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New Game Releases: May 7th-13, 2015

Final Fantasy XX-2 HD Remaster
Derivative eShop titles are nothing new. We’ve seen a clone of a clone of a clone with 2048, Minecraft knockoffs Cube Creator 3D and Battle Miner, and of course Angry Bunnies from Slovakia-based developer Cypronia, creator of…Cake Ninja. This week Bloo Kid 2 lands in Nintendo’s digital library, paying homage not just to one game but everything from Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, Alex Kidd, Super Mario Bros. and Kirby’s Dream Land. With an obligatory mine cart sequence, it’s almost like a greatest hits collection of our nineties gaming memories. If there’s a Plok reference we’ll be absolutely giddy.

Header Image: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, PS4.

PlayStation 3
Arcade Apocalypse Bundle (PS, $11.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)
Ultratron (PS, $9.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives DOULE DRAGON (PS, $7.99)
Arcade Apocalypse Bundle (PS, $11.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)
ArcaniA – The Complete Tale (PS, $29.99)
Color Guardians (PS, $14.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (also on PSN, $49.99)
Lost Orbit (PS, $11.99)
Nom Nom Galaxy (PS, $14.99, PS+ discount)
Project CARS (PS, $59.99)
Toren (PS, $9.99)
Ultratron (PS, $9.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)

Wii U
Mega Man & Bass (eShop, $7.99)
Metal Marines (eShop, $7.99)

Xbox One
Slice Zombies for Kinect (XGS, $9.99, $7.99 for Gold subscribers)
Ultratron (XGS, $9.99, $8.49 for Gold subscribers)

3DS
Bloo Kid 2 (eShop, $3.99)
Johnny Dynamite (eShop, $4.99)

PS Vita
Arcade Apocalypse Bundle (PS, $11.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)
Breach & Clear (PS, $14.99)
Color Guardians (PS, $14.99, Cross Buy with PS Vita)
Ultratron (PS, $9.99, 3-Way Cross Buy)

PC
Action Henk (Steam, $13.49)
Beeswing (Steam, $TBA)
Dark Echo (Steam, $2.00)
Dex (Steam, $17.99)
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Scandinavia (Steam, $TBA)
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Steam, $14.39)
Inside My Radio (Steam, $TBA)
Invisible, Inc. (Steam, $17.99)
Interplanetary (Steam, $11.99)
Lemma (Steam, $TBA)
Lost Orbit (Steam, $10.79)
Mainland (Steam, $TBA)
Nightfall: Escape (Steam, $29.99)
Quintet (Steam, Free)
Rktcr (Steam, $7.19)
Selfie : Sisters of the Amniotic Lens (Steam, $TBA)
Shrooms (Steam, $TBA)
Spoko and Poko (Steam, $TBA)
The Reject Demon: Toko Chapter 0 — Prelude (Steam, $4.99)
Toren (Steam, $8.99)
Ultimate Space Commando (Steam, $TBA)
Vertiginous Golf (Steam, $19.99)
Virtual Pool 4 (Steam, $TBA)
Windward (Steam, $12.74)
Yomi (Steam, $9.89)

Robert’s Pick: Indie games influenced by retro titles are about as rare as grubby gas station bathrooms. But UK-based Puppygames has a knack for revitalizing popular genres with involving mechanics. From Titan Attacks, the developers interpretation of a Galaga-like shmup to Revenge of The Titans take on real time strategy, each effort has delivered playability, polish, and a charmingly pixelated art style. This week, Ultratron continues that trend resurrecting Robotron, the original twin-stick shooter. This time out, humanity’s guardian is outfitted with an upgradable arsenal which helps extend the longevity of the title. Pick it up, kill the lights, and launder your frontal lobe with a few hours of robot-killing action; it’s almost guaranteed to reduce your stress levels.

Ultratron
Gonçalo’s Pick:
 It’s been a while since we’ve seen any games starring the Blue Bomber, and considering Capcom seems to have no faith in its own mascot it’s fair to say we likely won’t be seeing any new titles in the near future. Luckily, Mega Man & Bass was just re-released on Nintendo’s eShop. This late Super Famicom title did not receive an official western port, which is a shame considering this is the only game which allowed players to control Mega Man’s rival, Bass. This game was later ported to the Gameboy Advance with some decent fanfare, though it still fell under the radar for most players. Both versions are virtually identical save for differences in music quality. Personally, I’m a little disappointed that this digital version is based on the Gameboy Advance iteration, but beggars can’t be choosers, and considering the lack of Mega Man titles recently we will have to make due with an experience most of us missed rather than a truly new release.

Mega Man & Bass

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. Yuna is mother of all Waifu.

  2. I fear every soon Steam might implode from the number of craptastic games that hit the service each week.

    • Why’s that? it’s easy to just ignore anything that doesn’t interest me and buy the things I do like. Plus if you’re into those indie games, there’s a place to buy them. and get them patched regularly.

      It’s good all around.

      • The problem is that its hard to search through to find good stuff when there’s so much shit. I mean it seems like very crap, flash game gets put on Steam. Now, there’s a lot of stuff that aren’t even games.

  3. Kungfu Master Brandon

    Third time for Final Fantasy X/X-2? I’ll wait for $19.99 for this one.

  4. Catman Dangerous

    Final Fantasy IV: The After Years sounds like a bad sitcom.

  5. Catman Dangerous

    Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Scandinavia could be marked as DLC, BTW.

  6. So they are still making Kinect games?

  7. There hasn’t been anything I’ve been interested in in 2015. Where are Xbox One exclusives? Cmon Microsoft !!!!

  8. Princess Sakura

    I’ll be getting X/X-2 HD. Can I admit I never played either?

  9. At least it’s not called “Blew Kid, too”

  10. There’s a game with selfie in the title. That sounds horrible.

  11. I especially hate that Nintendo releases the GBA versions of games instead of the arcade one.