Out This Week is a roundup of new games that are out this week. These listings don’t constitute an endorsement or a review of any sort. We also don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list. If there’s a game on the horizon that interests you, share it in the comments.
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita—November 27
It’s a relatively slow week for games, but you wouldn’t know that looking at the trigger-happy new Ratchet & Clank title, wherein space fox Ratchet and his robotic sidekick Clank fire lots of different guns. Hell, they don’t even need to fire them—this game has turrets that will do most of the firing for you. Is even that modicum of effort too much to handle with your tryptophan-addled trigger fingers? Play the cooperative multiplayer mode and let some other schmoe do the work as you have all the fun. It’s exactly how explosive games were meant to be played: not.
Android, iOS—November 26
The birds of mobile gaming are angry. The temple looters are runners. The whales? Passively eating fish as they avoid giant crabs with a heavy sigh. We get it, whale: You’re large and you move slow. But would it kill you to smile? Oh, it might, because smiling attracts humongous sharks? Carry on.
Miner Wars 2081
The wars of the future will not be fought with missiles. They will be fought by miners, carving out bases deep inside large asteroids on a quest for total rock domination. (Watch out, paper and scissors!) Also, with missiles.
Under Defeat HD
PlayStation 3—November 28
Originally released just before the downfall of the Sega Dreamcast in Japan, this high-definition remake of a helicopter shoot-’em-up places you in the role of vaguely Nazi military folks fighting English-speaking enemies who belong to “The Union.” Hmm, wonder why it took so long to make it to our shores.