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New Game Releases: March 14th-20th, 2014

Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes Screenshot

With appearances from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes’ Big Boss, Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster’s Titus, Yuna, Rikku, Paine and even a Ryu Hayabusa cameo in Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, this week’s new releases bring back a number of beloved characters. One protagonist who purported won’t be making a reappearance is Cole MacGrath- with inFamous: Second Son finding a new lead in graffiti artist Delsin Rowe. After surviving a bus accident, the angsty twenty-something in endowed with a number of new powers, such as the ability to manipulate smoke. Who said they don’t write backstories like they used to?

PlayStation 3
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Luftrausers (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+, Cross-buy)
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Also on PSN, $19.99)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

PlayStation 4
inFamous: Second Son (Also on PSN, $59.99)
inFamous: Second Son Collection’s Edition
inFamous: Second Son Limited Edition
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Also on PSN, $29.99)
SteamWorld Dig (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+ Cross-buy with Vita)

Wii U
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels

Xbox 360
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Also on XBL, $30)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Xbox One
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Also on XBL, $30)

3DS
Bubble Pop World (eShop, $4.99)
Cube Tactics (eShop, $4.99)
Galaga (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Lola’s ABC Party (eShop, $3.99)
Yoshi’s New Island (also on eShop, $39.99)

PS Vita
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Luftrausers (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+, Cross-buy)
SteamWorld Dig (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+ Cross-buy)

PC
Alpha Kimori: Great Doubt – Episode 1 (Steam, $9.99)
Danmaku Unlimited 2 (Steam, $3.99)
Desert Gunner (Steam, $4.24)
Deus Ex: The Fall (Steam, $9.99, includes Deus Ex – Game of the Year Edition)
Line Of Defense Tactics – Tactical Advantage (Steam, $24.99)
Luftrausers (Steam, $8.99)
Lyne (Steam, $2.00)
Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan (Steam, $4.49)
Us and Them (Steam, $8.49)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Steam, $49.99)

Robert’s Pick: For players who missed the 3DS and PC releases of SteamWorld Dig, here’s your chance to correct the oversight. Built on a cornucopia of concepts, from procedurally generated mines, Metroidvania-esque exploration, and even elements of economic simulation, developer Image & Form’s title has enough depth to support multiple playthroughs.

Naturally, I’ll also be playing through Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, a game which appears to push current-gen consoles to their visual threshold (here’s a must-see comparison). For next-gen owners, there are a few compelling perks, such as sixty frames per second delivery, as well as improved lighting and shadow rendering. Choosing between the platforms might be a bit difficult though. While the PlayStation 4 outputs a 1080p picture, the 720p-producing Xbox One iteration give players a chance to play as Raiden.

SteamWorld Dig

Gonçalo’s Pick: I have an odd relationship with Final Fantasy X and X-2, the story didn’t move me like some of its predecessors (namely Final Fantasy 6), but I absolutely loved the art, music and more importantly the combat systems. In fact, these two games feature my favorite combat mechanic out of any game in the franchise. The boss fights are extremely fun and don’t even get me started on X-2’s 100-level dungeon. So for that reason, I’m making Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster my pick of the week.

Final Fantasy X HD

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. Wait, isn’t Metal Gear Solid V coming out for the PC as well?

  2. “Job listings for the game suggested that it would be developed for the PC as well, though there hasn’t been any official confirmation on the matter.”

    Source: http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_V:_Ground_Zeroes

  3. What are the odd of Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z being any good?

    • Lets play a game called “let’s look at Spark Unlimited’s previous games”, shall we?

      Call of Duty: Finest Hour, poor
      Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, could have been ok, but man that engine was crap.
      Legendary: see above
      Lost Planet 3: getting better, but still sub-par.

      I’m calling a Metcritic score in the 60’s right now.

  4. Is there any kind of demo floating around for SteamWorld Dig?

    inFamous: Second Son for me. Cole was a slacker as well.

  5. Infamous for me. Why is everyone down on it? Last two ones were great.

  6. No love for Yoshi’s New Island’s this week?

  7. MGS V this week. I wish they didn’t split it in two, but it’s $30 and we get to play it now, rather than later.

  8. Weve ran out of game ideas if characters can manipulate smoke.

  9. Three versions of infamous? If Titanfall can’t move more than 300k, then good luck with that.

    • Where did you hear that? Do you have proof?

      • Basically MS announced “hundreds of thousands of copies” were sold. If it was over (or even close to 500,000 they would have said “half a million” or “close to a half million”, so at most 300K copies of Titanfall were sold. Considering there’s about 3 million Xbox One owners at attack rate of 10% is to be expected.

        • Wow, they must have spent 40+ million on advertising to get 30 million back in revenue. Way to go, MS.

          • But remember, if they manage to sell some Xbox Ones in the process, it could help their position.

  10. Ground Zeroes, Day Freaking One

  11. Robert, you left off The Witch and the Hundred Knight! That’s coming out this week.

  12. inFamous: Second Son for me. Regular edition.