6 Big Games Releasing in SA this Week

We take a look at what games are hitting local stores and online retailers this week.

Another week of July goes by and another chance emerges to play some exciting new games (and attempt to catch up on some previously released ones too). This week, sees a mix of indie and smaller releases (along with some bigger re-releases and DLC), and all of which look like they have something different to offer gamers.

Here are our picks for the games releasing 11-15 July 2016:

Resident Evil 5

Release date: 12 July 2016 (Xbox One, PS4)

When the discussion for best Resident Evil game comes up, the fourth entry into the franchise usually gets the unanimous decision, but Resident Evil 5 featured co-op, a fresh new African setting, some insane bosses, gorgeous visuals, and of course, more zombies than you could handle. The game re-releases this week on PS4 and Xbox One, and includes all previously released DLC (Lost in Nightmares and Desperate Escape story expansions, Versus mode, extra figures, and 4 costumes), and the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy mode.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – Descent DLC

Release date: 12 July 2016 (PS4), August (Xbox One, PC)

Descent, the third Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 DLC pack, is releasing this week. Players face-off against a swarm of mechanised zombie infantry and dodge hell-fire from aerial dragon assaults, all in the middle of a raging battle within the remnants of Stalingrad. Gorod Krovi delivers the most exciting Zombies experience yet, filled with horrifying new enemies, exciting new gameplay mechanics and an epic set of Zombie annihilating weapons.


Release date: 12 July 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

With a new Ghostbusters movie hitting cinemas this month, it’s no surprise that a game would soon follow. However, the upcoming release from Activision isn’t based directly on the movie, and is instead set after the events of the new film, putting you in charge of some fresh Ghostbuster rookies as they try to capture spectres around New York City. Each character will have their own personality, strengths and play style, encouraging team-based strategies in up to four-player couch co-op. Just remember, don’t cross the streams.

Song of the Deep

Release date: 12 July 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Insomniac Games (the wizards behind the Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises) have taken an admirable risk with their new game, Song of the Deep. The game is a Metroidvania-inspired 2.5D action adventure which sees players control a small sub and diver through some perilous obstacles and sunken environments in order to find the diver’s missing father. Combining discovery, skill, and suspense with an unforgettable narrative, this underwater journey will challenge players to explore, experiment, and skillfully navigate a vast ocean landscape.


Release date: 12 July 2016 (PS4, Xbox One)

Dex is a unique 2D neo-cyberpunk action-RPG where players will have to use their heads to navigate the dangers of Harbor Prime. Every obstacle in Dex can be handled in a number of ways either in reality or cyberspace. Do you handle goons using the game’s arcade-y melee combat or hack your way through turrets, devices and enemies? Dex has multiple progression choices meaning you can customise Dex to your own play style.


Release date: 12 July 2016 (PC), Xbox One and PC versions delayed.

Necropolis places you in the role of a nameless adventurer trying to escape from a magical dungeon that constantly changes. The only way out is to head down. The game blends the tough as nails gameplay of Dark Souls with the procedural randomness of a Rogue-lite like Rogue Legacy or Spelunky. It makes it easy to pick up, but doubly hard to master. Every new run is an opportunity to best your previous attempt. Each time you enter the dungeon you’ll find better loot and upgrades to help you last longer. If you’re not feeling like adventuring alone, up to three other friends can play with you in the drop-in/drop-out co-op multiplayer.

What game are you most excited for this week? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA and commenting below.

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