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New Game Releases: Sept. 28-Oct. 4th, 2017

Remember the concern that the Nintendo Switch’s post-launch months would mimic the Wii U and have a scarcity of software? This week those worries should be put to rest, as the platform hosts seventeen different offering. Sure, they’re not all winners, but with choices like FIFA 18, Golf Story, Picross S, and an adept port of One Piece Unlimited World Red, there are definitely some tempting titles. Satisfyingly, it’s not just Nintendo owners who luck out, with games like Forza Motorsport 7, Cuphead, and Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters speeding to store shelves and digital marketplaces.

Header image: Winged Sakura: Endless Dream, PC

PlayStation 3
FIFA 18 (Legacy Edition)

PlayStation 4
Batman: The Enemy Within (retail and digital, $39.99)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar (retail, $29.99)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (retail, $29.99)
FIFA 18 (retail and digital, $59.99)
Fort Defense (digital, $TBA)
Gundam Versus (retail and digital, $59.99)
Ninja Shodown (retail, $14.99)
Pharaonic Deluxe Edition (retail, $19.99)
The Girl and the Robot Deluxe Edition (retail, $19.99)
theHunter: Call of the Wild (retail, $39.99)
WRC 7 (retail and digital, $49.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Burning Fight (digital, $7.99)
Astro Bears Party (digital, $4.99)
Binaries (digital, $12.99)
Brave Dungeon + Dark Witch’s Story: COMBAT (digital, $8.99)
Butcher (digital, $9.99)
Conga Master Party! (digital, $9.95)
Deemo (digital, $29.99)
FIFA 18 (retail and digital, $59.99)
Golf Story (digital, $14.99)
Inversus Deluxe (digital, $14.99)
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (digital, $14.99)
One Piece Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition (retail and digital, $39.99)
Pankapu (digital, $11.99)
Picross S (digital, $7.99)
Physical Contact: Picture Place (digital, $4.99)
Sparkle 2 (digital, $7.99)
Tower of Babel (digital, $9.99)

Wii U
Double Dungeons (digital, $5.99)
Hive Jump (digital, $14.99)
Super Ultra Star Shooter (digital, $1.99)

Xbox 360
FIFA 18 (Legacy Edition)

Xbox One
ACA NeoGeo: Burning Fight (digital, $7.99)
Batman: The Enemy Within (retail and digital, $39.99)
Battle Chasers: Nightwar (retail, $29.99)
Battle Garegga Rev.2016 (digital, $34.99)
Cuphead (digital, $19.99)
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (digital, $29.99)
FIFA 18 (retail and digital, $59.99)
Firefighters: Airport Fire Department (digital, $29.99)
Forza Motorsport 7 (retail and digital, $59.99)
N++ (digital, $14.99)
theHunter: Call of the Wild (retail, $39.99)
WRC 7 (retail and digital, $49.99)

3DS
Culdcept Revolt (retail and digital, $39.99)
Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters (retail and digital, $39.99)

PC (via Steam unless indicated)
Cuphead ($19.99)
FIFA 18 ($59.99)
Forza Motorsport 7 ($59.99)
Lost Shipwreck ($13.49)
Omega Strike ($TBA)
Total War: Warhammer II ($59.99)
Vaporum ($17.99)
Winged Sakura: Endless Dream ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: With titles like Forza Motorsport 7, Cuphead, and Golf Story all arriving this week, there’s are quite a few games to get excited about. That said, Culdcept Revolt might make for an unlikely pick against a onslaught of high-profile titles. But previous iterations in the franchise, from the 2003 localization of Culdcept Second (simply titled Culdcept in the US) and 2008’s Culdcept Saga hooked me on OmiyaSoft’s series. Blending Monopoly-like game boards, and Magic the Gathering’s card-based creatures, the game is accessible while retaining the type of nuance that supports long-term play. After growing accustomed to playing Culdcept on the bigger screen, I was originally worried that the 3DS iteration would be a compromise. But with sixty-frame-per-second delivery and decks, boards, and avatars that aren’t too tiny, there’s little reason for concern.

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. I was thinking about FIFA 18 for the Switch util I heard it doesn’t have online play.

    WHY EA????

  2. Are we still doing game titles that describe our sex lives.

    I’d like to be Physical Contact: Picture Place but I’m far more Cuphead.

  3. Winged Sakura does have some pretty art.

  4. Do you plan on reviewing Golf Story?

  5. I might check out Picross S is the reviews are good.

  6. Are you going to review Cuphead? I’d like to hear your take on it.

  7. Glad to see all th Switch games even if there’s a few turds among the treasures.

  8. I saw FIFA 18 is stores today. I always thought the new games came out on Tuesdays…

  9. Waiting for your take on Golf Story. Because I know you like RPGs and I think you like golf.