Announcements were few and far between last week, with just rogue-lite shoot 'em up HyperParasite
being revealed from Troglobyte Games. Well, the weekend made up for it. We have four new titles to reveal below, beginning with an Xbox Live Indie Game title that is making the jump to the newer Xbox console.
Originally released as four separate episodes, Decay
will soon no longer be available for purchase on the Xbox Live Indie Game platform. Don't despair; from October 13th it will be available for purchase on Xbox One in The United States, Canada and Germany as a bundle of all four episodes. The game tells the story of institutionalised addict Sam. While staying in Reaching Dreams, he hopes to shake his drug addiction and get his life back in order. As you can probably guess, though, things don't go that well. During only his first night at the institution, he gets stuck in an endless nightmare after something goes horribly wrong.
It's rare that we get to cover a Japan-only release for this console, but this title is one such game... or should I say collection of games. The collection features 11 titles from the Kunio-kun
franchise, as well as four bonus titles that have previously never been released in the region. It will be heading to Japanese Xbox Ones in 2018. The list of included titles is below:
- Downtown Nekketsu Koushinkyoku
- Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu
- Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu
- Nekketsu! Street Basket
- Nekketsu Koukou Dodge Ball Bu: Soccer Hen
- Bikkuri Nekketsu Shinkiroku: Harukanaru Kin Medal
- Kunio-kun no Nekketsu Soccer League
- Ike Ike! Nekketsu Hockey Bu
- Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-kun
- Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari
- Kunio-kun no Jidaigeki da yo Zen’in Shuugou!
- [Bonus Title] Renegade
- [Bonus Title] Super Dodge Ball
- [Bonus Title] River City Ransom
- [Bonus Title] Crash ‘n the Boys Street Challenge
Reinkout's "physics-based, action puzzle game" tasks players with the mere job of saving the world. Aliens have taken over the planet and humanity has been enslaved. Only the player character has the knowledge to be able to thwart this threat. Throughout the sandbox levels, players must free the captives, outsmart enemies and collect crystals with the aid of vehicles, environmental traps and good old explosives. The title is coming to unspecified consoles next year.
Sokaikan's action RPG has taken inspiration from 70's/80's martial arts films, as well as classic beat 'em up titles like Double Dragon
and Street Fighter
. The title tells the tale of Hiro Yashima, a man capable of performing martial arts to a supernatural level since he can summon flame and sound to help defeat his enemies. One night, he returns home to find his children have been abducted, his wife has been killed and the perpetrators have left behind a note. Unable to find his legendary training scroll, the Black Mantis clan has looted, pillaged and killed anybody who got in their way. You'll be able to help Yashima gain revenge when the title comes to Xbox One in the future.
Will be keeping an eye on any of these titles?