7 NEW Game Releases: Week of December 12th, 2020

The onslaught of the season’s heaviest hitters is mostly over, and now we enter a quieter period for a little awhile. But that’s okay. Great games release every week, but are often lost beneath larger shadows. Here are 7 games releasing this week you might be interested in, assuming you can pull yourself away from CyberPunk. I’m a bit behind on a few things, so this list will a little brief compared to usual.

Horizon Odyssey

  • Publisher: Matthew Ryan
  • Developer: Matthew Ryan
  • Release date: December 15th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC
  • Links: Steam

Horizon Odyssey looks to offer a classic JRPG experience with a cast of varied characters, puzzled filled dungeons, and a lengthy story. It appears that each character has a passive and general skill tree, and you will be able to earn extra skill points through exploration.

The game will feature twelve playable characters, hundreds of skills, weapons and equipment, and a bunch of secrets. If Horizon Odyssey seems like the nostalgic JRPG experience you have been craving, there is a demo of it available on Steam.

Shakes on a Plane

  • Publisher: Assemble Entertainment
  • Developer: Huu Games
  • Release date: December 15th
  • Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch
  • Links: Steam, Nintendo Store

Overcooked fans should find themselves right at home here. Shakes on a Plane will have you and your friends scrambling around a variety of turbulent aircraft while attempting to keep the passengers happy enough to give you a good rating once the flight is over.

Shakes on a Plane leans into the same kind of goofiness as Overcooked, and it will be interesting to see what kind of tricks and hazards the game throws at you at the height of thirty thousand feet. If you’re interested, there is a demo available on Steam.

Colossus Down

  • Publisher: Mango Protocol
  • Developer: Mango Protocol
  • Release date: December 16th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One
  • Links: Steam, Microsoft Store

Colossus Down is a stylized action beat up where you control a girl in a mech bent on dominating the world. You do it by destroying things she doesn’t like such as history books and pea soup. A friend can join you in local co-op as the prophetess of carnivorism, wearing the avatar of the bleeding pig god to show those herbivores what’s what. Those aren’t words I expected to write today, but here we are.

It’s a supremely strange game, but the combat looks flashy and fun. The game claims to combine beat up action with platforming and puzzle-solving, alongside a few different possible endings. It also has an optional permadeath mode if you’re interested.

MXGP 2020

  • Publisher: Milestone S.r.I
  • Developer: Milestone S.r.I
  • Release Date: December 16th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Links: Steam

MXGP is the newest iteration of the official Motocross game. This time around, it will feature a scenic training ground inspired by Norwegian fjords and a waypoint mode to plot your own route.

You can compete against other players online and customize your bike and rider with over 110 official brands. I know next to nothing about these games, but the trailer looked really pretty!

Mech Engineer

  • Publisher: KiberKreker
  • Developer: KiberKreker
  • Release date: December 16th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC
  • Links: Steam

Mech Engineer tasks you with the assembly of giant mechanical battle suits. You have to build, assemble, and customize a variety of battle mechs before sending them into combat. Interestingly, you don’t control the mechs. Your success is based purely on your designs.

There seems to be a lot of factors that you need to account for, from terrain adaptability, heat dispersion, and weight. Sending your mechs into battle can earn you new resources to use within your mechanical endeavors.

Airborne Kingdom

  • Publisher: The Wandering Band LLC
  • Developer: The Wandering Band LLC
  • Release date: December 17th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC
  • Links: The Epic Games Store

Airborne Kingdom is a unique city builder about constructing and maintaining a flying sky city. The unique nature of the game means you have to factor in weight and maintain lift to keep your island in the sky from plummeting.

The city is also mobile and you can use it to explore the world, find resources, and maintain relations with other kingdoms. It’s definitely one of the more unique city-building concepts I’ve seen and I hope it turns out to be as fun as it sounds.

Terra Randoma: Early Access

  • Publisher: Deniz K.
  • Developer: Deniz K.
  • Release date: December 17th, 2020
  • Platforms: PC
  • Links: Steam

Terra Randoma is a traditional roguelike with additional mechanics. Obviously, it’s turn-based but it’s also unique. That’s because the whole world is procedurally generated, not just the dungeons

Traveling an open world in a roguelike sounds fantastic to me. Even though it’s an early access game, much of the core system is ready. Additional content over the next 12 months looks to simply expand upon it. It also features some survival mechanics, so that’s a point in my favor.

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