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New Game Releases: December 17th-23rd, 2015

New Game Releases: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

With releases like Turok, Fantavision, and a pair of Bubsy games, you’d be forgiven for thinking you might have accidentally clicked on a schedule of new game releases from the nineties. But barring the industry’s tendency to re-release antiquated old games at escalated prices, no mistake has been made. On the upside, there’s still a few notable new diversions with The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel arriving for two platforms.

Header image: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

PlayStation 3
Never Alone (PSN, $TBA)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (also on PSN, $39.99)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Lionheart Edition ($49.99)
The Treasures of Montezuma 4 (PSN, $TBA)

PlayStation 4
Fantavision (PSN, $TBA)
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (PSN, $9.99)
Infinifactory (PSN, $24.99)
The Treasures of Montezuma 4 (PSN, $TBA)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (PSN, $21.99)

Wii U
Island Flight Simulator (eShop, $7.99)
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Colonel (eShop, Virtual Console, $6.99)
Mega Man Battle Network 5: Team Protoman (eShop, Virtual Console, $6.99)
Mega Man Zero 4 (eshop, Virtual Console, $7.99)
Minecraft: Wii U Edition (eShop, $29.99)
Temple of Yog (eShop, $5.99)

3DS
3D Game Collection: 55 in 1 (eShop, $TBA)
The Delusions of Von Sottendorff and His Square Mind (eShop, $12.99)
The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (eShop, $6.99)

PS Vita
Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star (PSN, $9.99)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (also on PSN, $39.99)
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Lionheart Edition ($49.99)
The Treasures of Montezuma 4 (PSN, $TBA)

PC (Available via Steam unless noted)
A.I. Space Corps (Early Access, $TBA)
Aviary Attorney ($TBA)
Barbie and Her Sisters Puppy Rescue ($19.99)
Bubsy Two-Fur ($3.99)
Commander Cool ($2.54)
FALL ($5.39)
Goodnight Butcher ($TBA)
Gunslingers (free-to-play)
Lightbender ($TBA)
MetaHuman Inc. ($TBA)
Moonshot ($TBA)
River City Super Sports Challenge ~All Stars Special~ ($17.99)
SimplePlanes ($9.74)
Snake Blocks ($TBA)
Swapperoo ($TBA)
The Madness of Little Emma ($TBA)
The Mystery of a Lost Planet ($3.49)
Turok ($15.99)
Umbra: Shadow of Death ($TBA)
Underrail ($TBA)
UnSummoning: the Spectral Horde ($TBA)
Wick ($10.00)

Robert’s Pick: Sure, The Legend of Heroes didn’t make a good first impression, with the Gagharv Trilogy released out of order and given a halfass localization. But with the first two Kiseki games, Nihon Falcom turned the corner, producing one of my favorite role-playing games in recent memory. While this week’s release of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel isn’t directly connected to the Trails in the Sky titles, some hands-on playtime confirmed the quality of the battle system and visuals.

New Game Releases: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

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.

14 comments

  1. I played The Revenges of Montezuma 4 last week after eating at Chipotle.

    9/10 Would play again to lose weight.

  2. Fantavision is the game that exactly 5 people asked for. I hope you’re happy, I just want Gungrave to be made available.

  3. Sony,

    All I want for Christmas is to play Suikoden III on the PS4. Oh, and some VR soon.

    Love,

    Spooky.

  4. Since we’re giving our PS2 BC Xmas wishes, I’ll ask for “Black” which is still one of the best FPS games I ever played. After that all FPS weapons felt underpowered.

    • Hell Yeah!!! Black was such a kick ass game for it’s time. Enemies were dumb as stumps if you moved around a lot, but it didn’t matter because of all the fantastic gun play. I loved how you could destroy parts of the environment.

      Am I the only one who fails to see the humor in Hatoful Boyfriend?

  5. Japanese girls is skirts get your pick of the week? How unlikely?

  6. The first two Bubsy games were bad. And $4 is more than reasonable. Turok on the other hand is nuts.

  7. Aviary Attorney looks like Hatoful meets Pheonix Wright, which is kind of cool.

  8. I have Trails of Cold Steel preordered. Looking forward to it.

  9. I really like Never Alone, but it wasn’t worth the $15 I paid for is. More of a $5 2.5 hour game.

  10. I have the SE of Cold Steel paid off. My last Christmas purchase.

  11. Hate on busy all you want. I’m having fun with it.

  12. Cold Steel looks cool. Yes, that was intentional.