stylized story driven experience is set for release on both PC and PS4. Set in the Wyoming wilderness in the late 1980s, Firewatch casts players in the role of Henry. Assigned to keep watch over the forest, Henry soon embarks on a journey to uncover a mystery hidden at the heart of his new surroundings.
There’s a number of tones and themes covered by Firewatch, some of which are rarely mentioned in video games.
Pixel Gate’s review of Firewatch is set to go live at 18:00 GMT on the 08/02/2016.
Dying Light: The Following (PS4/Xbox One/PC) – 09/02/2016
The Following is a fairly hefty piece of DLC that adds a whole new story to play through. A new map, new weapons and cars are the features worthy of note. For those who enjoyed the original, The Following seems like a pretty easy sell. There’s a rather fancy version also set for release which includes both the core game and The Following. Dying Light’s story is pretty weak, but the core gameplay and mechanics result in some pretty satisfying moments.
Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – 09/02/2016
Originally released on the Playstation Vita, Gravity Rush was an utter treat. It used all of the Vita’s features perfectly while delivering a fantastic experience. Its quality resulted in a cult following, which has now led to the Remastered release.
Charming, creative and hugely enjoyable, Gravity Rush Remastered is worth at least checking out.
Unravel (PC/PS4/Xbox One) – 09/02/2016
Everyone remembers the honest fumblings made during Unravel’s E3 debut. The creative indie title looks charming. The game’s protagonist, Yarny, uses his body to traverse the world around him. Building bridges, climbing obstacles and swinging to platforms are just some of the ways Yarny uses his body (trigger warning).