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New Game Releases: December 15th-21st, 2016

From Shantae sauntering onto a number of systems to the next chapter in Telltale’s Walking Dead series, this week offers a number of notable new game releases. For those who don’t appreciate Half-Genie Heroes or zombies, there’s several other tempting titles to be found with games like Wild Guns Reloaded, Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castile, and Excitebots: Trick Racing hitting shore shelves and digital marketplaces.

Header image: LoveKami -Divinity Stage-, PC

PlayStation 4
Don Bradman Cricket 17 (PSN, $59.99)
Fat City VR (PSN, $14.99)
Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castile (PSN, $11.99)
Motor Strike: Immortal Legends (PSN, 19.99)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PSN, $29.99)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Risky Beats Edition (retail, $29.99)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier (PSN, $29.99)
Wild Guns Reloaded (retail and PSN, $29.99)

Wii U
Breakout Defense (eShop, $7.00)
Excitebots: Trick Racing (eShop, $19.99)
Scribble (eShop, $3.99)
SDK Spriter (eShop, $12.50)

Xbox One
Don Bradman Cricket 17 (XGS, $59.99)
Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castile (XGS, $11.99)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (XGS, $29.99)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier (XGS, $29.99)

3DS
Mercenaries Saga 3 (eShop, $5.99)
Picross e7 (eShop, $5.99)

PS Vita
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (PSN, $29.99)
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero – Risky Beats Edition (retail, $29.99)

PC
8-Bit Invaders! ($14.99)
Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas (DLC, $9.99)
Alchemic Jousts ($8.99)
Brazed ($4.49)
Lord of Merchant ($1.79)
LoveKami -Divinity Stage- ($TBA)
Moekuri: Adorable + Tactical SRPG ($TBA)
Snow Fortress ($8.99)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier ($22.49)
Wild Terra Online ($13.49)

Robert’s Pick: Long ago, I used to think of Capcom as the gods of game development. Before disappointments like Street Fighter V, Umbrella Corps, and Dead Rising 4 tarnished the Osaka-based corporation’s good name, they had a run of amazing coin-ops, with titles like Ghosts’n’Goblins, Black Tiger, and 1942 earned a much-deserved place in the gaming pantheon. Originally published back in 2012 as a free download for PC (and subsequently offered on Android, Linux, and Mac), Maldita Castilla paid homage to those token-taking cabinets. Blending pixel-perfect, delightfully difficulty run-and jump action with a trek through Spanish mythology, it was a must-play experience. This week, Maldita Castilla EX – Cursed Castile might ask for your twelve dollars, but I firmly believe that designer Locomalito’s efforts deserve dividends. Give it a try, and let Gryzor87’s simulated YM2203-based soundtrack bring you back to the days of yore.

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.

5 comments

  1. Well, isn’t Don Bradman a popular name that will bring in the kids….

  2. Wow, those girls in the top pic. I see why they got to represent this week’s games!

  3. Downloaded Maldita Castilla for PC, thanks for the tip!

    • Great game. You’re right, its really like an old arcade game. So amazing to think it was made by two guys.

  4. Can’t wait to play Half-Genie Hero this week.