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New Game Releases: May 18th-24th, 2017

Understandingly, you’re probably eager to play Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the remake of 1992’s Fire Emblem Gaiden, a title that was only released in Japan. But between the lack of dual audio voiceover and a season pass that’s more expensive than the actual game, there are a few decisions destined to rub hardcore fans the wrong way. Fortunately, that’s not the only tactical experience in town, with both Disgaea 5 complete and Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception offering gratification through grid-based battles.

Header image: Disgaea 5 Complete, artwork

PlayStation 4
Chroma Squad (PSN, $14.99)
Portal Knights: Gold Throne Edition (retail and PSN, 29.99)
Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada (retail and PSN, 49.99)
Shadow Warrior 2 (PSN, $34.99)
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island ($TBA)
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (retail and PSN, $49.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo Galaxy Fight: Universal Warriors (eShop, $7.99)
Dark Witch Music Episode: Rudymical (eShop, $7.99)
Disgaea 5 Complete (retail and eShop, $59.99)
Thumper (eShop, $19.99)

Wii U
Blazing Lazers (eShop, $5.99)
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (retail, $19.99)

Xbox One
Portal Knights: Gold Throne Edition (retail and XGS, 29.99)
Shadow Warrior 2 (PSN, $35.00)
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island (XGS, $10.04)

3DS
Drancia Saga (eShop, $5.00)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (retail and eShop, $39.99)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Limited Edition (retail, $59.99)
Mysterious Stars 3D: A Fairy Tale (eShop, $7.99)
Mysterious Stars 3D: Road To Idol (eShop, $5.99)

PS Vita
Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception (retail and PSN, $39.99)

PC
Hyper Knights ($4.99)
Metagalactic Blitz ($9.99)
Mirage: Arcane Warfare ($26.99)
Nongünz ($5.94)
Planet Coaster (retail, $39.99)
Portal Knights ($19.99)
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island ($9.89)
The Great Gatsby: Secret Treasure ($5.09)
You are God ($4.49)

Robert’s Pick: With four strategy role-playing games released this week, I have but one thing to say- It’s a great time to be alive. And while Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Chroma Squad, and Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception are all fine choice, it’s the Switch iteration of Disgaea 5 Complete that get my pick of the week. I’ve been playing my import copy of D5C since launch, and can state it’s the unadulterated experience, bundling the 2015 title with all of the DLC onto one tiny card or moderately sized download. Anyone with a Switch, an interest in the franchise, and a hundred hours of recreational time is urged to check it out.

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. Rob picking Disgaea 5 was a given.

    Its making me wish I had a Switch.

  2. You seriously should think about renaming the site into “The Prinny Base”

  3. I wish Chroma Squad was on out Vita and/or Switch.

  4. Shadow Warrior 2 includes the first game, BTW.

  5. Why is Disgaea 5 Complete $60 dollars? Ouch that’s expensive!

  6. I wish Blazing Lazers was coming out for Switch. They need to drop the WIi U like a rock.

  7. Utawarerumono review please

  8. I can’t believe theyre actually coming through and delivering warmastered edition on Wii U, I know nobody cares but wow, a physical release on wii u in 2017 O_o

  9. Fire Emblem Echoes for me. Screw that DLC, though.