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New Game Releases: January 22nd-28th, 2014

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 Sisters Generation (1)

From Manuel “Manny” Calavera’s  enhanced voyage to the Ninth Underworld in Grim Fandango Remastered, Little Mac’s Wii U homecoming in Punch-Out!!, Riptide GP2’s exodus onto the Xbox One, and the CPU Candidates pilgrimage onto PS Vita screens, this week demonstrates a considerable amount of cross-platform porting. Fortunately, there’s a bit a freshness to be found among the new releases, with Dying Light and Grey Goo offering players several new experiences.

PlayStation 4
Dying Light (also on PSN, $59.99)
Grim Fandango Remastered (PSN, $14.99, cross-buy)

OUYA
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath ($3.99)

Wii U
Punch-Out!! (eShop, $9.99 promotional price)

Xbox One
Dying Light (also on XGS, $59.99)
Riptide GP2 (XGS, $4.99)

PS Vita
Grim Fandango Remastered (PSN, $14.99, cross-buy)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation (PSN, $39.99)
Nihilumbra (PSN, $9.99)

PC
868-HACK (Steam, $TBA)
Among Ripples (Steam, free)
Decisive Campaigns: The Blitzkrieg from Warsaw to Paris (Steam, $19.99)
Dying Light (Steam, $59.99)
Gear Up (Steam, $TBA)
Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island (Steam, $TBA)
Gravity Ghost (Steam, $TBA)
Grim Fandango Remastered (Steam, $14.99)
Grey Goo (Steam, $49.99)
Guild Commander (Steam, $4.49)
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (Steam, $14.99)
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (Steam, $9.59)
Super Galaxy Squadron (Steam, $6.79)
Supreme League of Patriots: Episode 1 (Steam, $5.39)
Venetica – Gold Edition (Steam, $7.99)
Without Within (Steam, free)

Robert’s Pick: Sure, Dying Light’s mix of zombies, parkour, and open-world exploration could turn out to be an amazing amalgam of mechanics. But this week, I’m going to play it safe and select a title that I’ve already invested a full work-week into: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation. The original Re;Birth was quite a surprise, mending nearly every issue that plagued the original game. Sisters does the same with Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2, and save for a bit of asset recycling, is another requisite role-playing experience for Vita owners. Look for an exclusive interview with the developers and a review later this week.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 Sisters Generation (2)

 

Gonçalo’s Pick: A few months ago, Phantom Breaker released on the Vita and immediately made onto my weekly picks. Now, I’m happy to see it being released to a wider audience via Steam. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; beat’em ups are my gaming equivalent to comfort food. Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds mixes things up a little through the addition of RPG elements, combos and an online co-op mode while maintaining a retro aesthetic. Graphically, it could almost pass for a Sega Saturn title, which just so happens to be one of my favorite 2D looks.

Phantom Breaker

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. That’s a really cute pic this week, but you forgot to source it.

  2. Good to see the OUYA hanging in there. It’s basically surviving on mobile ports now?

  3. I’d like to get Grim Fandango Remastered, but I have a problem giving money to Tim Schafer. Even a cent.

    He pandered hard to the SJW set. I’m no GG supporter, but I find Schafer’s actions pretty disgusting. Most of the SWJs are against anime, Japanese games, and any depiction of women that haven’t been vetted by Anita Sarkeesian. The problem is they are as vocal and active as GamerGaters. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    I’t’s little wonder why Schafer had to kickstart his indie projects. The big publishers probably don’t like actions like his. He is good as spinning it like its a decision and not a consequence though.

    • I’m not going to tell you what to buy or what not to buy, but every developer has a stance. Why should we boycott those who are vocal about theirs and is different from our own?

    • I love his games but always kind of cringe when he opens his mouth.

  4. Anyway you could also include Euro dates and prices?

  5. Hey, Deagle, I have a Steam game that I think you’d really like. Its called Iron Fistical. It’s not as perverted as it sounds, more of a Robotron/Smash TV kind of game.

  6. I feel really good about buying a $400 console, so I can play $5 ports of iOS games.

    Jeez, Microsoft, get with it!

  7. I’ll probably pick up Dying Light

  8. How long do you spend looking for those super kawaii pics every week.