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Things were going well, or least as well as can be expected against an apocalyptic snowstorm, until the temperature plummeted another 40 degrees. “Snowmaggeddon” is a joke during brutal winters. But nobody’s laughing in the world of Frostpunk when temperatures approach -90 degrees, rendering most of the world uninhabitable.
In the last city my supply of coal dwindled to nothing as my geothermic reactor began shutting down. I watched a cascade of Bad News as my workforce grew sick, homes grew cold, and people began dying. I was forced to pass a law to enable emergency 24 hour shifts. Brave men and women operated frozen coal mines in the dead of night to give us the juice we needed. Some grew sick, and some were so frostbitten they had to have limbs amputated.
But the city survived. These harrowing moments solidify Frostpunk as one of the most memorable and emotional city building sims I’ve ever played.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Star Wars Battlefront II will feature a cross-promotional event with the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film. Starting May 16 Han Solo will temporarily wrest the spotlight in the Solo Season event, which will arrive showcase everyone’s favorite space scoundrel in both the original trilogy and the upcoming Summer film.
The Solo Season event will first showcase Han Solo’s action and story in the original trilogy, including a new map based on Jabba’s Palace from Return of the Jedi.
- Jabba’s Palace – Han Solo spent all of his time in the Palace encased in carbonite, but you’ll be able to blast your way through the alien gangster’s lair in Blast, Showdown, and Heroes vs. Villains modes in this new map.
- New 2v2 Hero Showdown Mode – This new round-based elimination mode will pit two iconic heroes vs two villains, such as Han and Chewy vs bounty hunters Bobba Fett and Bossk. Every round a new duo must be selected.
- New Appearances – Two new Appearances will be available for purchase, one for Lando and one for Leia. Both inspired from their looks in the Jabba Palace rescue scene in Return of the Jedi.
- Starfighter Custom Arcade – This custom arcade mode was heavily requested by fans as a way to practice piloting skills across all eras and spaceships.
The Solo event will continue in June with another influx of content that will tie-in to the new film. Solo: A Star Wars Story opens May 25 and features a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) when he first meets Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).
Star Wars Battlefront II is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s rated T for Teen.
Retro platformer Shantae: Half-Genie Hero is getting the deluxe treatment. The Ultimate Day One Edition released this week as a special physical version exclusive for Nintendo Switch. It’s published by XSEED Games and available at most retailers for $39.99.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Ultimate Day One Edition includes a 30-song soundtrack on CD, a 100-page art book, and all previously released DLC digital content. The Pirate Queen’s Quest lets you play as the villainous pirate Risky Boots in her own spin-off story. Friends to the End is another spin-off story DLC. It stars Shantae’s three allies as they try to rescue her during the final act of the main story. The Costume Pack adds three new outfits for the titular hero. They don’t just change her look but add new abilities and gameplay levels.
The Ultimate Day One Edition also features an extra Hard Core mode. This mode rebalances enemies, healing, and magic items to provide a much more challenging experience.
Developed by WayForward Technologies, Shante: Half-Genie Hero is the fourth game in the series. The series originally began on the Game Boy Color back in 2002. Half-Genie Hero is the first game to make the jump to home consoles, bolstered by a successful crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter in 2013. Half-Genie Hero launched in late 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Wii U before coming to Nintendo Switch last summer.
A digital version of the Ultimate Edition is also available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch for $29.99. It includes the DLC but obviously not the physical art book or soundtrack CD.
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero has been rated T for Teen with Cartoon Violence and Suggestive Themes.