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New Game Releases: September 19th-25th, 2014

Ar Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star

Bridging the Japan-only PS Vita title Surge Concerto: Ciel nosurge and the three Ar tonelico titles stateside gamers did receive, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star seems fated to tempt GUST’s fans. But for those without an appreciation for JRPGs- fear not, a salvo of additional software is imminent. From FIFA 15 to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes this week’s list of releases seem to signal the beginning of the holiday shopping season, especially with the latter getting a two week jump on its collectable/NFC competitor, Skylanders: Trap Team.

PlayStation 3
Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (Also on PSN, $39.99, PS+ $27.19)
Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (Also on PSN, $49.99)
Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star (Limited Edition)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
FIFA 15 (Also on PSN, $59.99)
Resonance of Fate (PSN, $19.99)
Slender: The Arrival (PSN, $9.99)

PlayStation 4
CastleStorm: Definitive Edition (PSN, $9.99)
Defense Grid 2 (PSN, $24.99)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
FIFA 15 (Also on PSN, $59.99)

Xbox 360
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
FIFA 15 (Also on XGS, $59.99)

Xbox One
Defense Grid 2 (XGS, $24.99)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
FIFA 15 (Also on XGS, $59.99)
Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack (Retail Release)

Arrow Time U (eShop, $1.99)
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes
Spikey Walls (eShop, $0.99)
Wild Guns (eShop, $7.99)

Horse Vet 3D (eShop, $19.99)
Legend of the River King 2 (eShop, $4.99)
Secret Empires of the Ancient World (eShop, $4.99)

InviZimals (PSN, $7.99)
InviZimals: The Lost Tribes (PSN, $7.99)
InviZimals: Shadow Zone (PSN, $7.99)

PS Vita
Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (Also on PSN, $39.99, PS+ $27.19)
FIFA 15 (Also on PSN, $39.99)
Frozen Synapse Prime (PSN, $19.99)

6180 the moon (Steam, $3.39)
Ancient Space (Steam, $19.99)
Beyond Gravity (Steam, $0.99)
Bionic Heart 2 (Steam, $14.99)
Cho Dengeki Stryker- All Ages Version (Steam, $19.24)
Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies (Steam, Free to play)
DG2: Defense Grid 2 (Steam, $22.45)
Fenix Rage (Steam, $11.99)
Fritz Chess 14 (Steam, $35.99)
Gauntlet (Steam, $19.99)
Life is Feudal: Your Own (Steam, $39.99)
Logicbots (Steam, $17.99)
Magicmaker (Steam, $8.99)
Millennium 4: Beyond Sunset (Steam, $4.79)
Melissa K. and the Heart of Gold Collector’s Edition (Steam, $7.99)
Moorhuhn: Tiger and Chicken (Steam, $8.49)
MorphShift Wars (Steam, $11.69)
Raiden III: Digital Edition (Steam, $8.99)
Roadside Assistance Simulator (Steam, $TBA)
Runaway Express Mystery (Steam, $9.99)
Schrödinger’s Cat And The Raiders Of The Lost Quark (Steam, $11.99)
StarForge (Steam, $19.99)
Stronghold Crusader 2 (Steam, $49.99)
The Long Dark (Steam, $TBA)
The Sacred Tears TRUE (Steam, $TBA)
The Stalin Subway (Steam, $3.99)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (Steam, $19.99)
TransOcean – The Shipping Company (Steam, $26.99)
Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR) (Steam, $Free to play)

Robert’s Pick: While both Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star and Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! are poised to appease my insatiable otaku spirit, I’m also a huge fan of the tower defenses-style games. Remarkably, 2008’s Defense Grid: The Awakening still stands as one of the genre’s best, and is adept enough to earn a place on every Windows-based desktop, laptop, and tablet I own. While you might think I’ve my fill of positioning meteor towers to pummel those irksome insectoids, you’d be wrong; the release of DG2: Defense Grid 2 can’t come soon enough.

Defense Grid 2


Gonçalo’s Pick: Sadly, I’ve never played the Ar series. Its PS2 iterations somehow managed to slip under my radar while Ar Tonelico Qoga always seemed to be a “love it” or “hate it” within my circles at the time of release. With that said I’ve always made it a point to try this series and Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star’s trailer was all it took to sell me on the game. Not only does it feature a lengthy world to explore and a seemingly addictive fast paced combat system, it’s all wrapped up with nicely animated cutscenes. Even the trailer song sounds amazing, though sadly I didn’t care for what little of the English localization I heard.

Ar Nosurge Ode to an Unborn Star

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. So many Steam games, so few listed prices…

  2. I’m wondering what language will be spoken in Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star.

  3. Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is coming out already?!?!

  4. Is it just me or does it seem like Horse Vet 3D comes out EVERY week?

    • I’m more surprised by how little hype Marvel Super Heroes. Do kids even know this is coming out? They needed to show Samuel Jackson playing the game at the end of Winter Soldier. 😉

      • I know, I follow games and I don’t know what characters are coming out for Disney Infinity. I also don’t know if the game itself is going to be better than the first one. What gives Disney?

  5. Wii U is getting plenty of cheap games, but do not want ported junk. Give me Bayo2 dammit.

  6. Not sure if AC3: MAx is worth the upgrade from 3, but man the art is pretty.

  7. PSA: CastleStorm is a really fun game. I have the Vita version and have clocked way too many hours with it. I haven’t played online, but I’m sure it’s really good with another person.

  8. Invizimals 1 & 2 were released on PSN, fully compatible with the Vita, AND Resonance of Fate was released on PSN. There are your picks.

  9. Resonance of Fate, really? I’ve been looking for that one. Please tell me it’s less than $50, Sega.