New Game Tuesday, Games Releasing 5/14 - 5/20
This weeks New Game Tuesday includes some the much anticipated Rage 2, a unique and intriguing dramatic look at the spread of the Plague, and a game that was supposed to be a Switch launch title and had been since delayed and even cancelled, finally arrives in Redout.
"New Game Tuesday" showcases some major game releases from Tuesday to the following Monday. Scroll down to see if any of the major releases appeal to you!
1. Rage 2
Release Date: 5/14
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Developer: ID Software, Avalanche
I remember playing the original Rage and being dissappointed and underwhelmed by its boring bland sand desert. Its story, gameplay, and ending were boring and nothing too great. So when the initial leaks about Rage 2 started to come out, I could not have cared less. However, when the initial reveal and early gameplay trailers started arrived, I have to say I started to really come around. This game looked vibrant, exciting, and new. So much so that I almost wish ID Software had made this a new IP, because being a sequel to a mediorce game doesnt do this game justice. This game has bright vibrant visuals, exciting vehicle gameplay, and more. I believe this will be an Assassins Creed II situation where the sequel will set the standard and be far more than the original. Rage 2 is available now.
2. Redout (Switch), YES FOR REAL...
Release Date: 5/14
Platforms: New on Switch
Wow what a tale is Redout for Switch. I was super skeptical of the Switch launching with the smallest launch lineup in modern console history. It was this 300$ weird portable console that was super cool looking and a neat idea, but this was following the disasterous generation that was the Wii U. Many in the gaming community (including myself) wanted Nintendo to leave the hardware business and start bringing their games to other platforms. The Nintendo Switch had a lot to prove and many developers were hesitant to support it early. Of course we were all proved wrong and the Switch was a huge success and I love mine. However, hind sight is 20/20 back then were were counting each game that dared to announce launch support for Switch. The Switch was going to overcome everything, including launching as virtually a Zelda machine. It had no mario games at launch, simply joined by Just Dance and Skylanders, and only a couple indie games. One of the games that were supposed to be one of the few launch titles was Redout, a fast future racing game. However, with days to spare ahead of launch Redout was delayed weeks missing launch. Then weeks passed and it was delayed all the way to Holiday 2017. However Christmas came and went and it was given a simple 2018 release. Eventually after sitting in my Gamestop preorder list, dispite assurances to the contrary from the developer, Gamestop notified me that Redout was cancelled for switch. I looked it up and it was offical Redout wasn't coming. I honestly started to forget about this until one day my release researched happened me across the Nitendo Eshop where what happened across my eyes...Redout for Switch, randomly releasing again in 2019? Two years later, after countless delays and an offical cancellation, Redout is available today.
3. A Plague Tale: Innocence
Release Date: 5/14
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Asobo Studio
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Do not play this if you have a fear of rats, because A Plague Tale: Innocence is a sotry driven game based during the time of the Black Death, where the main characters try to avoid and out run the Plague. This game looks to have beautifully creepy visuals and a great story. Hoipefully this under the radar game looks to be a winner for 2019.
Also dropping this week is Bubsy Paws on Fire. As always, stay tuned here on Game Infinite News for the latest gaming news! Check back next week for New Game Tuesday!