The Latest

New Game Releases: April 7th-13th, 2016

Dark Souls 3 (2)

Software-based sadism returns, with the release of Dark Souls III across eighth-generation consoles and PCs, extending another Everest-sized mountain of challenge toward players. For those seeking less exhausting, but no less nauseating treks, there’s always Chunks, a voxel-based rollercoaster building sandbox destined to test the gastrointestinal resolve of HTC Vive owners.

Header image: Dark Souls III, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

PlayStation 4
Dark Souls III (retail and PlayStation Store, $59.99)
Ratchet & Clank (retail and PlayStation Store, $39.99)
Risk of Rain (PlayStation Store, $9.99)
Stories: The Past of Destinies (PlayStation Store, $14.99)

Wii U
Emojikara: A Clever Emoji Match Game (eShop, $2.99)
Epic Dumpster Bear (eShop, $9.99)
Game & Watch Gallery 4 (eShop, $6.99)
Super Robo Mouse (eShop, $4.49)

Xbox One
Dark Souls III (retail and Xbox Games Store, $59.99)
Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey Remastered (Xbox Games Store, $7.99)

3DS
Doll Fashion Atelier (eShop, $4.99)

PS Vita
Risk of Rain (PlayStation Store, $9.99)

PC
Ace of Seafood ($9.59)
AuroraRL ($4.99)
BLEAK: Welcome to Glimmer ($TBA)
Chunks  ($TBA)
Dark Souls III ($55.19)
Game Tycoon 2 ($12.74)
Glitchrunners ($12.99)
Judgment: Apocalypse Survival Simulation ($TBA)
MXGP2 – The Official Motocross Videogame ($49.99)
One Last Chance ($3.99)
Secret of the Pendulum ($7.99)
Silver Bullet: Prometheus ($6.99)
StarsOne ($7.99)
Tatsu ($TBA)
Tenrow ($2.69)
The Ables: Freepoint High ($6.29)
Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: When Demon’s Souls was by Atlus in 2009, I knew FromSoftware had developed something engaging, temping players with the collection of loot in an action-driven, non-linear, dark fantasy world. But I didn’t know if the ‘Soul’ crushing difficulty would allow the title to ever see mainstream success. But players endured, studying each enemy with scholarly acumen, prompting From to continue the tenets across the Dark Souls series. For the third iteration, director Hidetaka Miyazaki is back at the helm, promising Bloodborne-like pacing and boss battles that are poised to test the fortitude of the most experienced players. Let the cussing commence!

Dark Souls 3 (1)

Gonçalo’s Pick: It’s interesting to think there was a time when the Souls series had an uncertain fate in the west. A year before Demon’s Souls launched, games still weren’t sure what to make of it and weren’t sure if it would even receive a worldwide launch. Now it seems with each new installment and spiritual successor, the games only grow in popularity, proving there is still a market for unforgiving titles that value skill and perseverance. With the impending launch of Dark Souls 3, we can only hope this trend continues.

Dark Souls 3

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.

13 comments

  1. Dark Souls III pre-ordered and paid off.

  2. Robert, you had better review Doll Fashion Atelier. I need a laugh after a crappy week.

  3. No comments about the new releases (I’m broke) but I’m seeing a Maple Story Reboot ad on the site. MS bring back such memories!

  4. Trying to find out if I should get DS3 on console or PC. I have an i5, 950m lappy. It’s not a total potato and sometimes runs games better than my PS4 (Just Cause 3). Any advice?

    • From what I’ve seen there are framerate problems on console, because it’s DS..lol. PC might be a bit better, but Ive heard mixed things on the port. Was watching one LP and it crashed a few times. :O

      • Yeah, the framerate problems kind of turned me away from DS. When you demand perfection from players in a laggy game, it going to piss me right off.

  5. Game & Watch Gallery 4 is the type of game that would have been free with Club Nintendo. Now they charge for it.

    • Is Nintendo ever going to bring Club Nintendo back is a new form? Suck that they ended it. I’m always a sucker for buyer incentive programs.

  6. You forgot Ratchet and Clank!

    • Looks like they corrected it. That’s what I’ll be grabbing this week.

      • I had know idea that R&C was coming out this week and I loved the original games. Why is the game getting no press?

  7. Typical Sony stealth release. I did see an ad at a mall kiosk but didn’t notice the date. Who knows why this wasn’t a tie in with the movie.

    • Tried to look up some info on the movie (releases April 29th) and found this:

      When Sony Computer Entertainment was merged with Sony Network Entertainment International to become Sony Interactive Entertainment on April 1, 2016, Sony Computer Entertainment was no longer the production company of Ratchet & Clank.

      Can someone tell me if this is still a Sony movie? If not, how did they lose right?