Release: November 4
Lone McLonegan: A Western Adventure.
Developer: Sonomio Games
Launch price: $8 | £8 | AU$11.60
Lone McLonegan is point-n-click comfort food about a former Wild West outlaw whose best days are behind him: once an infamous criminal, he’s now better known for loafing about. That’s until he learns that his former rival Bragg Badass (see what they did there) starts to climb the charts of baddest bad arses in the business. Lone can’t cope with this, so in order to reinforce his dominance he decides to rob the Bank of Oldewell, which has “the most secure safe in the county.” You’ll be pointing and clicking in order to help him achieve this, meeting weird and wonderful characters along the way, and solving a host of puzzles.
Release: November 3
Developer: LEAP Game Studios Launch price: $17 | £13.16 | AU$24.60
Tunche has been in development for ages—it was originally meant to release in 2019—but here it is, and the cartoon roguelite brawler looks very sweet indeed. The sidescrolling affair takes place across four worlds, each inhabited by a new ensemble of cute foes to pummel, and this pummelling can be dished out alongside three friends in local cooperative play—online if you use Remote Play Together. The moment-to-moment experience here is something you’re probably familiar with, but its the gorgeous art style and animation that’ll keep you coming back.
Demon Turf. Release: November 4
Developer: Fabraz Launch price: $22.49 | £18 | AU$32.35
Modern 3D platformers are a mixed bag, as it’s a genre that seems especially tough to modernize. Demon Turf has an interesting stab at it: protagonist Beebz appears to be made up of 2D sprites, though the world she explores is 3D. It’s a weird yet engrossing art style, but the movement looks fluid, and Beebz abilities make exploring these whimsical landscapes fast and fun. There are a few other neat twists: players can place their own checkpoints, and each level changes to a “liberated state” once beaten, so returning for collectibles and other stuff should be more interesting. Demon Turf looks like it has a lot of character. Where Cards Fall.