6 Video Games Launching Next Week: ‘Trackmania’ and More

Have you already blown through recent titles like the clever murder simulator Hitman and the post-apocalyptic shooter The Division? Are you looking at your gaming devices and wondering what you’ll be playing next week? Wonder no more, because we’ve gathered information about next week’s game releases all in one convenient place. Read on to see all the biggest games releasing the week of March 21, 2016.

1. Trackmania Turbo


Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC
Release date: March 22, 2016

After playing all the realistic racing games that have come out in recent years, you might be ready for something a little more extreme — in the Mountain Dew sense of the word. Trackmania Turbo is a blisteringly fast racer, with tracks that defy gravity and crashes that would kill any normal person 20 times over. It comes with 200 pre-made tracks, a track builder, and a random track creator. Basically, you’ll never run out of new tracks to play.

2. Day of the Tentacle Remastered


Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PC
Release date: March 22, 2016

One of the classic LucasArts adventure games from the ‘90s is Day of the Tentacle, a funny cartoon game about time travel, puzzle solving, and a giant tentacle that wants to take over the world. This new version has shiny new graphics and audio, but you can switch to the original presentation anytime if you want to do some time travel yourself. If you enjoy DoubleFine’s recent games by Ron Gilbert and Tim Shafer like Broken Age, check it out.

3. 101 Ways to Die


Releases March 22, 2016 on PC
Releases March 23, 2016 on PlayStation 4
Releases March 24, 2016 on Xbox One

This one is for fans of twisted humor and physics-based puzzles. 101 Ways to Die tasks you with creating sadistic ways to murder hapless blood-filled dummies. The focus of the game is on stylish slaughterhouses, so you’ll want to whip up automated death rooms so complex that even Rube Goldberg would look at them with envy. It looks pretty silly (in a deeply twisted way), so watch the trailer above to see if it piques your interest.

4. République


Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release date: March 22, 2016

This game released in episodic form over the past few years, but it’s finally getting a physical version on PS4. It’s a stealth action game that takes place in a stronghold controlled by a totalitarian government. You play as a rebellious hacker who taps into the game’s ubiquitous video cameras and helps a prisoner named Hope escape. You do that by watching the guards’ patrol routes and directing Hope where and when to move in order to remain undetected.

5. Stranger of Sword City


Platforms: Xbox One and PS Vita
Release date: March 22, 2016

If you like dungeon crawlers — games that send you into monster-infested environments to collect awesome loot and level up your team — you’ll want to take a look at this one. You play as a the sole survivor of a plane crash who finds himself in a mysterious new land called Sword City. As often happens in these games, you become the Chosen One who must fend off the forces of darkness.

6. Hyrule Warriors Legends


Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release date: March 25, 2016

A mash-up between Zelda and the enduring Dynasty Warriors series, this game drops Link, Princess Zelda, and company into the middle of massive battles against hordes of enemies. The idea is to hack and slash your way through the crowds, using combos to put a dent in their numbers. This kind of gameplay will come as no surprise to Dynasty Warrior fans, but people hoping for a Zelda-like experience might wonder what the heck is going on.

A word of warning on this one: although it doesn’t say so on the box, this game was made for the New Nintendo 3DS. While you can play it on the regular old 3DS, the frame rate is awful and the 3D slider is disabled, creating a painful gaming experience.

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