3 New Game Releases to Play this Week

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What can you expect from the games releasing this week?

We’re a little into the new year and finally getting used to writing “2018” instead of “2017” on forms (although, we still bugger up the odd one); and there are a host of new games lining up for release this week! Let’s take a look at the most notable:

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Release date: 16 January 2018 (PS4 |PC)

Yeah, we know… Street Fighter V may have come out almost two years ago, but the beloved fighting game is getting a definitive Arcade Edition this month. The beefed-up version of the game includes codes for all of the DLC characters from seasons 1 and 2, as well as new interface graphics, two new gameplay modes (Arcade Mode and Extra Battle Mode), and one more V-Trigger per character. The game is both a free downloadable update for owners of the original game, and a standalone retail game sold at a reduced price.

Darkest Dungeon

Release date: 19 January 2018 (Switch)

Originally released last year and now making it’s way to the Switch, Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, dungeon crawler video game created by indie game developer Red Hook Studios. The game has the player manage a roster of heroes to explore dungeons below a gothic mansion the player has inherited. Played out in a mix of real-time movement and turn-based combat, a core feature of Darkest Dungeon is the stress level of each hero that increases with further exploration and combat; a character sustaining a high stress level may gain afflictions that will hamper, or possibly enhance, their performance as an explorer.

Metal Gear Survive – Beta

Release date: 18-21 January 2018 (Xbox | PS4)

So, there’s a new Metal Gear releasing this year, but it’s not the tactical-espionage action you’re used to. This time around, Metal Gear Survive takes a horror-inspired turn with the introduction of zombies and an alternate timeline story. The open beta launches this week, giving gamers a chance to try out the spin-off with three missions and two maps will be available to demo, as will the game’s co-op mode. Any save progress will not be carried over in the main game, but participating in the beta will bag you some exclusive items when the game launches next month.

More games releasing this week:

Xbox One

Full Metal Furies
Metal Gear Survive Beta


Metal Gear Survive Beta
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Metal Gear: Survive – beta


Genital Jousting
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition


Darkest Dungeon


 Kirby Battle Royale

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