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New Game Releases: November 27th–December 3rd, 2014

Fantasy Hero Unsigned Legacy

In Hollywood, January and February are known as ‘dump months’, the period which follows the lucrative holiday season, where lesser-known or low-budget films are released. In the game industry, a similar period has customarily existed between Black Friday and continuing through mid January. That said, a few publishers are betting on the interactive equivalent of counter-programing, releasing titles into an arena seemingly devoid of cutthroat competition. One of the best examples of this is Nintendo, who scheduled Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, NES Remix Pack, and Ultimate NES Remix next week. For this week, the company is betting on the availability of a large number of digital releases for Wii U and 3DS systems.

PlayStation 3
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix

PlayStation 4
Secret Ponchos (PSN, Free for PS+)
The Crew (also on PSN, $59.99)

Wii U
GetClose: A game for RIVALS (eShop, $4.99)
Heptrix (eShop, $1.99)
Mario Pinball Land (eShop, $6.99)
Mighty Final Fight (eShop, $4.99)
Shiny The Firefly (eShop, $6.99)
Thomas Was Alone (eShop, $10.99)

Xbox One
The Crew (also on XGS, $59.99)

3DS
Chat-A-Lot (eShop, $7.99)
Mighty Final Fight (eShop, $4.99)
My First Songs (eShop, $4.99)
My Life on a Farm 3D (eShop, $19.99)

PS Vita
Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (PSN, $TBA)
Final Horizon (PSN, Free for PS+)

PC
1Quest (Steam, $TBA)
Club Manager 2015 (Steam, $TBA)
CubeZ (Steam, $TBA)
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series (Steam, $26.99)
Lumino City (Steam, $TBA)
Potatoman Seeks the Troof (Steam, $TBA)
Myths of Orion (Steam, $TBA)
Neocolonialism (Steam, $TBA)
Reverse Side (Steam, $TBA)
Rugby Union Team Manager 2015 (Steam, $TBA)
The Crew (Steam, Uplay, $59.99)
The Deer God (Steam, $TBA)

Robert’s Pick: If you’re looking at this and wondering “what in the hell happened to all the PC releases?”, the short answer is we are in the midst of the Steam Exploration Sale that’s running through December 2nd. Undoubtedly, there are some great deals to be found, with a number of requisite titles at up to seventy-five percent off, so I’d have to recommend picking up any titles that you’ve had your eye on. As for me, I’ll be adding Total War: Rome II, Endless Legend, and probably more than a few other impulsive pickups to my digital library.

Total War Rome II

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.

25 comments

  1. I wish you’d tell us what game is used for the top picture.

  2. Heptrix sound like either a prescription drug or something you’d catch from the neighborhood skank.

  3. I also had my eye on Total War: ROME II. I’m wondering why you never reviewed it here?

  4. I’m hoping you review The Crew this week. I’ve had my eye on that one, since I love racers.

  5. Oh man, seeing Mario Pinball Land bring back memories. I loved that game. When I was a kid and didn’t earn my own money I’d only get games at gift. Well the long stretch between Christmas and my birthday was filled by Mario Pinball Land. And you know what it did a really good job.

  6. I still need to catch up. My BF backlog just got huge.

  7. Yeah, I’m spending way too much money on that Steam sale.

  8. Mighty Final Fight. Maybe? I always liked the Final Fight game.

  9. Thomas Was Alone was a fun game. I’ve been meaning to play it again, maybe over holiday break.

  10. I’m a little sad that Fantasy Hero is the Arc System Works game we’re getting instead of Damascus Gear. If I’ve learned anything from Tech-Gaming, is that the loli set is well taken care of, but we have a surprising lack of loot-driven Mecha action RPGs.

  11. Robert got the only pick this week?