what are we playing for this summer?

This summer, video game producers are not going on vacation and are offering us great outings like deviated, the feline adventure game of a small studio in Montpellier that could be one of the “indie” nuggets of the year. Great teams are out too F1 22. Nor do we forget the Ninja Turtles which made a surprise appearance in mid-June, nor of course the opening of the crazy university of Two-point campus. Finally you can follow the frantic rhythms of Figure 2, or get lost in the dream world of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. At your controls!

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Shredder’s Revenge “: fight in the old way

You may have missed it, but the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made a resounding comeback in early summer. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revengeis a love letter to the old (video games) Beat Them up Turtles.”According to Eric Lafontaine, director of marketing for the Quebec Tribute Games studio. Made in Pixel Art, the title mixes nostalgia and modernity, in homage to the games of the 80s and 90s that were then “almost 3D”. The sets are full of references to Ninja Turtles and will delight fans of Michelangelo and his masked friends. No great difficulty is expected in terms of gameplay, the goal is clearly to have fun chaining easy combos. Although the title is very inspired by its 1991 ancestor Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: Turtles in Timeboth nostalgic and newcomers should find their story in this fun and crazy outburst of violence.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge / Tribute Games / A Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC from June 16th.

“F1 22”: pit opening

F1 22, Codemasters ’Formula 1 racing simulation game has moved into the Electronic Arts stable and intends to expand its field of potential players. Intoxicated by the success of the series Pilots of their destiny on Netflix, which scripts the racing seasons to make them more appealing to young people, F1 22 is preparing to welcome newcomers unfamiliar to the paddocks. The new version, which obviously includes all the official circuits and riders of the current season, offers levels of difficulty tailored to both newcomers and veterans.

In terms of new features, EA wants to emphasize multiplayer with more customization and seeks to further enhance immersion with redesigned artificial intelligence and revised movie scenes. A priori the level of the teams will not be indexed to reality to offer more open championships, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull, therefore, should not monopolize all the podiums. Finally, if you play on the PC, the dive inside the cabin can be even greater because you will be able to drive your car with a virtual reality headset.

F1 22 / EA Sports / A PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Series and PC from July 1st.

“Xenoblade Chronicles 3”: Warrior Poetry

A wind of magic could blow on the Switch this summer with the release of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. This Japanese role-playing game that has already enchanted many players returns with an ambitious open world whose first images suggest a universe as giant as it is poetic. The story takes place in a time after the previous episodes and takes us to the world of Aionos in which two enemy nations are waging a merciless war. Keves has made technology his spearhead and has piloted mechanized combat units by hand. Meanwhile, the people of Agnus bet everything on magic and use small mobile and autonomous weapons powered by Ether. Six soldiers from these two warring nations will have to learn to behave well to discover the truth behind this conflict.

As usual in the series, the story promises to be full of surprises and twists. The game gives a privileged place to the fights in which it will be necessary to take advantage of the abilities of each member of the group to hope to prevail. The studio Monolith Soft adds that certain duos of characters will be able to merge during the clashes to transform into a giant Ouroboros with their own fighting techniques. Undoubtedly the key to victory against certain leaders.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 / Soft monolith / On It changes on July 29th.

“Stray”: the life of a cat

The first images of deviated published in 2020 turned on the web and many players expressed their impatience, curious to be able to embody this young cat lost among the meanders of a futuristic city populated by humanoid robots. Because he’s really a feline you lead in creating the little Montpellier Blue Twelve studio. Jumps, kicks or agile purrs, you have an unconventional arsenal for a video game and you have to be smart for your stray cat to find its way home. The environment with a cyberpunk atmosphere is all the more disturbing that no living thing seems to inhabit this place, only robots with human behavior interact with you, some friendly, others more aggressive. But calm down, a drone quickly comes to the aid of our claw hero and allows him to develop his skills. To practice between two naps is clear, because a cat is still a cat.

deviated / BlueTwelve Studio / Arrival on PS5, PS4 and PC on July 19th.

“Two-point campus”: sup. abnormal

After the success of Two-point hospital which proposed managing a healthcare establishment whose patients presented with rather surprising pathologies, the British study Two Point faces higher education. Fans of management games have probably already pre-enrolled in this university, which runs the risk of giving a real wash in the face of secondary education. In Two-point campus you have to build everything from classrooms to homes to the outside environment. The ergonomics of creative tools have been redesigned to give more freedom to emerging architects. Hiring teachers is also your responsibility and the program runs the risk of being loaded with innovative subjects such as cavalry or giant gastronomy.

More than in hospital, Campus emphasizes the social aspect and asks players to take care of students who will constantly have new desires to satisfy in order to express their full potential. Two-point campuswhich has already been postponed, it normally opens on 16 August.

Two-point campus / Sega / A PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Series, Switch and PC on August 16th.

“Figment 2 – Creed Valley”: rock spirit

figure 2 – Creed Valley is a puzzle adventure game that shines for the quality of its landscape and its musical environment. We find dusty, already present in the first episode that has to fight again against the nightmares that invade the human mind. The Danish study bedtime Digital Games has taken out its guitars and brushes and offers us a trailer in the form of a music video rather tempting.

Figure 2: Creed Valley / Digital bedtime games / A Switch and PC on August 19th.

“Soul Hackers 2”: The Demon Sauce

In this Japanese role-playing game, you play as the agents of an especially well-informed artificial intelligence that has predicted the end of the world and intends to oppose it. A cyberpunk environment where you can summon demons to face your opponents in turn-based battles. Several humans have developed these abilities and can access a kind of parallel dimension where demons are legion. They have forged secret clans, some of which operate illegally. This episode is the direct sequel to the first Soul Hackers and the fifth in the series Devil Call together.

Soul Hackers 2 / Sega / A PS5, PS4, Xbox One and Series and PC on August 26th.

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