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New Game Releases: November 2nd-8th, 2017

This week, Activision heads back to the lucrative front lines, with yet another release in the Call of Duty series. For those unenthusiastic about picking up the M1 Garand once more, the next seven days offers a number of other notables. From Sonic Forces to a compilation of the .Hack//G.U. titles, there are plenty of alternatives to storming the Omaha beach yet again.

Header image: Fox Hime, PC

PlayStation 4
.Hack//G.U. Last Recode (retail and digital, $49.99)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’97 (digital, $7.99)
America’s Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! (retail, $39.99)
ATV Drift & Tricks (retail and digital, $29.99)
Call of Duty: WWII (retail and digital, $59.99)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (retail, $24.99)
Sonic Forces (retail and digital, $39.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting 3 (digital, $7.99)
Farming Simulator Nintendo Switch Edition (retail and digital, $49.99)
Heroes of the Monkey Tavern (digital, $9.99)
Morphite (digital, $14.99)
Perception (digital, $14.99)
Sparkle 2: Evo (digital, $4.49)
Sonic Forces (retail and digital, $39.99)
Super Beat Sports (digital, $14.99)
Wheels of Aurelia (digital, $9.99)

Wii U
Power Golf (digital, $5.99)
Tomeling in Trouble (digital, $5.00)

Xbox One
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’97
Call of Duty: WWII (retail and digital, $59.99)
Sonic Forces (retail and digital, $39.99)
Super Lucky’s Tale (retail and digital, $29.99)

3DS
Hiding Out (digital, $TBA)
Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (digital, $7.99)
Physical Contact: 2048 (digital, $4.44)
Physical Contact: Speed (digital, $4.46)

PC
.Hack//G.U. Last Recode ($49.99)
Call of Duty: WWII ($59.99)
Fox Hime ($1.19)
Skytropolis ($21.24)
Slashers: The Power Battle ($5.94)
Sonic Forces ($39.99)
Super Lucky’s Tale ($29.99)

Robert’s Pick: The 2006 release of .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth might have perplexed its stateside audience, with its offbeat, internet-inspired moniker, and single-player gameplay that simulated a Massively Multiplayer Online RPG. But in the ensuing years, these concepts become more common, stimulating demand for the inaugural game and its two follow-up. With the original PS2 games long out of print and selling for a hefty sum, the release of .Hack//G.U. Last Recode is exceedingly welcome. For a reasonable price, you get the trilogy, along with a fleeting fourth entry, along with the expected update to the visuals. If you’re new to the material, I’d suggest playing alongside reading the manga or watching the anime for maximum enjoyment.

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.

8 comments

  1. You have to love a site that has a picture of a Fox girl the week CoD comes out.

    Blessed image!

  2. No price for ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’97…

  3. Waiting to see how Sonic Force fares. Expectatations set low.

  4. I guess liking Call of Duty: WWII is a bad thing now. I like being bad then.

  5. Isanydeal is saying .Hack//G.U. Last Recode is $50 everywhere. Guess I’ll wait for now.

  6. I was always the kid who asked for Stardew Valley for Christmas and got Farming Simulator instead. I feel bad for the Switch owners who will get that.

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