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New Game Releases: April 13th-19th, 2017

Between Guardians of the Galaxy receiving the Telltale treatment and Dark Souls III getting a retail release which bundles the base game with the Ashes of Ariandel and Ringed City expansions, this week’s schedule of new game releases offer a number of notables. For Nintendo Switch owners, wait until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s April 28th release is made easier by a quartet of digital downloads.

Header Image: NEKO-NIN exHeart, PC

PlayStation 4
ATV Renegades (retail and PSN, $29.99)
Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (retail, $49.99)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PSN, $24.99)
Rolling Bob (PSN, $14.99)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (PSN, $29.99)
The Disney Afternoon Collection (PSN, $19.99)
The Silver Case (retail and PSN, $29.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA Neo Geo: Samurai Shodown IV (eShop, $7.99)
Mr. Shifty (eShop, $14.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 (eShop, $24.99)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap (eShop, $19.99)

Wii U
Pic-a-Pix Color (eShop, $5.00)

Xbox One
ACA NeoGeo: Sengoku 2 (XGS, $7.99)
ATV Renegades (retail and XGS, $29.99)
Dark Souls III: The Fire Fades Edition (retail, $49.99)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (XGS, $24.99)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (XGS, $29.99)
The Disney Afternoon Collection (XGS, $19.99)
Voodoo Vince: Remastered (XGS, $14.99)

3DS
Ascent of Kings (eShop, $1.99)
Bingo Collection (eShop, $2.99)
Bye-Bye Boxboy! (eShop, $4.99)
Fifteen (eShop, $1.49)
Pic-a-Pix Color (eShop, $5.00)
Scoop ‘n Birds (eShop, $7.99)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (eShop, free to start)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
BeeFense ($2.99)
Crawl ($11.99)
Full Throttle Remastered ($TBA)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series ($22.49)
Moonfall ($8.49)
Mr. Shifty ($13.49)
NEKO-NIN exHeart ($TBA)
PingBall VR ($9.99)
Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom (PSN, $25.49)
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division ($TBA)
Soma Spirits: Rebalance ($3.99)
Star Story: The Horizon Escape ($9.99)
The Disney Afternoon Collection ($19.99)
Twist of Destiny ($9.89)
Voodoo Vince: Remastered ($14.99)

Robert’s Pick: When it comes to sheer creativity, few can match Goichi Suda. Best known by his nickname, Suda51, the Nagano native paved his own idiosyncratic path in the industry, originally earning attention for a surprisingly bleak scenario in Super Fire Pro Wrestling III. In the ensuring years, he’d go on to form Grasshopper Manufacture a studio responsible for a string of quirky titles like Killer7, No More Heroes, and Killer is Dead. This week’s release of The Silver Case is the studio’s inaugural title, and reveals many of the themes that Suda would later revisit. Sure, it’s an eighteen-year old visual novel with a narrative that’s often strategically nebulous. But if you’re a fan of J-game history, you owe it to yourself to experience this wonderfully off-beat, media-mixing crime procedural.

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. So the The Jackbox Party Packs on other systems allowed people to play with their phones. Does the Switch version allow this as well?

  2. I demand neko and fox girls every week.

  3. I’d rather have an entire Neo Geo collection that buying each game separately.

  4. Got Guardians of the Galaxy preordered. I’m pretty excited for it.

    Groot!

  5. I’m hoping for a Shiness review this week.