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New Game Releases: April 9th-15th, 2015

Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

From WarioWare: Touched! and Yoshi Touch & Go’s transition onto the Wii U Gamepad, Scorpion, Sub-Zero and the usual cast of eccentrics in Mortal Kombat X, as well as the appearance of Xenoblade Chronicles on New 3DS screens, is seems this week’s schedule of new releases is rooted in nostalgia. But fear not, between games like Color Guardians, Titan Souls, and an expansion to Age of Wonders III, the next seven days aren’t completely devoid of fresh experiences.

PlayStation 3
DC Universe Online Free-to-Play (PS, Free)
Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy (PS, PS2 Classic Bundle, $29.99)
Teslagrad (PS, $14.99, Cross Buy with PS3)

PlayStation 4
DC Universe Online Free-to-Play (PS, Free)
Mortal Kombat X (also on PS, $59.99)
Mortal Kombat X Premium Edition (also on PS, $89.99)
Teslagrad (PS, $14.99, Cross Buy with PS3)
Titan Souls (PS, $14.99, cross-buy)
We Are Doomed (PSN, $9.99)

Wii U
Affordable Space Adventures (eShop, $19.99)
WarioWare: Touched! (eShop, $9.99)
Yoshi Touch & Go (eShop, $9.99)

Xbox One
Mortal Kombat X (also on XGS, $59.99)

3DS
A-Train: City Simulator (eShop, $TBA)
Runny Egg (eShop, $1.99)

New 3DS
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (also on eShop, $39.99)

PS Vita
Best of Arcade Games – Deluxe Edition (PSN, $19.99)
Bloxiq (PS, $9.99)
Medieval Defenders (PS, $5.99)
Titan Souls (PS, $14.99, cross-buy)

PC
Age of Wonders III – Eternal Lords Expansion (Steam, DLC, $19.99)
Dead Synchronicity: Tomorrow Comes Today (Steam, $17.99)
Defend Your Life (Steam, $0.99)
Domestic Dog Simulator (Steam, $2.00)
Don’t Shoot Yourself! (Steam, $TBA)
I Am Bread (Steam, $9.74)
Finders (Steam, $4.79)
Fire (Steam, 8.99)
Grand Theft Auto V (Steam, $59.99)
Hero Generations (Steam, $13.49)
Lakeview Cabin Collection (Steam, $8.99)
Mortal Kombat X (Steam, $59.99)
Relativity Wars – A Science Space RTS (Steam, $TBA)
StarDrive 2 (Steam, $29.99)
Telepath Tactics (Steam, $TBA)
The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude (Steam, $TBA)
The Undying Plague (Steam, $TBA)
Titan Souls (Steam, $14.99)
Westerado: Double Barreled (Steam, $11.99)

Robert’s Pick: When the original Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles was released in 2012, the title proudly demonstrated that the Japanese role-playing genre was stuck in stagnation. Although combat was based on a turn-based approach, battle felt lively tasking players with activating abilities at the proper time to avoid defeat. Moreover, Xenoblade’s realm felt like an expansive world, instead of the usual succession of corridors to walk down. While the 3DS’s diminutive screens can’t quite capture the expansive environments, it does allow players to stalk the game’s mandatory and elective side missions on the go. For me, nothing feels better than being able to level up as I’m waiting in my seat, waiting for a movie to start.

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Gonçalo’s Pick:
 As a fan of both sci-fi and anything 4X I was very tempted by Stadrive 2, however, this week sees the re-release of a Japanese role-playing I’ve been eager to play. Xenoblade Chronicles is often cited as one of the defining games in this genre and actively tempts me to finally purchase Nintendo’s handheld system. Maybe I can convince Robert to mail me his 3DS.

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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.

17 comments

  1. Sometime I check Giant Bomb’s new releases but those mooks don’t even make MK coming out this week.

    • They show it coming out last week (!)

      Giant Bomb’s new release list isn’t accurate. Still better than IGN. They show 3, 4 year old games coming out all the time.

  2. “Don’t Shoot Yourself!” is always good advice.

  3. I have Xenoblade Chronicles 3D pre-ordered. What’s a Kotaku?

  4. I might get the AoW3 expansion if the price is right.

  5. You guys forgot to mention that a $39 3DS game is better than a $100 Wii one.

  6. 1/4 the price of a game like Xenoblade Chronicles, which is probably 10 times as long.

  7. Are you going to review A-Train: City Simulator? Im thinking about buying it. I like train sims.

    • I have an idea. You should put a little star or something next to the titles you are reviewing.

  8. More reviewers would be nice. ROBOROBERT can’t do everything.