Video game and comics week: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and Step by Bloody Step, other protagonists of the cultural field

We are preparing to face another spring week full of premieres in the interactive leisure sector. As usual, we have prepared a complete compilation with the video games that will be released between May 20 and 24 2024 for Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, mobile devices and PC. Among the main releases in the coming days is 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II', one of the most anticipated works from Microsoft studios; 'Paper Mario: The ancient door', for Switch, and the long-awaited console edition of the renewed 'System Shock', which is released for the new generation machines from Microsoft and Sony.

The arrival of other interesting proposals is also expected, including 'World of Goo 2', 'Galacticare', 'XDefiant', 'Haultii', 'Eternal Threads', 'Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord' and more. 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, May 20, 'Coffee Caravan'(PC); and 'Little-Known Galaxy'(PC). The premiere of 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' (PC, Xbox Series); 'System Shock' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series); 'Gestalt: Steam & Cinder'(PC); 'Paper Trail' (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, Mobile); 'Xdefiant' (PS5, Xbox Series, PC); 'Synergy'(PC); 'Rooftops & Alleys: The Parkour Game'(PC); 'Taora: Survival'(PC); 'Anchors: Blockade Zone'(PC); and 'Office Life'(PC). May 22 is reserved for 'CARDS RPG: The Misty Battlefield'(PC, PS5, Switch); 'RKGK/Rakugaki'(PC); 'Venture to the Vile'(PC); 'Isles of Sea and Sky'(PC); and 'Lost in Tropics'(PC). On Thursday it's the release of 'Paper Mario: The ancient door' (Switch); 'World of Goo 2' (PC, Switch); 'Eternal Threads' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch); 'Galacticare' (PS5, Xbox Series, PC); 'Hauntii' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC); 'Pine Hearts' (PC, Switch); 'Until Then'(PC, PS5); 'Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC); 'Serum'(PC); 'Crown Wars: The Black Prince'(PC); 'Duck Detective: The Secret Salami'(PC); 'Ships At Sea'(PC); and 'Star Trek: Resurgence'(PC). On Friday, May 24, we close the news agenda with 'SunnySide'(PC); 'Esports Godfather'(PC); and 'Yusha Prototype'(PC).

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II – Released May 21, 2024

Platforms: Xbox Series, PC

Developed by Ninja Theorya studio acquired by Xbox Games Studios in 2018, 'Senua's Saga: Hellblade II' is, without a doubt, the most anticipated Xbox exclusive in recent times. The game will follow in Senua's footsteps on another brutal survival journey through the myths of Viking Iceland. “Intending to save those who have fallen victim to the horrors of tyranny, Senua faces a battle to overcome the darkness within and without.” With this background, anyone who experienced the first title already knows what to expect: an intense experience focused on the narrative with very high graphic and sound valueswhich will give body and meaning to a story that is expected to be brutal and shocking.

System Shock – Released May 21, 2024

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series

The popular cyberpunk shooter is about to land on PlayStation and Xbox from Nightdive Studios. Originally released only for Windows in 2023, the 'System Shock' remake offers a Combining the gameplay of the iconic original with new HD visuals, updated controls, a renewed interface, plus all-new sounds and music, more enemies, collectibles, maps, music, mechanics and DLSS support. It will also allow us to explore some of the claustrophobic environments of the space station from which we will have to escape by solving particularly complex puzzles and confronting the creatures that we meet along the way. In its console version will have all the contents of the PC editionreturning to the screen an interactive experience characterized by a narrative plot strongly linked to interactions with the setting and the constant feeling of bewilderment that the players feel.

Paper Mario: The Millennial Door – Release May 23, 2024

Platforms: Switch

Also known as 'Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door', the beloved classic Game Cube video game, adds a version with improved graphics which is published this week for Nintendo Switch. The relaunch occurs 20 years after the original version of the role-playing title developed by Intelligent Systems, will quickly establish itself as one of the franchise's quality benchmarks. In general terms, the update of the second game in the series does not intend to vary too much from the original precepts by proposing players to control Mario in a mission in which he needs to locate seven Crystal Stars scattered around the world.

Paper releases

In the editorial panorama we open the week with the publication of 'Step by Bloody Step', a magnum opus of fantasy originally published by the IMAGE publishing house, which the guys at Planeta Cómic collect in a complete volume that you should not miss. Next line, we witness vignette by vignette to “The Fall of Humanity“, in the version that corresponds to the universe of 'Planet of the Apes'. We close the weekly selection with an essential work for those looking to immerse themselves in the world of comics: 'The graphic narration' by Will Eisner, which, in an updated edition, recovers the principles and techniques of the legendary New York author.

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Step by Bloody Step – Planeta Cómic

'Step by Bloody Step' is a fantasy magnum opus of the Eisner Award nominees responsible for Coda (sélection officielle Angouléme 2021), Matías Bergara ('Hellblazer', 'THE SCUMBAG') and Si Spurrier ('X-Men Legacy', 'Hellblazer,'). In this story there is a girl. She has no memories or name, she just has a Guardian. An armored giant that protects her from predators and pitfalls. Together they will travel through an extraordinary fantasy world, but if they stray from the path, the air itself comes to life, forcing them to continue forward. Because? The girl doesn't know it, but worse things await her than beasts and bandits. Civilization, with its temptations and betrayals, will test their bond beyond its limits.

Planet of the Apes 1 - The Graphic Narration (New Updated Edition)
Planet of the Apes 1 – The Graphic Narration (New Updated Edition)Panini Comics – Norma Editorial

Planet of the Apes 1 – Panini Comics

One of the franchises most beloved in the history of science fiction returns to Marvel Comics. It's been years since the “simian flu” first spread. The ALZ-113 virus has devastated the Earth, and while the apes prosper, humanity falls apart. While researchers search for a cure, a fanatical group of humans has their own solution: kill all the apes.

Graphic Narration (New Updated Edition) – Norma Editorial

In 'Graphic Storytelling', Will Eisner, one of the most influential comic artists of the 20th century, exposes the fundamental elements of storytelling and how to apply them in comics and graphic novels. In a work of great value for cartoonists and filmmakers, Eisner tells how to build a story and teaches the basic elements of creating visual storytelling. Filled with examples of his work and that of other artists such as Art Spiegelman and Robert Crumb, this work analyzes both the key points of graphic storytelling and the comics medium in general.