Start the week with our roundup of the new video games coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
It’s a busy week on all console platforms, but it’s the long-awaited PS4 release of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding that is getting all of the attention. As you might expect, the critical reception has been mixed, but trending toward the positive. Read our review roundup to find out more.
EA’s Need for Speed: Heat comes to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We’re not expecting great things, but the game certainly looks like an improvement on the previous two entries in the series.
Meanwhile on Nintendo Switch, best buds Mario and Sonic are together again. The two gaming icons are back on home turf for this year’s Olympic Games in what looks like the best game in the series so far. Do check out the free eShop demo.
Among the titles coming to all platforms are Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2020 and Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!, a new River City Ransom spin-off from Arc System Works.
Here are our recommendations from this week’s lineup of new video game releases.
Nintendo Switch highlights
- Disney Tsum Tsum Festival
- Just Dance 2020
- The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game
- Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- New Super Lucky’s Tale
Read the full Nintendo Switch lineup
PlayStation 4 highlights
- Death Stranding
- Jumanji: The Video Game
- Need For Speed Heat
Read the full PlayStation 4 lineup
Xbox One highlights
- Alwa’s Awakening
- Need for Speed Heat
- Stay Cool, Kobayashi-San!: A River City Ransom Story
Read the full Xbox One lineup
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