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New Game Releases: March 28th- April 3rd, 2014

Goat Simulator

Despite the arrival of April Fools’ Day on the calendar, we assure you that this week’s roster of new releases contain no trick titles. With monikers such as Goat Simulator, I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Hawaii, and Skater Cat that claim might seem incredulous- but we assure you, unless publishers are pulling an elaborate prank, all of these games actually exist. Of course, we can’t vouch for quality so there’s the distinct possibility that say, Goat Simulator’s tongue licking mechanic inadvertently just plain sucks.

PlayStation 3
MLB 14: The Show (Also on PSN, $59.99)
PlayStation Sports Pack Vol. 1 – MLB 14 The Show/NBA2K14
Putty Squad
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. The Soulless Army (PSN, PS2 Classic, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
King Oddball (PSN, $5.99)
Mercenary Kings (PSN, $14.99, Free for PS+)

Wii U
Advance Wars (eShop, $7.99)
Dr. Mario (eShop, $4.99)
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (eShop, $7.99)
Metroid Fusion (eShop, $7.99)
My Style Studio: Hair Salon (eShop, $4.99)
Sonic Lost World: The Legend of Zelda Zone (eShop, DLC, Free)

DS
I am in the Movie (DSiWare, $1.99)

3DS
Clu Clu Land (eShop, $4.99)
Cube Tactics (eShop, $4.99)
I am an Air Traffic Controller: Airport Hero Hawaii (eShop, $19.99)
Skater Cat (eShop, $4.99)

PS Vita
MLB 14: The Show (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Putty Squad
Ragnarok Odyssey ACE (Also on PSN, $39.99)

PC
Age of Wonders III (Steam, $39.99)
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate – Deluxe Edition (Steam, $16.99)
Goat Simulator (Steam, $TBA)
MXGP-The Official Motocross Videogame (Steam, $33.99)
Rogue’s Tale (Steam, $TBA)
Steins;Gate ($39.99)
Steins;Gate Limited Edition ($59.99)

Robert’s Pick: It might be hard to believe, but stateside games almost didn’t get a chance to play Advance Wars. Released on September 10, 2001, the game was delayed for over a year in European and Japanese territories following the Twin Towers attack. But even more bewildering was Nintendo’s assumption that Americans wouldn’t appreciate a turn-based war-game. So while the $7.99 price is a bit high for an emulated Gameboy Advance title, there’s plenty of enjoyment to be mined as Orange Star’s commanding officer takes on the tyrannical Blue Moon Army. What red-blooded Yank wouldn’t appreciate that?

Advance Wars

Gonçalo’s PickMetroid Fusion marked Samus’ return after a 7 year hiatus, oh sure, she was a playable character in Super Smash Brothers, but so was NESS and when was the last time you saw him in a new game? It seemed like the Metroid franchise was going the way of Kid Icarus, partly due to series’ producer Gunpey Yokoi’s death, and the cancellation of Metroid 2 DX for the Gameboy color seemed like the final nail in the coffin. While not as lengthy of in-depth as its SNES brother, Fusion proved our favorite space bounty hunter still had plenty of fight left in her.

Metroid Fusion Screenshot

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.

18 comments

  1. My Style Studio: Hair Salon is going to be Wii U’s TitanFall.

  2. I can’t believe Goat Simulator is a thing- and a thing I want to play. Goats are cool.

  3. PlayStation Sports Pack Vol. 1 – MLB 14 The Show/NBA2K14

    Is this a joke? MLB 14 is Sony and NBA2K14 is 2K.

  4. So what’s with portable games comingFirst Mirror of Fate, now Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate.

  5. Will tin cans be microtransactions in Goat Simulator?

    I hope the game isn’t baaaaad!

  6. LOL at that goat picture this week. I need to play that game.

  7. This month is going to the goats.

    Last week was Escape Goat 2. WTF?

  8. 8 bucks for a GBA game? Thats an April Fools joke right there.

  9. So no DLC for the 3DS version of Sonic Lost World?

    🙁

  10. Will we see a Steins Gate review from you?

  11. Trying to resist a full priced Batman. Origins was disappointing and dropped quickly. I’m thinking Blackgate may do the same.

  12. List is missing Mercenary Kings for PS4, coming out on April 1st.