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New Game Releases: February 19th-25th, 2015

Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart

For many, this week’s schedule of new releases is bound to elicit elation. Between the release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late, otaku have a number of reasons to rejoice. Likewise, Nintendo fans have a reason to happy, with Kirby and the Rainbow Curse providing justification for the oft-neglected Wii U gamepad touchscreen. In fact, the only gamers who might be disappointed with this week’s offerings are PC and Xbox-owning Resident Evil fans. Both factions have to wait an additional day to play Revelations 2 Episode 1. 

PlayStation 3
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PSN, $29.99)
DragonBall Xenoverse (also on PSN, $49.99)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (also on PSN, $39.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 (PSN, $5.99, Cross-buy)
Rugby 15 (also on PSN, $39.99)
Starwhal: Just the Tip (PSN, $11.99)
Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late (also on PSN, $39.99)
Xevious 3D/G+ (PSN, PSone Classic, $5.99)

PlayStation 4
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (also on PSN, $39.99)
DragonBall Xenoverse (also on PSN, $59.99)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (also on PSN, $49.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 (PSN, $5.99, Cross-buy)
Rugby 15 (also on PSN, $49.99)
Starwhal  (PSN, $11.99)
The Order: 1886 (also on PSN, $59.99)

Wii U
Axelay (eShop, $7.99)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (also on eShop, $39.99)

Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (XGS, $29.99)
DragonBall Xenoverse (also on XGS, $49.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 (XGS, $5.99)

Xbox One
Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (also on XGS, $39.99)
DragonBall Xenoverse (also on XGS, $59.99)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (also on XGS, $49.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 (XGS, $5.99)
Roundabout (XGS, $14.99)
Rugby 15 (XGS, $49.99)

3DS
Adventure Bar Story (eShop, $5.99)
Excave (eShop, $4.99)
Fishdom (eShop, $4.99)
Flap Flap (eShop, $7.99)
Pokémon Shuffle (eShop, Free)

DS
4 Elements (eShop, $3.99)
Fishdom (DSiWare, $4.99)

PS Vita
Desert Ashes (PSN, Free)
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary (PSN, $14.99)
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Limited Edition ($29.99)
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (also on PSN, $39.99)
Rugby 15 (PSN, $34.99)

PC
Airships: Conquer the Skies (Steam, $TBA)
Block Legend DX (Steam, $TBA)
Boring Man – Online Tactical Stickman Combat (Steam, Free)
Caribbean! (Steam, $16.99)
Cold Contract (Steam, $TBA)
Disney Mickey’s Typing Adventure (Steam, $17.99)
DragonBall Xenoverse (Steam, $49.99)
Frozen Cortex (Steam, $19.99)
Hero of the Kingdom II (Steam, $5.99)
Hot Tin Roof: The Cat That Wore A Fedora (Steam, $13.49)
Into the War (Steam, $TBA)
Oscura: Lost Light (Steam, $TBA)
Reassembly (Steam, $14.99)
Running Shadow (Steam, Free)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (Steam. $31.49)
There Came an Echo (Steam, $13.49)
Trash TV (Steam, TBA)
Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon (Steam, $8.99)

Robert’s Pick: Between Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, and Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart, niche is the new normal and I couldn’t be happier. While I’ll be playing all three titles (as well as Excave, a pleasing little Rogue-like), I’ve been especially enjoying my time with Idea Factory’s latest title. Eschewing the typical tenets of a Neptunia title, this Sting/Compile Heart collaboration envisions the Goddesses in chibi form, taking on foes on a tactical grid. Naturally, there’s a myriad of references, poking fun at everything from Miku to Monster Hunter.

Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart (1)

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.

14 comments

  1. htoL#NiQ is a pretty crazy name. How do you even say it?

  2. Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart this week. The Vita HN games have been pretty damn fun.

  3. Is it me or does the XBox One seem to lag behind the PS4 in terms of software. Almost every week the PS4 has a few more games.

  4. I hope The Order 1886 doesn’t become another PSABR. Reviews have been pretty poor for it and now its clear why Sony kept a tight lid on it. Hopefully this doesn’t kill Ready at Dawn.

    • Seems like the big concern was that The Order would be linear. Sony didn’t answer that concern. Now it comes out and it’s short, linear, and non-interactive for long stretches.

      This will not end well.

      • I had preordered it months ago after seeing the game during Sony’s E3 presentation. It’s not bad per se, but quite linear, and as others have said, there’s moments of non-interaction. It’s like Ready at Dawn Studios wanted to make something between a movie and game. Cool, but don’t pay $60 for the experiment.

  5. Why are you trashing the Wii U Gamepad? I use it all the time in most Wii U games. No one like a Nintendo hater.

  6. I’m getting Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart as well this week.

  7. My excitement for DragonBall Xenoverse?

    Yeah, it’s over 9000!

    And yes, I know the game is probably a weak, unbalanced fighter that has zero chance of ever being at EVO. But it’s DragonBall, my favorite anime.