A painting-esque rendition of a island filled with puzzles. This is the core value of The Witness, which is now finally out for those who own a PlayStation 4 or gaming PC beefy enough to run it. I’m told it’s also supposed to be available on iOS devices, but I’ll believe that when I see it on the App Store, which it isn’t right now.
The Witness was developed by Jonathan Blow, the mind behind Braid, and is set on a mysterious island filled with beautiful things to see as well as frustrating puzzles.
For the full list of games coming to a console, handheld, or PC near you, look no further than this week’s edition of New Releases! Enjoy!
Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch (Rise of the Tomb Raider PC, Xbox One Digital Expansion)
Deep in the wilds of Siberia lies a forest that no man will enter, where a Soviet expedition vanished without a trace. Lara enters the Wicked Vale in search of a missing man, but she finds a nightmare that defies explanation. Is the witch, Baba Yaga, haunting the forest? Or is there more to the myth? Featuring three hours of new gameplay, Lara will face new adversaries, explore a new tomb, solve a decades old mystery, and face off against an ancient evil. Includes a new outfit, and a new bow.
Getaway (Battlefield Hardline PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 Digital Expansion)
Drop the clutch, lay on the gas, and hold on to your seats, because Battlefield™ Hardline is gearing up for its fastest, most explosive expansion yet!
A great getaway is key to a great heist. If you’re a criminal wheelman, your payday is dependent on your ability to evade the cops. If you drive for the law, the fastest way to earn your badge is to take down the thieves before they can escape into a cloud of dust and burnt rubber.
Ready to rev your engines?
Bombshell (PC Digital Game)
Final Fantasy Explorers (Nintendo 3DS Physical & Digital Game)
FINAL FANTASY EXPLORERS focuses on cooperative play with friends, utilizing a refined party system allowing Explorers to master over 20 jobs, each offering unique ways to defeat or even recruit the realm’s mightiest monsters. Players will have the ability to call upon the powers of eidolons like Ifrit and Bahamut, as well as to transform into legendary characters from the FINAL FANTASY series via the Trance ability. Multiplayer functionality is enabled through the Nintendo 3DS™ wireless communication.
Gemini: Heroes Reborn (PS4 Digital Game)
Gemini: Heroes Reborn is a first-person adventure that follows Cassandra, age 20. She is a young woman on a journey of discovery in which she will unlock incredible powers — unique in the Heroes Universe — and solve a mystery in her past. She will be reunited with her long missing family, but not in the way she ever expected.
LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, PS3, and Xbox 360 Physical & Digital Game)
Avengers Assemble! The best-selling LEGO Marvel franchise returns with a new action-packed adventure. Join the LEGO Marvel’s Avengers team and experience a game featuring characters and storylines from the critically-acclaimed films. Play as the most powerful superheroes in their quest to save the world.
Order of the Thorne: The King’s Challenge (PC)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC)
Saturday Morning RPG (PS4, PS Vita Digital Cross-Buy Game)
Saturday Morning RPG is an episodic JRPG set in world heavily inspired by 1980’s Saturday morning cartoons and pop culture. Players take the role of Martin “Marty” Michael Hall, an average high-school student who has just been granted an incredible power — a power that ultimately leads him to attract the ire of the world’s most notorious villain, Commander Hood!
This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One Digital Game) (Out on 1/29)
This War Of Mine: The Little Ones provides a gritty and thought-provoking experience of war from the perspective of a group of civilians trying to survive the ordeal. Even in war: kids are still kids.
Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC Beta) (Out 1/28 for Xbox One, 1/29 for PC & PS4)
Tom Clancy’s The Division Beta is your chance to test and experience a pre-release version of the game. Plus, it serves as an important opportunity for the team to make sure the game is balanced and the servers are tested to pave the way for a smooth launch. The beta will not be a full version of the game, does not represent the final quality of the game, and will only function during specific time frames.
Tropico 5: Complete Collection (PC Digital Game Collection) (Out 1/29)
Tropico 5 – Complete Collection contains more extras than a typical Tropican employment contract and ensures that even the most budget-conscious of wannabe-dictators can get their dynasties in full-swing without having to raid their Swiss bank accounts for extra funds.
The Witness (PS4, PC Digital Game)
You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you. You don’t remember who you are, and you don’t remember how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.