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New Game Releases: October 5th-11th, 2017

Once again, Nintendo’s popular hybrid gets the lion’s share of new releases, with titles like Stardew Valley, Metal Slug X, and Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle headed to that 6.2 inch screen. Still don’t have a Switch, fear not as there a number of notable games headed to other platforms, from Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s journey to console and PCs to Raiden V’s exodus from arcades.

Header image: Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online, PS4

Nintendo Switch
88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition (retail and digital, $29.99)
ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug X (digital, $7.99)
Axiom Verge (digital, $19.99)
Earth Atlantis (digital, $14.99)
Ninja Shodown (digital, $14.95)
Oxenfree (digital, $19.99)
Stardew Valley (digital, $14.99)
Tiny Barbarian DX (retail and digital, $29.99)
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (retail and digital, $29.99)
Tumblestone (digital, $11.99)
Volgarr the Viking (digital, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
A Hat in Time (digital, $29.99)
Battle Garegga Rev.2016 (digital, $34.99)
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online (retail and digital, $49.99)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (retail and digital, $59.99)
Raiden V: Director’s Cut (retail and digital, $39.99)
Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (retail and digital, $29.99)

Xbox One
A Hat in Time (digital, $29.99)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War (retail and digital, $59.99)
Shiny (digital, $9.99)

3DS
Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy (retail and digital, $39.99)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions (retail and digital, $39.99)
Symphony of Eternity (digital, $7.99)

PS Vita
Save the Ninja Clan (digital, $2.99)

PC
A Hat in Time ($29.99)
Beyond Eden ($31.49)
Bladenet ($12.74)
Empire Architect ($12.74)
Franchise Hockey Manager 4 ($35.99)
Middle-earth: Shadow of War ($59.99)
Mushroom Wars 2 ($13.49)
Otaku’s Fantasy ($TBA)
Pet Squad Racing ($3.59)
Undead ($TBA)
Winged Sakura: Endless Dream ($15.99)

Robert’s Pick: Shadow of Mordor was Mercenaries set in Middle-Earth, and as such, I really enjoyed it. And while my pick might have been Shadow of War, Monolith Productions’ awkward implementation of loot boxes means that the final hours are sullied by a Sisyphean hunt for orcs if you don’t want to open your wallet.

Instead, I’ll be spending my time playing Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online. Originally a reference in the Neptunia games, (it’s Vert’s favorite MMO), it’s been realized by Tamsoft as an action-RPG. The big difference this time is that the title uses the fourth iteration of the Unreal Engine. And while there are some kinks, this just might be one off the best looking Neptunia spin-offs when it’s in motion. The best part is, you’ll be able to complete the title without encountering deliberate irritation that intended to pad the company coffers.

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.

6 comments

  1. Let me know how the Metal Slug X port is on Switch. I don’t want any slowdown that wasn’t there.

    Also: F*ck Shadow of War right now. I’ll only pick it up when it’s $10 with all of the dlc.

  2. PS4 gets two shmups, Raiden V and Battle Garegga.

    One is $35, the other is $40.

    FML.

  3. I hope you review 4 Goddesses Online.

  4. No love for Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle? I guess Neptunia game,s always get the pick…

  5. I’m going to bury my face in Goddesses Online‘ ample bussom

  6. Stardew Valley on Switch here I come.