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New Game Releases: July 4th-10th, 2014

One Piece Unlimited World Red  (1)

From a Bomberman clone with a moniker that pushes the E10+ envelope to MouseCraft’s deft fusion of Lemmings and Tetris, this week’s inventory of new releases offers plenty of eccentric titles. PC players will have a pick of a number of interesting choices, from Three Dead Zed’s undead take on The Lost Vikings to Quest For Infamy’s opportunity to become a demagogue in a Sierra-inspired adventure game. Yes, it seems this week’s new games are chock full of bastards.

PlayStation 3
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (PSN, $7.99, Cross-buy enabled)
Le Tour de France – Season 2014 (PSN, $49.99)
MouseCraft (PSN, $14.99, Cross-buy enabled)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (also on PSN, 39.99)
Out of This World (PSN, $9.99)
Sacra Terra: Kiss of Death (PSN, $11.99)
The Wolf Among Us – Episode 5: Cry Wolf (PSN, $4.99)

PlayStation 4
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (PSN, $7.99, Cross-buy enabled)
MouseCraft (PSN, $14.99, Cross-buy enabled)

Wii U
Bombing Bastards (eShop, $6.99)
Internal Invasion (eShop, $4.49)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (eShop, $TBA)
Poker Dice Solitaire Future (eShop, $1.99)
ZaciSa’s Last Stand (eShop, $2.99)

3DS
Bike Rider DX2: Galaxy (eShop, $2.99)
City Mysteries (eShop, $4.99)
Glory of Generals (eShop, $9.99)
Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (eShop, $4.99)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (also on eShop, $29.99)

PS Vita
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition (PSN, $7.99, Cross-buy enabled)
MouseCraft (PSN, $14.99, Cross-buy enabled)
One Piece: Unlimited World Red (also on PSN, $39.99)

PC
4PM (Steam, $TBA)
Battleplan: American Civil War (Steam, $7.99)
Clair (Steam, $8.49)
House of 1000 Doors: The Palm of Zoroaster Collector’s Edition (Steam, $8.99)
Legions of Ashworld (Steam, $13.49)
Lexica (Steam, $2.49)
Point Perfect (Steam, $TBA)
Q*Bert Rebooted (Steam, $4.49)
Quest For Infamy (Steam, $19.99)
Second Chance Heroes (Steam, $13.49)
Super Lemonade Factory (Steam, $TBA)
The Terrian Saga: KR-17 (Steam, 3.99)
The Tower (Steam, $5.09)
Three Dead Zed (Steam, $4.97)
Z (Steam, $5.59)

Robert’s Pick: The brief playtime I spent with One Piece: Unlimited World Red was enough to demonstrate the game’s ability to appease aficionados of the long-running manga/anime. Navigating through Trans Town with Luffy’s elongating limbs and floating abilities was enjoyable, while fighting alongside Zoro, Sanji and Chopper confirmed the title had a competent combat system. Naturally, Nami’s inclusion endows the game with a bit of tasteful fan-service that’s Straw Hat supporters likely won’t mind.

One Piece Unlimited World Red  (2)

 

Gonçalo’s Pick: In my youth I always enjoyed the idea of exploring a vast desert world, likely due to my fascination with the Frank Herbert’s Dune novel and its subsequent videogame incarnation. Legions of Ashworld seems to be somewhat inspired by the latter, though it sacrifices the adventure and sci-fi aspects of the MS-Dos classic. Instead, aims towards a strategic fantasy experience with a few mechanics reminiscent of the old Might & Magic series.

Legions of Ashworld

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. happy Fourth of July everyone!

    I can’t believe your working today, though. So Un-American!

  2. Halfman Halfhorse

    Wait, isn’t Out of This World the same game as Another World as wasn’t it released last week?

  3. The best One Piece scene ever. Sanji gets energy from Nami’s boobs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o731qU2Dmbg

    • That was good, but this is one of my favorites. Nosebleeds galore when Nami changes in front of everyone.

  4. I’m disappointed Nico Robin isn’t getting more love.

  5. I never got into One Piece for some reason, but I’ll admit Nami is kind of hot.

  6. “Z” isn’t exactly a new release. It’s an old (but really good) RTS from the BitMap Bros.

    GOG has it for $4.99. Highly recommended.

  7. Basically, nothing good this week. Work of those backlogs, people.

  8. I have almost no history with One Piece, but the new One Piece game looks pretty cool. I kinda want to check it out on the Vita.

  9. I wouldn’t mind trying out One Piece for Wii U.

  10. Bombing Bastards looks like it could bring out the lawyers. I thought it was a Bomberman screen when I first saw it.

  11. Nothing for me this week. No RPGs. 🙁

  12. Saving my money for Minecraft on the Xbone next month.