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New Game Releases: October 13th-19th, 2016

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Customary for the release of new hardware, it’s a time for excitement as well as depleted bank accounts. This week, Sony releases its PS VR system, which is available in a $399.99 core system, or a $499.99 all-inclusive package. If you don’t have a PS Camera at the ready, or you’re like us and have a mob of Move controllers with dead batteries, the deluxe package might be the way to go. Just make sure to save some money for games, as there is at least $500 worth of software to flaunt the capabilities of the new system.

Header image: Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, PS Vita

PlayStation 3
Skylanders Imaginators (retail, $74.99)

PlayStation 4
100ft Robot Golf (PSN, VR Compatible, $19.99)
Bound (PSN, VR Compatible, $19.99)
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Hustle Kings VR (PSN, VR Compatible, $19.99)
Rez Infinite (PSN, $29.99)
Skylanders Imaginators (retail, $74.99)

PS VR
Ace Banana (PSN, $TBA)
Batman: Arkham VR (retail and PSN, $19.99)
BattleZone (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Driveclub VR (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Eve Gunjack (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+)
EVE: Valkyrie (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Harmonix Music VR (PSN, $14.99)
Headmaster (PSN, $19.99, $17.99 PS+)
Here They Lie (PSN, $19.99)
Job Simulator (PSN, $29.99)
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (PSN, $TBA)
Kismet (PSN, $6.99)
Loading Human: Chapter 1 (retail and PSN, $19.99)
PlayStation VR Worlds (retail and PSN, $39.99)
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (retail and PSN, $49.99)
Sports Bar VR (PSN, $19.99)
SuperHyperCube (PSN, $29.99)
Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSN, $19.99)
The Playroom VR (PSN, free)
Tumble VR (PSN, $9.99)
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (retail and PSN, $19.99)

Wii U
Animal Crossing: Wild World (eShop, $9.99)
Bit Dungeon+ (eShop, $6.00)
Kirby Canvas Curse (eShop, $9.99)
Mahjong (eShop, $4.99)
Skylanders Imaginators (retail, $74.99)

Xbox 360
Skylanders Imaginators (retail, $74.99)

Xbox One
Skylanders Imaginators (retail, $74.99)

3DS
BlockForm (eShop, $4.99)
Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories (eShop, $5.99)
Disney Magical World 2 (retail and eShop, $39.99)
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (eShop, $14.99)
Severed (eShop, $13.49)
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse (retail, $29.99)

PS Vita
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (PSN, $39.99)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (retail and PSN, $39.99)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
BoomTown! Deluxe ($4.49)
DoDonPachi Resurrection ($25.49)
Farming Simulator 17 ($34.99)
Feel the Snow ($7.19)
Higurashi When They Cry Hou – Ch.4 Himatsubushi ($5.39)
Kisaragi no Hougyoku ($3.59)
Lost Socks: Naughty Brothers ($TBA)
Shadow Warrior 2 ($39.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: The Hyperdimension Neptunia series has always had a soft spot in its HDD-augmented heart for Sega hardware- with the very franchise rooted in the idea of an anthropomorphized Neptune console. This week, Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls doubles down on the tribute, offering representations of the Dreamcast, Saturn, Mega Drive, Game Gear. Like the main franchise, Superdimension’s blend of traditional role-playing tenets and industry references make this an easy pick for anyone whose wallet can stomach the purchase of PS VR.

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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.

10 comments

  1. PS VR is cool (well except for having to play with a headset), but not $400 or $500 cool. I worry that VR is a fad like motion control.

  2. Everyone one I know is a big gamer, but no one I know is getting a PS VR at launch. An add-on that costs more than the system is kind of crazy no mater how cool it is.

  3. I had no idea that Skylanders Imaginators was coming out this week.

  4. I’ll wait until the PS VR is $200 and comes with games. No need to pay full price.

  5. RIGS: MCL is about the only VR game I care bout.

  6. I’ve heard good things about Severed. Might have to finally get it.

  7. Here’s the thing about VR. There’s no real games. It’s all experiences that are short. Batman is cool but lasts an hour and you probably won’t want to play it again.

  8. I’m still not sold on VR yet, no must have titles and it’s expensive. You end up spending about $500 with everything you need, assuming you already have the PS4.

  9. 100ft Robot Golf looks cool. Not $500, but a VR headset cool, but $20 play on my PS4 cool.

  10. Superdimension Neptune for me this week. I love the Neptunia games.