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New Game Releases: July 16th-22nd, 2015

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos

From Onechanbara Z2: Chaos’ squad of bikini-clad, katana wielding ‘big sisters’ to Game Freak’s digression from all things Pokémon for Tembo the Badass Elephant, this week’s new game releases promises a variety of thrills. In keeping with convention, PC owners receive the bulk of titles, with a battalion of notable indie titles like Cast of the Seven Godsends and Interstellaria attempting to put a dent in Steam wallets.

Header Image: Onechanbara Z2: Chaos, PlayStation 4

PlayStation 3
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut (PSN, $9.99, PS+ $7.99, cross-buy with PS4)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives MagMax (PSN, $7.99)
F1 2015, (also on PSN, $54.99)
Hatoful Boyfriend (PSN, $9.99, cross-buy with Vita)
Journey (PSN, $14.99, cross-buy with PS3)
Nutjitsu (PSN, $6.49)
Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (retail 49.99, PSN, $39.99)
Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror (PSN, $7.99)
Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut (PSN, $9.99, PS+ $7.99, cross-buy with PS3)
Tembo the Badass Elephant (PSN, $14.99)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, retail disk
Yasai Ninja (PSN, $19.99)
Zombie Army Trilogy, retail disk

Wii U
Blaster Master (eShop, $4.99)
Tiny Galaxy (eShop, $5.99)

Xbox One
F1 2015, (also on XGS, $59.99)

No Time To Explain (XGS, $14.99)
So Many Me (XGS, $14.99, free with Gold)
Tembo the Badass Elephant (XGS, $14.99)
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, retail disk
Zombie Army Trilogy, retail disk

3DS
3D Streets of Rage 2 (eShop, $TBA)
G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER (eShop, $1.99)
G.G Series VECTOR (eShop, $1.99)
I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (eShop, $19.99)
I Love My Dogs (eShop, $24.99)

PS Vita
Hatoful Boyfriend (PSN, $9.99, Cross-buy with PS4)
Squares (PSN, $4.99)

PC
Aberoth (Steam, free to play)
Barbara-ian (Steam, $3.99)
Battle For The Sun (Steam, $6.79)
Buy Battle of Empires : 1914-1918 (Steam, $16.99)
Big Fish Legend (Steam, $6.29)
Breach & Clear: Deadline (Steam, $13.39)
Build ‘n Bump (Steam, $2.99)
Cast of the Seven Godsends (Steam, $5.59)
Champion of the Gods (Steam, $2.99)
Choice Chamber (Steam, $8.99)
Cosmic Rocket Defender (Steam, $1.99)
CroNix (Steam, free to play)
Icy (Steam, $TBA)
In Space We Brawl (Steam, $8.09)
Interstellaria (Steam, $9.99)
Legions of Steal (Steam, $17.99)
Lethal RPG: War (Steam, $2.49)
March of War: Face Off (Steam, free to play)
Niko: Through The Dream (Steam, $9.99)
No Time To Explain Remastered (Steam, $12.74)
SLIDE: Platformer (Steam, $9.99)
Soccer Manager 2015 (Steam, free to play)
Tembo the Badass Elephant (Steam, $14.99)
The Bug Butcher (Steam, $7.99)
TIS-100 (Steam, $6.29)
Vortex (Steam, $3.74)
Worms World Party Remastered (Steam, $11.99)
Yasai Ninja (Steam, $13.49)

Robert’s Pick: With titles like Senran Kagura Estival Versus, Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair and Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale few E3 booths tempted as much as XSEED’s exhibition of otaku treasures. While I didn’t get as much stick-time with Onechanbara Z2: Chaos as I would have liked, I really didn’t need to. Just a short play demonstrated the game’s best assets, from a persistently amusing personality clash between the game’s quartet of vixens, an engaging (and more complex) combat model, to a cornucopia of unlockable costumes, additional moves, and accessories, Chaos feels like a heaping helping of fan-service piled onto a Blu-ray platter- all topped with the succulent taste of “strawberry and banana”.

Onechanbara Z2 Chaos (1)
Gonçalo’s Pick:
 Despite FTL: Faster Than Light‘s runaway success, there hasn’t been much in the way of contenders to its indie 2D space sim throne. Luckily, those who crave for a new similar title can now look forward to Interstellaria. Players are tasked with running a space ship and managing its crew with the intent of strengthening their empire via diplomacy, commerce of force. Anyone craving a Star Trek-like in videogame format should give Interstellaria a look.

Interstellaria

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.

9 comments

  1. is Nintendo taking a break to honor Iwata? Only one new game?

    • Sorry, Nintendo usually send out new release info on Thursday. I just received it this morning. As an apology I’ll be covering “I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita” just for you. 😉

      • Grace Chen changed companies? Why else would there be a delay?

        • For Grace, Tuesday 6:00 PM PST means pulling the switch, half hung-over, sometime Wednesday afternoon.

        • You know you’re right Robert. I found no info on the PS Blog/forums about removing the Home Arcade games. I didn’t buy any but I could see that being an issue for people that did.

          No idea why they removed the ability to redownload purchases you already made. That’s a new low against consumers.

  2. I really hope you review Onechanbara. I really want to see if it offers anything more than 1080p/60 fps T&A.

    Hell, maybe that’s enough for a purchase….

  3. This week the PS4 becomes the official console of the weeb nation. Yes, I just bought one and I’m really tempted by Onechanbara Z2.

  4. A banana seems kind of phallic. Might be a trap.

  5. No Time To Explain Remastered is going to PC the same week as the regular version hits console?