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New Game Releases: Dec. 28th-Jan. 3rd, 2018

Traditionally, the last week of the year is a barren period for game releases. While additions to the PC and Switch libraries ensure the next seven days isn’t total empty, there’s a definite downturn in the number of new offerings. At least titles like SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition and Pic-a-Pix Deluxe are on hand to make the transition into 2018 a bit more bearable.

Header image: Sakura no Mori † Dreamers part.1, PC

Nintendo Switch
ACA NEOGEO The King of Fighters ’96 (digital, $7.99)
Arcade Archives VS. SUPER MARIO BROS. (digital, $7.99)
Guns, Gore and Cannoli (digital, $9.99)
SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition (digital, $19.99)
Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (digital, $7.99)
Woodle Tree Adventures (digital, $TBA)

Xbox One
Outbreak: The New Nightmare (digital, $7.19)

3DS
Style Savvy: Styling Star (digital, $39.99)

PC
Mimic ($14.99)
Sakura no Mori † Dreamers part.1 ($TBA)
Splitter Critters ($6.99)
Time Golf Squad ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Although Pic-a-Pix Deluxe is a perfectly capable Picross clone, it’s Image & Form’s SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition that gets the nod this week. Although I already have the game on a multitude of different platforms, my Nintendo Switch has become by entrusted travel companion lately. As such, I’ll be buying Heist once more. You never know when the urge for two-dimensional, tactical engagement will strike. Nicely, this edition bundles “The Heist” DLC as well as all the supplemental weapons, stages, and upgrades that were sold separately.

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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.

6 comments

  1. I’ve seen the name “Guns, Gore and Cannoli” many time before, but never had the slightest interest in the game. I don’t even know what kind of game it is.

  2. I wish you reviewed VNs still….

  3. Super Mario Bros is 8 bucks??

  4. I couldn’t wait for a sale on SteamWorld Heist. Still $20 is a pretty fair price.

  5. Review Sakura no Mori please. I’m curious becuase the art looks pretty decent.