Raji: An Ancient Epic screenshot of the statue of the goddess

If you're tired of the endless stream of adventure games set within fairly similar Western fantasy worlds, you might want to give the freshly released Raji: An Ancient Epic a look. It is an action-adventure set in ancient India and heavily flavored by Hindu mythology, something that is very rarely seen in games these days.

When it comes to the actual gameplay, however, Raji is far more recognizable. In other words, expect to spend a lot of your time navigating a combination of puzzles and platforming challenges, smacking around a whole bunch of colorful and demonic adversaries, and most importantly, dedicating yourself to various gods in order to obtain new abilities and weapons.

Amnesia: Rebirth official artwork and logo

If you're in the mood for adding a lot more stress and mental anguish into your life, albeit in a fun way, you'll be happy to hear that Amnesia: Rebirth has now finally been unleashed. Much like the original classic, Amnesia: Rebirth is all about exploring a highly atmospheric environment in search of answers, avoiding an assortment of spooky specters, and doing your very best to avoid freaking yourself out despite nothing scary happening just yet.

Since you can't exactly describe a horror game through words alone, allow me to also share with you the recently posted gameplay trailer. It should give you a pretty good idea of just what Amnesia: Rebirth is trying to accomplish. Have a peek:

Crown Trick official artwork and logo

Crown Trick is a charmingly animated and newly launched turn-based roguelike. While it's not the most original premise in the world, Crown Trick is nevertheless well polished and filled with enough content to keep your occupied for quite a while. So if you're a fan of both genres, I'd say it's probably worth giving it a closer look.

Speaking of which, you can get a pretty good idea of what all of this looks like in action through the freshly posted launch trailer. Have a gander, it's a fairly short one:

Noita official artwork showing off the logo

After going through a whole bunch of major updates, the action-roguelike Noita has now finally been completed. Version 1.0 brings with it a bunch of new content and quality of life improvements, an even greater appetite for rampant destruction, and most importantly of all, a procedurally generated world where every single pixel is simulated!

Since that last part might not sound all that impressive on paper, allow me to also share with you the recently posted trailer. It'll clue you in quite quickly on just how crazy the combat in Noita can get. Have a gander:

Cris Tales screenshot of a battle against wolves

Much like the oldschool JRPGs from which it draws a great deal of inspiration, the upcoming Cris Tales is all about wondering across the world, recruiting and befriending a variety of characters, and then facing off against a whole host of enemies in turn-based combat. Things do get a lot more interesting when you consider that Cris Tales also features time-travel and allows you to visit individual locations in the past, present and future!

Unfortunately, as neat as all of that sounds, there is one bit of bad news. Instead of releasing this November 17th as previously announced, Cris Tales has now been pushed back to early 2021, with no exact release date set just yet.

Stardew Valley screenshot of the Update 1.5 splitscreen mode

Despite releasing all the way back in 2016, Stardew Valley has steadily been adding heaps and heaps of new content and quality of life improvements. For example, last year's Update 1.4 brought a lot of new heart events to help flesh out your love interests, added the ability to raise fish, introduced a social tab to help keep track of your fellow villagers, and the list goes on for a while.

With all of that in mind, I'm rather delighted to say that Stardew Valley will soon be getting yet another one of these chunky content patches! While the full list of changes is still shrouded in mystery, Update 1.5 will bring with it one very often requested feature - splitscreen co-op!

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 official artwork and logo

If you're in the mood for a cooking and restaurant management game that takes things in a bit of a different (and strange) direction, you might want to check out the newly launched Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3. And when I say strange, I really do mean that as Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 take place in the post-apocalypse and features attacks from rival cooking gangs!

Since I'm aware that sounds like a whole load of nonsense, allow me to also share with you the recently posted launch trailer. It'll clue you in quite quickly on just what Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 has to offer:

Axiom Verge 2 official screenshot of a gun-drone

If you were hoping to get your hands on Axiom Verge 2 this year, I'm afraid I bring some bad news. In a fairly lengthy announcement, the one and only developer Tom Happ revealed that Axiom Verge 2 has been delayed until the first half of 2021, with no concrete date available just yet.

"So why is it taking so long," Happ explains. "First, the enemies in Axiom Verge 2 are much more sophisticated than those in the original Axiom Verge. Whereas in the original all of the enemies followed a set path, in Axiom Verge 2 some enemies scan the environment for you, and if they detect you, they’ll give chase."

Amnesia: Rebirth official artwork and logo

[Update]: Amnesia: Rebirth has now been unleashed for PC and PS4, and unsurprisingly, it's pretty much the original game with new content and a few extra bells and whistles.

Ten years have gone by since Amnesia: The Dark Descent brought a breath of fresh air into the horror genre, and now its newest sequel Amnesia: Rebirth is rearing up to do the same. Whether it will succeed or not, we'll find out soon enough as Amnesia: Rebirth will be launching on October 20, 2020 for Steam, GOG, Epic Games Store and PlayStation 4.

As for what exactly you can expect to see in terms of storytelling, as well as what kind of environments you'll be running away from monsters in, that you can find out through the freshly posted preview. Have a peek, it's a rather nice one:

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 official artwork with logo

[Update]: Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 has launched from Early Access alongside some excellent reviews.

After spending slightly under a year in Steam's Early Access program, the oddly post-apocalyptic restaurant management game Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 is now nearly ready for prime time. You can expect to see it release in full this October 14th for PC, Mac, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, while the PlayStation 4 and Amazon Luna versions will be following in their tracks shortly after.

Once version 1.0 arrives you'll be able to explore a lengthy singleplayer or co-op campaign, mess around with plenty of upgrades for both your food catalog and heavily armored truck, as well as use a variety of cosmetics to probably cover up all of the bullet holes from rival attacks. If that sounds completely insane for what is essentially a cooking and management game, you would be correct, but it is also what gives Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3 a good bit of charm and personality!