Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t meant to be comprehensive lists of everything coming out that week so much as a nice rounded tasting menu. So, let’s get to it…
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Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 & Wii U, July 2nd)
Did you miss the excellent brawler/Metroidvania game Guacamelee! when it came out last year? Well, now Drinkbox Studios is taking a page from Capcom and releasing Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition, an even better, faster version of the game packed with new levels, bosses and characters. This is exactly the kind of game you should be playing during those slow summer months.
This Week’s Armadillo Roller
Armillo (Wii U, July 3rd)
Armillo is basically Super Monkey Ball meets Mario Galaxy with a little Pac-Man mixed in for good measure. You play as an armadillo tasked with navigating paths and collecting items on various spherical worlds. If you like Nintendo-style games (and you must if you own a Wii U) you’ll probably like Armillo.