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New Game Releases: Feb. 25th-March 2nd, 2016

XBlaze Code Embryo

Metallia and Pikachu are back, and so is Mortal Kombat X’s roster- this time supplemented with a quartet of new Kombatants like Leatherface and Alien’s Xenomorph. With the sheer number of returning characters, this week’s new game releases might seem like a retread, but sift through the schedule and you’ll spot a number of fresh experiences. From Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale to Inside My Radio, innovation awaits, even if you have to seek it out.

Header image: XBlaze Code: Embryo, PC

PlayStation 4
Alekhine’s Gun (also on PSN, $49.99)
Mortal Kombat XL (also on PSN, $59.99)
Mortal Kombat X: XL Pack (DLC, PSN, $19.99)
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (also on PSN, $39.99)

Wii U
6180 the moon (eShop, $3.99)
Inside My Radio (eShop, $14.99)
Medabots AX: Metabee (eShop, $6.99)
Medabots AX: Rokusho (eShop, $6.99)
REPLAY : VHS is not dead (eShop, $9.99)
Smart Adventures – Mission Math (eShop, $2.99)
Volcanic Field 2 (eShop, $1.99)

Xbox One
Alekhine’s Gun (also on XGS, $49.99)
Mortal Kombat XL (also on XGS, $59.99)
Mortal Kombat X: XL Pack (DLC, XGS, $19.99)
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3DS
Pokémon Blue (eShop, $9.99)
Pokémon Red (eShop, $9.99)
Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (eShop, $9.99)
Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (also on eShop, $39.99)
Sadame (eShop, $14.99)
Toy Defense (eShop, $3.99)

PC
And So It Was ($TBA)
Atlantic Fleet ($TBA)
Awesomenauts: Overdrive Expansion (DLC, $TBA)
Battle Crust ($TBA)
Bear Simulator ($TBA)
BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend ($TBA)
Bus Simulator 16 ($TBA)
Deponia Doomsday ($TBA)
Dungeons & Robots ($TBA)
Era of Majesty ($TBA)
Factorio ($20.00)
Fairies vs. Darklings: Arcane Edition ($TBA)
Far Cry Primal Digital Apex Edition (Uplay, $64.99)
Far Cry Primal Standard Edition (Uplay, $59.99)
Feelings Adrift ($TBA)
Fragmental ($TBA)
Frontier (early access, $TBA)
Grim Dawn ($22.49)
Huenison ($TBA)
Let’s Eat! Seaside Café ($TBA)
LiEat ($2.99)
Machine Gun Train Run ($TBA)
Master of Orion ($49.99)
Portal Knights ($11.99)
Stardew Valley ($TBA)
Superhot ($22.49)
The Sentient ($TBA)
Trulon: The Shadow Engine ($TBA)
Ultimate Arena ($TBA)
UnderDread ($TBA)
UnReal World ($10.99)
XBlaze Code: Embryo ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Along with Pokémon Yellow Version (because chasing down those 151 never grows old, especially when accompanied by ‘Chu), I’m looking forward to Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale. Even though Yousuke Tamori’s manga hasn’t made much of an impact in the West beyond a single PSP title, it’s a remarkably gratifying fairy tale reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz. Fortunately, too much context isn’t needed; Return to PopoloCrois’ tale follows lead character Pietro Pakapuka early years. Blending traditional role-playing with Bokujo Monogatari-style crop management, the title looks to merge two of my favorite genres into one jubilant package.

Return to PopoloCrois A Story of Seasons Fairytale

Gonçalo’s Pick: I have always been a fan of the 4X genre, the power and responsibility that comes with ruling an empire has always called out to me. Establishing trade routes, alliances, building armies and improving infrastructures are often some of the most involved tasks in gaming. While most were introduced to this genre by the classic Civilization series, my first dip stemmed from Master of Orion 2: Battle At Antares. I still assert this is the best turn-based, 4X game set in space, and now, after a decade-long hiatus, we’re finally receiving a new release with Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars. Once again we can customize our fleet design, create new races, conquer planets, solar systems, trade, form alliances, make war and engage in deep webs of espionage.

Master of Orion Conquer the Stars

 

 

 

 

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.

20 comments

  1. Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition, because Pokemon. No explanation needed.

  2. The name Mortal Kombat XL is pretty awful. I hope an intern suggested it on bong hit Fridays.

  3. I wonder if they Blue Wolf support had anything to do with the PopoloCrois pick.

  4. I predict the era of dumb sims is coming to an end with Bear Simulator.

  5. The Witch and the Hundred Knight is getting a retail release? Might be interested.

  6. I want to play pokemon, but $10 for a GBA game seems like a lot.

  7. Might pick up PopoloCrois. Waiting on reviews.

  8. Y’all are overlooking BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend. Great fighting game. One of my favorites hands down.

  9. Pokemon jumped the shark years ago guys. Is running on the fumes of nostalgia.

  10. I have no interest in Mortal Kombat XL. Give me original characters, please.

  11. Site was really loading slow for me today.

  12. Stardew Valley is a must buy for fans of Story of Seasons, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Bokujō Monogatari, etc.

    • But over Return to PopoloCrois?

      I’m a big fan of those farming games.

      • I am not a fan of the 3DS platform for this kind of game-play. Though PopoloCrois looks prettier, with Stardew having more primitive sprite based graphics, being able to play at 2560×1440 on my PC vs the 3DS’s 400×240 does a lot to ease the eyes on extended play sessions. Already 30+ hours in on my Stardew Valley save!

  13. Intrigued. I’m a Bokujō Monogatari nut, so I’m hoping we get a review here.

  14. I was going to add to the Hentai recommendations subthread, but only if you guys beg me.

  15. I got Far Cry Primal yesterday and I’m really surprised- it runs pretty smooth on my computer. Way to test for the first time ever, Ubisoft.