Video game and comics week: Star Wars: Battlefront and Geiger, 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 11 and 15 for Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo 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 'Victors and Vanquished', the new expansion for 'Age of Empires II' and 'Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection', the compilation that recovers and updates a couple of classic titles from the franchise. In addition, and for the same price, to complement our leisure offer 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, March 11, 'Hellbreach: Vegas'(PC); 'Stellar Settlers: Space Base Builder'(PC); 'Chinese Empire'(PC); 'Rebel Transmute'(PC); and 'Death Trick: Double Blind'(PC). The debut of 'Against: Operation Galuga' (Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC, PS4, PS5); 'TRIBES 3: Rivals'(PC); 'Goblin Stone'(PC); 'Subterrain: Mines of Titan'(PC); 'Proud to Love'(PC); and 'Slavania'(PC). Wednesday March 13th is the turn of 'Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story' (Xbox Series, Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS4, PS5); and 'Ys X: Nordics'(PC). On Thursday the debut of 'Highwater' (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC); 'Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection' (Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC, PS4, PS5); 'What the Golf?' (PS4, PS5, PC); 'Paint The Town Red VR' (PS5); 'Crown Wars: The Black Prince'(PC); and 'Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – Victors and Vanquished' -DLC- (PC). The week closes on Friday, March 15Outcast: A New Beginning' (PS5, Xbox Series, PC); 'Buckshot Roulette'(PC); and 'oh deer'(PC).

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection – Releases March 14

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

The package that brings together is published two popular video games that expand the universe of the franchise created by George Lucas. These are 'Star Wars: Battlefront' (2004) and 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' (2005). Both classics are recovered with online and offline support, in addition to games for up to 64 simultaneous players with cross play. Originally developed by Pandemic Studios, the first 'Battlefront' includes a campaign that covers important events in the series combining them with intense battles, ranging from Episode I ('The Phantom Menace') to Episode VI ('Return of the Jedi' ). In the next chapter, the installment narrates the events after the destruction of the Death Star II and the fall of the Emperor, taking the history of the Empire as a starting point for the first time.

Age of Empires II – Victors and Vanquished – Released March 14, 2024

Platforms: PC

'Age of Empire II' will soon receive more content, as Xbox Game Studio publishes the 'Victors and Vanquished' package in a few days, which aims to bring more variety to the popular RTS. It will have 19 new scenarios, 14 of which are inspired by some of the most popular creations developed by the players themselves, but you will also receive five new exclusive scenarios, in addition to notable historical figures such as Oda Nobunaga, Ragnar Lodbrok and Charlemagne. The expansion pack will also apply other updates, add new music, rebalance the game, and fix some bugs.

Outcast: A New Beginning – Released March 15, 2024

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series, PC

Some franchises take a long time to receive a sequel, as in the case of 'Outcast', published for PC in 1999. The project that continues the story that began more than two decades ago, invites us to reprise the role of the same character from the first game, Cutter Slade, a former Navy SEAL with bad temper and worse language. The third-person action and adventure game promises an extensive open world to explore, combat with different weapons and many enemies to eliminate, always driven by our protagonist's ability to fly.

Paper releases

In the editorial panorama we open the week with the publication of 'Geiger' a volume of post-apocalyptic comics with the brand and seal of two great authors: Gary Frank and Geoff Johns. In 'The Superhero's Journey' Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell dares to bring a different look to the Marvel Universe. 'Stardust' an innovative visual work by Hannah Arnesen, which traces the origin of the Universe and the Earth through art, poetry, science and philosophy, closes the week's recommendations.

Geiger (volume) – Planeta Cómic

The team formed by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is responsible for 'Geiger', a comic starring a particular nuclear hero. Set in the years after a war devastated the planet, survivors fight to survive in a world of radioactive chaos. Tariq Geiger I was destined to die of cancer, but a nuclear explosion turned him into the “Bright Man”, the only human who can walk through Nevada without wearing a protective suit. When nuclear war devastated the planet and stole his family, it also turned him into a living nuclear reactor with a steaming cauldron of radioactivity inside his body. Now “Geiger” has become an urban legend, the boogeyman of the children of a rebuilt Las Vegas. But he just wants to be left alone, while mutant insects called nightcrawlers and cannibals lurk in search of his next victims.

Superhero's Journey – StardustPanini – Out of Orbit

Superhero's Journey – Panini

This volume of the Marvel Arts line features Patrick McDonnell, the creator of Mutts, offering a different look at the Marvel Universe. Using them as avatars, McDonnell reflects on how comics changed his life and inspired him to become a cartoonist. Visually striking, 'The Superhero Journey' incorporates vignettes from classic comics as the author's tribute to figures such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and other creators of the factory, along with quotes from Eckhart Tolle, Thoreau and others. Without a doubt, an adventure like none you have ever read.

Stardust – Out of Orbit

Art, poetry, science and philosophy are mixed in the innovative visual work of Hannah Arnesen, which traces the origin of the universe, the Earth and life, until the drastic transformation of the planet carried out by humanity. The work is segmented into three long love letters: one to the Earth of the past, another to the reader of the present and the last to the baby of the future. Letters that recreate the wonders of our planet, the pain of its end as we knew it and the hope of a possible future. A book to move that invites us to fight for new perspectives.