If this week’s headline summary proves something, it’s that video games still draw a lot of inspiration from TV shows and movies. Two of the five items on our list are directly based on television, and the other is a clear homage to classic slasher movies.
For balance, there is NieR Reincarnation. It’s like a video game wherever possible, with a nicely rendered virtual world, turn-based combat, and weird floating ghost pal. And if it doesn’t float your boat, Snoop is at hand to put you in oblivion.
Check out Saturday’s companion in this article for the best new Android games of the week.
Doctor Who: A lonely assassin is appealing to Doctor Who fans. Set in Wester Drumlins, this clever “find phone” game featuring the beloved blinking episode Weeping Angel is where Petronella Osgood (Ingrid Oliver) speaks to you through your phone. Make sure you are in action. It should be good as it comes from Kaigan, the studio behind the acclaimed Simulacrum.
March 19th will be a busy day. Alongside Doctor Who, Cobra Kai: Card Fighter is a card-based fighting game based on the amazing Netflix series, which is based on the Karate Kid movie. You can choose the side (Cobra Kai or Miyagi-do) and fight to become the most kick-ass karate fighter in the area of Los Angeles.
NieR Reincarnation by Taro Yokoo, NieR creator, will be here soon as long as “here” is Japan. Still largely mysterious, the game boasts atmospheric visuals, a variety of styles, and, of course, an impressive RPG legacy. This latest trailer doesn’t tell much about what we didn’t know yet, except for the February 18th release date.
Snoop Dogg loves WWE. Probably because my cousin Sasha Banks is a wrestler. That’s why he has a cameo appearance as a playable character in WWE Champions 2021 rather than the physical characteristics of his wrestler. As a result, you can use a sweet flying elbow from the second rope to drop him like it’s hot.
Blue Wizard Games’ Slayaway Camp is a smarter, more engaging and original puzzle game than it deserves a sequel. Slash Camp is turning the series into a more casual direction, but that’s one. The purpose of this murderous endless runner is to kill teens and cops while the screen moves you forward. You’re still chasing the youth on fire, but now you’re on the move.