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: May 29 - June 4
Company of Heroes 3 (PS5, XSX/S)
Poly Bridge 3 (PC)
Return to Grace (PC)
System Shock (PC)
Friends vs Friends (PC)
Candle Knight (PC)
Decarnation (PC, Switch)
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection (PC, Switch)
Killer Frequency (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)
Street Fighter 6 (PC, PS4, PS5, XSX/S)
Super Mega Baseball 4 (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)
We Love Katamari Reroll + Royal Reverie (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S, Switch)
It’s the year of the fighter, and this week we have the first of a few that will leave their impression on 2023 with Street Fighter 6 landing on PC, PS4, PS5 and XBOX Series Friday, June 2. We recently sat down with the BETA, and it was certainly a sublime slugfest that’s surely to have fans smiling. Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection from ATLUS also lands this week on PC and Nintendo Switch, for the JRPG lover.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S)
Town of Salem 2 – Steam Early Access (PC)
The Baby in Yellow – Steam Early Access (PC)
One game to rule them all? Gollum lands on multiple platforms this week, satiating his unyielding lust to get his grasps on that ring. Meanwhile a slew of titles hit various storefronts with Backpack Hero hitting existing consoles, Inkbound gets early access on Steam, Amnesia gets another follow-up with The Bunker, and not to be outdone by its direct competitor, Star Trek: Resurgence lands everywhere this Tuesday. Big week.
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)
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.