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New Game Releases: February 23rd-March 1st, 2017

This week Guerilla Games takes a break following a sequence of five Killzone titles for Horizon: Zero Dawn while Torment: Tides of Numenera extends a spiritual successor to one of Black Isle’s beloved RPGs. Coming nearly eighteen years after the release of Planescape: Torment, inXile Entertainment’s title is fated to confront some hefty expectations. Likely meeting an easier audience is Ghost Blade HD, the bullet hell STG crafted by Germany’s Hucast Games, the studio behind the 2014 Dreamcast title, Redux: Dark Matters.

Header image: Sakura Magical Girls, PC

PlayStation 4
A Pixel Story (PSn, $11.99)
ACA NeoGeo: Neo Turf Masters (PSn, $7.99)
Constructor HD (PSN, $TBA)
Forma.8 (PSN, $14.99)
Ghost Blade HD (PSN, $9.99)
Horizon: Zero Dawn (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Horizon: Zero Dawn – Collector’s Edition (retail, $119.99)
Pac-Man: Championship Edition 2 + Arcade Game Series (retail, $19.99)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier (retail, $29.99)
Torment: Tides of Numenera (retail and PSN, $49.99)

Wii U
Forma.8 (eShop, $14.99)
Ghost Blade HD (eShop, $9.99)
Harvest Moon 64 (eShop, Virtual Console, $9.99)
Maze Break (eShop, $7.00)
Placards (eShop, $1.99)
Vaccine (eShop, $9.99)

Xbox One
ACA NeoGeo: Neo Turf Masters (XGS, $7.99)
ACA NeoGeo: World Heroes (XGS, $7.99)
Constructor HD (XGS, $TBA)
Forma.8 (XGS, $13.49)
Ghost Blade HD (XGS, $9.99)
The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier (retail, $29.99)
Torment: Tides of Numenera (retail and XGS, $49.99)

3DS
Go! Go! Kokopolo 3D (eShop, $5.99)
Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (retail and eShop, $39.99)

PS Vita
Forma.8 (eShop, $14.99)

PC
Badass Hero ($8.99)
City Climber ($6.29)
Hyper Knights ($2.69)
Land it Rocket ($2.69)
Sakura Magical Girls ($8.99)
Torment: Tides of Numenera ($44.99)

Robert’s Pick: While Horizon: Zero Dawn looks like a solid open-world experience, system exclusives tend to drop in price pretty quickly, making it a candidate for the upcoming Switch software hiatus. This week I have a sneaking suspicion I’ll be lured back into the Bokujō Monogatari franchise, getting my agrarian groove on once more with Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns. For those who haven’t played a game in the long-running series, know that the cultivation of crops, currency, and companionship is a pretty addictive time sink. With three distinctly themed towns to work in and pets to care for,  I’m looking forward to playing the localized version.

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.

8 comments

  1. I remember hearing about Planescape: Torment as a kid but I never got around to playing it. I remember the screenshots just didn’t that interesting to me. But now Ive heard at least 20 people say how great it was.

  2. I’m still saving money to pay off my Switch preorder.

  3. Nier, Switch, Mass Effect Andromeda Deluxe, I need to save money. Not spend it.

  4. They were still making DC games in 2014?

  5. I’ll be picking up Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier, and Ghost Recon in the Target B2G1 free sale.

  6. A Pixel Story (PSn, $11.99)
    ACA NeoGeo: Neo Turf Masters (PSn, $7.99)

    What’s with the lower case “N”?

  7. Torment: Tides of Numenera if the reviews are good.