Video game and comics week: Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD and Meadowlark, other protagonists of the cultural field

We are getting ready to face some summer days full of premieres in the interactive entertainment sector and, as usual, we have prepared a complete compilation with the video game that will be launched between June 24 and 28 from 2024 for Xbox One, Xbox SeriesNintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile devices and PC, including the most anticipated titles along with other lesser-known projects.

To anticipate material, during these days the focus of attention is distributed between ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD‘ for nintendo switcha remastered version of ‘Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon’ originally released for Nintendo 3DS, ‘Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble‘ and ‘Frogun Encore‘. But there are other interesting premieres like ‘Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate‘ for the PlayStation Virtual Reality device and ‘Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports‘, a fun formula that will begin its journey on consoles and PC in a few days. Next and for the same price, we bring together some of the most notable publications of the week in comic format. Will you join us to discover all these new features and more?

Video games of the week

On Monday, June 24, the premiere of ‘Dice & Fold‘(PC); ‘Bitmap Bureau Collection‘ (Switch); ‘Cosmic Cursor‘(PC); ‘dark galaxy‘(PC); ‘Diatomic‘(PC); ‘Minesweeper 99‘(PC); ‘Dragon Eclipse‘(PC); ‘Dungeon World‘(PC); ‘First Person Stapler‘(PC); ‘Hermit Simulator‘(PC); ‘Jigs4w3D Puzzle Challenge‘(PC); ‘Kunkun Terror Express‘ (PC) and ‘Lost Pixel’ (Switch).

Debuts on TuesdaySuper Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble‘ (Switch); ‘Frogun Encore‘ (Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC); ‘Riven‘(PC); ‘Until Then‘ (PS4, PS5, PC); ‘EmberwardEdit‘(PC); ‘My Museum: Treasure Hunter‘(PC); ‘Movie Tycoon‘(PC); ‘Graven‘ (Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5) and ‘Go Go Jump‘ (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series).

June 26 is reserved for ‘Sarah’s Adventure: Time Travel‘(PC); ‘NeoSprint‘ (Xbox One); ‘OKeverything‘(PC); ‘Pharmacy Simulator‘(PC); ‘Poisonous Abyss‘(PC); ‘Secteurs – Road Cycling‘(PC); ‘Shadowed Descent‘(PC); ‘Trial Traction‘(PC); ‘Underwater abyss‘ (PC) and ‘Stack Surge‘(PC).

The release of ‘Gothic Classic Khorinis Saga‘ (Switch); ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD‘ (Switch); ‘NeoSprint‘ (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC); ‘Wanderer: The Fragments of Fate‘ (PS5/PS VR2); ‘FROGUE‘ (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch); ‘Battle Crush‘(PC); ‘Blacksad: Under the Skin‘ (PS5, Xbox Series); ‘Tchia‘ (Switch); ‘Warchief‘(PC); ‘A Street Cat’s Tale 2: Outside is Dangerous‘ (Switch); ‘Adventure in the Dungeon‘(PC); ‘Argus‘(PC); ‘Battle Crush‘(PC); and ‘Boat Driver: Ship Parking Simulator‘ (Switch).

Finally, on Friday, June 28, ‘Spy x Anya: Operation Memories‘(PS4, PS5, Switch); ‘Gigantosaurus: Dino Sports‘ (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC); ‘OUTBRK‘(PC); ‘Crystal Soul Chambers‘(PC); ‘Cthulhu tower‘ (Switch); ‘Dead Station 2‘ (Switch); ‘Dessert Storm Girls‘(PC); ‘DOKODA‘(PC); ‘Don’t Let It Die‘ (PC) and ‘Exorcist: Reviewer of Minds‘(PC).

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble – Released June 25, 2024

Platforms: Switch

‘Banana Rumble’ is the name given to the next chapter of the ‘Super Monkey Ball’ video game series. The episode, for the moment, published exclusively for Nintendo Switch will encourage up to 16 players to compete online to try to win over users from all over the planet. If you prefer a more familiar atmosphere, it also has support for local multiplayer for up to four players, as well as an Adventure mode. In this new aspect, AiAi and her friends search for the seven mysterious artifacts necessary to find the Legendary Banana. You will have to overcome more than 200 unpublished levels on a format that allows you to face the adventure alone or in cooperative mode with three other friends. There are also numerous customization options for both AiAi and a wide variety of in-game items, with over 300 different items to choose from.

Frogun Encore – Release June 25, 2024

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS4, PS5, Switch, PC

‘Frogun Encore’ is a title aligned with the Retro Shades movement signed by the Molegato team. Direct sequel to the platform game ‘Frogun’, the new installment is inspired by those unforgettable adventures for PlayStation 1 and Nintendo 64 to encourage fans of the genre to try their hand at a rich interactive experience, including dozens of scenarios and an infinite number of challenges. Based on titles like ‘Super Mario 64’ and other exponents of the genre, the installment proposes using a wide range of skills and special movements to overcome obstacles and collect as many items as possible, all within the framework of a nostalgic seasoned with dozens of collectibles to unlock, overcoming platforms and obstacles of increasing difficulty. It also offers shared fun, as each level of the main campaign can be completed either alone or in the company of a friend, thanks to a local split-screen co-op mode.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD – Released June 27, 2024

Platforms: Switch

‘Dark Moon’, the second chapter of the ‘Luigi’s Mansion’ series, published in Europe and Japan for Nintendo 3DS as ‘Luigi’s Mansion 2’ releases a review for Switch. The phosphorescent platform adventure launched in 2013 is destined to return this week to the Japanese hybrid with a Updated graphic section and improvements related to resolution, frame rate and controls, guaranteeing a more immersive and, therefore, fun experience for all those who want to try their luck in this species of ghostbusters. In this version with modes multiplayer for up to 4 people We can once again explore terrifying mansions and cleanse them of ghosts as we guide the cowardly brother of the famous Italian plumber. Luckily, he has the right tools for the task, such as his “Strobulb,” which stuns enemies, and his “Mint Sucker,” which is used to suck up ghosts or interact with the environment. This will come in handy, as you will have to visit all kinds of places, from an old botanical laboratory to a dilapidated watch factory full of sand, to a mine covered in ice and snow, to name a few. In terms of content and gameplay, the work aims to be faithful to the original 3DS title, with five locations full of ghostly entities to capture and a varied roster of scenarios, traps and puzzles.

Paper releases

In the editorial panorama we open the week with ‘sandy days‘, a graphic novel that won the Gold Award at the Japan International Award that is inspired by the true story of the Dust Blow, an agrarian area between Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas that ended up being a desert mainly due to the human factor. Next, we enter fully into ‘Meadowlark‘ another praised coming-of-age play, scripted by Ethan Hawke. We conclude the review of recommended readings with the stage of ‘Wolverine‘ by Daniel Way in a colossal volume that collects one of the most memorable eras of the mercenary with a mouth by the most explosive creators.

Sand Days – MeadowlarkComic Planet

Sand Days (graphic novel) – Planeta Cómic

Washington, 1937. John Clark, a 22-year-old photojournalist, is hired by the Farm Security Administration, the government agency charged with helping farmers affected by the Great Depression. Their mission: to witness the dramatic situation of farmers due to the Dust Bowl, which affects an area between Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. This region is affected by droughts and sand storms that plunge residents into poverty. In Oklahoma, John tries to gain the trust of the residents. During his stay, which becomes an initiatory journey, he becomes friends with a young woman, Betty. Thanks to her, he becomes aware of the human tragedy caused by the economic crisis, but he also questions her role in society and her work as a photographer.

Meadowlark – Comic Planet

In the quiet, modest town of Huntsville, Texas, Jack “El Sabanero” Johnson and his teenage son, Cooper, embark on a journey of epic proportions. This electrifying graphic novel, whose action takes place over the course of a single day, tells of Cooper’s struggle to survive the increasingly catastrophic consequences of bad decisions made by his father. While he and his father navigate a series of violent threats in a chain, they also have to deal with their relationship, combative and dysfunctional despite everything they love each other. Ethan Hawke draws inspiration from his childhood in Texas and his relationship with his own children in this contemporary crime story that is actually a coming-of-age story. As both father and son struggle to understand their place in the world and in each other’s lives, tensions and resentment continue to simmer.

Marvel Heroes - Daniel Way's Wolverine 1
Marvel Heroes – Daniel Way’s Wolverine 1Panini Comics

Marvel Heroes Wolverine by Daniel Way 1 – Panini Comics

After the events of ‘Dynasty of M’, Logan remembers his entire past. The time has come to embark on a journey that will take you to review them. Who is the mysterious figure who has been pulling the strings for decades? Armed with the only weapon that can kill him, Logan embarks on a bloody quest for revenge. This 512-page volume collects Wolverine 187-189, 33-40, Wolverine Origins 1-5, Sabretooth 1-4 and material from I LOVE Marvel: My Mutant Heart, under the premise of such relevant authors as Mark Texeira, Ken Knudtsen, Daniel Way, Steve Dillon, Javier Saltares, Bart Sears, John McCrea or Staz Johnson.