Everything You Need to Know About the Game Releases in SA this Week — 13-17 February

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Sniping and steel meet in the week of love! Here’s what you need to know about the latest video game releases!

With Valentine’s Day arriving this week, the scent of love is in the air — but there’s also a hint of glorious headshots and bloodied steel coming our way too. This week sees the release of two highly anticipated releases, and ones you should be taking note of. Here’s our picks for the games releasing 13-17 February 2017:

Sniper Elite 4

Release date: 14 February 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

What is it? Sniper Elite 4 is the fourth instalment in the highly-acclaimed Sniper Elite series, and it’s back with even more gruesome bullet time and enormous open-world levels to sneak through. Grizzled sniper Karl Fairburne is still battling his way alone through World War 2 and he’s made it as far as Mussolini’s Italy where the Nazis are welcomed guests. Spoiler: Karl doesn’t feel quite the same way.

Why should I play it? This time around, the sharpshooting action takes players to the Italian peninsula with levels significantly larger than the previous entry and the biggest for the series yet. Players will explore coastal towns, Nazi megastructures, forests, and mountain monasteries. The new, larger levels lend themselves to more open-ended gameplay with plenty of different routes to victory.

How much does it cost? R755 on Xbox One | R790 on PS4 | R589 on PC

For Honor

Release date: 14 February 2017 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

What is it? Medieval warfare game For Honor sees players take on the role of a Viking, Samurai or Knight, with each faction offering its own unique abilities. Unusually, players use controller’s analogue sticks to control movements and actions in battle, demanding greater accuracy to be successful. There will be a full campaign mode for each faction (which can be played solo or in two-player co-op), as well as multiplayer (which will be a sure hit).

Why should I play it? It’s something different, and a the meticulous detail that Ubisoft has paid to the combat system makes us extremely excited to see the gameplay depth the game has on offer. Ubisoft is also eyeing For Honor as its new big franchise, much like Tom Clancy’s or Assassin’s Creed, so it should deliver.

How much does it cost? R800 – Buy: Xbox One | PS4  | R799 on PC

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