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New Game Releases: December 21st-27th, 2017

Traditionally, the end of the year signals a slowdown in new game releases. But the Nintendo Switch has bucked convention, and as such, it hardly surprising to witness nearly twenty titles arriving for the hybrid. Luckily, that’s not the only platform enjoying a fruitful week, with PC-owning players benefiting from the Winter Steam sale.

Header image: Anime Girls VR, PC

PlayStation 4
Defunct (digital, $10.49)
Tiny Metal (digital, $24.99)

Nintendo Switch
60 Seconds! (digital, $9.99)
ACA NeoGeo: Pulstar (digital, $7.99)
Bloody Zombies (digital, $14.99)
Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King (digital, $14.99)
Energy Cycle (digital, $3.00)
Frederic: Resurrection of Music (digital, $5.99)
FruitFall Crush (digital, $5.99)
Heart & Slash (digital, $14.99)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (digital, $14.99)
Mom Hid My Game! (digital, $4.99)
Puzzle Box Maker (digital, $14.99)
RXN -Raijin- (digital, $38.00)
Sparkle Unleashed (digital, $7.99)
Tactical Mind (digital, $2.99)
The Coma: Recut (digital, $19.99)
The Deer God (digital, $7.99)
The Next Penelope (digital, $12.99)
Tiny Metal (digital, $24.99)
Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops XL (digital, $12.99)

3DS
Mom Hid My Game! (digital, $4.99, New 3DS only)
Picross e8 Mom Hid My Game! (digital, $5.99)
Style Savvy: Styling Star (digital, $39.99)
The Legend of Dark Witch 3 Wisdom and Lunacy (digital, $9.99)

PC
Anime Girls VR (TBA)
Army Men ($4.19)
Army Men II ($4.19)
Army Men RTS ($4.19)
Army Men: Toys in Space ($4.19)
Leisure Suit Larry 7 – Love for Sail ($5.39)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds ($29.99)
Techwars Online 2 ($8.39)
Tiny Metal ($24.99)

Robert’s Pick: Ever since the Game Boy Advance era, I’d pick up each new installment in Intelligent Systems Wars series, until the Kyoto-based developer halted making sequels after the release of 2008’s Days of Ruin. In the ensuring years, I sought solace in games that seemed to look like Advance Wars, but the beauty was almost always skin deep. Few titles captured the accessibility, gratification, and snappy interface of the series, leading to reoccurring disappointment. Yet, with the release of Tiny Metal, hope emerges once again. With fifteen different unit types, innovative mechanics like radar what can lock on enemies outside your visual range, and delightfully detailed graphics, Area 35 just might have succeeded where others have struggled.

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.

6 comments

  1. Something is kind of off with that “anime girl”. She lacks cuteness.

  2. Tiny Metal video shows an “Unleal” dev grant.

    I hope the actual game isn’t in Engrish.

  3. Is Tiny Troopers a sequel or a remake of the original Tiny Troopers?