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New Game Releases: May 28th-June 3rd, 2015

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2 Sisters Generation

From the controversy surrounding twin-stick shooter Hatred to the return of 2005’s overlooked action-platformer Legend of Kay, the next week has a number of notable new game releases. For Wii U owners, the release of a first-party title is always a bit of an event, with Splatoon offering the rare instance of a competitive game crafted by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development Number 2. Known best for social-driven efforts like Wii Play, Wii Music, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the title splits its focus between shooting and sociability. This week we’ll find out if the departure proves fruitful for the company.

PlayStation 3
Class of Heroes 2G (PS, $44.99)
Sparkle Unleashed (PS, $7.99, 3-Way Cross-Buy)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives: Renegade (PS, $7.99)
Legend of Kay Anniversary
Skulls of the Shogun (PS, $9.99)
Sparkle Unleashed (PS, $7.99, 3-Way Cross-Buy)
Super Exploding Zoo! (PS, $10.99, Cross-Buy with PS Vita)
The Escapists (PS, $19.99)

Wii U
Baila Latino (eShop, $29.90)
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition (eShop, $14.99)
Legend of Kay Anniversary
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon (eShop, $7.99)
Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun (eShop, $7.99)
Mega Man Zero 3 (eShop, $7.99)
Rival Turf! (eShop, $7.99)
Splatoon (also on eShop, $59.99)

Xbox One
Massive Chalice (XGS, $29.99, Free for gold subscribers)

3DS
G.G. Series Wonderland (eShop, $1.99)
Glory of Generals: The Pacific (eShop, $6.99)

PS Vita
Sparkle Unleashed (PS, $7.99, 3-Way Cross-Buy)
Super Exploding Zoo! (PS, $10.99, Cross-Buy with PS4)
Tetris Ultimate (PS, $14.99)

PC
Agapan (Steam, $TBA)
Airport Madness: World Edition (Steam, $14.99)
Arkhelom 3D (Steam, $TBA)
Chip’s Challenge 1 (Steam, $1.99)
Chip’s Challenge 2 (Steam, $4.99)
Hatred
Flame Over (Steam, $9.59)
Flix The Flea (Steam, $TBA)
Gaokao.Love.100Days (Steam, $TBA)
Homesick (Steam, $14.99)
Horizon Shift (Steam, $TBA)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (Steam, $14.99)
Intergalactic Bubbles (Steam, $TBA)
Legend of Kay Anniversary (Steam, $TBA)
Locoland (Steam, $4.99)
Kung Fury: Street Rage (Steam, $1.99)
Massive Chalice (Steam, $29.99)
Pillar (Steam, $TBA)
Pixel Dungeon (Steam, $TBA)
Serpent in the Staglands (Steam, $TBA)
Stargazer (Steam, $TBA)
The Fruit of Grisaia (Steam, $TBA)
The Silent Age (Steam, $TBA)

Robert’s Pick: For PC gamers on a budget, Kung Fury: Street Rage and Flame Over look quite interesting. The former is the tie in to the Kickstarted, kitschtastic ‘80’s send-up movie while the latter in a port of the PS Vita game that blended Rogue elements with a firefighting motif. For a few dollars more, JRPG fans can pick up Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation, which brings another Vita title to a new audience. As the second entry in the ever-growing Neptunia IP, Sisters Generation is itself a remake of 2012’s Mk2. Even if you’re new to the series, fear not, the allegory of anthropomorphic consoles and their “little sisters”, which represent popular portable like the Game Gear, PSP, and DS, is remarkable easy to pick up.

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Gonçalo’s Pick:
 I have a special fondness towards the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, it’s veritable proof that new JRPG franchises can still flourish and give old established names a run for their money. Moreover, Idea Factory along with Square Enix and Nihon Falcom have led the charge which brought about a resurgence of the genre on the PC. Ten years ago PC gamers who sought this sort of experience had nowhere to turn. Now, the situation changed and JRPG fans would be wise to show their support with a purchase of Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation.

Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2

 

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.

19 comments

  1. Princess Sakura

    The whole Twitch banning of Hatred is dumb. Rumor is that it’s because Kotaku and Polygon wrote hit pieces on the game.

    • Whoa there.

      AFAIK, there’s no evidence of causation. It’s like saying because I ate a hamburger for lunch today, and McDonalds just announced a price increase, therefore I caused the change. if fact, you might be giving those two sites far more credit than they deserve; they’re NOT that influential.

      Hatred’s been getting a lot of attention across the board for it’s subject matter, and clickbait-driven sites are going to try to capitalize on that as much as possible. If Twitch doesn’t allow that, that’s fine, that leaves a great opportunity for a new streaming service to emerge and compete.

      • Siding with the Gamespress? I thought you would be better than that. You proved me wrong.

        • I wouldn’t say that. He does always post loli pics and review Japanese game. Mainstream doesn’t do that.

      • The press secretly loves #GG.

        It allows them to write inflammatory articles, which turn into views when all the Gators post “can you believe this shit?”

        Without GG, they’y have to make up a controversy.

  2. Papa Poohstick

    Wonder if Double Fine will get around to finishing Massive Chalice or whether they’ll leave another project in limbo. They’re not getting any of my money.

    • Tim can suck my Massive Phallus. Poor man’s X-Com? No thanks, I’ll play the original version, which is still the best.

  3. Sisters Generation! The $14.99 price makes it hard to resist.

  4. I’d like to play Don’t Starve on 3DS, not on Wii U. Wish it was on that system.

  5. I wish they’d have a Mega Man bundle for all the games.

  6. I got Rival Turf! one year for Christmas. It wasn’t the game I wanted. More likely the game I deserved.

  7. Kung Fury: Street Rage looks fun. Great movie.

  8. Love this game so far 😀 wonder if it will bring some content on http://glitchbay.net/

  9. I once owned Legend of Kay. Bought it, opened played it for an hour, then filed it. Eventually I sold it. It wasn’t good enough for a repurchase.

    • Would you believe if I said I’ve had that game sitting on my shelf for years and I’ve never even tried it? For all I know the disc doesn’t even work.

      • I think a lot of people picked it up when it was cleared out. I have an unopened one with a Circuit City sticker still on it.

        $7.99 BTW.