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New Releases: Hold Your Banner High

Gavin here again with this week’s new releases! This week, we’re showcasing some lesser known indie games I think you guys will like.

Opening the week for us is Megamagic, a charming 80- themed RPG releasing April 20th for PC. The game makes you take on the mantle of Neonmancer, a wizard of sorts who very clearly just walked out of a Duran Duran concert. The 80s theme is very evident, even from the music you hear in the trailer.

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The game touts multiple ways to play and tons of magical abilities, so it’s probably got some replayability. If you’re nostalgic for when Prince was popular and synths were the musician’s instrument of choice, give Megamagic a look! The incredibly nostalgic trailer for the game can be found below.

Next up we’ve got The Collider 2, a twitchy puzzler game coming out April 19th for PC. The game gives you a space ship, some tubes with obstacles ,and a lot of speed with the parting challenge of trying not to die repeatedly. The gameplay is simple, but it’s got a lot of support for input methods: Controllers, mouse and keyboard, VR headset (headtracking helps you dodge), just to name a few.

If you’ve been craving a twitch-based game to test your reflexes, look no further. Check out the gameplay trailer!

Finally we’ve got The Banner Saga 2, a sequel to the well-revived indie strategy game from 2014. The game releases April 19th for PC, Xbox One and PS4. If you haven’t played the first Banner Saga, the gameplay is built off of turn-based strategic choices.

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The story centers around vikings and their quest for survival, and this particular installment picks up where the last one ended so returning fans won’t be disappointed. For those who are new to the saga, if you’re looking for a game that can give you tactical gameplay along with characters of a Bioware caliber, this should really be a game to take note of. Curious about this new chapter? I’ve attached the launch trailer below!

Alright, that wraps up this week’s new releases! As always I’ll be back next week with more but for now I’ll leave you with this question: What indie game do you wish could get a AAA game treatment?

Gavin Bouchard is a Twitch streamer and a Contributor for AYBOnline.com. You can find his Twitch here and his terrible Twitter here.

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