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New Game Releases: January 8th-14th, 2015

Atelier Ayesha Plus The Alchemist of Dusk

Beyond the usual inventory of new digital titles, ports, and retro games, the second week of January brings a number of other surprises. While the simultaneous release of two visual novels on Steam might be unlikely, it’s not exactly bewildering; the quantity of VNs on the service is on the upswing. What is completely expected is the emergence of a PSP title on this week’s schedule. With most retail stores having very low stock on Sony’s first portable, the appearance of Brandish: The Dark Revenant might be a strange sight, but XSEED Games and developer Nihon Falcom (Ys and The Legend of Heroes) are hoping enough PS Vita owners show interest in the forward-compatible dungeon-crawling title.

PlayStation 3
Monopoly Family Fun Pack

Wii U
Chariot (eShop, $14.99)
Maze (eShop, $2.99)
Mega Man Battle Network 2 (eShop, $7.99)

XBox One
Funk of Titans (XGS, $12.99)

Adventures of Lolo (eShop, $4.99)
Best of Solitaire (eShop, $3.99)
Painting Workshop (eShop, $4.99)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Now on eShop, $29.99)

Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSN, $19.99)

PS Vita
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PSN, $39.99)
Brandish: The Dark Revenant (PSN, $19.99)
Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PSN, $TBA)

4089: Ghost Within (Steam, $6.39)
Alphadia Genesis (Steam, $11.99)
Chaos Heroes Online (Steam, Free to play)
Countless Rooms of Death (Steam, $6.29)
Cubot (Steam, $1.69)
Disorder (Steam, $12.99)
dUpLicity ~Beyond the Lies~ (Steam, $14.99)
Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons (Steam, $16.99)
Retention (Steam, $0.84)
Supreme (Steam, $13.49)
Sword of Asumi (Steam, $13.59)
Teddy Floppy Ear – Mountain Adventure (Steam, $4.24)

Robert’s Pick: It’s no secret that the original Alchemist of Dusk had all the right ingredients to alchemize another winning entry in the consistently charming Atelier franchise. Much like the Rorona, Meruru, and Totori remakes for the Vita, Atelier Ayesha Plus isn’t going to skimp on the additions, purportedly adding new bosses, costumes, features, a hard mode, as well as the ability to change party members at any time. Factor in the ability to import your save from the PS3 version, and the game is a no-brainer for dedicated fans of the franchise. Back to the cauldron!

Atelier Ayesha Plus

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. Isn’t Joe Danger 2 going to be a free game?

  2. I would have been really shocked if Atelier Ayesha Plus didn’t get the pick.

  3. 2 VNs and a loli game? Deagle must be in heaven this week.

  4. The correct answer is Brandish: The Dark Revenant. Falcom dungeon crawler. Get on that.

  5. Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons is calling my name.

  6. Why doesn’t the new captcha have anime girls?

  7. Finally, some games worth consideration. 2015 is here.

  8. Monopoly Family Fun Pack

    Playing a board game on a console is never as fan as a real game.

  9. Chariot seems like a cool co-op game. If you haven’t seen the videos for it, I recommend checking it out. Oh and it for every system, not just Wii U.