Out This Week: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Fallout 4: Far Harbor


The classic Valkyria Chronicles returns, while the adventure of Fallout 4 continues with its first major DLC expansion.

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.


Valkyria Chronicles Remastered

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Amazon for $29.99 (PS4) – Prime Discount Eligible!

From our Review: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a remaster done right. It’s a great way to experience a truly brilliant tactical RPG, or an excuse to revisit a cult classic that has aged with grace and beauty. And while you’ve likely encountered some of its themes in similar stories, Valkyria Chronicles’ war tale is told with such charm and wit that it’s hard not get wrapped up in Squad 7’s adventures from the jump.

Homefront: The Revolution

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Amazon for $59.96 (PS4, Xbox One & PC) – Prime Discount Eligible!

From our Preview: If there’s one thing that Homefront: The Revolution is good at, it’s delivering timely and relevant narrative themes. So many of the major forces impacting Western society today are positioned front and centre: computer hacking, clandestine surveillance, illegal conquest, economic collapse, terrorism, an overreliance on technology… it’s all here and it’s all used to tell a story of America conquered.

Soft Body

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Soft Body is an action­/puzzle game by Zeke Virant that infuses bullet-hell maneuver mechanics with a surreal sense of control and style. Players take control of two beautiful, gooey snakes at the same time (one with each analog stick). Together, you use the snakes to paint the world, which continually changes around you, while dodging bullets and popping enemies. Both soothing and tense, Soft Body combines the challenge and twitchy fun of quick­-restart action games with a smooth, meditative aesthetic.

Life Goes On: Done to Death

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Steam for $12.99 (PC, Mac)
  • Also downloadable on PS4

Life Goes On is a comically morbid puzzle platformer game, where you send a series of dauntless medieval knights through a trap-ridden gauntlet, sacrificing them one by one to make progress. Impale knights on spikes to create a safe path. Catch a knight on a saw blade (ouch!) to strategically land the body on a button. Freeze your knights into blocks of ice to reach higher ground. On your quest to find the Cup of Life, knight after knight will be brutally sacrificed for the greater good!

This expanded version of Life Goes On comes packed with new features including an additional “sky” world called The Ruins, unlockable hats and weapons (think horse heads and spatulas), and other goodies like portals, zombies, and extra-challenging bonus levels.

Shadow of the Beast

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The legend of Aarbron is told once more as you embark upon a ferocious action adventure, seeking to dethrone the evil lord Maletoth, in the visually stunning world of Shadow of the Beast.

Orange is the New Black: Season 3

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Amazon for $19.99 (Blu-ray)

From our Review: There’s bittersweet irony behind the Emmys announcing their new criteria for what can be nominated as/considered a “comedy” (nothing that runs over 30 minutes) the same year Orange is the New Black delivered unto us its lightest, funniest season to date. Not that pathos wasn’t present, there was just less of it. There were dark turns in Season 3, assuredly, but nothing to match Season 2’s seasonal villainess Vee and the cruel beatings she wrought. In fact, most of the shocks this year came right at the beginning of the season and then later in the season finale – leaving the most of the middle for fun and enjoyable ensemble euphoria.

The Witch

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Amazon for $16.99 (Blu-ray) or $12.96 (DVD)

From our Review: Writer-director Robert Eggers’ debut feature, The Witch, is a film that immediately transports the viewer to a strange and unsettling alien world: New England of the year 1630, where a Puritan family struggles to survive — and stay together — in the face of the brutal wilderness and mysterious, evil forces that surround their lonely, isolated farm.

But there’s more at work in this film than the tried and true horror notion of what lurks beyond, and it’s that chord of religious fanaticism and familial disintegration that really sticks with you long after the closing credits have rolled.

Fallout 4: Far Harbor

Release Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  • See it on Amazon for $24.99 (Xbox One)
  • Also downloadable on PS4 & PC

Fallout 4: Far Harbor is the first major story expansion pack for the hit RPG Fallout 4. A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost?

Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on ever created by Bethesda, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.

Postal Redux

Release Date: Friday, May 20, 2016

  • See it on Steam (PC, Mac)

The shooter that started a whole mess of sh@* returns with this full-on, balls-out remake of Running With Scissors’ twin-stick shooter Postal. In Postal Redux, players take control of The Postal Dude as he battles to survive in a world gone MAD. Crazed gunmen are out for blood and wait around every corner. Fight back with a destructive arsenal as you make your way through a kill-or-be-killed psychological thriller.

One major addition to Postal Redux is Rampage Mode, a new single-player mode based around a scoring system, which encourages an aggressive style of play by increasing a multiplier for each consecutive kill in a streak. Players will receive a grade following the completion of each level. Postal Redux will maintain the elements that made the original Postal world-renowned. The grim art style, frightening ambiance, the omnipresent “demonic voice” and the marching band will be faithfully recreated in this modern day take on a title which became a symbol for free speech in gaming.

Lucas M. Thomas assembles Out This Week every week, and when he’s not doing that, he’s assembling magazine pages as the Editor-in-Chief of Nintendo Force Magazine. New subscriptions available now through Patreon! You can follow him on Twitter, @NintendoForce.

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