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Out This Week: Shin Godzilla, Tacoma, The Long Dark

Out This Week: Shin Godzilla, Tacoma, The Long Dark
From IGN - July 31, 2017
By Lucas M. Thomas

With so many new games and movies coming out, it can be hard to keep up. Lucky for you, IGN is here to help with a weekly round-up of the biggest releases each and every week. Check out the latest releases for this week, and be sure to come back next Monday for a new update.

Note: The prices and deals compiled below are accurate at the time we published this story, but all are subject to change.

Release Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

From our Preview: The second game from Oregon-based studio Fullbright, Tacoma seems at once akin to 2013s widely-acclaimed Gone Home, although its certainly on a far grander scale. Tacoma trades the creaky, Pacific Northwest mansion for a large space stationLunar Space Station Tacomabut the feeling of being alone and marooned in an alien place is very similar. Gone Home takes place after midnight during a heavy storm; despite the overall eeriness of the unfamiliar home, leaving it would be illogical. Tacoma is set somewhere between the Earth and the Moon. The menace is certainly more overt aboard the Tacoma itself than it ever really was in Gone Home, but walking out the front door is impossible. This isnt Oregon. This is orbit.

Release Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

From our Preview: The fire is out, and my food is gone. I could leave my cabin to forage for wood, but the last thing I want to do is go outside. A blizzard is raging, and I can hear wolves in the distance. I might not last the night.

In The Long Dark, danger is everywhere. Canadian developer Hinterland Studios is crafting a survival game that asks players to not only fend off wild animals, but also starvation, fatigue, and the blistering cold.

Release Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aven Colony puts you in charge of humanity's first extrasolar settlement on Aven Prime, an alien planet of deserts, tundras, and jungles light years from earth. Build the infrastructure, look after the well-being of your citizens, manage your resources, and guide your colony to prosperity -- all while dealing with the harsh and often dangerous realities of an alien world.

Release Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

From our Review of the PC Version: Its rare to find a game that excels in the pillars of mechanics, storytelling, and art as consistently as Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. It has its share of blemishes, most prominent of which being camera controls that made me want to flip an entire hibachi table. But its needle-sharp stealth systems, cast of memorable characters with diverse abilities and personalities, and an uncommonly grounded saga set in a stylized feudal Japan left me with a sense of true accomplishment and a role in a well-told story.

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