Weekend Announcements February 2-4th: Space Hulk Tactics, Trailmakers and More

By Rebecca Smith, 4 months ago
Last weekend was busier than usual and we were left with nine titles that were announced during the three day period. There's a range of genres and it's likely that most people will find something of interest here. These will all be making their way to the Xbox One in the future. Here's the list:

Death Road To Canada

As the name suggests, Rocketcat Games and Madgarden's upcoming title is a "randomly generated, zombie-filled road-trip" from Florida to Ontario. Players have been told that Canada is free from the zombie threat, and the Death Road is all that separates you from safety. Along the way, you'll explore iconic locations to find better weaponry and recruit bizarre companions to help battle the threat. The game's narrative Interactive Fiction events mean decisions need to be made, with friendships made or broken along the way. Players can take the treacherous journey alone or with a friend when the title is released on Xbox One this spring.


Guilt Battle Arena

Invincible Cat's is a local multiplayer arena shooter that threatens to end friendships. Players assume the role of a member of The GUILT Patrol who's tasked with bringing peace to the galaxy by defeating the Dreadful Judge and his minions. The catch is that you only have one bullet. Once you've fired that bullet, you need to reclaim it before you can fire it again, meaning you have to think about where your bullet will land as well as who you'll hit with it. We're not entirely sure when the title will arrive on Xbox One, but judging by the recently scanned achievement list, we're thinking it might be sooner rather than later.


Hellmut: The Badass from Hell

Volcanicc's roguelike dungeon crawler tasks players with defeating hordes of Demonspawn and bosses through performing demonocide. The procedurally generated environments mean that no playthrough is the same, although you'll still need to collect those souls, coins and weapons if you're to be successful. Not everything will be reset in between playthroughs, though, as players can unlock Transformations that are either permanent or temporary. These allow players to control characters like the Rat King, or the spell-casting Orc Fairy, each of which has their own playstyle. You'll be able to unleash your own infernal bulletstorm when the title is released on Xbox One later this year.


Hotel Transylvania

After bringing Ben 10 to Xbox One last year, and with a new Adventure Time title due to arrive soon, publisher Outright Games' new project is a title to tie in with the upcoming film Hotel Transylvania 3. The game picks up where the film ends, with Drac's Pack finding themselves washed overboard and stranded on some mysterious islands. If they're to get back home, they need to find their friends and the magic compass that shows the way. In order to succeed, players need to solve puzzles, defeat enemies and enlist the help of allies with unique abilities. The title will be arriving on Xbox One this summer, when the film is due to hit cinemas.

Film poster

Space Hulk: Tactics

Having brought Blood Bowl to Xbox One twice, CYANIDE is back with a new board game property that will be brought to life as a turn-based tactical game. Players battle through an immense Space Hulk, but will you choose to be Terminator Space Marines or the alien Genestealers? Each of the factions has their own narrative-driven campaign where players can control Genestealers for the first time or control a Blood Angels squad. The developer has added their own twist to the game through a card system that allows players to customise their squad before the match begins, as well as triggering "game-changing effects" as the battle progresses. There will also be online multiplayer where players can take on either faction, choosing their Space Marine squad members from four different chapters: Blood Angels, Space Wolves, Ultramarines, and Dark Angels. Players will even be able to create their own maps with custom objectives. The game is due to hit Xbox One later this year.


The Void Rains Upon Her Heart

If you like bullet-hell boss-rush titles, then Veyeral Games' debut title will be right up your street. If it's a genre that you want to break into but have always found it to be too intimidating, the title also offers to be the ideal introduction as players can select their own difficulty level. Inspired by Kirby, Undertale, Cuphead, and The Binding of Isaac, the game has its own art direction and style. Players help a small alien girl by taking control of her heart. By shooting love hearts from it, players will show monsters how to love again. The title enters Steam Early Access this month. When the title leaves Early Access, it will also be released on Xbox One.


This Is the Police 2

Weappy Studio's follow up to This Is the Police places players in Sharpwood, a remote northern border town. The residents know each other by name and resolutely stick to their traditions, even if they're barbaric. As such, the town is now home to smugglers, gangs and screaming populists. Lilly Reed is the new sheriff tasked with keeping things in line, but this is a police department that isn't used to taking orders from a woman. The job is only complicated when a mysterious stranger appears, but nobody knows whether Warren Nash will save the town or condemn it. The game combines adventure and management again, but this time every challenge will require players to directly participate. Your men are no longer just a resource, they're people with strengths, weaknesses, fears and prejudices. You'll get to manage all of this when the title appears on Xbox One later this year.


Trailmakers

This Xbox One exclusive allows players to build the vehicle of their dreams and race it around an alien planet, be it dune buggy, plane, helicopter, or something else. The game's Expedition mode tasks players with reaching a destination on the opposite end of the planet. Not only do you have to build a vehicle, but you have to scavenge for parts along the way to make sure your vehicle makes it to its destination. Alternatively, Sandbox mode allows for the construction of vehicles without limits. Multiplayer will enable players to race against each other, have trick competitions off ramps, or just explore at their own leisure. The title will arrive in Xbox Game Preview sometime in the future.


Xenon Valkyrie+

After releasing on PlayStation Vita at the end of last year, COWCAT's second title will be arriving on consoles in just a couple of weeks' time. The rogue-like title tasks players with reaching the deepest part of the moon to finish the plans created by a wicked witch. You'll find a variety of weapons, defeat many enemies and encounter other characters that come together to tell a legendary story. Originally released on PC a year ago, the console version adds extra things like major gameplay improvements and translations. You'll be able to buy it on Xbox One on February 21st.


Which of these appeals to you?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.