JOE Gaming Weekly - Ever wanted to see Batman fight Arya Stark?
Also, the brand new Evil Game is out this week, and it is A LOT of fun!
Welcome to JOE Gaming Weekly, your weekly round-up of all things gaming.
Or, specifically, the one big game you should play this week, the one big piece of gaming news you need to know about, and the one big deal available to purchase this week.
So, off we go!
GAME OF THE WEEK
Evil Dead: The Game
Bruce Campbell plays the legendary Ash in this asymmetrical multiplayer game, and he'll be joined by some other recognisable names and faces from the Evil Dead franchise. You'll be able to control one of four playable survivor classes (Leaders, Warriors, Hunters and Supports) and one of three playable demons (the Warlord, the Puppeteer, and the Necromancer), and the end goal is simple: kill each other.
The game is playable as both co-operative combat or player-vs-player, so you can team up with your mates (or strangers) to kill the demons, or take aim at each other.
Evil Dead: The Game is available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC right now.
BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK
MultiVersus looks like it will be absolutely bonkers
So... you know Super Smash Bros.? You know how it is basically famous Nintendo and Nintendo-adjacent characters beating each other until there is one character left standing?
Well, MultiVersus is basically that, but with famous Warner Brothers characters. So you'll get the likes of Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) fighting Arya Stark (voiced by Maisie Williams), and then if they decide to weigh in, you can also choose from Superman, Taz The Devil, Bugs Bunny, Harley Quinn, The Iron Giant, Jake the Dog (from Adventure Time), Shaggy Rogers (from Scooby Doo) and loads more.
Multiversus' closed alpha runs from Thursday 19 to Friday 27 May, initially giving participants access to 15 playable fighters, seven maps, and a selection of different modes, before launching later this year on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5, and PC.
DEAL OF THE WEEK
Deathloop Deluxe Edition
One of the best games of 2021, this time-travel first-person-shooter is basically Edge Of Tomorrow meets Assassins. You've got amnesia, you've got some incredible skills at killing people, and every time you die, you wake up again on the same weird beach. It is up to you to get figure out the mystery at the centre of it all, and kill anyone who stands in your way.
The Deluxe Edition also gives you access to: the Transtar Trencher Weapon, the Eat The Rich Tribunal Weapon, the .44 Karat Fourpounder Weapon, the "Party Crasher" Colt Skin, the "Sharp Shooter" Julianna Skin, the Two Trinkets (equippable buffs) and Original Game Soundtrack Selections.
Deathloop Deluxe Edition is available on the PS Store for PlayStation 5, marked down from €89.99 to €44.99 until Wednesday, 25 May.
Clips via PlayStation