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New Game Releases: January 15th-21st, 2015

Sakura Angels

Between HoneyPop, an American-made dating sim, the release of two visual novels (Sakura Angels and X-Note) and a compilation of the three Double Dragon titles, it looks like PC is the platform of choice for those with niche interests. For those with more mainstream sensibilities, there’s also plenty of options, from a high-definition mastering of Resident Evil, Motorcycle Club’s two-wheeled competitions, and well as Saints Row in two forms: a standalone add-on and a next-generation compilation that gathers the expansion along with the fourth game, and all of its downloadable content.

PlayStation 4
Citizens of Earth (PSN, $14.99)
Ironclad Tactics (PSN, $14.99, PS+ $11.99)
Motorcycle Club (also on PSN, $29.99)
Resident Evil (PSN, $19.99)
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (PSN, $49.99)
Splice (PSN, $14.99, cross-buy with PS3)

PlayStation 3
Best of Arcade Games (PSN, $TBA)
Motorcycle Club (also on PSN, $19.99)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PSN, $19.99)
Splice (PSN, $14.99, cross-buy with PS4)

Xbox 360
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (PSN, $19.99)

Xbox One
Resident Evil (XGS, $19.99)
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected (XGS, $49.99)

Wii U
Citizens of Earth (eShop, $14.99)
Electronic Super Joy: Groove City (eShop, $4.99)
Family Tennis SP (eShop, $4.99)
Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (eShop, $4.99)
uWordsmith (eShop, $1.99)

3DS
3D After Burner II (eShop, $5.99)
Best of Mahjong (eShop, $2.99)
Lufia: The Legend Returns (eShop, $5.99)
Quell Memento (eShop, $3.99)
Soccer Up Online (eShop, $3.99)
Space Lift Danger Panic! (eShop, $2.99)
WRC Official Game of the FIA World Rally Championship (eShop, $34.99)

PS Vita
Best of Arcade Games (PSN, $TBA)
Citizens of Earth (PSN, $14.99)

PC
Blackguards 2 (Steam, $TBA)
Chronicles of a Dark Lord: Episode II War of The Abyss (Steam, $TBA)
Citizens of Earth (Steam, $TBA)
Combat Monsters (Steam, free to play)
Double Dragon Trilogy (Steam, $4.79)
Echoes+ (Steam, Free)
Goscurry (Steam, $TBA)
HuniePop (Steam, MangaGamer, $TBA)
Resident Evil (Steam, $TBA)
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (Steam, $19.99)
Sakura Angels (Steam, $7.49)
Tengami (Steam, $7.49)
Tales of Aravorn: Seasons Of The Wolf (Steam, $24.99)
X-Note(Steam, $13.99)

Header Image: Sakura Angels

Robert’s Pick: Introduced as a parody of urban open-world games like Grand Theft Auto, The Saints Row series has gradually grown past mere mockery, offering madcap playground that tickles the funny bone while engaging the trigger finger. Between spraying people with septic waste and staging falls for insurance claims, few games have demonstrated how alluring anarchic activities can be. This week’s release of Saints Row: Gat out of Hell (purportedly, a farewell to the series) sends gamers to the underworld in order to usurp the Dark Prince. Hopefully developer Volition offers another sandbox filled with screwball antics, guffaw-inducing dialog, and an arsenal of weapons as ludicrous as they are lethal.

Saints Row IV Gat out of Hell
Gonçalo’s Pick:
 Double Dragon wasn’t the first beat’em up series, but it stands out as one of the most important titles in this genre. These highly influential titles shaped titles such as Capcom’s Final Fight and Sega’s Streets of Rage series. Having access to the first trilogy in an easy to play bundle should be enough for any fan of the genre, gamers can attest to the quality of Technos’ first two games while detesting its third entry as any true Double Dragon fan would. Now let’s just hope the porting process in Double Dragon Trilogy was flawless.

Double Dragon Trilogy

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.

11 comments

  1. Protip: Never buy NVs from Steam. They censor them.

  2. Thanks for including image info. I always struggle to guess where the picture is from.

  3. I hope Motorcycle Club isn’t related to DriveClub.

  4. I remember playing RE when I was 10 or 11. Man that game creeped me out. I had nightmares for days.

  5. I’m really surprised you picked Gat out of Hell over all those other games.

  6. I heard Citizens of Earth is kind of like Earthbound. I know crazy, but that’s the word.

  7. Only thing I’m getting is Afterburner. I love that game.

    (Cranks up “Danger Zone”).

  8. Always love those lolis up in the new releases.

  9. Glad to see visual novels on Steam. Bring on those Fox girls with big boobies.

  10. Bought Saints Row: Gat out of Hell for the PC at GS for $5.