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New Game Releases: July 6th-12th, 2017

Here’s something you don’t often see on the schedule of new game releases: a title intended for a system released twenty-six years ago. Yes, this week California-based publisher Retroism puts out Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter, a SNES-bases fighter created by a team of ex-SNK designers. For those who have retired their Super Nintendo consoles to the attic, there are plenty of other reissues which don’t require a vintage system. The appearance of Metal Slug 2, Pulstar, and Rayman Raving demonstrate the industry’s increasing reliance of retro titles.

Header image: Libra of the Vampire Princess, PC

Nintendo Switch
ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug 2 (eShop, $7.99)
Bulb Boy (eShop, $8.99)
Implosion (eShop, $11.99)
Shephy (eShop, $4.99)
Vaccine (eShop, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
ACA NeoGeo: Pulstar (PlayStation Store, $7.99)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (retail and PlayStation Store, $49.99)
Hunting Simulator (retail and PlayStation Store, $39.99)
Save the Ninja Clan (PlayStation Store, $TBA)
Toby: The Secret Mine (PlayStation Store, $TBA)

Super Nintendo
Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter (retail, $49.99)

Wii U
A Day at the Carnival (eShop, $12.95)
Rayman Raving Rabbids (eShop, $19.99)
Revenant Saga (eShop, $9.99)
Space Hunted (eShop, $2.99)

Xbox One
Fable Fortune (Xbox Games Store, $TBA)
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (retail and Xbox Games Store, $49.99)
Hunting Simulator (retail and Xbox Games Store, $39.99)

Kirby’s Blowout Blast (eShop, $6.99)
Stack ’em High (eShop, $3.99)
Table Tennis Infinity (eShop, $1.49)

Antiquia Lost ($7.99)
Battle Girls  ($TBA)
Bomb Defense ($3.99)
Codename: Agent Cat ($TBA)
Cricket Captain 2017 ($TBA)
Fable Fortune ($TBA)
Libra of the Vampire Princess: Lycoris & Aoi in “The Promise” ($TBA)
Maze Bandit ($3.39)
Photon Rush ($14.99)
The End is Nigh ($TBA)
Twin Roads ($3.99)

Robert’s Pick: I can probably count the number of disappointing Kirby games on my arms.  While this week’s eShop release of Kirby’s Blowout Blast isn’t the epic title I would have liked, even a little bit of the little pink guy is better than none. Based on the Planet Robobot mini-game, Kirby 3D Rumble, may be light on content, but it’s counterbalanced with a reasonable seven dollar price tag. Depending on how you use the word, the chances of Blowout Blast sucking are both high and low.

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.


  1. Kirby jokes just write themselves don’t they?

  2. I wish Hamster would put out a Metal Slug compilation instead of just selling them separately.

    • Actually its better as a piece meal. You don’t have to pay for the one you wont play (MS5). Also, the whole compilation would take up a lot more space.

  3. Fianlly, my wallet gets to take a break this week.

  4. Procrastibator

    Except for Metal Slug I have no idea what the Switch games are about. Can you hotlink them?

  5. Just picked up Kirby’s Blowout Blast. I like it Just got to get used to the aiming. I keep missing enemies which lowers the score. And this is a score run game.

  6. Kirby over Final Fantasy XII. That’s some crazy talk.

  7. Hopefully we’ll get a Final Fantasy XII review this week. I’m thinking about getting it and playing through again.

  8. Final Fantasy XII isn’t coming to Xbox One.

  9. I wonder how soon before a Unholy Night ROM becomes available. Assuming you buy the SNES game for collecting purposes.

  10. Isn’t Fable Fortune a f2p game?

    • It should be, all the other card games like Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and Gwent: The Witcher Card Game all are. Making it paid would kill it.

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