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New Game Releases: September 21st-27th, 2017

With everything from water-gun toting ninjas in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, Blue Reflection’s contribution to the magical girl role-playing genre, as well as a visit from everyone’s favorite psychotic robotic bear, Monokuma in Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, it’s week filled with Japanese gaming goodness. Yet for those not enamored by soaked shinobi, schoolgirl saviors, or a persistent state of peril, the next seven days has a number of other notables, from SteamWorld Dig 2 to Project Cars 2.

Header image: Blue Reflection, PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4
Blue Reflection (retail or digital, $59.99)
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (retail or digital, $59.99)
Project Cars 2 (retail or digital, $59.99)
Raiders of the Broken Planet: Alien Myths (digital, $9.99)
Ruiner (digital, $TBA)
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (retail or digital, $59.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (digital, $19.99)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (retail or digital, $59.99)
VR Karts (retail or digital, $29.99)

Nintendo Switch

36 Fragments of Midnight (digital, $2.99)
ACA NeoGeo: Art of Fighting 2 (digital, $7.99)
Arcade Archives Mario Bros. (digital, $TBA)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (retail or digital, $49.99)
Pokkén Tournament DX (retail or digital, $59.99)
Sine Mora EX (retail or digital, $29.99)
Soldam: Drop, Connect, Erase (digital, $19.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (digital, $19.99)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (retail or digital, $59.99)
Thimbleweed Park (digital, $29.99)

Wii U
Chew Man Fu (digital, $5.99)
Shockman (digital, $5.99)

Xbox One
Project Cars 2 (retail or digital, $59.99)
Raiders of the Broken Planet: Alien Myths (digital, $9.99)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game (retail or digital, $59.99)

3DS
Frutakia 2 (digital, $3.95)
Guide the Ghost (digital, $1.49)
Pokémon Gold Version (digital, $9.99)
Pokémon Silver Version (digital, $9.99)

PS Vita
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (retail or digital, $39.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 (digital, $19.99)

PC
Ancient Frontier ($18.74)
Blue Reflection ($TBA)
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony ($59.99)
Figment ($16.99)
Holdfast: Nations at War (Early Access, $19.99)
Legions of Tyrandel ($10.49)
Nation War: Chronicles (Early Access, $11.99)
Pinball FX3 (free to try)
Project Cars 2 ($59.99)
SteamWorld Dig 2 ($19.99)
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Video Game ($39.99)

Robert’s Pick: Fall can be such a dissonant time. There’s an abundance of alluring titles, yet most of us don’t have the time or money to play as many games as we’d like. As such narrowing down a choice was excruciatingly difficult. But, if you appreciate magical girls, Blue Reflection is probably the best thing to happen since 1995’s Magic Knight Rayearth. It works so well, that’s I’m surprised that developer Gust (the Atleier and Ar tonelico series) hasn’t tackled the subject matter sooner. For those not into the self-actualization of contemporary schoolgirls, there’s both Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash and Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony. Essentially, you can’t go wrong with either.

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.

12 comments

  1. Does anyone know how much simple player content Senran Kagura: PBS has?

    • From what I heard it’s typical SK stuff. Silly, but kind of funny. I played on easy but you’ll have to play on all level to get all the unlocks.

  2. Sine Mora EX seems overpriced at $30. Even with the GCU discount.

  3. Project Cars 2 seems to getting so little hype. Anyone else thinking “la bomba”?

  4. The girls is Blue Reflection looks too much like dolls and not enough like anime.

  5. Remember when localized game titles were kind of racist like “Chew Man Fu”. Before Polygon and Kotaku were around to make 5 clickbait articles about it?

    • Please explain why that name is any possible way is racist?

      • Chew Man Fu is just “Fu Manchu” switched around.
        He was a fictional Chinese character who asked a group of various Asians in “The Mask of Fu Manchu” to “kill the white men and take their women”.

        The author who created the character said this:

        “Of course, not the whole Chinese population of Limehouse was criminal. But it contained a large number of persons who had left their own country for the most urgent of reasons. These people knew no way of making a living other than the criminal activities that had made China too hot for them. They brought their crimes with them.”

        Sound just a bit like Trump?

  6. Pinball FX3 (free to try)

    What does this mean?

  7. I still need to play the second Danganronpa.

  8. I really hope you review Blue Reflection.

  9. I’m really tempted to pickup Pokkén Tournament DX for Switch, but I already have it for Wii U. $60 is a lot to pay for portability.