In Fast Forward each month we take a look at a handful of up-and-coming games that have us excited, and hopefully have you excited too!
In Sound Mind
Are you prepared to trundle through the deepest recesses of your brain? In Sound Mind promises a challenging psychological horror experience, as you wake in the corridors of a mysterious building, filled with victims of experimental therapy. You’ll be plagued by bizarre visions and imposing horrors, enough to have you questioning your sanity – but you do have a cat named Tonia to help keep things on track.
PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch – Psychological horror – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 3/8/21
If you’ve ever thought that you can do better moulding humanity than has been managed by the universe so far, then a: you’re a megalomaniac and b: you’re going to love this game! Humankind is a historical strategy game, which allows you to rewrite the entire story of human history from the Ancient to the Modern Age, mixing and matching cultures so as to create a civilisation tailored to your very own specifications.
PC – Strategy – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 17/8/21
No More Heroes III
Legendary assassin Travis Touchdown is out of exile and back in Santa Destroy, ready to take on all comers to make it to the top of the Galactic Superhero Rankings. Why? Because it’s there, and, uh there’s something about stopping the evil Prince FU and his crew of alien assassins taking over Earth. Take on challenges to earn enough cash to enter each battle, and get busy with the hacking and slashing – onward to victory!
Switch – Action adventure – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 27/8/21
It’s time to go postal as – a kiwi! New Zealand’s famous landbound apteryxes have joined the post office, and we get to help out two new star recruits Jeff and Debra in this challenging co-operative postal puzzler. They’re pretty clever considering their lack of hands, as they jump, flap, peck and even buttock-slam their way across various levels of levers, bells and buttons, all to get the mail delivered on time.
PS5, Xbox, Switch, PS4 – Puzzle – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 31/8/21