JOE Gaming Weekly - Streets Of Rage fans might love this week's big new release 1 week ago

JOE Gaming Weekly - Streets Of Rage fans might love this week's big new release

There's also a brand new Lord Of The Rings game on the way.

Welcome to JOE Gaming Weekly, your weekly round-up of all things gaming.

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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

Trek To Yomi

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Thanks to the likes of Ghost Of Tsushima and Ghostwire: Tokyo, all things authentically Japanese are definitely proving to be massively popular right now, and this game continues on with that trend.

A 2.5-D side-scrolling beat 'em up, it matches what could be a spruced-up version of Streets Of Rage with some absolutely jaw-dropping visuals and sounds, as well as some puzzles and mysteries to break up the hack'n'slash core gameplay. Plus, at six hours long, it knows not to outstay its welcome.

Trek To Yomi is available to play on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One and PC right now.

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BIG NEWS OF THE WEEK

EA to release Lord Of The Rings mobile game

Due for beta release this summer, Electronic Arts has announced the impending launch of their brand new mobile collectible role-playing game, titled The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth.

In an announcement on the new game, the distributors stated that it will be "the first mobile game developed by EA, inspired by storylines, locations, characters, and lore from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works".

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The project is being developed by Capitol Games, which is the studio behind the very popular mobile collectible game Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

DEAL OF THE WEEK

Death Stranding

One of the most divisive games of recent years, the genius mind behind the Metal Gear Solid series created this extremely unique world for players to get lost in. You'll either love the atmosphere, specific gameplay mechanics and huge sci-fi scope, or you'll be confused by the fact that at times it feels like little more than a fancy-looking walking simulator.

If you've never tried it before, now is definitely the time to do so, as Death Stranding is available for PlayStation players from Argos, marked down to just €16.99.

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