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New Game Releases: December 8th-14th, 2016

Two years ago, Amiibo were released, spurring excitement for shoppers who could find the diminutive figurines and frustration by those who couldn’t. Ironically, by the time Nintendo got around to remedying the shortages, interest was already starting to wane. This week, an update to Animal Crossing: New Leaf – hopes to revive interest in Nintendo’s collectables, adding additional content for those who own Animal Crossing Amiibo and cards. But if Tom Nook’s neighbors aren’t your thing, take solace in a number of other notable new releases,  with both Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- coming to PC, while Stardew Valley makes its way onto console.

Header image: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, PC

Arcade Archives Neo Geo Samurai Shodown (PSN, $7.99)
Stardew Valley (PSN, $14.99)

Wii U
Bridge Constructor Playground (eShop, 9.99)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (eShop, $9.99)
Metroid: Other M (eShop, $19.99)
Minecraft: Story Mode- The Complete Adventure (retail, $29.99)
Teslapunk (eShop, $9.99)

Xbox One
Stardew Valley (XGS, $14.99)

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo (retail and digital update, free)
Demon’s Crest (eShop, $7.99, New 3DS only)
Galaxy Blaster (eShop, $1.49)

Arcade Saga ($29.99)
Expect The Unexpected ($11.69)
Gladiator School ($8.49)
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-  ($TBA)
Himawari – The Sunflower – ($TBA)
Natural – Beyond Nature – ($TBA)
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel ($26.99)
Super Dungeon Tactics ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Just a few years ago, I was one of the most adamant console enthusiasts around. Put once publishers began to the floodgates, bringing their titles onto Steam, I jumped ship without hesitation. After all, conveniences are as contending as bringing the power of a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One with you on trains, planes, or even to the office. This week, the fighting game migration continues with both Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-  making their way onto Windows-based machine. What’s really awesome is that you don’t even need a robust rig to run the former, I’ve been playing Nitroplus Blasterz on a 2.5 pound, i5-powered ultrabook at sixty frames-per second. At this rate, no one will understand the back-breaking effort it once took to get a LAN party together.

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.


  1. Someone joined the master race (high fives)

  2. Neo Geo Samurai Shodown is the original game not the SamSho collection right?

  3. Metroid: Other M FOR $20? I picked up a copy years ago for $5.

  4. Crappy week for anything but PC.

  5. I sold all my amiibos on Craigslist. Just just didn’t do all that much besides look cute. I think the toys2life movement is officially dead.

  6. I regret my Amiibo buys. Maybe I can sell and get back half of what I paid. I really thought they would do more one day.

  7. You’re not the only one. Don’t bet me wrong, I like all of my amiibo, but when I realized I spent 22x$13 ($286 or the price of a console), I think I made a mistake.

    Live and learn, though, right?

  8. I feel bad for anyone who pays $20 for other M. Its decent but one of the worst Metroid games.