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New Game Releases: July 14th-20th, 2016

Gun Gal

Beyond a trio of eShop releases from Nintendo’s golden era, and an entry from Konami’s beloved horizontal shooter, there are a number of notable titles among week’s new releases. Among the more interesting offerings is Gun Gal: Double Peace, where players assume the role of Houdai, a student accidently shot by Cupid’s arrows, rendering him irresistible to the school’s female student body. In order to save himself for his one, true love, he is forced to employ the Pheromone Gun, sending any smitten pupils into a euphoric trance.  More games should replicate the typical high school experience.

Header image: Gal Gun: Double Peace, PS4 and PS Vita

PlayStation 4
Adrift (PSN, $29.99)
Arcade Archives: Gradius II (PSN, $7.99)
Gal Gun: Double Peace (retail and PSN, $59.99)
I Am Setsuna (PSN, $39.99)
MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore Edition (retail and PSN, $29.99)
Ninja Pizza Girl (PSN, $TBA)

Wii U
Bonk’s Adventure (eShop, Virtual Console, $5.99)
Chroma Blast (eShop, $1.49)
JACKPOT 777 eShop, $1.49)
New Adventure Island (eShop, Virtual Console, $5.99)
R-Type (eShop, Virtual Console, $7.99)
Reptilian Rebellion (eShop, $2.99)
Tumblestone (eShop, $22.49)

Xbox One
MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore Edition (retail and XGS, $29.99)
Ninja Pizza Girl (XGS, $TBA)

3DS
Final Fight (eShop, Virtual Console, $7.99, New 3DS Only)
Journey to Kreisia (eShop, $9.99)
Monster Hunter Generations (retail and eShop, $39.99)

PS Vita
Gal Gun: Double Peace (retail and PSN, $39.99)

PC
10 Second Ninja X ($TBA)
Empty Horizons ($TBA)
I Am Setsuna ($39.99)
Infinium Strike ($12.74)
Hive Jump ($TBA
Muv-Luv ($34.99)
MX vs. ATV: Supercross Encore Edition ($29.99)
The Afterglow of Grisaia ($TBA)

Robert’s pick: Until the 2006 PSP release of Gradius Collection, I never got a chance to play Gradius II: Gofer’s Ambition, a Japan-only arcade sequel to Konami’s shooting classic. This week that game is heading to Sony’s digital marketplace, and while it likely warrants the eight-dollar asking price, I’d encourage STG fans to seek out the entire anthology, which can be played on the Vita. Not only is it a dollar cheaper, but includes four other Gradius titles.

Gradius II

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. Gal Gun: Double Peace limited Edition was way overpriced, but I feel tempted to pick up the regular one.

  2. Correction is Gun*Gal not Gun Gal. Also, Adrift is stylized with a “1” but that’s kind of dumb.

  3. I’m almost certain that a regular 3DS can emulate NES games. No ahead, Nintendo, leave the money on the table.

    • To me, Nintendo’s older games are priced way too high. Buy 10 or so, and it’s cheaper to get yourself an Android device and emulate.

  4. Captain Killjoy

    Monster Hunter Generations is the only game Ive been really itching to get this summer.

  5. Robert how can you not show Muv-Luv love?

  6. I’m curious about Gun Gal but probably not $60 curious. Hopefully, you’ll review it.

  7. Thanks for the Gradious Collection tip. Bought it!

  8. Sorry but R-Type is better than Gradius.

  9. I have the Gradius Collection and I prefer Gradius 3 over 2. Good call though on buying the whole thing, though.

  10. I’m curious about the MX vs. ATV game. I loved the series way back when, but haven’t played any of the newer games in years.

  11. Thinking about getting Muv Luv. Will you review it?

  12. The freckled Gun Gal is toooo cute.