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Gaming Roundup – Anime and Giraffes

Hello! Welcome to the latest Geeky Brummie Gaming Roundup!

This week, a quiet news week, so here’s a release roundup!

New Releases

New Releases

In small releases, we have Bear and Breakfast (PC) which is a wholesome little game about a bear managing a B&B in the woods, while something strange is happening in the woods. Think Stardew Valley but you’re a bear, and your farm is a hotel.

Launching in Early Access, Sweet Transit (PC) is basically just Railroad Tycoon. Made by a solo developer who’d previously worked on Factorio, this is a city builder focused on trains and train infrastructure.

Elsewhere, it’s an anime heavy week this week on the Switch. Azure Striker Gunvolt 3 (Switch) is the latest in the Azure Striker Gunvolt series of action platformers. Featuring two playable characters armed with a sword and lightning powers respectively, expect fast-paced action and anime nonsense throughout.

Captain Velvet Meteor: The Jump+ Dimensions (Switch) puts you in the shoes of a young boy named Damien whose family moves to Japan. However, he finds an escape in an imaginary anime-inspired world where he battles foes as his alter ego Captain Velvet Meteor in strategic puzzle battles.

The big release of the week, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch) is the latest in Monolithsoft’s series of massive open world RPGs full of animes with British accents. A vast world to explore, a no doubt complicated story about magical swords and existential conflicts and now with a massive party to control in battles. I personally loved the first game, so this is one to watch.

Game of the Week

Game of the Week this week is Lord Winklebottom Investigates (PC, Switch, Xbox), a point and click adventure starring a gentleman detective who also happens to be a giraffe.

I’ve been looking forward to this one since we spoke to the developer at Insomnia way back in pre-pandemic times. It’s an adventure game harkening back to the good old days of LucasArts, where you play as the titular Lord Winklebottom as he investigates the death of a beloved axolotl aristocrat.

From what I played in the early build back in 2019, this is a game that definitely captures the spirit of the old school adventure genre, with a delightfully British sense of humour and a story that’s going to appeal to fans of Sherlock Holmes.

And that’s all for this week! See you again soon for more from the world of gaming!

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