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New Game Releases: June 8th-14th, 2017

With both the public and presses’ eyes fixed on the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo, this week’s schedule of new game releases might have a difficult time at garnering attention. Beyond notables like DiRT 4 and the Switch port of Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero, retro classics like ACA Neo Geo Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad and Alien Crush are making their way onto Nintendo Systems.

Header Image: Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls, PC

Nintendo Switch
ACA Neo Geo Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad (eShop, $7.99)
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and eShop, $59.99)
Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero (eShop, $19.99)

PlayStation 3
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and PlayStation Store, $49.99)

PlayStation 4
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and PlayStation Store, $59.99)
Psychonauts In the Rhombus of Ruin (retail, $29.99)

Wii U
Alien Crush (eShop, $5.99)
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and eShop, $49.99)
Cubit the Hardcore Platformer Robot HD (eShop, $4.99)
Neutopia II (eShop, $5.99)

Xbox 360
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and Xbox Game Store, $49.99)

Xbox One
Cars 3: Driven to Win (retail and Xbox Game Store, $59.99)

3DS
Anime Workshop (eShop, $7.99)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
Amber’s Magic Shop ($17.99)
Dead Effect 2 VR ($17.99)
DiRT 4 ($59.99)
Jump Stars ($TBA)
Lines ($TBA)
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls ($TBA)
Terra Mystica ($10.49)
The King of Fighters XIV: Steam Edition ($TBA)
Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap ($19.99)

Robert’s Pick: Long before Compile Heart was formed, Masamitsu Niitani lead a company called Compile, which developed a multitude of revered retro classics. From the Puyo Puyo series to shooters like Aleste, Blazing Lasers, and Zanac the studio made many of the games that I obsessed over while growing up. So while the PC port of Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls is worth a purchase if you didn’t play the original Vita games, Alien Crush is a hands-down favorite, bringing a prodigious interpretation of pinball that remains enjoyable today.

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.

9 comments

  1. Whenever I see the name Hard Girls, I think of traps. WTF is wrong with me?

  2. Dirt 4 is also on console. GS had it for $39.99!

  3. Its weird to see PS3 games when the PS4.5 is out. 2.5 generations of consoles are getting games at the same time.

  4. Deagle: Neutopia II is pretty good as well. Did you ever play it?

  5. Is Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad any good?

  6. Alien Crush and Devil’s Crush are great games.

  7. Isn’t putting a game out during E3 suicide?