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New Game Releases: March 23rd-29th, 2017

Whether you prefer swimming, walks, or running, this week’s schedule of new releases has you covered. From the turning in your near-defunct Wii U into a virtual aquarium, the twelfth iteration of SIE San Diego Studio’s MLB: The Show franchise, and Super Mario Run’s trip to Android devices, the industry has you covered. For those who’d rather slightly more sedentary-minded software, Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #2 has you covered, putting you into the role of virtual conductor.

Header Image: Has Been Heroes, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One

PlayStation 4
Has Been Heroes (PSN, $19.99)
Infinifactory (retail, $24.99)
MLB The Show 17 (retail and PSN, $59.99)
MLB The Show 17 MVP Edition (retail and PSN, $69.99)
Kingdom Hearts HD I.5 + II.5 Remix (retail and PSN, $49.99)
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (retail or PSN, $49.99)

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Neo Turf Masters (eShop, $7.99)
Has Been Heroes (eShop, $19.99)
New Frontier Days ~Founding Pioneers~ (eShop, $9.99)
Othello (eShop, $4.99)

Wii U
Aqua TV (eShop, $4.99)
Armored ACORNs: Action Squirrel Squad (eShop, $7.99)
Mahjong Deluxe 3 (eShop, $5.00)

Xbox One
Has Been Heroes (XGS, $19.99)
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard (retail and XGS, $59.99)

Android
Super Mario Run (free-to-try)

3DS
Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #2 (eShop, $14.99)
Mario Sports Superstars (retail or eShop, $39.99)
Super Destronaut 3D (eShop, $1.99)

PS Vita
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (retail or PSN, $39.99)

PC
Demonheart ($17.99)
Has-Been Heroes ($19.99)
Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy ($TBA)
Out of the Park Baseball 18 ($35.99)
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds ($29.99)
Snake Pass ($TBA)
Vikings: Wolves of Midgard ($39.99)
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games ($44.99)

Robert’s Pick: Sure, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games will rack my mind and ACA NeoGeo: Neo Turf Masters looks to pacify my passion for a Switch-based golf game. But the game I’m most excited for is none other than Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #2. Having covered Sonic Powered transit sims in detail, I know the game’s not for everyone, and maybe not even for most people. But as someone who really appreciates the punctuality and precision on Japan’s rail systems, and the natural beauty of Nippon, I’ll be taking a visual tour of Ibaraki’s elevated line, smiling wildly the entire time. As a budding eki-tetsu (aficionado of train design) and ekiben-tetsu (fan of the bento boxes sold at train stations), I’m hyped.

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.

7 comments

  1. Nothing for me until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I’m broke.

  2. Neo Turf Masters is a quality golf game Robert. You have to play it.

  3. The release of MLB The Show 17 means I can pick up MLB The Show 16 for cheap.

    Woohoo!

  4. I like golf games, but I’m worried that Neo Turf Masters is an aracde game so it doesn’t have enough depth.

    Deagle, you’re cuckoo for the choo-choos!

  5. Hopefully, you’ll review Japanese Rail Sim #2…

    Which one is the best game to start with?

  6. I might have to pick up KH so that can get ready for The 3rd one.