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New Game Releases for the Week of February 25th, 2015

Oreshika Tainted Bloodlines

Yes, it’s official: Nintendo has gone bananas. No, were not talking about how the company is handling the release of Amiibos, although that is certainly eccentric. Instead, we’re referencing the release of six classic Donkey Kong titles, covering the bulk of the great ape’s Game Boy and Super Nintendo appearances. Seemingly, just as peculiar is the release of IRONFALL Invasion as a free download on the eShop- until you realize that (unfortunately named) VD-Dev charges for the rest of the single player campaign as well as for stages, weapons, and characters in the multiplayer component.

Screenshot: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

PlayStation 3
Aces of the Air (PSN, PSone Classic, $5.99)
Crimsonland (PSN, $13.99, Cross Buy)
Helldivers (PSN, $19.99, $17.99 PS+, Cross-buy)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 (PSN, $5.99)

PlayStation 4
Helldivers (PSN, $19.99, $17.99 PS+, Cross-buy)
OlliOlli 2: Welcome to OlliWood (PSN, $14.99, free for PS+)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 (PSN, $5.99)
Shiftlings (PSN, $14.99)
White Night (PSN, $14.99)
Zombie Army Trilogy (PSN, $49.99)

Wii U
Donkey Kong Country (eShop, $7.99)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest (eShop, $7.99)
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble (eShop, $7.99)
GravBlocks+ (eShop, $4.99)

Xbox 360
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 (XGS, $5.99)
ScreamRide (XGS, $29.99)

Xbox One
Pneuma: Breath of Life (XGS, $19.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2  (XGS, $5.99)
ScreamRide (XGS, $39.99)
Shiftlings (XGS, $14.99)

3DS
Donkey Kong Land (eShop, $3.99)
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Land III
IRONFALL Invasion (eShop, Free)
Luv Me Buddies Wonderland (eShop, $24.99)
Titan Attacks! (eShop, $9.99)

DS
Around the World in 80 Days (DSiWare, $4.99)

PS Vita
Helldivers (PSN, $19.99, $17.99 PS+, Cross-buy)
La-Mulana EX (PSN, $19.99)
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood (PSN, $14.99, Cross Buy with PS4)
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines (PSN, $19.99)

PC
Belladonna (Steam, $TBA)
Blackhole (Steam, $TBA)
BloodLust Shadowhunter (Steam, $TBA)
Damnation City of Death (Steam, $TBA)
Dragon Ball Xenoverse (Steam, $49.99)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Steam, $49.99)
FranknJohn (Steam, $TBA)
Higurashi When They Cry Steam Edition – Ch.1 Onikakushi (Steam, $TBA)
HIS (Heroes In the Sky) (Steam, $TBA)
Homeworld Remastered Collection (Steam, $34.99)
MOAI: Build Your Dream (Steam, $5.59)
Need for Madness (Steam, Free)
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Steam, $17.99)
Pahelika: Revelations HD (Steam, $TBA)
Pneuma: Breath of Life (Steam, $TBA)
Republique Remastered (Steam, $19.99)
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 (Steam, $TBA)
Rooftop Cop (Steam, $TBA)
SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance (Steam, $TBA)
Shiftlings (Steam, $14.99)
Social Justice Warriors (Steam, $TBA)
Tales of the Orient: The Rising Sun (Steam, $TBA)
Tallowmere (Steam, $TBA)
The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (Steam, $14.99)
Tormentum – Dark Sorrow (Steam, $TBA)
Vagrant Hearts (Steam, $TBA)
White Knight (Steam, $TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Although complex games have their virtues, there’s also value in sheer simplicity. For the last few months, Broforce has been my go-to game when I needed to unwind and express myself through the release of overpowering firepower. This week I have my eye on Arrowhead Game Studios’ (Magicka, Gauntlet) Helldivers, which brings procedurally-generated gunplay to Sony’s trio of systems. While the title might have all the tenets of a twin-stick shooter, there is one element that sets Helldivers apart from its peers:  at any time players can call down extra hardware by performing Street Fighter-esque combos. Between that and Arrowhead’s insistence of friendly-fire, their latest effort could be one of the more distinct shooters in recent memory.

Helldivers

Gonçalo’s Pick: I became an instant RTS fan the moment I first played Dune 2 on my 386 IBM compatible. At the time, it seemed like we had reached the pinnacle of gaming complexity and I struggled to lead even the most basic army against my foes. Seven years later, the genre reached new heights with the release of Homeworld. Developed by a newcomer to the genre, this series went on to define space combat strategy games and in my opinion, has yet to be surpassed in many ways. If you enjoy strategy game, if you’re a sci-fi fan, you owe it to yourself to try these games and wouldn’t you know it? Homeworld Remastered is out this week.

Homeworld Remastered

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. “until you realize that (unfortunately named) VD-Dev”

    Wait, VD developer? That’s Whore-riffic.

  2. Are you going to review DW8:Empires? I’m especailly interested in the performance of the PC version.

  3. I see “White Night” and I think of “White Knight Chronicles”. I’m crazy like that.

  4. I’m grabbing Homeworld Remastered Collection this week. Great games. If you never played them, I encourage you to check them out.

  5. I’m wondering how Microsoft in convincing people to buy a Xbone when most of the game are the game ones that comes to 360, just for $10 more.

    I never thought I’d see that a year+ after a console releases.

  6. I noticed Nintendo had a sale on DK games but it’s not B2G1 free on Donkey Kong Country, which would have been cool.

    • The DKC games aren’t good. At the time they got attention from the graphics, but the play isn’t that good.

      • I don’t think they’re any worst that games of the Super Nintendo era. Platforming is fun but hard and there’s enough variety to them.

        Minecart levels still suck, though.

  7. So whats the verdict on Resident Evil: Revelations 2? Worth getting? Worth waiting for the disk?

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  9. What happened to Goncalo?

  10. I know Cheapy givs you shit about mistakes, but hey you’re better than Grace Chen. She forgot that Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines was coming out this week.