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New Game Releases: August 1st-7th, 2014

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Despite the brisk sales for next-generation consoles, publishers aren’t forgetting about their loyal PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fanbases. This week, gamers who have resisted the urge to upgrade have access to a number of notable offerings- from Sacred 3’s action-driven role playing journey or the retail release of Ultra Street Fighter IV.  Thing looks particularly interesting for PS Vita owners, as a quartet of titles get added to the portable’s library.

PlayStation 3
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (Also on PSN, $39.99, August 12th)
Sacred 3 (Also on PSN, $49.99)
The Swapper ($19.99, Cross-buy)
Ultra Street Fighter IV ($39.99)

PlayStation 4
Killzone Shadow Fall: Intercept (PSN, $19.99)
Road Not Taken (PSN, $14.99, Free for PS+ subscribers)
The Swapper ($19.99, Cross-buy)

Wii U
Frederic: Resurrection of Music (eShop, $5.99)
IQ Test (eShop, $3.99)
Mega Man Battle Network (eShop, $7.99)
XType Plus (eShop, $2.99)

Xbox 360
Sacred 3 (Also on XGS, $49.99)
Ultra Street Fighter IV ($39.99)

3DS
LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids (Also in eShop, $29.99)
Steel Empire (eShop, $29.99)
Tangram Attack (eShop, $2.99)

PS Vita
Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed (Also on PSN, $39.99, August 12th)
Metrico  (PSN, Free for PS+ subscribers)
MotoGP 13 (PSN, $29.99)
Table Top Racing (PSN, $7.99, PS+ discount)
The Swapper ($19.99, Cross-buy)

PC
Back to Bed (Steam, $5.09)
Cloud Chamber (Steam, $TBA)
Crazy Plant Shop (Steam, $3.99)
Crawl (Steam, $TBA)
Direct Hit: Missile War (Steam, $TBA)
Frontline: Road to Moscow (Steam, $TBA)
Jet Gunner (Steam, $3.19)
Heroes of a Broken Land (Steam, $TBA)
Kingdom Tales 2 (Steam, $TBA)
Mind: Path to Thalamus (Steam, $11.04)
New York Bus Simulator (Steam, $19.99)
Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (Steam, $7.99)
PE-2: Dive Bomber (Steam, $4.99)
Rex Rocket (Steam, $9.99)
Road Not Taken (Steam, $11.99)
Sacred 3 (Steam, $TBA)
The Counting Kingdom (Steam, $11.99)
The Expendabros (Steam, Free)
The Tower (Steam, $9.99)
Z Steel Soldiers (Steam, $10.39)

Robert’s Pick: As a PS+ subscriber, I’d be a chump not to download this week two free offerings, Road Not Taken for the PS4 and Metrico for the PS Vita. But if saving children or platforming across business charts isn’t your thing, and you’re a fool for gratuitous fan-service, you may want to consider grabbing Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed. When the otakutopia is overrun by vampires masquerading as vampires, it’s up to you to identify the malevolent fiends and give them a beating so bad, you knock them down to their bra and panties. In the event that other people catch you in a clothes-cleaving moment, tell them you’re only playing Undead & Undressed for the faithful representation of Akihabara, complete with Super Potato and a handful of maid cafes.

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Gonçalo’s Pick: I’ve always held the Sacred series under high esteem despite it being constantly overshadowed by Diablo. While this series is often chastised for its plethora of bugs and other issues, it has always made up for it by delivering a massive world to explore and screen filling hordes who will gladly overwhelm even the most experienced players. Make no mistake, this series is known for its extreme difficulty, but it has always known how to rewards players who think tactically and persevere, for that reason I’m picking Sacred 3 this week.

Sacred 3

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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.

15 comments

  1. The game’s you can play one handed always seem to get a pick from Robert. Seriously, do you think that’s the best game this week.

    Sacred 3 or The Swapper I could understand but a game where you beat up lolis and their clothes come off? That’s nuts.

  2. Steel Empire (eShop, $29.99)

    This is a misprint right????

    $30 for an old Genesis-era game seems a bit steep.

  3. If Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed doesn’t bring out the SJWs, I don’t know what will.

    I’m surprised (or maybe I missed), have they come after Robert?

  4. Sacred 2 was fun but I didn’t like it enough to spend $50 on the sequel. I picked up that one for $10.

  5. My recommendation: stay away from Jet Gunner. I couldn’t get my 360 controller to work (although it said “joystick” in the menu) and couldn’t even exit without force quit. Seems like a cash grab.

  6. I’m with you: Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed sound perverted and funny as hell. All the things I look for in a game.

  7. Here’s a clue for my only pickup this week:

    “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth”

  8. For those that didn’t play the PC version, I can vouch for Frederic: Resurrection of Music. Very cool little game.

  9. So NOLA is playing LEGO Ninjago: Nindroids. Is it a worthwhile purchase for people who like the LEGO games? Are their any open world bits? After Marvel Super Heroes and Undercover, I have a hard time going back to to the more linear LEGO games.

  10. I’m amazed at how many Lolita games come out every week. There really is a steady steam of them.

  11. Wait, Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed got pushed back? Nooooooo!