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New Game Releases: July 6th-12th, 2017

Here’s something you don’t often see on the schedule of new game releases: a title intended for a system released twenty-six years ago. Yes, this week California-based publisher Retroism puts out Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter, a SNES-bases fighter created by a team of ex-SNK designers. For those who have retired their Super Nintendo consoles to the attic, there are plenty of other reissues which don’t require a vintage system. The appearance of Metal Slug 2, Pulstar, and Rayman Raving demonstrate the industry’s increasing reliance of retro titles.

Header image: Libra of the Vampire Princess, PC

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2 (eShop, $7.99)
Bulb Boy (eShop, $8.99)
Implosion (eShop, $11.99)
Shephy (eShop, $4.99)
Vaccine (eShop, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
ACA NeoGeo: Pulstar (PlayStation Store, $7.99)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (retail and PlayStation Store, $49.99)
Hunting Simulator (retail and PlayStation Store, $39.99)
Save the Ninja Clan (PlayStation Store, $TBA)
Toby: The Secret Mine (PlayStation Store, $TBA)

Super Nintendo
Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter (retail, $49.99)

Wii U
A Day at the Carnival (eShop, $12.95)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (eShop, $19.99)
Revenant Saga (eShop, $9.99)
Space Hunted (eShop, $2.99)

Xbox One
Fable Fortune (Xbox Games Store, $TBA)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (retail and Xbox Games Store, $49.99)
Hunting Simulator (retail and Xbox Games Store, $39.99)

Kirby’s Blowout Blast (eShop, $6.99)
Stack ’em High (eShop, $3.99)
Table Tennis Infinity (eShop, $1.49)

Antiquia Lost ($7.99)
Battle Girls  ($TBA)
Bomb Defense ($3.99)
Codename: Agent Cat ($TBA)
Cricket Captain 2017 ($TBA)
Fable Fortune ($TBA)
Libra of the Vampire Princess: Lycoris & Aoi in “The Promise” ($TBA)
Maze Bandit ($3.39)
Photon Rush ($14.99)
The End is Nigh ($TBA)
Twin Roads ($3.99)

Robert’s Pick: I can probably count the number of disappointing Kirby games on my arms.  While this week’s eShop release of Kirby’s Blowout Blast isn’t the epic title I would have liked, even a little bit of the little pink guy is better than none. Based on the Planet Robobot mini-game, Kirby 3D Rumble, may be light on content, but it’s counterbalanced with a reasonable seven dollar price tag. Depending on how you use the word, the chances of Blowout Blast sucking are both high and low.

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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.


  1. Kirby jokes just write themselves don’t they?

  2. I wish Hamster would put out a Metal Slug compilation instead of just selling them separately.

    • Actually its better as a piece meal. You don’t have to pay for the one you wont play (MS5). Also, the whole compilation would take up a lot more space.

  3. Fianlly, my wallet gets to take a break this week.

  4. Procrastibator

    Except for Metal Slug I have no idea what the Switch games are about. Can you hotlink them?

  5. Just picked up Kirby’s Blowout Blast. I like it Just got to get used to the aiming. I keep missing enemies which lowers the score. And this is a score run game.

  6. Kirby over Final Fantasy XII. That’s some crazy talk.

  7. Hopefully we’ll get a Final Fantasy XII review this week. I’m thinking about getting it and playing through again.

  8. Final Fantasy XII isn’t coming to Xbox One.

  9. I wonder how soon before a Unholy Night ROM becomes available. Assuming you buy the SNES game for collecting purposes.

  10. Isn’t Fable Fortune a f2p game?

    • It should be, all the other card games like Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game all are. Making it paid would kill it.

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