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New Game Releases: March 24th-30th, 2016

Trillion God of Destruction

Choices abound with this week’s schedule of new game releases. For baseball fans, the annual release of MLB The Show is poised to please hardball fans, while horror aficionados might appreciate the Resident Evil 6’s journey onto now-gen systems. Certainly, there’s no denying the constituency of gamers who might be lured in by Trillion: God of Destruction. If you’re a part of that group, stay tuned, this week we’ll have a full review and an exclusive interview with director Masahiro Yamamoto.

Header image: Trillion: God of Destruction, PS Vita

PlayStation 3
MLB The Show 16 (retail, $39.99)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives Life Force (PlayStation Store, $7.99)
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (PlayStation Store, $TBA)
Gryphon Knight Epic (PSN, $9.99)
MLB The Show 16 (retail or PlayStation Store, $59.99)
MLB The Show 16 – MVP Edition (retail or PlayStation Store, $69.99)
Nights of Azure (retail or PlayStation Store, $59.99)
No Time to Explain (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Organic Panic (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Piecefall (PlayStation Store, $2.49)
R.B.I. Baseball 16 (PlayStation Store, $19.99)
Resident Evil 6 (retail or PlayStation Store, $19.99)
Unepic (PlayStation Store, $12.99)

Wii U
Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus (eShop, $TBA)
Infinity Runner (eShop, $6.99)
Mini-Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (free with Amiibo purchase)
Shantae: Risky’s Revenge – Director’s Cut (eShop, $9.99)
Yoshi’s Story (eShop, $9.99)

Xbox One
Resident Evil 6 (retail or Xbox Game Store, $19.99)

3DS
Donkey Kong Country (New 3DS only, eShop, $7.99)
EarthBound (New 3DS only, eShop, $7.99)
Hyrule Warriors Legends (retail or eShop, $39.99)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol.2 (eShop, $3.99)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol.3 (eShop, $3.99)
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol.4 (eShop, $3.99)
Mini-Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge (free with Amiibo purchase)
Super Mario Kart (New 3DS only, eShop, $7.99)
Witch & Hero II (eShop, $3.99)

PS Vita
Knight Solitaire (PlayStation Store, $4.99)
Maliya (PlayStation Store, $2.99)
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (PlayStation Store, $19.99)
Trillion: God of Destruction (retail or PlayStation Store, $39.99)
Unepic (PlayStation Store, $12.99)

PC (Available via Steam unless noted)
1993 Space Machine ($TBA)
ADR1FT ($TBA)
A Lenda do Herói ($15.99)
Atari Vault ($16.99)
BattleStorm ($3.99)
Bazaar ($TBA)
Benji Challenges ($6.79)
Edgar ($TBA)
Escape: Close Call ($4.89)
Forestry 2017 – The Simulation ($16.99)
Galactineers ($9.99)
Heartomics ($1.19)
Hush Hush – Unlimited Survival Horror ($17.99)
I Am Caligula($TBA)
Jelly Killer ($2.69)
Lost Cosmonaut ($5.24)
Lucky’s Tale ($TBA)
MiniGolf Mania
NightCry ($TBA)
PolyRace ($11.04)
Princess Edge – Dragonstone
RogueStormers ($19.99)
RollerCoaster Tycoon World ($49.99)
Sky To Fly: Faster Than Wind ($2.79)
Slain! ($11.69)
Trackmania Turbo ($39.99)
Villagers ($16.99)

Robert’s Pick: Undoubtedly, Japan loves trains. Travel there and you’ll likely ride a variety of them- from above-ground lines, subways, Shinkansen (the so called ‘bullet trains’) and if you’re lucky, even visit a rail museum. Certainly, Sonic Powered Co. simulations aren’t for everyone, but if you even slightly intrigued by the prospect of engineering, they can be engaging and a pleasing way to see some of the country’s abundance of natural beauty. This week the developer’s trio of Journey in Suburbs titles recreates lines in Gifu, allowing gamers to take a virtual trip to the Prinny prefecture. Also: Trillion: God of Destruction!

Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1

Gonçalo’s Pick: Quality sprite-based 2D platformers are something of a lost art for non-indie studios. Yet, there have been a few exceptions, most notably WayForward with its Shantae series, which have always featured beautiful visuals, music, and well-designed levels. If you still haven’t played Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, I highly recommend it, and the fact that it’s now on the Wii U gives you one more platform to experience the half-genie’s exploits.

Shantae Risky’s Revenge Director’s Cut (2)

 

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. Nintendo making SNES games only for their new system feels shady. I know my old PSP could emulate SNES hardware.

    • Is it me or has Nintendo changed.

      It seems like they are following the more annoying trends of the industry instead of doing things their own way. I miss the old Nintendo before DLC, Fire Emblem marketing, bad translations, etc.

      • Its not you, it’s the Wii U (era-Nintendo)

        They used to cater to fans, now they do what they want and expect fans to come to them. Is it working? Well look at Wii U sales, or even 3DS sales of late.

  2. Still waiting for some Trackmania Turbo reviews before picking it up. Anyone here played the PS4 or PC versions?

  3. RE6 isn’t a horror game, its a HORRible game. I didn’t like it at all.

  4. Looking forward to the Trillion: God of Destruction interview. Really surprised how you’re in with the Japanese developers, Robert-san!

  5. I fail to see how a train simulation can be fun. There’s no steering and you only see the same scenery over and over again.

  6. The week MLB comes out means one thing. In three weeks the game will be on sale for $19.99. Happens every year.

  7. Thinking about getting Nights of Azure.

  8. So what’s the deal with Mini-Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge/

  9. which Japanese Rail Sim game is the one to get if you just want one? Is there any kind of deal when you buy more than one?