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New Releases for the Week of June 5th-12th, 2013

The Last of Us
With the majority of the industry busy showcasing and schmoozing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the normal number of new releases has shrunken drastically. As such, the next seven days are marked by boxed-based games that have already been delivered to storerooms and digital titles that only need a pull of a switch to publish. Despair not, whether players yearn to reduce their backlog or simply find humor in the inevitable E3 presentation gaffes, there’s still plenty of entertainment during the upcoming week.


360
No releases

PS3
LittleBigPlanet: Karting (PSN, Free to PS+ subscribers)
The Last of Us (June 14, 2013)
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PSN, Free to PS+ subscribers)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PSN, Free to PS+ subscribers)

Wii
Sengoku 3 (Virtual Console, $9.00)

Wii U
Spelunker (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Yoshi (Virtual Console, 30 cents)

3DS
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

DS
No releases

Vita
No releases

PC
No releases

Robert’s Pick:
Perhaps there’s something lacking in my paternal instinct (or else I’ve played guardian too many times for Yorda, Clementine, and  Little Sisters) but I’m not quite on the The Last of Us hype-express yet. Instead, I’m probably better tuned for the obsessive-compulsive man-child pursuits of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The additional of mayoral duties has me intrigued as does the ability to listen to the late-night mixing of K.K. Slider at the game’s nightclub. If only Nintendo brought back the collectible NES games from the original AC, I’d be completely on board.
Animal Crossing

Say’s Pick:
What a lackluster week; not seeing any release on PC breaks my console allergic heart. Damn you E3. Anyways, my choice of this week is rather obvious and unlike Robert I did drink the koolaid and I am excited about The Last of Us. I don’t use my PS3 much, but because of this title I may dust that thing off for once. The demo brings a lot of polished action and that is nerve-racking at times but also slows down enough to explore the some interesting plot dynamics. But who am I kidding? It’s a dreary survival story with zombies. I’m game.
The Last of Us (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.

17 comments

  1. So I take it no one’s reviewing The Last of Us?

    🙁

  2. You’re supposed to protect the lolis, not just stare at them, Des.

  3. Besides my 30 cent copy of Yoshi, I’m not getting anything this week. Xbone boycott commence.

  4. I’m ready for Animal Crossing: New Leaf this week.

    $29.99 at K-Mart this Sunday.

  5. I’m surprised at the Last of Us hate.

    • Not hate, just healthy skepticism. To me its just a bit too similar to Uncharted. To me, the series was good but I didn’t like it as much as everyone else.

    • Not hate, just healthy skepticism. To me its just a bit too similar to Uncharted. To me, the series was good but I didn’t like it as much as everyone else.

  6. Who’s going to E3? I expect nothing less than honest consumer focused analysis from all of you.

    • I am pretty excited to hear the crew’s impressions as well. There are a lot of expectations for some brands so I just want to hear what’s all about from people I trust.

  7. Hey Deagle, have you seen the NeoGAF thread about Little Girls in Peril?

  8. I’m with Say. Last of Us for me.

  9. I might have to pick up Spelunker. I always liked it. One of my favorite moldy oldies.

  10. So games usually aren’t released during E3? I thought there’s always a few that make it out.

  11. I got the The Last of Us shipped to me today. Yeah for broken embargos!!!

    • Lucky duck. I might grab it later this week or even wait until November. I’m sure it will be $20 when next-gen hits.