Video game releases: ‘Penny-Punching Princess’, ‘Skyrim VR’, ‘Simon the Sorcerer’
Battle monsters with bribes in “Penny-Punching Princess”, explore “Skyrim” in VR on PC, save a wizard and a world in two “Simon the Sorcerer” remasters, swing your way towards three royal gems in “Sling Ming”, and fight for simian freedom in “Crisis on the Planet of the Apes”, all among upcoming video game releases for the week of April 2, 2018.
From April 3 (North America; March 30 European Union, April 13 Australia/New Zealand. Since 2016 in Japan.)
For Nintendo Switch
Armed with a powerful fist and an equally useful calculator, the Princess (or her zombie relative Isabella) sets out to avenge the king’s death, armed with a massive fist and a powerful set of calculator skills, crossing a land in which enemies can be influenced by coin and traps disarmed with cash, and where the God of Money will come down on your side as long as the pay is good.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
From April 3
For Windows PC
Released on the PlayStation 4’s PSVR in November 2017, this reimagining of Bethesda’s iconic fantasy action adventure is positioned to take advantage of more powerful PC setups. That said, while “Skyrim VR” does not support community mods at launch, basic “Skyrim” can be modded into a VR-compatible configuration, though existing owners will require a bit of patience. Here, Bethesda takes responsibility for all that set-up.
Simon the Sorcerer & Simon the Sorcerer 2 25th Anniversary Editions
From April 3
For iOS, WinPC (20th Anniversary Editions on Android since 2013)
A stone-cold classic of a point-and-click adventure that tackles fantasy tropes with a dash of “Discworld”-inspired humor, featuring a boy who follows his dog through a portal and on to a wizard-rescuing mission in another world.
From April 5
For Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, WinPC
Searching for three Crown Jewels and a solution for the earthquakes disturbing her kingdom, Princess Ming stumbles upon an antique transportation system and uses it to explore different worlds; but it’s a tricky thing to use and requires careful swinging, slinging and flinging to master.
Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
From April 3
For PSVR for PS4, Vive/Oculus WinPC
Escape a government facility, scrambling and shooting your way to safety in a two-hour adventure, and ensure freedom for your fellow apes. JB
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