NO MAN’S SKY
This game is built around four pillars: exploration, survival, combat and trading. In No Man’s Sky, no matter what you do, nothing can change the fact this world contains over 18 quintillion planets. You couldn’t count them all if you tried! No seriously… counting to one quintillion would take 28 days and 7 months. Please don’t try. The planets have their own ecosystems with unique flora and fauna, and sometimes sentient alien species will try to battle you, or trade with you. Updates to this game since it first launched include surface vehicles, base building, space fleet management and virtual reality support. It’s the game that never stops evolving and growing, so it’s perfect for any explorer!
Congratulations! You’re the newest member of Outer Wilds Ventures, a new space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly changing solar system. Who built those ruins on the moon? What is lurking in the heart of Dark Bramble? Why are you trapped in a time loop in a 22-minute time loop, which ends as the sun goes supernova? Okay, now, don’t panic. To solve all of these mysteries, and to see if the time loop can be stopped, you’ll simply need to venture into the most dangerous parts of the solar system, and keep repeating this cycle while gaining knowledge for the next set of loops. The planets are packed with hidden locations that change over time. Visit an underground city before it is swallowed by rising sand, or explore the crust of a hollow planet as it fades beneath your feet. There’s a lot to discover in the Outer Wilds!
Follow the adventure of a diver navigating the deep sea and restoring life with sonar calls. You’ll be able to freely explore the underwater world, with open water, natural caverns and ancient ruins to investigate. You will first wake up floating on the ocean’s surface, and from there you’ll discover underwater environments filled with plant and animal life, along with ancient technology and submerged ruins. You can even interact with the marine life using sonar chimes, or grab onto larger animals to ride on them while looking for hidden collectables. There are even a few land-based environments above water to be found. It’s up to you to uncover the secret behind forces harming the local environments. The setting and story are inspired by Sumerian mythology and the ‘cosmic ocean’ myth, so enjoy unravelling the secrets of Abzû!
MINECRAFT DUNGEONS HIDDEN DEPTHS DLC
This new DLC is here to make a splash, with new enchantments and levels, plus new enemies called Raid Captains! These difficult opponents will change the way you play the game, but seek them out while they lurk in the hidden corners of the world in order to add treasures and challenges to your missions. This game experience is no day at the beach – you’ll need to battle a spreading corruption that has reached the deepest parts of the ocean!
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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD
Take a deep, deep breath of that free, fresh wild gamers! In similar style to The Legend of Zelda, players are given very little instruction in this game, because it’s all about exploring the open world at your own pace. Tasks include collecting items to aid in objectives, or solving puzzles and side quests for rewards. The world has no structure and is designed to reward you for trying new and unexpected things! Travel across fields, through forests and up to the highest mountain peaks as you discover what has happened to the kingdom of Hyrule. Ahh, being Link is the life.
Travel through a vast desert as a robed figure, heading towards a mountain in the distance. Other players on the same journey can be found, and two players can meet and assist each other, but the only form of communication you can use is a musical chime. The chime transforms dull cloth in the levels into bright red, which affects the game’s world and allows players to progress. Your magical scarf allows you to briefly fly, and the runes are recharged by achieving different goals. The wordless story is told through gameplay and visual cutscenes, and this game will fill you with a sense of wonder with its reminders of how small we are in a giant, constantly changing universe. The journey of Journey is a lot of fun and the beautiful world is truly unique!
MINECRAFT HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON DLC
You may know Minecraft like the back of your hand, but this new DLC is about to introduce a whole new blocky world. The island of Berk is coming to Minecraft, along with all the other islands of the Barbaric Archipelago. You’ll be able to fly with all of the different dragons, but you can also explore on foot. When you want to take a break from soaring through the sky for fun, Hiccup will join you on exciting missions. You can also team up with Stoick the Vast, Astrid, Snotlout and the other dragon riders, to help the residents of Berk. Minecraft has partnered with Universal Games and Digital Platforms to release this DLC pack in the Minecraft Marketplace!
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2
Now if you haven’t played the first game, we highly recommend it. The original was so popular, and players had so many requests for features that were too big to add to the game, that Square Enix decided to make a sequel! In Dragon Quest Builders 2, a group called the Children of Hargon want to eliminate all builders and ensure that no one can be allowed to create anything. Playing as the ‘Hero’, who has been captured along with all other builders, you must escape and reach the Isle of Awakening. From there, it’s all about visiting more islands, building new creations with blocks, and uncovering the truth about this strange world. The requests from players who liked the first game included four player multiplayer, the ability to build higher, and the circulation of water from higher locations. Now you can explore, battle, build and harvest in single-player campaign mode, or try sandbox mode with up to four players!