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New Game Releases: May 26th-June 1st, 2016

Resette's Prescription ~Book of memory, Swaying scale~

From an invasion of Straw Hat Pirates in One Piece: Burning Blood to Dead Island: Definitive Collection’s onslaught of undead foes, this week’s schedule of new releases offers a familiar selection of friends and foes. Most interesting is the Japanese role-playing game which wasn’t developed or released in Japan. Instead, Nintendo brought Genyo Takeda (NES Punch-Out!!, Popeye) stateside to craft StarTropics and its sequel, Zoda’s Revenge, for Western audiences. Originally released with a letter which users had to dip in water to retrieve a secret code and progress. This week the digital version replaces that task with an on-screen animation, which is likely to feel a lot less exciting.

Header Image: Resette’s Prescription ~Book of memory, Swaying scale~, PC

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives Formation Armed F (PSN, $TBA)
Dead Island: Definitive Collection (retail or PSN, $39.99)
One Piece: Burning Blood (retail or PSN, $59.99)

Wii U
Dual Core (eShop, $7.99)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (eShop, $9.99)
Futuridium EP Deluxe (eShop, $7.99)
Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted Forest (eShop, $9.99)
StarTropics (eShop, Virtual Console, $4.99)
Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics II (eShop, Virtual Console, $4.99)

Xbox One
Dead Island: Definitive Collection (retail or XGS, $39.99)
One Piece: Burning Blood (retail or XGS, $59.99)

3DS
Conveni Dream (eShop, $5.00)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice (eShop, $9.99)
Epic Word Search Collection 2 (eShop, $7.99)
Infinite Dunamis (eShop, $9.99)

PS Vita
One Piece: Burning Blood (PSN, $TBA)

PC
Aurora Nights ($0.99)
BomberZone (Early Access, $TBA)
BoX -containment- ($4.99)
Concrete and Steel (Early Access, $TBA)
Dead Island: Definitive Collection ($TBA)
Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice ($8.99)
Dual Core ($8.99)
Dungeon Escape ($TBA)
Forgotten Tales: Day of the Dead ($TBA)
Gamma Bros. 1.5 ($4.49)
Ghrian ($9.99)
Groovy ($TBA)
Hyper Bounce Blast ($TBA)
Infection: Humanity’s Last Gasp ($8.49)
Magma Tsunami ($TBA)
OmniBus ($8.99)
One Piece: Burning Blood ($TBA)
Power & Revolution ($49.99)
Robot Arena III ($15.99)
Resette’s Prescription ~Book of memory, Swaying scale~
Siralim 2 ($TBA)
Subterrarium ($4.24)
Sunken ($9.99)
The Incredible Baron
Twinkle Star Sprites ($7.99)
Wanderer of Teandria
Warriors’ Wrath ($4.89)

Robert’s Pick: Sure, the prospect of playing One Piece: Burning Blood is as tempting as devouring devil fruit, but with Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Kirby: Planet Robobot and Odin Sphere Leifthrasir all releasing next week, prudent players might want to hold onto their discretionary funds for a few more days.  I’m going to try my hardest to resist the lure of Luffy’s invitation for raucous three-on-three matches, but as the release date draws near I can see myself giving into the pirate’s pressures.

One Piece Burning Blood

Gonçalo’s Pick: Every week I’m thankful for digital games and the work they had in preserving classics. While not one of the most impressive NES games out there, Startropics is an interesting Legend of Zelda-style game made by Nintendo themselves just as their 8-bit console was winding down. Perhaps due to its late release, the game never got a chance to shine and it was forgotten along with the much-improved sequel. Thankfully, there’s always the Nintendo eShop to introduce forgotten classics to a new generation.

StarTropics

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.

10 comments

  1. If you’re thinking about buying Dead Island: Definitive Collection for PS4 physically, be aware that only the first game is on the disk. The others are downloads.

  2. Naming a game Subterrarium in an attempt to fool people is awful. Video games, don’t do this too.

  3. I never knew StarTropics was made in the USA. I love hearing about these kinds of experiments.

  4. Damn, a whole lotta One Piece on this page. The screen the listing, two ads. Its like it’s 1999 here.

  5. One Peice reminds me of high school. Great show but I left in behind over the years.

  6. Cute Loki this week. Checked out the game and it looks fun.

  7. One Piece on PS4 does look good (as it should). I hope the gameplay is solid.

  8. I played StarTropics way back when. I remember it was kind of meh in the 90s. I can only imagine it now.

  9. So the Dead Island Definative Edition is just a slight uprez, not 60’fps then?

  10. One Piece: Burning Blood For me this week. The game looks just like the anme. So cool.