It’s time once again for Matt’s Picks of the Day. It’s Tuesday, October 24th, and there were some fairly interesting releases today. Let’s have a look.
|The Mummy Demastered is a wonderfully old-school take on the latest movie in The Mummy franchise. It’s the kind of game that takes from the classics and throws in a few new twists. Perhaps my favorite of those twists is that, when you die, your gear is left behind on the agent that died and you become a new agent who has to take down an undead version of the previous agent to recover their gear. It’s a neat system that adds meaning to in-game deaths. You can find my full set of thoughts here.|
|Knight Terrors intrigues me because it looks kind of like what would happen if someone turned Ghosts ‘n Goblins into a Flappy Bird-esque game and gave it a decidedly more retro art style. Now, that’s a weird combo, but you also have to admit that it sounds oddly fun. It also helps that it’s incredibly cheap.
Knight Terrors launched on the Nintendo Switch eShop today for $2.99.
|I never got around to playing Nights of Azure myself, but its sequel, Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, looks quite good. The game follows a group of girls as they set out to find out why shadows have shrouded the world and find the truth about the Queen of the Moon. Much like the previous game, players can form contracts with demons called Servans and use them to hack and slash their way to victory.
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon launched on Steam, the Nintendo Switch eShop, and the PlayStation Store today for $59.99. The Steam version is temporarily discounted to $53.99 for the week of release.
|I’m not entirely sure what Wunderdoktor is in terms of gameplay, but the game has an amusing art style and a unique concept. Put simply, you have to cure the diseases of various monsters. How you do that isn’t quite clear from the store page, but there are over 80 diseases in all, which you will encounter over the course of 125 patients, totaling a few hours of gameplay. There’s also a fictional almanac, which has 64 scraps of paper that you can collect.
Wunderdoktor launched on itch.io today for €9.99, or around $11.75, temporarily discounted to €8.99, or around $10.58.