Game Releases this Week — Homefront: The Revolution, Shadow of the Beast & more

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

If you’re looking to spark up a rebellion, unleash your inner-beast, or blow some things up, this week’s game releases will deliver on all those things, and a little more.

Here are our picks for the games releasing 16-20 May 2016:

Homefront: The Revolution

Release date: 20 May 2016 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Set four years after the original Homefront (which while having a compelling story, did leave some mixed reviews), Homefront: The Revolution follows protagonist Ethan Brady as he struggles to reclaim the city of Philadelphia from an alternate, reunified Korea, which is using the city as its central base after invading the country years ago. This first-person shooter promises a large, open world and a variety of tasks to discover and complete, along with a multiplayer component to keep gamers coming back for more.

Shadow of the Beast

Release date: 17 May 2016 (PS4)

The new Shadow of the Beast is based on the 1989 Amiga game, which many remarked was quite challenging and equally as brutal for its time. The super-slick 2.5D slash-’em-up throws players into the beastly shoes of Aarbron, who was kidnapped as a child and corrupted through magic into a monstrous warrior-servant. The result is a vicious side-scroller that iterates on the combat of the original, introducing rhythm action-esque timing challenges as you power through enemy hordes, softening them up with light attacks before getting lead character Aarbron’s claws out for more savage flurries.

Postal Redux

Release date: 20 May (PC)

Postal Redux, the remake of 1997’s infamous mass murdering game Postal, will arrive for PC via Steam on 20th of May. Developed by the series creator Running With Scissors, Postal Redux adds all new levels, enhanced graphics and audio, as well as the new score-attack Rampage mode. Of the new stages, The Carnival will be based around an amusement park, while an unrevealed final level will be added.

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

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