This week, gamers won’t be getting too many physical releases, but the digital games hitting PSN, Xbox Live, and PC outlets deserve your attention. Prepare for a warrior elephant, some stabbing and drama, and a classic PS3 adventure making a reappearance on the PS4.
Tembo the Badass Elephant
Release date: 21 July (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
There’s been a serious lack of African animals starring in video games, but Tembo the Badass Elephant is here to bring some colour, fun and chaos to gamers this week. This cute-looking 2D action platformer throws you into the hooves of Tembo, who as the title explains, is a badass, and he’s taking no prisoners as he tackles an invading military. Armed with heavy weaponry, his trunk, and a Rambo-inspired bandana, Tembo must run through Shell City to wipe out the Phantom Army. Tembo has many different abilities and moves to make it through the game’s levels, as well as the aid of a bird named Picolo. The game features 18 different levels with side objectives to complete in order to finish levels and tackle bosses.
Game of Thrones – Episode 5: A Nest of Vipers
21 July (PS4, PS3, PC, Mac, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, Android )
Game of Thrones fans finally get their next episode from Telltale Games after waiting in dire anticipation. The penultimate chapter, A Nest of Vipers, magnifies the importance of the Forresters’ actions to a high degree to ensure the survival of their house. Affairs at home in Ironrath are on shaky ground thanks to Rodrik’s alliance with House Glenmore. Not only are the Whitehills incensed by Rodrik’s defiance, but it has drawn the attention of a more vicious foe in Ramsay Snow. If things for House Forrester at Ironrath weren’t enough, Mira is embroiled in a game of politics in King’s Landing after Tommen’s coronation.
Release date: 21 July (PS4)
The unique and award-winning PS3 game, Journey is coming to PS4 this week. While already stunning on the PS3, Journey on PS4 will enjoy gorgeous 1080p visuals making the breathtaking game even more captivating and arresting. Thankfully, the PS4 version is cross-buy. Anyone whom purchased the game digitally on PS3 will get the PS4 upgrade for free. If you haven’t play Journey yet then this is a perfect opportunity. It is a game that will hit you right in the feels while showing you that a game doesn’t need a complex and action-packed premise to be entertaining.
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