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!
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football
If you were ever a fan of Mario Smash Football on GameCube or Mario Strikers Charged Football on WIi and their unique rules – or lack thereof – then this should have you excited, as Mario’s coming back to the pitch with his Mushy Kingdom pals, ready to strike again! Yes, it’s five-vs-five action with a very Nintendo twist – being aggressive is a good thing here, and referees? What referees?! There’s online multiplayer, and even better up to eight will be able to play locally in wild four-vs-four action.
Switch – Sports – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 10/6/22
Narrative adventure experts Supermassive Games return to the teen horror fray of their PlayStation smash Until Dawn with this new entry in the genre. This scary adventure outing stars David Arquette, alongside a hot young cast and horror legends Lance Henriksen and Lin Shaye, in a summer camp tale that sees a party take a horrifying turn, becoming a life and death situation when the teenage counsellors are hunted by blood-drenched locals – and something far more sinister!
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One – Survival horror – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 10/6/22
Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Now in its 32nd year, the enduring fantasy franchise is set to return with a whole new action-packed adventure infused with the Dynasty Warriors series. It’s time for characters such as Edelgard, Dimitri and Claude from Fire Emblem: Three Houses to engage in massive battles across the war-torn continent of Fódlan. Let loose devastating combos and special moves in full-on, real-time combat, hacking and slashing through hordes of enemies with a vast collection of super-effective weaponry.
Switch – Action RPG – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 24/6/22
Fobia: St. Dinfna Hotel
Welcome to the Hotel St Dinfna… It’s a decadent place, renowned for rumours of mysterious disappearances and paranormal activity. Step into the shoes of amateur journalist Roberto Leite Lopes, and utilise all of your investigative skills to not only uncover the truth, but also to survive when reality is turned upside down following the discovery of a camera that reveals different timelines, a fanatical cult, human experiments, and apparitions that roam the halls. Eep!
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 –Survival horror – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 7/6/22