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New Game Releases: February 28th-March 6th, 2014

South Park Stick of Truth

Save for of Let’s Go Tower Defense Play, those perpetual fourth graders from South Park, Colorado haven’t enjoyed much critical success in the interactive realm. From Chef’s Luv Shack– a lukewarm Mario Party rip-off to the obligatory kart racer, South Park Rally, games based on the long-running Comedy have been middling. With the release of Obsidian Entertainment’s (Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout: New Vegas) South Park: The Stick of Truth, that trend look like it has a chance to be reversed, with show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone contributing to the title’s production.

PlayStation 3
Growlanser: Heritage of War (PSN, PS2 Classic, $9.99)
Master Reboot (PSN, $14.99)
NASCAR ’14 (PSN, $49.99)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Also on PSN, $59.99)

PlayStation 4
Awesomenauts (PSN, $9.99)
Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition (PSN, $14.99, Free for PS+)

Wii U
My Farm (eShop, $TBA)
Renegade (Virtual Console, $4.99)

Xbox 360
South Park: The Stick of Truth

3DS
Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (Also in eShop, $39.99)
Tappingo (eShop, $2.99)

PS Vita
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA ƒ (PSN, $29.99)

PC
Diehard Dungeon (Steam, $TBA)
Infested Planet (Steam, $14.99)
Race to Mars (Steam, $TBA)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Steam, $59.99)
Tower of Guns (Steam, $10.04)
Year Walk (Steam, $5.99)

Robert’s Pick: I’d love to give that teal-haired temptress a recommendation, but Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA ƒ is a portable port of the pantsu- blocking PlayStation 3 game. If you’ve already played that, then I’d suggest waiting for Project DIVA F 2nd this spring. Instead, I’d recommend downloading Growlanser: Heritage of War. Unless you were lucky enough to procure the single limited edition release which Atlus published back in 2007, you might have missed this underrated tactical role-playing gem.

Growlanser Heritage of War
Eric’s Pick: If there’s one thing coming out this week that can pull me away from watching WWE pay-per-views from the year 2000 on the WWE Network, it’s our beloved Miku. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f is coming to everyone’s favorite underdog handheld gaming platform, the PS Vita, this week as a PSN exclusive / digital-only release. From my understanding, the “Extra” songs and modules (costumes) that were included in last year’s PS3 version are going to be sold separately this time around. On the plus side, the Vita version has been priced at $29.99, $20 less than the $49.99 MSRP of the PS3 game. I think it is pretty safe to say that PDf on Vita will be a “vote with your dollars” kind of game, with the North American future of the Hatsune Miku franchise hanging in the balance.

Hatsune Miku Project DIVA f
Gonçalo’s Pick: Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s, the beat’em up genre was extremely popular on both consoles and arcades. Heck, the Golden Axe and Streets of Rage series were the main reason that led to Nintendo signing exclusivity deals for Capcom’s Final Fight series, so you know this was a big deal. As influential as they were, all of these games can be traced back to Renegade, a title which has now fallen to relative obscurity. Part of the Kunio Kun franchise (River City Ransom, Nintendo World Cup and many more) and spiritual predecessor to the Double Dragon series, Renegade is a piece of gaming history everyone should play!

Renegade

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.

22 comments

  1. When in doubt, pick the game with the blue-haired anime girl.

  2. Call me crazy but the girl from the Growlanser: Heritage of War screen…kind of looks like Miku. Blue hair in big, long tails, short skirt, dark grey shirt.

    • I see where you’re coming from.

      Man, the Wii U needs to seriously improve their offerings. Every time I see this list, it seems to have eshop games I wouldn’t touch for half the price.

    • Call me crazy but I never liked South Park.

  3. If Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f come out for $29.99 and under, I’ll grab it day one.

    • The main game is $29.99. 🙂

      • By that you mean there’s DLC? 🙁

        • Yepo (the “o” was a typo, but it sounded cool, so I’m leaving it in). Not sure how much it will cost, though.

          • When the might BlueSwim doesn’t rail against DLC, I get a little bit depressed on the inside.

          • I’m reserving judgement until I hear the price of the DLC. My theory is that the extra content DLC will take the price of the game to the typical $40 Vita MSRP.

          • Looks like I right on the money about the Miku DLC. The Extra song pack is $9.99. There is also a free Enhancement pack that adds some accessories and other things.

          • So they broke the game up to a $30 game and $10 DLC download? I guess that’s ok…

  4. I like Layton, but man the old professor puts out a game a year. He’s getting into CoD territory.

  5. I never played any of the Growlanser games. Can anyone else vouch for them?

  6. I hope there’s a demo to the South Park game.

  7. South Park: The Stick of Truth is probably fun, but not “$60 on PC” fun.

  8. I’ll probably pick up Professor Layton today. I love those games.

  9. I’ll take a free PS+ game thank you! (even if I already played it on PS3)

  10. Miku for me this week. I can’t beleive Robert didnt pick it.

    • Princess Sakura

      Well, at least Eric came through. I’ve never played Renegade and I feel slightly less of a person for missing it.

  11. Dead Nation for me this week!