Welcome to a new weekly feature, aptly titled ‘Whaddaya buyin’?’ – our weekly gaming release table for those looking to get a quick look into the upcoming week of gaming titles. As known, our podcast Operation PlayStation has ‘The Drop’, named after the PlayStation Blog’s notorious release post that has been retired for quite sometime, however we’re looking to cover weekly releases across the board from all major publications, on all major platforms. We’ll also include our recommendations for those that aren’t too keen on what may be fresh on ballot, and update our picks as we go.
This Week: September 18 - September 24
Gloomhaven (Switch, PS4/5, Xbox One, XSX/S)
Lies of P (PC, PS4/5, Xbox One, XSX/S)
Mortal Kombat 1 (PC, PS5, XSX/S, Switch)
Witchfire Early Access (PC)
Eternights (PC, PS4/5)
Payday 3 (PC, PS5, XSX/S)
It’s an RPG week with two heavy hitters in sight. Lies of P, a soulslike role-playing title finally sees its full release after months of anticipation. The demo was critically acclaimed by fans, and has the potential to be in line for Game of the Year. Eternights is heavily inspired by the Persona franchise, with small hints of visual novel elements that progresses its story. Mortal Kombat 1 gets a proper release after its initial premium early access, welcoming more fans to the tournament.
Last Week: September 11 - September 17
Super Bomberman R 2 (PC, PS4/PS5, Switch, Xbox One, XSX/S)
Mortal Kombat 1 (Premium Edition Early Access) (PC, PS4/5, XSX/S)
Solar Ash (Switch, Xbox One, and XSX/S)
The Crew Motorfest (PC, PS4/5, XSX/S)
Monster Hunter Now (Mobile)
Fighting fans, this is the week. Mortal Kombat 1 is only days, if not hours away from early access. We’re pretty hype, if you could not tell from all the MK1 content that we’ve been publishing, but if you’ve missed it all, you can catch up on it all at our Mortal Kombat 1 Kountdown Hub by clicking here. Also, The Crew Motorfest drifts onto all major platforms this Thursday, along with Dune: Spice Wars.
The Backlog - Our Recommendations
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores DLC (PS5)
Dead Space(PC, PS5, XSX)
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)
Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)
Octopath Traveller II (PC, PS5, Switch)
Resident Evil 4 Remake (PC, PS5, XSX)
WWE 2K23 (PC, PS5, XSX)
STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor (PC, PS5, XSX)
Diablo IV (PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, XSX)
Street Fighter 6 (PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, XSX)
Late addition to the backlog, but STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor is unequivocally a smash hit, that’s no doubt in the run for Game of the Year. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is unmissable, and a welcome addition to the backlog this week. I highly recommend anyone that has yet to finish their adventure through Hyrule in Breath of the Wild to do so, then jump into this magical follow-up. Also, I would not pass-up Resident Evil 4, especially those that love their survival-horror’s. The title will make everyone’s Game of the Year list, without question.