[Games Around the Corner] Week 34, 2020: DLCs, RPGs, and No Straight Roads
Metronomik’s No Straight Roads is finally coming out this week! On the international front, there are some notable releases too, including something Alan Wake-related…
No Straight Roads
You’re probably familiar with this one by now. If you’re not, Metronomik’s debut title is a music-themed action-adventure game that sees rock clashing with EDM. Pick one of two playable characters, and fight to take back Vinyl City from the clutches of the EDM empire. Aside from being a fun and creative-looking indie title, the fact that it’s a Malaysian-made game means that No Straight Roads is something to pay attention to. The game will be out on 25 August on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Epic Games Store.
Control: AWE DLC
Alan Wake is back! In Control’s second and final expansion, Jesse Faden finds herself in the Investigations Sector of the Oldest House. Something has taken over this section of the building, where the Federal Bureau of Control typically examines Altered World Events, and Faden naturally has to deal with it. In the process, she’ll learn more about Alan Wake and his disappearance. Could this lead to an Alan Wake sequel? Let’s hope so. Control: AWE will release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on 27 August.
Surgeon Simulator 2
In case saving a patient’s life while battling silly video game physics wasn’t hard enough, the sequel to Surgeon Simulator ups the zaniness by introducing four-player co-op. There will also be user-generated levels and a story by Rhianna Pratchett, who wrote for games like Tomb Raider and Mirror’s Edge. The game is coming out on Epic Games Store on 27 August.
Another sequel that’s getting co-op is Wasteland 3. The third instalment of the post-apocalyptic RPG series will allow two players to explore the world and tackle combat together. There’s an article on the Xbox site that goes into detail on co-op; apparently, you can do things like spreading rumours about your friend in-game. The game will be out on 28 August on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.