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New Game Releases: February 5th-11th, 2015

Evolve header art

Beyond Evolve’s excursion onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, this week’s schedule of new releases offers a few other notable titles. For retro devotees there’s the NES iteration of Dig Dug and Mappy-Land as well Game & Watch Gallery 3, a title that once illuminated Game Boy Color screens. Meanwhile, Steam stalwarts might want to scope out TerraTech, a game which combines vehicular construction, combat, with meticulous physics modeling.

Header image: Evolve, PC

PlayStation 3
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (PSN, $14.99)
Hyper Void (PSN, $15.99)
Unmechanical: Extended (PSN, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
Evolve (also on PSN, $59.99)
Minutes (PSN, $$7.99, Cross-buy)
Super Stardust Ultra (PSN, 12.99)
Unmechanical: Extended (PSN, $9.99)

Wii U
Dig Dug (eShop, $1.00)
Dolphin Up (eShop, $3.99)
Mappy-Land (eShop, $4.99)
Puzzle Monkeys (eShop, $2.99)
Tri-Strip (eShop, $1.99)

Xbox One
Don Bradman Cricket 14
Evolve (also on XGS, $59.99)

3DS
Game & Watch Gallery 3 (eShop, $3.99)
KAMI (eShop, $2.99)
Moon Chronicles, Episodes 2-4 (eShop, $4.50 each or $9.00 for all three)
SpongeBob HeroPants (eShop, $TBA)

PS Vita
Aeternoblade (PSN, $14.99)
Jungle Rumble: Freedom, Happiness, and Bananas (PSN, $4.99)
Minutes (PSN, $$7.99, Cross-buy)

PC
Bloop Reloaded (Steam, $TBA)
Castle in the Darkness (Steam, $4.97)
Cities XXL (Steam, $39.99)
Crystal Story II (Steam, $2.54)
Darkness Assault (Steam, $TBA)
Evolve (Steam, $59.99)
Forsaken Isle (Steam, $TBA)
Goats On A Bridge (Steam, $TBA)
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic (Steam, $8.49)
Plazma Being (Steam, $TBA)
Reverse Side (Steam, $TBA)
Samudai (Steam, $TBA)
Sunless Sea (Steam, $17.09)
Tasty Blue (Steam, $TBA)
TerraTech (Steam, Early Access, $TBA)
Tom vs. The Armies of Hell (Steam, $TBA)
Ubinota (Steam, $TBA)
Wickland (Steam, $7.49)

Robert’s Pick: I’ve always been a fan of asymmetrical multiplayer, whether it was Combat for the Atari 2600 pitting speedy jets against a trio of slow but formidable biplanes or Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow’s fascinating Spies vs. Merc component. Evolve advances the formula offering a quartet of human Hunters facing off against a single, powerful Monster. Thankfully, classes as well as creature types are plentiful, potentially giving Evolve some legs.

Evolve

 

Gonçalo’s Pick: Once upon a time, Simcity wasn’t the only widely acclaimed city simulation game. The game featured a slew of competitors ranging from modern city builders to those set in ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece. These days, Maxis’ series runs mostly unopposed. That is, with the exception of the Cities series. Though I have never tried these games, Cities XXL seeks to give the Maxis a run for its money and as a customer, more competition is always a good thing.

Cities XXL

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’ll wait for Evolve to drop. I’m sure the game will still have players. L4D was kind of the same. In fact when it dropped to $20 there was a surge of new people online.

  2. Except for Evolve, it’s a pretty dry week.

  3. Dig Dug for $1, sure why not?

    Dollar store and dollar apps I can’t resist.

  4. Big macho guy for this week’s screenshot? There goes the record.

  5. TerraTech looks kind of cool, but I don’t see myself paying more than $10 for the privilege of playing it.

  6. It would be cool if you added iOS and Android games as well.

  7. There’s almost nothing that I want until April.