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New Game Releases: May 9th-15th, 2014

Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

From Borderlands 2’s pilgrimage onto PS Vita screens to a pair of remarkable downloadable titles to tempt Xbox One owners, this week’s roster of new releases offers a wide assortment of recreational pursuits. For musou maniacs, the re-appearance of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition is an interesting inclusion, since the franchise has previously been relegated to consoles. Meanwhile, OUYA owners might be attracted to Duck Game, a frantic multiplayer game which looks to recreate the intense, local-based competitions that fueled TowerFall.

OUYA
Duck Game

PlayStation 3
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PSN, $19.99)
Tales of Graces F+Tales of Xilia Combo Pack (PSN, $59.99)

Wii U
Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails (eShop, $9.99)
Wario Land 4 (eShop, $7.99)

Xbox 360
Super Time Force (XBL, $14.99)

Xbox One
Nutjitsu (XBL, $6.49)
Super Time Force (XBL, $14.99)

3DS
Grinsia (eShop, $10.00)
Jewel Match (eShop, $4.99)
Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (eShop, $7.99)
Mega Man II (eShop, $2.99)
Mega Man III (eShop, $2.99)
Parking Star 3D (eShop, $2.99)
Sokomania 2: Cool Job (eShop, $1.99)
The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll (eShop, $9.99)

PS Vita
Borderlands 2 (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Soul Sacrifice Delta Limited Edition Bundle (PSN, $35.99)

PC
Ascendant (Steam, $8.99)
Chronology (Steam, $7.99)
Coldfire Keep (Steam, $6.99)
Deadly Sin 2 (Steam, $6.99)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (Steam, $49.99)
I Shall Remain (Steam, $14.99)
Memento Mori 2 (Steam, $19.99)
Organic Panic (Steam, $8.44)
The Culling Of The Cows (Steam, $TBA)
The Last Tinker: City of Colors (Steam, $19.99)

Robert’s Pick: Gaming during the 1990s was dominated by the mascot platformer, in which characters such as Mario, Sonic, Crash, Gex, Spyro, Spot, Croc, Banjo, and Kazooie explored vibrant worlds, evading dangers and amassing all sorts of collectables. But sequel saturation and a cavalcade of half-hearted clones soon put the genre in jeopardy, putting many of the principal protagonists out of work and pushing the industry to focus on other types of games. This week’s release of The Last Tinker: City of Colors is poised to remind players of that lapsed era- delivering a title filled with cheery colors, engrossing combat, and a plethora of platforming segments.  Beyond that title, I’m also eager to try Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, which offers a premise nearly as unconventional as its moniker, fusing shooting and platforming elements into an attractive mix.

The Last Tinker City of Colors
Gonçalo’s Pick:
 In the last few years, indie games have brought about the resurgence of Rogue-likes, either by creating new games within the genre or by mixing it with other styles of gameplay. Ascendant is the most recent example, a Kickstarter-funded game mixing the classic beat´em up formula with RPG elements of a Rogue-like, tying the knot with a beautiful stylized 2D look. Every new run of Ascendant is randomly generated and you will be expected to finish it with just one life. I’ve been looking for a new challenge lately and I think I just may have found one.

Ascendant
Eric’s Pick:
So, you have a brand-spankin’-new PlayStation Vita 2000 and now you’re looking for something to play on it because you flipped your Borderlands 2 code on eBay for $60? Look no further than Soul Sacrifice Delta. Not only does this standalone expansion have the entire story of the first Soul Sacrifice game, but a ton of new content based around twisted variations of classic fairy tales. Better yet, you can transfer most of your progress from the original to Delta. Sadly, Sony opted to sacrifice a retail release in favor of a digital-only launch. Then again, judging by how little the game has been promoted, the mere fact that it’s even coming out here is reason enough to celebrate.

Soul Sacrifice Delta

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.

27 comments

  1. Why didn’t you pick Soul Sacrifice Delta? That’s clearly the best game on this week’s list!

  2. I like the way how Robert talks about fan service in one review, then has a picture of a scantily-clad DW woman in another. 😉

    Duck Game is the best title they could come up with?

    • jiggly100proof

      My only problem with the pic- what is a blond, Caucasian looking woman doing fighting in ancient China?

    • We he didn’t say he was against fan service. Just that there could be too much of it.

      I don’t think a single pic is too much.

    • “DUCK HUNTers” might have brought out the lawyers.

  3. I would hope that MS would follow Sony’s lead and make Super Time Force cross-buy. Just in case I ever lose my mind and buy a Xbox One.

    • I don’t know why there’s so much Xbox One hate here. I think the worst was Sage’s comments. Totally irrational and unprofessional.

  4. The Last Tinker: City of Colors does look cool, but that monkey character has zero charm.

  5. Know Omega Force’s Xbox 360 ports of DW games, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends CE will be disappointing.

  6. It seems like Id@Xbox games like Nutjitsu and Super Time Force are getting much of a push beyond A Major Nelson push. That kind of sucks.

  7. Kind of a crap week, especially on Steam.

  8. You know what you should do besides what’s coming out in the next 7 days? What’s coming out in the next month- with your picks of course.

  9. I’m with Gonz, Ascendant looks and sounds really cool.

  10. Scram Kitty is a pretty awesome name. The game looks cool as well.

  11. I’ll probably pick up Soul Sacrifice Delta this week if it’s less than $30.

  12. Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails MIGHT be cool, I need more gameplay video to judge though. Right now, it could go either way- and those scaling enemies aren’t cooling my fears.

  13. I might take a gamble on Nutjitsu. I love Ninja Bee’s games.

  14. Soul Sacrifice Delta is digital only. I hope that means a discount.

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