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New Game Releases: September 10th-16th, 2015

Forza Motorsport 6

From the appearance of the sixth game in the Forza Motorsport franchise to Destiny: The Taken King’s collection of base game, two expansions, and a new campaign, this week’s new game releases look to annihilate any last trace of spare time. With collector’s editions of each title stretching from eighty to a hundred dollars, discretionary incomes likely won’t get spared either.

Header Image: Forza Motorsport 6, Xbox One

PlayStation 3
Crossroad Crisis (PSN, PSOne Classic, $5.99)
Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s Edition (PSN, $79.99)
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (also on PSN, $59.99)
Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight (PSN, free)
Invokers Tournament (PSN, free)
NHL 16 (also on PSN, $59.99)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (also on PSN, $49.99)
Shooter Space Shot (PSN, PSOne Classic, $5.99)

PlayStation 4
Arcade Archives Solomon’s Key (PSN, $7.99)
Bombing Busters (PSN, $6.99)
Destiny: The Taken King – Digital Collector’s Edition (PSN, $79.99)
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (also on PSN, $59.99)
Flame Over (PSN, $11.99)
Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight (PSN, free)
Invokers Tournament (PSN, free)
Kitten Squad (PSN, free)
NHL 16 (also on PSN, $59.99)
NHL 16 Deluxe Edition
Overruled (PSN, $14.99)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (also on PSN, $59.99)

Xbox 360
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (also on XGS, $59.99)
NHL 16 (also on XGS, $59.99)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (also on XGS, $49.99)

Xbox One
Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition (also on XGS, $59.99)
Forza Motorsport 6 (also on XGS, $59.99)
Forza Motorsport 6 Deluxe Edition (XGS, $79.99)
Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition (XGS, $99.99)
NHL 16 (also on XGS, $59.99)
NHL 16 Deluxe Edition
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (also on XGS, $59.99)

Wii U
Explody Bomb (eShop, $1.99)
Funky Physics (eShop, $1.99)
Q.U.B.E. Director’s Cut (eShop, $7.99)
Star Sky (eShop, $4.00)
Super Mario Maker (also on eShop, $59.99)
Tecmo Bowl (eShop, $4.99)
The Swindle (eShop, $12.49)

PS Vita
Crossroad Crisis (PSN, PSOne Classic, $5.99)
Invokers Tournament (PSN, free)
Shooter Space Shot (PSN, PSOne Classic, $5.99)

PC
20XX ($14.99)
Albino Lullaby ($TBA)
Atom Universe (Early Access, $TBA)
Dropsy ($8.99)
Dungeon Nightmares II : The Memory ($TBA)
Impulse Revolution ($6.99)
Naught Reawakening ($TBA)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 ($49.99)
PULSAR: Lost Colony ($TBA)
Queen’s Quest: Tower of Darkness ($5.99)
Ravenmark: Scourge of Estellion ($10.04)
Ringies ($4.49)
Robot Exploration Squad ($TBA)
Rogue Continuum (Early Access, $TBA)
Solar Shifter EX ($TBA)
Space Grunts (Early Access, $TBA)
Superstatic ($TBA)
The Cursed Forest (Early Access, $TBA)
The Juicer ($TBA)
Winter Sports Trilogy Super Pack ($4.19)
WonderCat Adventures ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Although Nintendo’s E3 presser may not have overjoyed most gamers, I found myself delighted by the company’s showing. Beyond revealing the impetus behind Star Fox’s majestic gates, Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka showed another notable artifact of game history: the graph paper-based design documents for Super Mario Bros. Resembling a realized version of the crude sketches I used to make as a kid, the reveal struck a nostalgic chord. Now, nearly thirty years later, Super Mario Maker is poised to provide an outlet for my imagined platformer, providing all the physics and bit-maps that a young Robert couldn’t code. A 3DS version equipped with network connectivity would be particularly gratifying.

Super Mario Maker

Gonçalo’s Pick: I’m generally not one for sports games, but Tecmo Bowl is considered a classic for a reason. Foregoing complicated, tactical approaches for those of us who barely know anything about American Football, Tecmo Bowl relies instead on fast-paced gameplay. To this day it’s still immensely satisfying playing as the essentially broken Bo Jackson as an entire team tries tackle you and fails miserably.

Tecmo Bowl (1)

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.

15 comments

  1. Remember when the industry seems to indicate that going digital was going to save gamers money?

    Now a few years later we have $100 digital editions of games. Forza Motorsport 6 Ultimate Edition won’t even get a physical release.

    • When did anyone in the industry ever actually say digital games would be cheaper?

      • Iwata sure didn’t.

        “[Digital games aren’t cheaper] because we want consumers to value software as highly as possible and because we have been trying to heighten the value of our software whenever we produce it,” Iwata said during an investor Q&A, adding “We decided that, since the contents are the same, the company would offer the software at the same price, be it the packaged version or the digital version.”

  2. I’ll be picking up Super Mario Maker. First Wii U game I’ll be buying since Bayonetta 2.

  3. I’ll pick up Forza Motorsport 6 is I hear they revised the car purchasing system. I boycotted 5 because of the damn $40-$50 cars.

    • Not to worry, Turn 10’s little experiment won’t be duplicated.

      For those who want to know the differences:

      The standard version of Forza 6 will unsurprisingly set you back $59.99, and comes with the Ten Year Anniversary Car Pack, which comes with any digital pre-order of the game. The cars confirmed to be in the pack are the 2012 BMW M5, 2005 Honda NSX-R, 2013 McLaren P1, and the 2014 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4.

      The ‘Deluxe Edition’ of Forza 6 costs $79.99 and, as well as the Anniversary pack, comes with the ‘VIP Pass’ for the game, giving you access to double race earnings, exclusive events and more gifts. Five cars come with the VIP Pass: the 013 Ferrari 458 Speciale, 2012 Aston Martin V12 Zagato, 2013 Lamborghini Veneno, 2016 Ford Shelby GT350R, and the 1997 McLaren F1. The series’ collaboration with movie franchise The Fast & Furious, created in Forza Horizon 2, continues this year with a new car pack, though none of the new rides have been announced yet.

      The ‘Ultimate Edition’ comes in at $99.99 and packs in all the aforementioned content to delve into. The additional perk here is the traditions Forza ‘Car Pass’, which will ensure you receive six, monthly car packs, starting in November and all containing seven vehicles, added to your garage when they become available.

  4. Game title that best describes my sex life: Robot Exploration Squad

  5. I plan on selling plain vanilla Destiny to get Destiny: The Taken King LE.

  6. I wish Flame Over was cross buy.

  7. I might have to rebuy Destiny. Any great trade-in deals?

  8. I really want 20XX. Looks fun in you like Mega Man games.

  9. Queen’s Quest: Tower of Darkness.

    And yes, I’m a proud gay man.