If you’re looking for a fight, this week’s video game releases will give you more than enough ways to deliver a beat-down – whether it be in an octagon, battle arena, dungeon, or on the track.
Here are our picks for the games of the week:
EA Sports’ UFC 2
Release date: 15 March 2016 (PS4, Xbox One)
Bringing the pain this week is UFC 2, which follows-up the original game with new innovations, stunning character likeness, and new animations, adding an all new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features.
There are also five brand new game modes, a revamped Career Mode (which introduces the option to create female fighters for the first time in a UFC game), and a new Title Chase system for Online Championships.
Release date: 18 March 2016 (Wii U)
Essentially a bizarre baby between Tekken and Pokémon, Pokkén Tournament is a new fighting game that lets players use their favourite Pokémon characters to battle it out in fighting arenas.
It’s the Pokémon fighting game we’ve wanted since the first episode of the anime debuted, and its use of tried-and-tested fighting mechanics gives it a great chance of impressing.
Salt and Sanctuary
Release date: 14 March (PS4)
In Salt and Sanctuary, you are a shipwrecked sailor stranded on an island unaffected by the centuries of perpetual world war. This island is no safe haven, and is teeming with hostile creatures out for your neck.
The game features a beautiful 2D art-style, RPG elements, and over 600 weapons allowing for a wide variety of builds to brave the monstrous enemies of the island. You’ll need to utilise different weapon move sets, air attacks’ hang time, and rolling doges to best unfathomable horrors. Salt and Sanctuary features a unique take on co-op and PVP in the form of sellswords. Placing a sellsword statue on the altar in the game will summon a sellsword and prompt a second player to pick up a controller. This player now gets to pick anyone in his or her roster, jump in, and get jolly!
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Release date: 18 March 2016 (3DS)
The Olympic Games are coming up, so you know what that means? Mario and Sonic are returning. The iconic plumber and anthropomorphic hedgehog are lacing up and gearing out for the 2016 Olympic Games in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. There are a total of 14 events in the game, ranging from BMX to boxing) with two version of each event available: normal and “Dream” with the latter adding Mario and Sonic elements into the events.
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