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New Game Releases: January 5th-11th, 2017

Header Image: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, PlayStation 4

While this week’s schedule of new releases might seem meager, there are a few notable titles hitting digital distribution channels. For PlayStation 4 owners, Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone brings a generous collection of vocaloid love, which might have got buried if released during the holidays. For PC owners, the port of Criminal Girls: Invite Only brings Nippon Ichi Software’s rehabilitation-themed role-playing game to a wider audience, who might just enjoy the playful punishment mini-games. And for retro enthusiasts, there’s Pokémon Snap, that delightfully relaxing game where photojournalism meets Pikachu.

PlayStation 3
Asdivine Hearts (PSN, $14.99, PS+ 13.49)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives NeoGeo Fatal Fury (PSN, $7.99)
Asdivine Hearts (PSN, $14.99, PS+ 13.49)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Future Sound (PSN, $29.99)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Colorful Tone (PSN, $29.99)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone, Future Sound+ Colorful Tone (PSN, $53.99)
Life of Black Tiger (PSN, $TBA)
Planet 2000 (PSN, $TBA)
Spheroids (PSN, $7.99)
Sylvio (PSN, $TBA)

Wii U
Cup Critters (eShop, $1.49)
Pokémon Snap (eShop, $9.99)
Spheroids (eShop, $7.99)
Zombie Brigade: No Brain No Gain (eShop, $7.99)

Quiet, Please! (eShop, $2.99)

PS Vita
Asdivine Hearts (PSN, $14.99, PS+ 13.49)
Spheroids (PSN, $7.99)
Xenoraid (PSN, $9.99)

Avenger Bird ($3.19)
Blortasia ($4.99)
Criminal Girls: Invite Only ($TBA)
HoPiKo ($TBA)
Perch ($4.79)
Pictopix ($5.94)
Teria ($TBA)
The Legends of Owlia ($TBA)
Thing-in-Itself ($2.11)

Robert’s Pick: As a port of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade, this week’s release of Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone forgoes the DIVA Room, where players could interact with the teal-haired temptress and her fellow vocaloids. But beyond that minor shortfall, Future delivers the goods, extending a compilation of over two-hundred different songs for Miku-maniacs. Another glowing upside is the costume selection, allowing Cypton Future Media’s spokesperson to sashay in yukata and geta (or even loligoth attire) while singing “Catfood”. For me, makes the dual package of Future Sound+ Colorful Tone nothing less than requisite. For those on the fence, give the Prelude! demo a spin.

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.


  1. Mark your calendars, people. Weeb week is here.

  2. As a kid I begged my parents to buy me Pokemon Snap when it came out during summer (1999 I think). Every time they would say no. Christmas rolls around and they finally give in. I’m like the Nintendo kid, excited as hell, and I jam the cat in I think “WTF is this crap”? There’s no training, no collecting, no story really. You’re just taking pictures while on rails.

    I wouldn’t be this disappointed for another 17 years.

  3. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is cool, but I have most of the songs from owning the previous games.

  4. The game title that best describes my living conditions: Quiet, Please!

    (My upstairs neighbor has a new nympho girlfriend)

  5. Miku is weaku

  6. I might pick up Criminal Girls is the launch discount is decent enough.

  7. I’ll probably buy both Miku games. Are there new songs?