Games you can play this week — fists and fears

Street Fighter V Arcade

We’re a little into the new year and finally getting used to writing “2018” instead of “2017” on forms (although, we still bugger up the odd one); and there are a host of new games lining up for release this week! Let’s take a look at the most notable:

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Release date: 16 January 2018 (PS4 |PC)

Yeah, we know… Street Fighter V may have come out almost two years ago, but the beloved fighting game is getting a definitive Arcade Edition this week.

The beefed-up version of the game includes codes for all of the DLC characters from seasons 1 and 2, as well as new interface graphics, two new gameplay modes (Arcade Mode and Extra Battle Mode), and one more V-Trigger per character.

The game is both a free downloadable update for owners of the original game, and a standalone retail game sold at a reduced price.

Darkest Dungeon

Release date: 19 January 2018 (Switch)

Originally released last year and now making it’s way to the Switch, Darkest Dungeon is a roguelike, dungeon crawler video game created by indie game developer Red Hook Studios.

The game has the player manage a roster of heroes to explore dungeons below a gothic mansion the player has inherited.

Played out in a mix of real-time movement and turn-based combat, a core feature of Darkest Dungeon is the stress level of each hero that increases with further exploration and combat; a character sustaining a high stress level may gain afflictions that will hamper, or possibly enhance, their performance as an explorer.

More games releasing this week:

Xbox One

Full Metal Furies
Metal Gear Survive Beta


Metal Gear Survive Beta
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition


Genital Jousting
Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition


Darkest Dungeon


 Kirby Battle Royale

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