5 Under-the-Radar Upcoming Games You Don't Want to Miss
The gaming horizon is forever bustling with big-budget titles stealing the limelight. But sometimes, the real gems are the ones that remain slightly obscured yet have the potential to offer rich, innovative gameplay experiences.
Here are five upcoming titles that you should definitely earmark.
Another Code: Recollection
What’s the Buzz? When this revival was announced, it took many by surprise, perhaps more so than even high-profile titles like Paper Mario. The Nintendo DS game, Trace Memory, and its sequel, previously unreleased in North America, return fully enhanced for the Nintendo Switch system as Another Code: Recollection. Originating as a niche DS game, its comeback on Switch indicates a reincarnation of a classic. For those who missed out the first time around but are fans of games like Hotel Dusk, this is a redemption opportunity. Arrives January 19, 2024.
Why You Should Be Excited: These remakes are visually astounding, even breathing life into the sequel. The allure of diving into a beloved DS classic, now reimagined, is hard to resist.
What’s the Buzz? From the house of Vanillaware, the creators known for breathtaking artwork and innovative gameplay. After their magnum opus, "13 Sentinels", they are back with another title that promises visual allure. Arrives March 8th, 2024.
Why You Should Be Excited: One glance and it’s evident that you're looking at a Vanillaware title - the stunning visuals, particularly the delectable food animations, are a testament to their consistent quality. For fans and newcomers alike, the rich lineage of Vanillaware ensures this is a title to watch.
What’s the Buzz? As a zealous follower of every SteamWorld title, this game’s announcement was eagerly awaited. Set for release on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Game Pass on December 1st, 2023.
Why You Should Be Excited: Imagine building a mining town on a dying planet, excavating for lost technology while managing the ever-growing demands of your town’s denizens. The game demo offered a mere glimpse into this intriguing world, and it was an instant sell.
What’s the Buzz? Sony’s State of Play commenced with this unique title, leaving many intrigued. Developed by the creative minds behind "Ape Out" and "Getting Over It", it’s a literal walking simulator. Coming Summer 2024 to PS5.
Why You Should Be Excited: Embrace the life of Nate, a young man discovering the power of... walking. This literal walking simulator offers a world draped in mist and a captivating journey that is as much about hiking as it is about self-discovery. The dynamic soundtrack and whimsical features, like a "onesie soilage system", ensure a memorable experience.
What’s the Buzz? This highly anticipated horror-action game is the brainchild of two gaming maestros: Suda51 and Swery65.
Why You Should Be Excited: A 2.5D action game echoing slasher films' dark humor, where every twist and turn is carefully crafted by the iconic duo, ensuring an engaging narrative. Slated for a 2024 release, the anticipation is palpable.
Each of these games offers a distinctive flavor and a promise of an immersive experience. As they near their release dates, they're poised to be must-haves for any avid gamer’s collection... and I'm hyped for them all! ~Smash