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

Tales of Zestiria

From the annual appearance of Ubisoft’s indefatigable cash-cow, Just Dance (and apparent mockbuster Let’s Sing), another iteration in the Tales series, and the reappearance of Final Fight and Yoshi, this week’s new game releases might not seem too distinctive. But what separate this week’s output from say, a release schedule in 2008, is the abundance of PC titles, with at least one longtime console franchise making the jump onto Windows-based hardware.

Header Image: Tales of Zestiria art

PlayStation 3
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations (also on PSN, $39.99)
Guitar Hero Live ($99.99)
Just Dance 2016 (also available on PSN, $39.99)
Tales of Zestiria (also available on PSN, $49.99)

PlayStation 4
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations (also on PSN, $49.99)|
Arcade Archives: Cosmo Police Galivan (PSN, $7.99)
Forced (PSN, $14.99)
Guitar Hero Live ($99.99)
Guitar Hero Live Two Guitar Bundle ($149.99)
Hasbro Family Fun Pack (also on PSN, $39.99)
Just Dance 2016 (also available on PSN, $49.99)
Let’s Sing 2016
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PSN, $9.99, cross-buy)
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (PSN, $23.49)
Pocket God Vs Desert Ashes Cross Buy (PSN, $4.99, cross-buy)
Primal Carnage: Extinction (PSN, $19.99)
Tales of Zestiria (also available on PSN, $59.99)

Wii
Just Dance 2016 ($39.99)
Just Dance Disney Party 2 ($29.99)
Let’s Sing 2016

Wii U
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations ($39.99)
Guitar Hero Live ($99.99)
Guitar Hero Live Two Guitar Bundle ($149.99)
Final Fight One (eShop, $7.99)
Just Dance 2016 (also available on eShop, $49.99)
Just Dance Disney Party 2 ($39.99)
Momonga Pinball Adventures (eShop, $5.99)
Ninja Strike: Dangerous Dash (eShop, $5.99)
Rakoo & Friends (eShop, $9.99)
Yoshi’s Woolly World (also on eShop, $49.99)
Yoshi’s Woolly World with Yarn Yoshi Amiibo ($59.99)

Xbox 360
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations ($39.99)
Guitar Hero Live ($99.99)
Just Dance 2016 (also available on XGS, $39.99)
Just Dance Disney Party 2 ($29.99)

Xbox One
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations ($49.99)
Forced (XGS, $14.99)
Guitar Hero Live ($99.99)
Guitar Hero Live Two Guitar Bundle ($149.99)
Hasbro Family Fun Pack (also on XGS, $39.99)
Just Dance 2016 (also available on XGS, $49.99)
Just Dance Disney Party 2 (also on XGS, $39.99)
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil (XGS, $23.49)

3DS
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations ($29.99)
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden (also on eShop, $29.99)
Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets ($29.99)
SmileBASIC (eShop, $9.99)
The Magic Hammer (eShop, $5.99)

PS Vita
Adventure Time Finn and Jake Investigations (PSN, $39.99)
Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth (also on PSN, $39.99)
Organ Trail Complete Edition (PSN, $9.99, cross-buy)
Pocket God Vs Desert Ashes Cross Buy (PSN, $4.99, cross-buy)

PC (available via Steam unless noted)
Brigador ($TBA)
CMYW ($TBA)
Color Symphony 2 ($TBA)
Dark Years ($TBA)
Dungeons 2 – A Game of Winter ($14.99)
Emergency 2016 ($35.99)
Eternal Step ($TBA)
Faron’s Fate ($TBA)
Hot Guns (Early access, $TBA)
Human Resource Machine ($9.99)
Lucadian Chronicles ($7.99)
Overlord: Fellowship of Evil ($TBA)
Planetbase ($TBA)
Rebel Galaxy ($19.99)
Refunct ($TBA)
The Body Changer ($19.99)
Tales of Zestiria ($49.99)
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Enhanced Edition ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: As a twenty-year old franchise spanning sixteen main entries, the Tales series has been a consistent performer. Known for solid storylines, optional dialog sequence known as “skits”, as well as action-driven combat that deviates from genre convention, a Tales game is comfort food for the JRPG-craving soul. This week’s release of Tales of Zestiria the typical multi-course banquet, offering everything from a variant on the beloved Linear Motion Battle System, a plot that involves quashing a pestilence manifested by negative thoughts, to a 100+ song soundtrack crafted by Tales contributors Go Shiina and Motoi Sakuraba. Save for the lure of swimsuit, iDOLM@STER and Eva DLC costumes, Zestiria earns my full recommendation.

Tales of Zestiria (1)

 

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.

12 comments

  1. I really want a Yarn Yoshi, but $16.99. Nintendo is gouging us.

  2. Someone need to post/link the Just Dance 2016 tracklist to remind me of how uncool and out of date I am.

  3. Where is that Corpse Party review? Stop slacking.

  4. Does Guitar Hero have backward compatibility on last-gen systems?

  5. “indefatigable cash-cow”

    I wish you’d title your reviews like that and get brutal!

  6. Please tell me if the PC port of Tales of Zestiria is something to consider.

  7. Looks like s music game week, which is good for my wallet.

    • Mine too.

      I feel like there’s not much to add to music games except more music. Don’t know why we need new versions of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, just give us DLC.

  8. Where’s the Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth review. I was thinking about buying it, since I like visual novels.

  9. Hundred dollar games are killing me. Lego Dimensions and Guitar Hero I’m looking at you.