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F1 2018– PS4, Xbox One and PC
F1 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, will immerse players into the world of Formula 1 more than ever before. With an expanded career mode, the return of a fan-favorite feature and a new lineup of classic F1 cars, F1 2018 will continue the series’ legacy of providing the most realistic F1 experience fans can get short of climbing into a real-world cockpit. The game features all of the official teams, the drivers and circuits of the 2018 season.
Brawlout- PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
Brawlout is a fighting game that features lighting-fast action for up to eight players! Set in a vivid world of ancient secrets and endless conflict, Brawlout puts the future of civilization in the hands (or claws) of its anthropomorphic animals. As an Exemplar chosen to represent their civilization in combat, each creature fights for the honor and pride of their people.
By merging vibrant platforming with varied combat styles, offering a parade of special moves and emphasizing ground combos, Brawlout finds its own identity – the precision of violent fighters, with a gorgeous animated style. The game features multiplayer action via online (including ranked online tournaments) or local bouts, as well as a single-player campaign. Each fighter will have distinct advantages, including powerful projectiles or long-range whip attacks, and can be evolved with further combo options or advanced technical moves. Fighting also builds a player’s Rage Meter, which fuels powerful special attacks!
Guacamelee! 2– PS4 and PC
It is seven years after the events of the original Guacamelee!, and Juan Aguacate is living a happy life with his family. Suddenly, his friend and trainer Uay Chivo discovers a new evil menace that threatens to destroy not only Mexico, but time and space itself!
Return to the ring for some luchador beat-em-up action! Guacamelee! 2 brings back the non-stop fighting and multi-dimensional platforming action that made the original game a breakout hit. Combat moves double as player movement mechanics, uniting platforming and fighting, and there are amazing new moves such as the Eagle Boost, Chicken Glide, and many more. A new rendering engine (with normal-mapped characters and environments) delivers significantly enhanced visuals to bring players into a colorfully vibrant world containing dingy swamps, abandoned temples, arid deserts, and many other fun locations. And drop-in/out 4-player local co-operative play lets up to four players pound it out in a race to save everything!
Shenmue I & II– PS4, Xbox One and PC
SEGA’s most requested re-release of all time finally comes to a new generation. Shenmue I & II delivers an epic story of revenge within a unique open world that is still unrivalled in depth and detail. This combination of the two Dreamcast classics offer open world action adventure gameplay that combines jujitsu combat, investigative sleuthing, RPG elements, and memorable mini-games.
The year is 1986, and teenage jujitsu artist Ryo Hazuki returns to the dojo of his father, Iwao Hazuki, only to witness his murder by a Chinese man, Lan Di. Lan Di steals a mysterious artifact known as the Dragon Mirror. Ryo vows to avenge his father’s death and sets out tracing Lan Di’s path. The original Shenmue begins the tale as Ryo travels around Yokosuka, Japan, gathering clues about his father’s murder and dealing with nefarious gangsters along the way. The sequel Shenmue II continues Ryo’s quest, this time crossing the sea to Hong Kong, China.