Railway Empire is a train tycooon sim developed by Gaming Minds Studios and published by Kalypso Media. Set in mid-19th century United States, it tasks the player with establishing the dominant rail empire in all of North America. In order to do this, it will be necessary to create an elaborate rail network, maintain and upgrade trains, and outmaneuver the competition.
According to the officially published information, the game features over 40 historically-accurate locomotives and more than 30 different wagons. There are over 300 technologies to invest in during five different eras, and the player has to compete with three rival companies using whatever means necessary – including spying and sabotage.
- Release date
Feb 23, 2018
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is a JRPG and third-person shooter based on the popular anime and light novel series by Reki Kawahara. The game takes place in Gun Gale Online, a fictional VRMMO in which a player named Death Gun has started killing people in real life.
Unlike in the previous Sword Art Online games, the protagonist of Fatal Bullet is a custom character. The players have the option of going through the story solo or making a party of up to four members with customizable AI. There is also online multiplayer with co-op and competitive 4v4 modes.
MLB The Show 18 is a sports game developed by SIE San Diego and published by Sony exclusively for their PS4 consoles. This new installment sets out to deliver authentic baseball matches in classic and current stadiums that “feel so real you can smell the grass”, according to the official website.
The game features New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge on its cover, and is available in four different editions. More on their contents, as well as pre-order incentives, after the jump.
Party Planet is a collection of mini-games of varied genres including action, puzzle, and sports, with a focus on multiplayer. According to a listing on the retailer’s website, a total of 30 family-friendly mini-games are included, and in 18 of those up to 4 players can join in competitive or cooperative play.
Party Planet is published by Mastiff Games and will launch for Nintendo Switch consoles. as a physical-only release. It is available exclusively through GameStop in North America.
- Release date
Feb 2, 2018
EA Sports UFC 3 is the company’s third entry in their UFC mixed martial arts franchise. The game touts realistic and responsive animations (with over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up), a G.O.A.T. Career Mode where players may build hype, create rivalries, and land big contracts, as well as new multiplayer modes for fast and fun fights: Stand & Bang, Submission Showdown, and Fight Now Custom.
EA Sports UFC 3 is available in Standard ($59.99) and Champions ($79.99) editions, both featuring UFC® lightweight champion Conor McGregor on their covers. More about their contents after the jump.
The Alliance Alive is an upcoming role-playing game developed by Japanese studio Cattle Call, and published by Atlus in the West. It features an expansive world to explore, a storyline with nine different protagonist, and a turn-based battle system typical of 3DS RPGs.
The game’s story focuses on humanity’s fight for freedom against the daemons, who invaded their world a millennium ago and now rule over it with an iron fist. The player will have to establish and unite guilds throughout four realms while battling the daemons.
Shadow of the Colossus is a fantasy action-adventure game that follows a lonely warrior on a quest to defeat the massive Colossi roaming the lands in order to bring a loved one back to life. Originally developed by Team Ico, it will see a release on PlayStation 4 courtesy of JAPAN Studio and Bluepoint Games, the same company which worked on the PS3 remaster.
Shadow of the Colossus for PS4 is said to be rebuilt from the ground up, with remade assets and improved controls. According to Sony, two modes will be available on PlayStation 4 Pro consoles: 1080p at 60FPS, or 4K at 30 FPS.