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New Releases for the Week of July 8th, 2012

NCAA Fottball 13Whether players prefer to take the field and direct USC to their 34th Rose Bowl appearance in NCAA Football 13 or hack their way through hordes of enemies in Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre, this week’s new releases offer multiple paths to victory. As both a movie-tie in and Olympic competition, the timing of Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games‘ release is nearly impeccable, even it’s polar cap-based sporting recreations evoke the Winter games rather than the imminent summer competitions.

360
Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre (XBLA, $10)
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games
NCAA Football 13
Quantum Conundrum (XBLA, $15)
Summer Star 2012
Zuma’s Revenge! (XBLA, $10)

PS3
Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition (PSN, $9.99)
Hannspree Ten Kate Honda SBK (PS2 Classic)
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games
Mickey Mania: The Timeless Adventures of Mickey Mouse (PSOne Classic)
NCAA Football 13
Quantum Conundrum (PSN, $14.99)
Rainbow Moon (PSN, $14.99, 11.99 PS+)
Summer Star 2012

Wii
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games
Summer Star 2012

3DS
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

DS
Ice Age: Continental Drift-Arctic Games

PSP
Arcade Pool (PSP Mini, $2.99)

Vita
Gravity Rush (DLC)

Mac
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack

PC
The Sims 3: Diesel Stuff Pack

DesertEagle’s Pick: As a self-proclaimed SRPG slut, there’s little hope of me resisting the isometric sexiness and allure of turn-based combat. While I have my concerns about eastasiasoft’s ability to craft a narrative which comes close to the charm of Nippon Ichi’s works, for $15 I find myself unable to resist the Siren’s call.

BlueSwim’s Pick: I’m going to pitch a game to you and I want you to tell me what you think of it. Imagine a 3DS music game staring a character that’s like Lupin The 3rd, but with the dance moves and style of Michael Jackson. In this game, there are bits and pieces from other music games, such as Elite Beat Agents, Rhythm Heaven, and Space Channel 5. You like it? Then I’ve got some great news for you; my game is coming out this week and it’s called Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure. If the demo on the 3DS eShop is any indication, Sega has created yet another wonderful, loveable franchise.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

SeanNOLA’s Pick: From what I’ve seen, Rainbow Moon looks like it could be worth picking up, although I do wish it were for the Vita rather than my console. However, DEagle’s enthusiasm for Nippon Ichi-esque charm is more of a red flag for yours truly. I will approach with caution…

Rainbow Moon

Samurage’s Pick: It’s slim pickings this week from the gaming world, and there’s not much in the new releases that will tickle my fancy. So this week, I’ll be finishing Lone Survivor, and trying my hand at The Void, which our lovely editor was kind enough to send me. :)

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.

31 comments

  1. Chef Peter Pepper

    Was I the only one slightly disappointed by NCAA 13? I really didn’t see any big changes unless you play as the big schools.

  2. As a Portal fan, I’ll probably get Quantum Conundrum this seek. I’m a puzzle whore.

  3. Why are you showing a pic of the Trojans? You should be backing Stanford, as they’ll be the winning team this year!

  4. Was Dungeon Fighter Live a F2P game? I know it’s put out by Nexon.

  5. NCAA Football 13. I know everyone loves the pros, but I love playing as my alma mater, LSU.

  6. What I learned from this list:

    1) Nothing for me this week.
    2) It’s not fun being a Vita owner.
    3) Diesel clothes are still a thing.

  7. I’ll probably get Rainbow Moon as well. Hopefully, there’s be a sailor or two stuck in there!

  8. My NCAA Football 13 purchase is based on how many of my friends pick the game up.

  9. I like the running back looks fozen and isn’t even looking at the defender. Ha!

  10. NCAA 13 for me. Go Wisconsin, go!

  11. Mountain Gamer

    Fall of Hendon Myre looks like the old Streets of Rage games. I used to love those types of sideways brawlers.

  12. I bet Rainbow Moon’s dialog will be pretty bad. Combat should be Ok, though.

  13. NCAA is sure to be fun. Too bad I don’t have $60 to spend right now.

  14. Is EA still doing the program where you can download games early?

  15. No picks from anyone else this week? Don’t make me log in as SeanNOLA and pick Ice Age “Because my air conditioning broke and I want something to remind me how cool I am”.

  16. King of Gamers

    Hello!

    I always read your new releases and reviews. Would you be interested in swapping site links? We could cross-promote each other websites and grow together!

  17. I might bite on Rainbow Moon depending on reviews.

  18. One reason I love this site: DEagle and SeanNOLA’s NIS banter. But it’s been missing from the podcast, why?

  19. Blue, you speak my language. Now, I just have to find a deal on Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure

  20. Just saw NCAA at Walmart, but they didn’t sell it to me.

  21. I saw Lone Survivor is going to be part of the Steam sale. Maybe I’ll pick it up.

  22. Yep, NCAA 13 is available now if you have the EA pass.

  23. Will you guys be reviewing NCAA before the release?

  24. I am a big fan of Zuma, so as a present to myself this week, I am going to get Zuma Revenge!

    :D

  25. Where’s our Rainbow Moon review?

  26. Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition is trash. Don’t buy.

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