New game releases this week

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With a fortnight between us and E3 now, more games are getting back to their regularly scheduled releases. Let’s see what’s in store for us this week.

Our top picks

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Wait- what? This game didn’t come out last year with the movie? Apparently not! So if you’re dying to go back to a galaxy far, far away, why not laugh about with a new Lego game! Lego games are almost always excellent, and this looks to follow the trend when it releases on pretty much all consoles (even PS3, Xbox 360 and 3DS!) Tuesday.

Prison Architect

This highly praised PC game is making its way to PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One this Tuesday. There’s not a lot new to say about the game, but console gamers should be happy this is being made available to them.

Star Ocean V: Integrity and Faithlessness

JRPG fans haven’t had the opportunity to play a new Star Ocean game since 2009. Despite the long gap, the gameplay should feel familiar to veterans of the series, with real-time combat and item creation making a return. The cutscenes are also promised as being interactive this time around, and the story can be adjusted based on which characters interact throughout the story. Gamers in the U.S. can get their hands on this PS4 title Tuesday.


The creators of Limbo are finally coming out with their second game, and while it’s not a sequel to Limbo, it is a spiritual successor. It takes the dark, mysterious side scrolling of Limbo and adds depth, both in the art and the gameplay. If you enjoyed Limbo you’re definitely going to want to check this out when it comes out on Xbox One Tuesday or PC July 7.

Bonus round

The Technomancer

Another Tuesday release this week, this science-fiction action RPG is set on Mars 200 years after humans have colonized it. The player takes control of a powerful warrior who can use electricity to aid in combat. If you’re looking for a space adventure to hold you over until we hear more about Mass Effect: Andromeda, this may be worth looking into when it comes to Windows, Xbox One and PS4.


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