Video game and comics week: Alone in the Dark and The Disappearance of Josef Mengele, other protagonists of the cultural field

We are preparing to face a new week full of premieres in the interactive entertainment sector. As usual, we have prepared a complete compilation with the video games that will be released between March 18 and 22 for Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile devices and PC. These days attention is distributed between such promising productions as 'Alone in the Dark', the ambitious recovery of the horror classic for current consoles and computers; 'Dragon's Dogma 2' by Capcom; 'Princess Peach: Showtime', exclusive to Nintendo Switch; and 'Rise of the Ronin', only for PlayStation 5.

This week there will also be a couple of curious crossovers, as the PlayStation 5 edition of 'Hi-Fi Rush' by Bethesda, (Microsoft's company), will be released and the previous Sony exclusive 'Horizon Forbidden West' will be published on PC. Complete Edition'. In any case and for the same price, we also bring together some of the most notable publications of the week in comic format to complement our leisure offer. Will you join us to discover all these new features and more?

Video games of the week

On Monday, March 18, 'Pesticide Not Required'(PC). The debut of 'HiFi Rush' (PS5); 'MLB The Show 24' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch); 'Lightyear Frontier' (PC, Xbox Series); 'raw metal'(PC); and 'KinnikuNeko: SUPER MUSCLE CAT'(PC). On Wednesday, March 20, it is the turn of 'Alone in the Dark' (Xbox Series, PS5, PC). A day later the launch of 'Call of Duty: Warzone' (Mobile); 'Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition'(PC); 'Final Fantasy XIV Online' (Xbox Series); 'Arksync'(PC); 'Thunder Helix'(PC); and 'Midnight Ghost Hunt'(PC). The week closes on Friday, March 22Dragon's Dogma 2' (Xbox Series, PS5, PC); 'Princess Peach: Showtime!' (Switch); 'Rise of the Ronin' (PS5); 'The Legend of Legacy HD Remastered'(PS4, PS5, Switch, PC); 'TerraTech Worlds'(PC); 'Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery'(PC); 'Chill Town'(PC); and 'Bears in Space'(PC).

Alone in the Dark – Released March 20

Platforms: Xbox Series, PS5, PC

The promising re-entry of the classic horror franchise for current generation systems aims to offer something familiar to classic players and, on the other hand, new resources to newcomers. With the promise of maintaining the setting and roots of the classic series, but adapting the primary concepts to the current wave of players, the new 'Alone in the Dark', in addition to having Gyu Davis, a regular collaborator, for the monster design by the renowned Guillermo del Toro, boasts a completely original story, but with characters, locations, themes and other resources recovered from the 1990s. The well-known protagonists Emily Hartwood and Edward Carnby will be completely playable and will move around a proposal created by Mikael Hedberg, writer of 'SOMA' and 'Amnesia: The Dark Descent'.

Dragon's Dogma 2 – Release March 22, 2024

Platforms: Xbox Series, PS5, PC

'Dragon's Dogma 2' is a promising game of action fantasy role with monsters to slay, strange creatures to ride, knights, kings, wizards, sorcerers, elves and princesses. For its arrival in stores it promises a gigantic world full of creatures dangerous under a narrative action RPG format, which places players in a fantasy universe in the role of the Arisen. During the journey players control a group of up to three AI companions known as “Pawns”, including a custom main Pawn and up to two additional ones that can be recruited from other users online or offline. With new classes, game mechanics and an updated technical sector, Capcom's proposal has everything necessary to conquer lovers of action role-playing games with fantastic overtones.

Princess Peach: Showtime! – Launch March 22, 2024

Platforms: Switch

In 'Princess Peach: Showtime', which launches exclusively on Nintendo Switch, the princess will stop being Bowser's hostage to star in her own platform adventure, with diverse skills and possibilities. In fact, you can use different versions that change the way you attack or advance through the stages and, when transformed, you will gain new abilities. As a swordswoman, she will keep enemies at bay with a clean sword blow; As a detective, she will investigate the clues to unmask the culprit, and many others, such as being a pastry chef and being a kung-fu master. In the title, Princess Peach and her friends arrive at the Esplendor Theater to enjoy a great show, but the evil Grape and the Malaúva Company burst onto the scene and take over the place. So our protagonist must use the tape that she receives from Lucy, the theater's guardian, to save the performers.

Paper releases

In the editorial panorama we open the week with the publication of 'The disappearance of Josef Mengele' by Olivier GuezMatz and Jörg Mailliet, a graphic novel about the adventures of the “Angel of Death”, former doctor and torturer at Auschwitz in several countries such as Argentina and Paraguay. Next, Toni Fejzula and Tze Chun offer us 'The Forgotten Blade'an epic fantasy story loaded with action that will not leave you indifferent. We close the recommendations with the 'Daredevil' by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson, the first comic in which Miller had the opportunity to draw the popular character from the House of Ideas.

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The disappearance of Josef Mengele – Planeta Cómic

The guys at Planeta are in charge of publishing this graphic adaptation of Olivier Guez's novel about the escape and persecution of Josef Mengele, the “Angel of Death”. The year is 1949 when Josef Mengele disembarks in Buenos Aires hidden under various pseudonyms. The former Auschwitz doctor and torturer believes he can invent a new life. Perón's Argentina is benevolent and the whole world wants to forget the Nazi crimes but the hunt resumes and he must flee to Paraguay and then to Brazil. His wanderings will not cease until his mysterious death on a beach in 1979.

The Forgotten Blade - Marvel Masterpieces: Daredevil
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The Forgotten Blade – Planeta Cómic

From the hands of award-winning screenwriter Tze Chun ('The Seven Deadly Sins', 'The Fearsome Dr. Fang', 'Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai') and artist Toni Fejzula ('Dead Inside') comes this brave vision of the genre. of fantasy. In this action-packed epic, a shaman recruits an amoral warrior to save the souls of his children, cursed by the Inquisition. However, to do so they must leave the Five Rivers behind, infiltrate the Citadel and defeat the most powerful adversary of all: the god who created the world in which they live.

Marvel Masterpieces: Daredevil by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson – Panini

The most influential author in the history of Daredevil debuted at the end of a small adventure, which closes the first of the four volumes dedicated to recovering its initial stage, with Klaus Janson as the main collaborator. A historical compilation, which allows us to know the state of Daredevil and how he was before the arrival of Frank Miller, in addition to witnessing his appearance firsthand. This first volume features the presence of characters such as The Owl, Bullseye or the return of The Black Widow. In addition, it includes a Spiderman adventure that constitutes the first comic in which Frank Miller had the opportunity to draw “The Man Without Fear.”