If you’re looking to spark up a monstrous war, become a hero, or just save New York with pizza in-hand, this week’s game releases will deliver on all those things, and a little more.
Here are our picks for the games releasing 30 May – 3 June 2016:
Total War: Warhammer
Release date: 24 May (PC)
Total War: Warhammer delivers some much-needed strategy to gamers who’ve been seeking for a little something more than shooting terrorists in the face. Total War: Warhammer combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles. The game features four wholly different races: the Empire, the Dwarfs, the Vampire Counts and the Greenskins, each with their own unique characters, battlefield units and play style.
Release date: 24 May 2016 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
From Blizzard, the guys who brought us Warcraft and Diablo, comes Overwatch – a first-person multiplayer shooter that injects elements of heroes into the formula. Before you begin a game of Overwatch, you’ll need to choose a hero to play. Maybe controlling a cannon-toting, genetically-engineered ape from the moon appeals to you. Or, you might prefer zipping around as a teleporting, time-traveling freedom fighter. Whoever you choose, players will need to use their hero’s abilities to defeat their opponents, protect their teammates and move around maps — they’re the key to winning a match.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan
Release date: 24 May 2016 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)
Mutants in Manhattan marks the return of those pizza-loving heroes-in-a-half-shell, as they take on aliens, mutants and the Foot Clan in order to protect The Big Apple. The game features a full single-player campaign, with the ability to team-up with up to three friends in four-player online co-op, which is what you really want to do, because each Turtle has a unique combat style that can be customised with Ninjutsu moves, combat items and special bonuses. The visuals are looking rather swish thanks to a cel-shaded art design, whilst the story comes from IDW Publishing’s acclaimed ongoing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic-book writer, Tom Waltz. It looks to have all the ingredients for a brilliant TMNT experience, and we can’t wait to team up and throw down when it launches this month.
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