Metacritic Reports Notable Video Game Releases: New and Upcoming
Find release dates, trailers, and scores for major upcoming and recent videogame releases for all platforms, updated weekly.
Metroid Prime Remastered
February 8, 2023
Intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran receives a distress signal from a wrecked frigate in orbit around planet Tallon IV. Upon investigation, the frigate reveals itself to be a Space Pirate research vessel home to terrifying genetic experiments using the mysterious Phazon substance. There, Samus encounters her nemesis, Meta Ridley, whom she pursues to the surface of Tallon IV. It's up to her alone to explore the planet's interconnected regions, investigate its dark secrets, and end the intergalactic threat posed by Phazon. Experience this critically acclaimed first-person adventure like never before with remastered visuals, audio, controls, and more.
Persona 4 Golden
January 19, 2023
Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world. Inaba, a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay. Key Features include: * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates * Experience the world of Persona on Xbox in Full HD * Achievements * Choose between Japanese and English VO
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line
February 16, 2023
A rhythm action game packed with 385 carefully selected music tracks from across the whole FINAL FANTASY series. ♪ The music of FINAL FANTASY comes together here. Includes popular tracks from a total of 46 different games, featuring the latest music from FFI through to FFXV in the main series, as well as remakes, spin-offs and various different soundtrack CDs. Relive the thrilling battles and soaring emotions alongside beautiful music and video. ♪ Throw yourself into the rhythm Push the buttons in time with the music to match triggers moving across the screen on 3 different types of stage. With easy to learn controls and four different difficulty settings, anyone can jump in and have fun straight away. Also supports controller sharing play using a Joy-Con™ controller. ♪ Online multiplayer for up to 8 players Introducing riotous online Multi Battles where everyone plays together! Interfere with the other players plans and make clever use of your Burst abilities to turn the tables and grasp victory. Don’t forget to exchange ProfiCards once the battle is over! ♪Put together the party of your dreams with a total of 104 characters to choose from. Meet cute versions of many classic characters and monsters from the series as exciting RPG battles play out alongside the rhythm action. Gather and power up your team to beat the next stage.
December 22, 2022
Melatonin is a rhythm game about dreams and reality merging together. It uses animations and sound cues to keep you on beat without any intimidating overlays or interfaces. Harmonize through a variety of dreamy levels containing surprising challenges, hand-drawn art, and vibrant music.
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo
March 9, 2023
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn't quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes. Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries... Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate's suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son. Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
A Space For The Unbound
January 19, 2023
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
March 9, 2023
A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents. While perusing the various works of art, Ib suddenly realizes that she is alone. As she searches for someone - anyone - else, the museum begins to change... A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery. Inspect the area around you, discovering items and disarming traps to find your way out of the strange gallery.
Octopath Traveler II
February 24, 2023
This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own. 1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills. 2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights. 3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night. 4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take. 5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow
January 25, 2023
THE ANSWERS LIE IN THE SOIL... Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman is writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside, she sets off by train with her assistant a day behind. Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant never arrives. A stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone and (gasp!) wears trousers. The excavation of Hob's Barrow is off to a rocky start. And then Thomasina starts having strange dreams FEATURES: * A dark, complex and evolving storyline featuring interwoven elements from real English folklore. * Traditional point and click adventure game puzzles and interactions, with an easy modern interface. * A cast of intriguing characters, from suspicious villagers to sickly vicars to lordly landowners, all with their own unique stories and motives. * A distinct folk horror tone and grounding. * Evocative pixel-art graphics, featuring cut-scenes and engaging animations. * A suitably atmospheric original soundtrack from The Machine. The Demon. - one half of the duo behind the award-winning "Football Game" soundtrack. * Fiends in the furrows, the smell of damp soil, and a cat or two.