Welcome to another instalment of the Maw, our weekly live round-up of all things New and videogame-flavoured, as we continue our eternal efforts to appease the festering dark god of gossip and reportage. I asked the Maw if it had any 2024 resolutions last Friday, and it responded with the brain-splitting clamour of a million fell voices crying out in anguish. I have run this through our Chthonic Translator and the short version is that it wants to get down the gym now and then.
Some new game releases we are tip-toeing towards with our shields raised this week, in case they turn out to be Mimics: Allison Road-inspired horror Supernormal (8th Jan), free turn-based dungeon crawler Buriedbornes2 (10th Jan), medical management sim War Hospital (11th Jan), feudal Chinese spin-off Reigns: Three Kingdoms (11th Jan), pleasingly nonsensically-named retro RPG Crystal Story: Dawn of Dusk (13th Jan).
Shotgun King developers Punkcake Delicieux are gearing up to reveal their next game soon, which was originally born out of one of the devs making a pixel art maths game to help their daughter get better at adding and multiplication. I’m intrigued! And the clip below looks absolutely wonderful.
Here’s the full trailer for Final Fantasy 14’s next expansion, Dawntrail.
Morning music? Well, the GTA 6 trailer has made everybody fall in love with Tom Petty, so here’s another one of his tunes.
IT IS MONDAY. I am up far too early (I have an appointment to get to on the other side of London). FEED THE MAW.