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New Game Releases: December 10th-16th, 2015

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While all major platforms are receiving a number of new titles, it’s undoubtedly, Nintendo systems that are receiving the bulk of this week’s new game releases. Look past the obligatory eShop shovelware and there are a couple of interesting efforts, from Rytmik Ultimate, an app that turns the 3DS into a music synthesizer, Petit Novel: Harvest December’s collection of thirteen mini visual novels, and Shin’en Multimedia’s FAST Racing Neo, which brings F-Zero-style racing onto the Wii U.

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PlayStation 4
Among the Sleep (PSN, $14.99)

Wii U
Devil’s Third (also on eShop, $59.99)
Dinox (eShop, $4.99)
FAST Racing Neo (eShop, $14.99)
Jones on Fire (eShop, $5.99)
Medabots: Metabee (eShop, Virtual Console, $6.99)
Medabots: Rokusho (eShop, Virtual Console, $6.99)
Sketch Wars (eShop, $4.99)

Xbox One
Battle High 2 A+
Starpoint Gemini 2 (XGS, $34.99)

3DS
Petit Novel: Harvest December (eShop, $11.99)
Radiohammer (eShop, $5.99)
Rytmik Ultimate (eShop, $17.99)
SteamWorld Heist (eShop, $16.99)
Terraria (also on eShop, $19.99)

PSP
Summon Night 5 (PSN, $30.99)

PS Vita
Summon Night 5 (PSN, $30.99)

PC (available via Steam unless noted)
1,000 Heads Among the Trees ($TBA)
Avaris 2: The Return of the Empress ($TBA)
Axion ($1.49)
Balrum ($TBA)
Choice of Kung Fu ($2.99)
Contract With The Devil ($6.29)
Dead Star ($TBA)
Dragonpath ($TBA)
Gigachess ($TBA)
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star ($8.49)
Foosball: World Tour ($6.99)
Metal War Online: Retribution (free to play)
OH! RPG! ($TBA)
Quantum Lock ($TBA)
Squad ($TBA)
Star Nomad 2 ($TBA)
Stone Tales ($TBA)
Stories of Bethem: Full Moon ($6.99)
Taimumari ($TBA)
Tanzia ($TBA)
Turnover ($TBA)
Undercover Missions: Operation Kursk K-141 ($17.99)

Robert’s Pick: Stateside role-playing aficionados are likely well acquainted with Victor Ireland, the former president of Working Designs and founder of Gaijinworks. Responsible for everything from Lunar, Magic Knight RayEarth, and Class of Heroes 2, Ireland not only had a hand in localizing some of the genre’s most beloved works, but also demonstrated viability, paving the way for NIS America and Atlus’ US Arm. This week, Gaijinworks and MoneyPaw Games are bringing Summon Night 5 onto the PSP and PS Vita. Offering an amalgam of talent that ranges from the now-defunct Flight-Plan, Felistella (The Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth games), and Ufotable (anime sequences for Tales of Xillia), this is a game that strategy- role playing enthusiasts won’t want to miss. Meanwhile, 3DS owners shouldn’t miss SteamWorld Heist.

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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.

13 comments

  1. I’ve been warned to stay away from the Devil’s Turd.

  2. Battle High 2 A+ doesn’t have a price.

  3. I want to buy Summon Night 5, but that $30.99 price feels pretty high for a PSP game.

    • Localization isn’t cheap. It takes a specialized skill set and plenty of testing. If you really like these kind of games you’re going to either pay a few buck for them, or learn Japanese, which will take you time and money.

  4. If you own a Wii U, you really should check out FAST Racing Neo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e97FgfJh-xY

  5. Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star might get a purchase from me.

  6. Rytmik Ultimate is also out for ipad/iphone for the same price.

  7. You really need to buy JRPG-Gamer.com and just focus on what we love.

  8. You should really interview Victor Ireland. Sounds like you’ve played most of the WD games and some of the Gaijin ones and could do better than the standard interview questions.

    • Yep, that would be cool. I’d really like to year some stories about some of the older WD games and maybe which ones they never got the right to.

  9. I’ll be getting Summon Night 5 this week. Been waiting for what feels like forever.

  10. I can’t believe that so many good games are still coming out. This year has murdered my finances.