Not one of this week’s trailers is for a game that’s already out, unfortunately, though there is one demo, with another game available for preorder. Most of these games’ developers are attending GDC and/or PAX, though, so if you’re going to one of those, you might keep an eye out for hands-on opportunities.
Windows, PS4, Xbox One | $TBA | May 2015
A great-looking twin-stick shooter in which players have a lot of settings available with which to customize the game. It will support co-op.
Windows, Mac, iPad | $15+ | January 2016 | Kickstarter
Cadence has appeared in a previous trailer roundup with a teaser, but this video for their Kickstarter shows off more of what players can expect from the game and talks about how the developers are trying to answer the question, “Can you make music by playing a game?”
Windows, Mac, Linux | €15+ | Q1 2016 | IndieGogo | Demo (Win, Browser)
This one is a top-down 2D action RPG that reminds me of Secret of Mana more than Diablo or Torchlight.
Windows | $TBA | Release TBA
A 2D action platformer. There are some really awesome-looking segments of gameplay in this trailer and it is well worth watching even if this isn’t the kind of game you’d normally play.
iOS, Android | $TBA | Release TBA
It’s hard to tell if this game will have much depth to it, but helping a princess get revenge by destroying terrain from above and below by riding a dragon through everything looks and sounds like fun.
Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?!
Windows, Mac | $TBA | Summer 2015 | Greenlight
A weapon shop management sim populated by potato people.
In The Shadows
Windows, Mac, Linux | $TBA | Q3 2015
This is to be a 2D puzzle platformer in which the puzzles revolve around unusual light and shadow dynamics.
Windows, Mac, Linux | $TBA | Autumn 2015 | Greenlight
It looks like Klang will be an action-packed cross between rhythm game and 2D platforming. I’m sure you’ve heard that before, but give it a look. It’s a bit hard to describe what makes this look different in words… and the trailer shows it off really well.
Renowned Explorers: International Society
Windows, Mac, Linux | $TBA | Sometime 2015
From the developers of Reus comes a turn-based tactical RPG adventure game about exploring unknown corners of the world.
Windows, Mac, Linux | $19.99 | Spring 2015
From the developer: “Taking place in a single apartment, through weekly visits over the course of a year in the early 1970s, the game simply asks you to go about your duties for your employer, Gabriel Ortega. But it also gives you the opportunity to feed your curiosity by exploring your employer’s home and, ultimately, discovering his role in a conflict that’s taking hold of the country.” Sunset is currently available for preorder at a discount.