Video game releases: ‘Captain Spirit’ and his retinue of remasters
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
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.
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.
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.
For PS4, Switch, XBO and WinPC from June 26
Beloved, critically acclaimed puzzle game takes the block-stacking of “Tetris” and combines it with music for a mesmeric visual, audio, and interactive blend.
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