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!
The Saints are coming – again – in all of their purple-tinged glory. A reboot of the wild and crazy series, this one welcomes us to Santo Ileso, a fictional American Southwest city, where the player becomes their very own bespoke future Boss, leading a group on their own criminal venture. You’ll be fighting for gang supremacy, capturing territory and building your city-controlling empire. Promising the biggest and best Saints Row playground ever created, the Saints are back, baby!
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PC –Action adventure – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 23/8/22
Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed
Get probing once again, with the return of cheeky alien invader Crypto in a new-gen take on the groovy original sequel, which is planted firmly in the swinging 1960s. This time, our alien fiend is out for revenge after what the KGB did to his mothership, but to take them out he’ll need to form alliances with humans… then perhaps destroy them later. Fully rebuilt from the ground up, this is set to be the definitive Destroy All Humans! experience – well, unless another one comes along, man!
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC – Action adventure – Mulitplayer? Yes – Release date: 30/8/22
If you’re a fan of the FromSoftware school of games such as Dark Souls and Bloodborne then Thymesia could be your next challenge. It’s a dark, challenging experience where you harness the plague as your weapon. The once thriving Kingdom of Hermes has fallen to an age of calamity, and alchemy has become common practice, with denizens using it to enhance and heal at will. But then inflation struck, leaving you as shapeshifting Corvus to save the kingdom from a chaotic fate.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S – Action RPG – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 9/8/22
Two Point Campus: Enrolment Edition
You built the perfect health care hub in Two Point Hospital, now it’s time to take the educational route and get your perfect university happening! The world of academia won’t know what’s hit it once you construct your campus inside and out – get as detailed as you like, down to positioning every tree just where you want it. The tools abound, do you have the vision to match? This limited Enrolment Edition also includes a foldout map, DLC and a 14-page “prospectus” full of hints and tips.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4 – Simulation – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 9/8/22