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New Game Releases: April 6th-12th, 2017

With a high-definition remake of Bulletstorm, a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Koozie franchise, and a melancholic puzzle platformer named A Rose in the Twilight, this week’s schedule of new game releases extends several promising titles. For those who haven’t been able to indulge in the Harvest Moon-like virtues of Stardew Valley, a retail release for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One bundles the game with a gorgeous guidebook and map.

Header image: A Rose in the Twilight, PS Vita

PlayStation 4
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PSN, $14.99)
Crawl (PSN, $TBA)
Snow Moto Racing Freedom (PSN, $TBA)
StarBlood Arena (PSVR, retail or PSN, $39.99)
Stardew Valley: Collector’s Edition (retail, $29.99)
The Sexy Brutale (PSN, $19.99)
Yooka-Laylee (retail and PSN, $39.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Alpha Mission II (eShop, $7.99)
Graceful Explosion Machine (eShop, $12.99)
Vroom in the Night Sky (eShop, $9.99)

Wii U
Animal Gods (eShop, $12.80)
World Sports Competition (eShop, Virtual Console, $5.99)
Super Star Soldier (eShop, $5.99)

Xbox One
ACA NeoGeo: Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (XGS, $7.99)
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (retail and XGS, $59.99)
Crawl (XGS, $TBA)
Stardew Valley: Collector’s Edition (retail, $29.99)
The Sexy Brutale (XGS, $19.99)
Yooka-Laylee (retail and XGS, $39.99)

3DS
Dragon Sinker (eShop, $9.99)
Pinball Breakout (eShop, $7.99)

PS Vita
A Rose in the Twilight (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Cosmic Star Heroine (PSN, $14.99)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
A Rose in Twilight ($TBA)
Badass ($3.49)
Bloody Trapland 2: Curiosity ($13.49)
Cluckles’ Adventure ($TBA)
Cosmic Star Heroine ($14.99)
Cossacks 3: Guardians of the Highlands ($19.99)
Forestry ($4.99)
Planetscape Torment: Enhanced Edition ($TBA)
Snow Moto Racing Freedom ($TBA)
Stardrift Nomads ($19.99)
The Sexy Brutale ($17.99)
Yooka-Laylee ($39.99)

Robert’s Pick: Sure, the prospect of being a bike-riding magical girl who collects stardust in Vroom in the Night Sky is strangely alluring. But I won’t be able to give the quirky title preference over a puzzle/platformer that’s has me glued to my Vita Screen. Likely to draw comparison with htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, A Rose in the Twilight is a surprisingly bleak title manages to juxtapose feelings of fragility, beauty, and determination. With visuals that channel the loligoth fashion popularized in Harajuku’s Takeshita Street, I’m in awe of the sentiment created by Nippon Ichi’s latest effort.

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

7 comments

  1. I heard the new version of Bulletstorm looks worse than the old version.

    How is that possible?

    • Unexperienced developers, I’m guessing.

      The shadiest shit is that the delisted the original version on Steam. You can’t even buy it anymore.

  2. Ok, I’m hoping you review both Vroom in the Night Sky and RitT

  3. I don’t see much that interests me this week.

  4. I have A Rose in the Twilight preordered. Hopefully, we’l see a review this week.

  5. I’ll wait for a cheap deal on Yooka-Laylee.

  6. You should be able to. AFAIK there’s no backtouch.

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