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New Game Releases: February 16th-22nd, 2017

From a rerelease of a TrickStyle, a Dreamcast era racer, to the return of Halo Wars- a franchise that went on an eight-year hiatus, this week’s list of new releases exhibits a number of familiar properties. Beyond these two titles, other golden oldies are destined to fan the flames of nostalgia, with Nintendo 64 classic Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber making its way onto the Virtual Console and Princess Maker Raising extending its daughter-raising sim to PC players.

Header Image: Princess Maker Refine, PC

PlayStation 4
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin ($TBA)

Wii U
Back to Bed (eShop, $9.99)
Color Cubes (eShop, $1.49)
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber (eShop, Virtual Console, $9.99)
Wall Ball (eShop, $1.49)

Xbox One
Halo Wars 2 (XGS, $59.99)
Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition (XGS, $79.99)

3DS
Tank Troopers (eShop, $7.99)

PC
Adventures on the Polluted Islands ($1.99)
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk ($53.99)
Chester One ($TBA)
Circles ($8.09)
Golf It! ($8.09)
Halo Wars 2 ($59.99)
Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition ($79.99)
Princess Maker Refine ($TBA)
TrickStyle ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: One of the great unresolved mysteries of musou is what happens to all of those opposing forces you’ve defeat. While the combo counter hints at ‘knock-outs’, it seem likely that all of the brunt forces has the potential for life-threatening injury. With the release of Berserk and the Band of the Hawk, the answer is apparent, with Kentaro Miura’s property offering a generous amount of bloodletting amidst the hack-and-slash play. But viscera and violence aren’t the sole reasons for picking the title up, with fans of the property receiving cinematic content that frequently surpasses the middling quality of the 2016 anime.

 

 

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. Selling Nintendo 64 games for $10 seems criminal. C’mon Nintendo unless my VC purchase carry over to the Switch, what’s the point in buying premium-priced content for a dead console?

  2. Jesus, has it really been 8 years since the last Halo Wars? Thanks for making me feel old today!

  3. Haven’t played any of the LolitaSim game— I mean Princess Maker games. Are they any fun?

  4. I remember Trickstyle. I don’t remember it being that good though. They should bring Criterions other better Burnout games.

  5. I still remember playing Princess Maker 2 on my Saturn. Import version, since it didn’t officially come to the US.

  6. Princess Maker Refine review this week?

  7. Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. Awful name but the game looks good.

  8. Princess Maker Refine is $8.99.

    • AT that price, I might just have to get it. I didn’t pick up PM2. I was wondering if the sequel is a better place to start.