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New Game Releases: January 1st-7th, 2015

New Releases Pikachu

An old tradition states that what you do on January 1st, you’ll probably be doing for the remainder of the year. Thank the goddesses of Gamindustri that we’re not superstitious, otherwise, we’d assume that 2015 will be filled with retro fodder like Bionic Commando: Elite Forces or Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition. Endure another week or two and the rivulet of remarkable games will thaw, allowing titles like Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk and Citizens of Earth to properly ring in the New Year.

PlayStation 3
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PSN, $9.99, Free for PS+)

Wii U
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (eShop, $7.99)

Xbox One
Funk of Titans (XGS, $8.99)

3DS
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces (eShop, $5.99)

PS Vita
Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PSN, $9.99, Free for PS+)
Whoa Dave! (PSN, $4.99, Free for PS+)

PC
Castle (Steam, $TBA)
Dungeon of Gain (Steam, $12.99)
Dr. Green (Steam, $2.99)
Fake Colors (Steam, $19.99)
Project AURA (Steam, $TBA)
Shadows of War (Steam, $7.19)
The Depths of Tolagal  (Steam, $TBA)
The Ingenious Machine: New and Improved Edition (Steam, $2.54)
The Race for the White House (Steam, $13.49)
Vintage Year (Steam, $4.49)
Warhammer Quest (Steam, $TBA)
WolfWars (Steam, Early Access, $3.49)

Robert’s Pick: Lately, I’ve been on a Game Boy Advance kick, rediscovering the gems found on Nintendo’s early 2000’s handheld. While Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire certainly isn’t the best retro pinball games (those honors go to Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush) is doesn’t unite two of my favorite things, GameFreak’s collection of cherished characters and the aim to not let the orb drop past the drain hole. With 200 Pokémon to gather and two different tables to master, Ruby & Sapphire is undoubtedly fun, but the $7.99 price might restrain the recommendation to hardcore Pokéholics.

Pokemon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire

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.

12 comments

  1. Caste is the Indie Game Stand Deal of the day. The owners confirmed you’ll get a Steam key, so it’s 99 a key or two for $1.12

    https://indiegamestand.com/deal/

    Seems like a great deal to me.

    • Thanks, I always like to hear about promising indies. Surprised only 85 people have hopped on this. Cmon, people- support a struggling developer!

  2. I heard Whoa Dave! is pretty basic. One level, original Mario Bros- style game with 2600-style graphics.

    Thank god for free.

  3. I had my eye on Dungeon of Gain (I’m a Rogue-aholic), but $12.99 is kind of steep. No discount for launch week, I guess.

  4. I’m holding stead for Etrian Mystery Dungeon. That’s when 2015 starts for me.

  5. I’ll probably pick up Whoa Dave! and get my 15 minutes of fun out of it.

  6. Roberts year begin when lolI games are released.

  7. Why so mad Pikachu?

  8. A Wild Pikachu appears..,

    • I always like slightly pissed off Pikachu much more than happy, super kawaii-looking Pikachu. But that’s just me.

  9. You keep pumping up Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk like you;re getting paid for it, dude.