Superhot: Mind Control Delete official artwork and logo

[Update]: Mine Control Delete has now arrived with even more time-bendy shooty action!

Given the massive success of Superhot and its VR incarnation, it really shouldn't come as much of a surprise to hear that there is a brand new game coming. What might be a rather big shock, however, is that the new Superhot: Mind Control Delete will be entirely free!

Naturally, there is a little bit of a catch. Superhot: Mind Control Delete will be launching this July 16th, and in order to get yourself a free copy, you'll need to purchase the original Superhot before that date. Any sort of free giveaway does not apply in this case, so if you got it through the Epic Games Store for a free a little while back, you'll unfortunately still need to purchase Superhot: Mind Control Delete the regular way.

Monster Crown official artwork and logo

When it comes to Pokemon themed games, despite all of them revolving around gigantic monsters kicking the snot out of each other, they're all pretty much overwhelmingly positive. However, the upcoming Monster Crown is looking to take things in a bit of a different... and darker direction.

Once its fully finished, expect to see around 200 base monsters that you can breed and fuse into more impressive and dangerous forms, a fairly large world to explore, as well as a choice between being the one that will help those in need or simply doom them all in a reckless pursuit of ever-greater power.

Sea of Stars official artwork and logo

If you're a fan of oldschool RPGs, I have both good and bad news. The good news is that the upcoming Sea of Stars is a charming homage to classic turn-based RPGs, though without any of the clunkiness and time-sinks that come standard with games of that era.

As for the bad news, that is entirely related to its release date. Despite Sea of Stars recently launching a fancy new trailer, you'll still have to wait until 2022 in order to properly get your hands on it. A bit of a long wait, but hopefully it'll all be worth it in the end.

Windbound screenshot of the main character resting by a bonfire

Much like the Zelda series from which it seems to draw a great deal of inspiration, Windbound is a colorful and charming action-adventure. As you wonder from island to island you'll need to craft tools and weapons in order to both hunt and defend yourself, slowly but surely upgrade your seacraft to help navigate ever-more treacherous waters, and naturally, try to unravel the mystery behind it all.

You can get a pretty good idea of just what this entails through two of the recent trailers. The first one sets up the mystery and atmosphere, while the second one is a developer-guided preview that's all about the gameplay. Have a peek:

P.A.M.E.L.A. official artwork and logo

After spending a fair few years in Steam Early Access, the Bioshock inspired survival horror game P.A.M.E.L.A. has now officially been released. As you might imagine given its inspiration, P.A.M.E.L.A. will have you explore a fallen utopia, face off against hordes of its mutated inhabitants and malfunctioning robots, improve your own body with bio-augments, and naturally, cover in a corner while hoping the nasties go away!

While there is unfortunately no new trailer showcasing what exactly has improved over the years, you can still get a pretty good impression of what sort of atmosphere P.A.M.E.L.A. is going for through one of the original previews. Have a gander:

Haven screenshot of a dialogue in the kitchen

After focusing pretty much entirely on fast-paced combat with Furi, The Game Bakers studio is taking things in a bit of a different direction with the upcoming Haven. Instead of tackling a series of challenging boss fights one after another, Haven will have you control two characters at the same time as they explore the world, fight against an assortment of monsters, and occasionally even argue against each other.

Since this is one of those concepts you really need to see to fully grasp, allow me to share with you one of gameplay trailers. Have a gander, the atmosphere is really lovely:

Raji: An Ancient Epic official screenshot of a giant Kali statue

If you're looking for a bit of a departure from the usual Western or Japanese settings, you might want to check out the upcoming Raji: An Ancient Epic. To put it simply, it is an action-adventure set in ancient India and heavily flavored by Hindu mythology.

As for the actual gameplay, Raji will feature a combination of environmental platforming and puzzle-solving, along with plenty of god-empowered action. Depending on which gods you choose to favor you will be granted a variety of new abilities and weapons, which when combined should be more than enough to even the odds with your demonic foes.

Mortal Shell highly atmospheric screenshot

The upcoming Mortal Shell is a Dark Souls inspired action RPG with a focus on challenging and strategic combat. As you might imagine given its inspiration, this means that Mortal Shell is all about exploring a massive, broken-down world in search of answers, facing off against an assortment of overly angry bosses, and naturally, dying over and over again until you master each fight.

If that sounds like a lovely time, you might be glad to hear that Mortal Shell has now opened up its beta for everyone to enjoy. Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, download the beta, and you'll be sprawled on the floor in no time!

Dead Cells Update of Plenty official artwork

In an effort to improve its replayability even further, as well as make things a bit easier for beginners, Dead Cells developers have now released a rather extensive balance update. The definitive highlight is the smoothed out difficulty progression that should make it so new players don't just hit a wall at 2BC (two Boss Cells) and then proceed to die over and over and over again until they quit.

Under the new system, 0BC has been made slightly more challenging in order to teach new players the ropes, while the difficulty curve between 0-5BC has been adjusted to remove any massive spikes in difficulty. So while these changes make things more reasonable and approachable for beginners, veteran players should still find plenty of challenging content to mess around with.

Undermine official artwork and logo

After spending about a year in Steam Early Access, the dungeon-crawling roguelite Undermine is now slowly getting ready for its full release. You can expect to see arrive on August 6th, 2020 for PC (Linux and Mac included), Xbox One, as well as the Game Pass.

Unsurprisingly, version 1.0 will be Undermine's biggest update yet. It'll add the final boss fight with numerous phases and cutscenes, a variety of new dialogue and items, better performance and visual improvements, and perhaps most importantly of all, a new challenge system that lets you customize exactly how hard you want your adventure to be.