A change of seasons is nearly here and while here in South Africa we don’t pay as much attention to these changes, companies in the northern hemisphere seem to base announcements around the changes in nature. Epic Games Store wants to show off the exclusive titles coming to the service this year.
Some of these games look pretty familiar or have been spotted before this, while others are pretty new and might get your attention. Several of the games have release dates, so mark your calendar for whatever tickles your fancy.
Control: The Foundation (March 26) – Yes yes, the game is on console too. But wherever you head into The Foundation, you know you want to go back to the Oldest House and explore it a bit more. Get ready to hunt down Helen Marshall, who disappeared into the eery foundation layer of the place.
Totally Reliable Delivery Service (April 1) – Get ready to deliver packages, possibly terrible. The game supports up to four players, which will make it four times harder to deliver a package as everyone smashes the environment.
Industries of Titan (April 14) – A dystopian sci-fi city-builder with wargame elements, this title from Crypt of the Necrodancer developers Brace Yourself Games will have us dancing to a new beat.
Dread Nautical (April 29) – Turn-based RPG tactics on a cruise ship that happens to be under attack by supernatural forces? Sounds great. Get ready to manage resources, recruit new fighters and *gulp* fail and start again.
Diabotical (June 1) – Free to play multiplayer arena using cute bots.
Saturnalia (Q4 2020) – A cast of characters explore an isolated island. The layout of the island changes every time they die. Because horror needed more ways to make you feel uneasy and without control.
Sludge Life (Spring 2020) – Get ready to spraypaint, vandalise and take photos of your handiwork in this photography themed game. Get to taggin’.
Among Trees (Summer 2020) – A survival game set in a beautiful forest that doesn’t have any apparent supernatural horror or post-apocalypse beat. Build a house and stay safe from bears.
Samurai Shodown (Spring 2020) – After a decade the fighters are back to swing swords and chop up opponents. Set a year prior to the original game, Samurai Shodown might scratch any 2D fighting itch you have.
Epic says there is more to come this year, and some of these games will end up on Steam, just not immediately. Keep an eye out.