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New Game Releases: June 2nd-8th, 2016


It’s an exceedingly strange week for games. From a title that offers an insect-filled satirisation of next week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo to one that allows you to play 153 simultaneous hands of video poker, and the reinvigoration of Motorola Razr staple, Snake, there’s an ample supply of digital filler. But there’s also a number of compelling offerings too, with Atelier Sophie, Guilty Gear Xrd –Revelator, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir hitting hardware across the next seven days.

Header image: Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, PS4

PlayStation 3
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- (retail and PSN, $49.99)
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (retail and PSN, $49.99)

PlayStation 4
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Dangerous Golf (PSN, $19.99)
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Hard Reset: Redux (PSN, $19.99)
Kick & Fennick (PSN, $TBA)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (retail and PSN, $59.99)
Paragon – Essentials Edition (retail, $59.99)
SteamWorld Heist (PSN, $TBA)
Toki Tori 2 Plus (retail, $19.99)

Xbox One
Dangerous Golf (XGS, $19.99)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (retail and XGS, $59.99)

Wii U
153 Hand Video Poker (eShop, $0.99)
B3 Game Expo For Bees (eShop, $9.99)
Kick & Fennick (eShop, $10.49)
Metroid Prime: Hunters (eShop, $9.99)
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 (retail, $19.99)

3DS
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! (eShop, $7.99)
Sssnakes (eShop, $1.99)

PS Vita
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir (retail and PSN, $39.99)
SteamWorld Heist (PSN, $TBA)

PC
A Healer Only Lives Twice ($4.49)
Age of Barbarian Extended Cut ($12.99)
Amulet of Dreams ($6.99)
Anima Gate of Memories ($17.99)
Anomalie (VR, $4.99)
Blamdown: Udder Fury ($TBA)
Dangerous Golf ($19.99)
Ember Kaboom ($4.49)
Hard Reset: Redux ($19.99, $3.00 for owners of Hard Reset or Shadow Warrior)
Head Shot ($3.99)
Hearts of Iron IV ($39.99)
HomeBehind ($3.15)
Hope Lake ($TBA)
Impossible Quest ($1.79)
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (Origin, $59.99)
Moto RKD Dash ($2.00)
Planet Centauri ($13.49)
Rescue Lucy ($2.54)
Sakura Dungeon ($TBA)
Slash or Die ($TBA)
So Much Blood ($2.99)
SteamWorld Heist
Stranger of Sword City ($TBA)
Sudoku Quest ($TBA)
Super Duper Party Pooper ($TBA)
Tankr ($TBA)
Toxic Terror ($0.89)
Wanda – A Beautiful Apocalypse ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Beyond a few potential sleepers like Dangerous Golf (crafted by a duo of former Criterion Games devs) and Hard Reset: Redux, I’m really looking forward to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. As the seventh game in Gust’s Atelier franchise, there’s certainly the potential for stagnation. But this time out, a new puzzle-based alchemy system and a day/night/weather system adds nuance to the visual overhaul afforded by now-gen hardware. Fans of the series might want to heed the cauldron’s enticing call.

Atelier Sophie The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (2)

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.

11 comments

  1. Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir review please. And if you have the manpower Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

  2. Hard Reset: Redux for $3.00? Why the hell not!!!!

  3. Dangerous Golf could be fun, but it looks like it could get old real quick.

  4. Hype on Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has been nil. I’m a bit worried.

    BTW Xbox One is before Wii U? I thought they were in alphabetical order.

  5. I really wish Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir was cross-buy. Now I have to decide between better graphics or playing on the go.

  6. HookedonGaming

    I might pick up -Revelator- if it’s different enough. Love me some console fighters.

  7. Vodka for Breakfast

    Wow, Wii U really has some shitty stuff. I mean it’s the worst of the worst. Who the hell even buys it?

  8. Paragon is free to play, not $60.

  9. RAZR brings back memories. I remember how I thought it was the coolest phone ever.