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New Game Releases: May 11th-17th, 2017

Whether you favor fighting or romancing this week’s schedule of new game releases has something to pique your interest. For brawlers, Injustice 2, The King of Fighters ’95, Akiba’s Beat and Garou: Mark of the Wolves are poised to deliver a potent dose of pugnaciousness. Meanwhile, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds has you seeking romance in the old capital, extending a reimagining of the PlayStation 2 otome visual novel.

Header artwork: Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop, 3DS

PlayStation 4
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’95 (PSN, $7.99)
Akiba’s Beat (retail and PSN, $49.99)
Baila Latino (retail and PSN, $29.99)
Call of Duty Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles (DLC, PSN, $29.99)
Farpoint (PSVR, retail or PSN, $49.99)
Injustice 2 (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Injustice 2 – Deluxe Edition (PSN, $79.99)
Injustice 2 – Ultimate Edition (retail and PSN, $99.99)
The Surge (retail and PSN, $59.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo Garou: Mark of the Wolves (eShop, $7.99)
Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (eShop, $29.99)

Xbox One
Injustice 2 (retail and XGS, $59.99)
Injustice 2 – Deluxe Edition (XGS, $79.99)
Injustice 2 – Ultimate Edition (retail and XGS, $99.99)

3DS
Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop (retail and eShop, $29.99)
Elliot Quest (eShop, $14.99)

PS Vita
Akiba’s Beat (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (retail and PSN, $39.99)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
Battlezone ($33.99)
Defence to Death ($1.57)
Die with Glory ($5.99)
Domain Defense VR ($8.99)
Market Tycoon ($9.99)
Plasma Puncher ($5.99)
Rogue Islands ($TBA)
Seed of the Arcane, Episode 1 ($TBA)
Starcrawlers ($TBA)
Stay! Stay! Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! ($9.99)
The Surge ($44.99)
Void Rangers ($9.59)

Robert’s Pick: I’m always been a sucker for setting, whether it’s the exotic backdrops for James Bond, or the architectural authenticity of the Assassin’s Creed series. Given that Akihabara extends the world’s primary otaku-opia, offering copious amount of games, anime, figurines, tasty food, idol worship and maid costumes, its little wonder than I’m drawn to any game that uses Electric Town as its locale. This week’s release of Akiba’s Beat might not lack the over-the-top merriment of its clothes-shredding predecessors, but looks to make up for that shortcoming by doubling down on gameplay. With an unmistakable Persona-esque vibe albeit with real-time action, Acquire’s latest confronts the concept that fan-service is a requirement for success.

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.

8 comments

  1. Jay is the Name

    If Akiba’s Beat took out the clothes ripping to make sure you aren’t a vampire, then I expect it to fail hard. Its like Senren Kagura game where they keep all their clothes on and teach you math.

  2. Hey, Cooking Mama is alive and well!

  3. Prediction: The Surge is going to bomb hard. There’s almost no marketing push behind the game. No one’s talking about it online. If I hasn’t seen the name, thought WTF was that- and googled it, I would have never known about it.

  4. Princess Sakura

    My friends wife nails Cooking Mama cosplay.

  5. After Injustice’s problem filled launch, ill wait to buy it this time. Lesson learned.

  6. Albert Whisker

    No PC version of Injustice 2 or did you leave it out accidently?

    • They said they might create a PC version.

      So if you’re interested wait on this. If they make a PC port, then you’re fine. If not this will drop in price soon enough.