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New Game Releases: March 17th-23rd, 2016

Stranger Sword City (1)

Both Xbox One and 3DS owners get to enjoy a bit of early exclusivity this week. For Microsoft’s machine, Stranger of Sword City proceeds next month’s Vita release, while Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games hits Nintendo’s portable long before the June release of the Wii U iteration. But clearly 80’s arcade attendees might have been the biggest winners, having enjoyed Dig Dug II a full 31 years before it’s Wii U debut. Pooka and Fygar, it’s been too long.

Header image: Stranger of Sword City, Xbox One

PlayStation 4
101 Ways To Die (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Bully (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Catlateral Damage (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Day Of The Tentacle Remastered (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome Of Ice (PlayStation Store, $9.99)
Manhunt (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
Okage: Shadow King (PlayStation Store, $9.99, PS+ $7.99)
Republique (PlayStation Store and Retail, $24.99)
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo (PlayStation Store and Retail, $59.99)
Trackmania Turbo (retail, PlayStation Store, $39.99)
Warheads (PlayStation Store, $4.99)

Wii U
Bird Mania Party (eShop, $1.99)
City Connection (eShop, $4.99)
Dig Dug II (eShop, $4.99)
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (eShop, $9.99, Cross buy with 3DS version)
Pokkén Tournament (eShop and Retail, $59.99)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
U Host (eShop, $4.99)

Xbox One
Stranger of Sword City (Xbox Game Store, $30.49)

3DS
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (eShop and Retail, $39.99)
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge (eShop, $9.99, cross buy with Wii U version)

PS Vita
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PlayStation Store, $14.99)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Plus (Playstation Store, $19.99)

PC (available via Steam unless noted)
28 Waves Later ($TBA)
A Room Beyond ($5.99)
Alchemist’s Awakening ($TBA)
Emporea: Realms of War and Magic (free to play)
Envoy ($2.60)
Hiragana Pixel Party ($TBA)
Obscuritas ($17.99)
PRiO ($TBA)
Rising Angels: Hope ($TBA)
Samphi ($TBA)
Techwars Online ($8.99)
Tiny Knight ($8.99)
War Birds: WW2 Air Strike 1942
Wind Child ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: As dungeon-crawlers go, 2014’s Demon Gaze was one of the genre’s better efforts, fusing enjoyable exploration with solid battle mechanics. This week, developer Experience Inc. is back with another DRPG. Originally developed for the Xbox 360 and PC, this week the game makes it way onto Xbox Ones on both sides of the Pacific. Hopefully, the game is strong enough to spur a few console sales in the land of the rising Sun, where weekly sales of Microsoft’s latest system has stalled at less than a hundred units.

Stranger of Sword City

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.

12 comments

  1. Stranger of Sword City art looks cool. Kind of brooding.

  2. I was kind of thinking about picking up Pokkén Tournament. But 16 characters for $60 isn’t working for me.

  3. “But clearly 80’s arcade attendees might have been the biggest winners, having enjoyed Dig Dug II a full 31 years before it’s Wii U debut. ”

    Joking, right?

    Right?

    • it’s all a matter of perspective. They’re not retro titles, but old people (like myself) got exclusive play rights.

  4. Hope you review Stranger of Sword City.

    Kind of surprised that X1s are selling less than a 100 in Japan. I know they did poorly, but not that poorly.

  5. near upskirt and sword. You know how to get my attention.

  6. No true weeb would not recommend Hiragana Pixel Party. What’s wrong with you?

  7. I have my eye on Stranger of Sword City. A Japanese DRPG for the Xbox One is a surprise. Unfortunately, I can’t find much info on it.

  8. Tiny Knight looks cool and Stranger of Sword City sounds interesting.

  9. I’ll be playing Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle Remastered this week. Loved the game.

  10. Suggestion: What about adding Visual Novels to the top bar?