[Games Around the Corner] Week 49, 2020 – Cyberpunk 2077 is Finally Here
After some delays, Cyberpunk 2077 is finally arriving this week. Sharing the release week with CD Projekt Red’s latest title are an island-set puzzle-adventure, a VR Medal of Honor game, and a new Puyo Puyo Tetris.
Call of the Sea
Set in 1934, Call of the Sea follows Norah, voiced by Firewatch’s Cissy Jones, who ends up on an Unreal Engine 4-rendered island while searching for her husband, who went missing during an expedition. The island is “lush” and “dotted with the remnants of a lost civilization”, and it is here where Norah will have to find out what happened to her husband by piecing together clues and solving puzzles. The Steam store page description also describes the game as a “story-driven adventure full of emotion, suspense and surreal surprises”. Call of the Sea will be released on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 8.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2
Play Puyo Puyo, Tetris, or a mix of both in Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Aside from matching Puyos or completing block lines, you can expect to find “vibrant characters and an all-new story adventure”, while Skill Battle has character-based skills and item cards. There will be single-player, online, and couch-competition modes to choose from. The game will be released on Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on December 8.
Based on a tabletop RPG, CD Projekt Red’s open world cyberpunk RPG will offer extensive character customization and multiple playstyles with no fixed classes. Use guns, hack things, or slice enemies as you deal with gangs and corporations in Night City. The story sees your mercenary character looking for a prototype implant that is the key to immortality, with well-known rock star Johnny Silverhand (played by Keanu Reeves) coming along for the ride as a digital person existing in your head. Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
The latest game in the Medal of Honor series returns to its World War 2 roots, but skips traditional platforms for VR. There will be a campaign that casts you as an agent of the Office of Strategic Servicesas well as five multiplayer modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Domination, Blast Radius, and Mad Bomber. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond will be released for Oculus Rift, Quest, and Steam VR on December 11.