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Video game releases: ‘Captain Spirit’ and his retinue of remasters

/ 08:29 PM June 24, 2018

“The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit” — is this the face of a future “Life is Strange 2” lead? Image: Dontnod via AFP Relaxnews

Brand new story-driven experience “The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit” acts as a prequel for an eventual “Life is Strange 2”, while “Pokémon Quest” lands on mobile after a Nintendo Switch debut, and “Nier: Automata” for Xbox One, “deBlob” for Switch and “Lumines” for Switch and PC represent a new lease of life for three of the past 15 years’ best games.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
For PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One from June 26

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Play as a 10-year-old boy whose imaginative adventures soon lead to something more. A standalone game from the studio behind “Life is Strange” and introducing new characters ahead of a direct sequel.

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Nier Automata: Become As Gods Edition
For Xbox One from June 26; since 2017 on PS4 and PC

The acclaimed and oftentimes bizarre cyborg-future action game arrives on Xbox One complete with its 3C3C1D119440927 expansion and a handful of extra cosmetic outfits and accessories.

deBlob
From June 26 for Nintendo Switch

Bounce around a color-drained Chroma City and bring it back to life, with vibrant paint splats tagging each and every building, post, and park. Two- and four-player split-screen plus customizable soundtracks and visual patterns keep things fresh in this critically acclaimed title.

Lumines Remastered
For PS4, Switch, XBO and WinPC from June 26

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Beloved, critically acclaimed puzzle game takes the block-stacking of “Tetris” and combines it with music for a mesmeric visual, audio, and interactive blend.

Pokémon Quest
For iOS and Android from June 28

Travel Tumblecube Island and build up a collection of original franchise Pokémon in a free-to-play game first released on Nintendo Switch at the end of May and already accommodating microtransactions that can be used to boost virtual energy and currency. JB

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