The Latest

New Game Releases: July 30th-August 5th, 2015

Kirby's Return to Dreamland

Summer’s here, which mean’s temperatures are escalating while the number of console releases are declining. Most notable is a trifecta of Kirby titles for the Wii U, offering in time to celebrate the loveable pink protagonist’s twenty-third birthday. That said, there’s still a high number of new game releases for PC players, with Steam showing no signs of slowing down the number of weekly titles.

Header image: Kirby’s Return to Dreamland

PlayStation 3
J-Star Victory Vs. (New to PSN, $39.99)

PlayStation 4
AeternoBlade (PSN, $14.99)
Boggle (PSN, $9.99)
Galak-Z: The Dimensional (PSN, $19.99, PS+ preorder price: $15.99)
J-Star Victory Vs. (New to PSN, $59.99)
Submerged (PSN, $19.99)
The Castle Game (PSN, $14.99)

Wii U
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition (eShop, $9.99)
Endless Golf (eShop, $1.99)
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (eShop, $9.99)
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (eShop, $19.99)
Kirby: Squeak Squad (eShop, $9.99)
Xeodrifter(eShop, $9.99)

Xbox One
Rare Replay (also on XGS, $29.99)

3DS
Best of Board Games – Mahjong (eShop, $9.99)
Best of Board Games – Solitaire (eShop, $9.99)
Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (also on eShop, $49.99)
Flick Golf 3D (eShop, $5.99)

PS Vita
J-Star Victory Vs. (New to PSN, $39.99)

PC (all titles available via Steam, unless noted)
Axion ($TBA)
Bombernauts ($TBA)
Broken Bots ($TBA)
Call to Arms  ($19.99)
Cosmonautica ($14.99)
Cursed Sight ($TBA)
Damn Virgins ($TBA)
Dandy: Or a Brief Glimpse Into the Life of the Candy Alchemist ($TBA)
Defend the Highlands ($TBA)
Deficis ($TBA)
Devils Share ($0.24)
Don’t be Patchman ($TBA)
Deserter Simulator ($TBA)
Dream ($13.59)
ENKI ($TBA)
Fairy Fencer F ($14.99)
Geocore (Early access, $TBA)
Karos Returns (free to play)
Last Half of Darkness – Society of the Serpent Moon ($TBA)
MANOS: The Hands of Fate – Director’s Cut ($TBA)
Raiseland ($TBA)
Sky Rogue ($8.99)
Stellar 2D ($0.13)
Submerged ($TBA)
Super Space Meltdown ($TBA)
The Logomancer ($TBA)
Wave Mechanics ($TBA)
Withstand: Apotheosis ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: For retroholics, Microsoft’s E3 pressser offered two reasons for excitement: Xbox One backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360 and Rare’s compilation of classics. While both endeavors tackle the incessantly tricky task of using software to simulate hardware systems, I have higher hopes for Rare Replay, as the anthology favors the developer’s early, easier to emulate titles. With masterworks like Snake Rattle N Roll, Jet Force Gemini, and a trio of Banjo-Kazooie games, the thriller to filler ratio is high enough to make Rare Replay as easy recommendation.

Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
Gonçalo’s Pick:
As with Robert, my favorite announcements from Microsoft’s E3 presentation were the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature and witnessing RARE’s return. Seeing a compilation of RARE’s classic games is reason enough to pick RARE Replay over any other title from this week’s new releases. Perhaps it’s time I set my eyes on acquiring an Xbox One.

Rare Replay

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.

13 comments

  1. Kirby is filling in in for the lolitas who are at the beach for their summer vacation.

  2. Nintendo needs to cut deals on their older games. $10 is too much.

  3. Deserter Simulator?

    Maybe a Deagle Simulator is coming soon.

    Anime marathons, JRPG gaming sessions, fighting with Jeremy-bot, and cranking out reviews?

  4. Damn Virgins, huh? That could be an interesting visual novel….

  5. I think this is the first ever Xbone pick of the week. History in the making!

  6. Rare Replay for me. I’ll probably only play half the games (the early ones are just too old to enjoy now) but that makes it well worth $30.

  7. I’m waiting for reviews to see if Rare Replay runs smoothly. I hope it does for the newer games.

  8. Will you review Rare Replay? I want to see how or runs with a Digital Foundry type analysis.

  9. Man, that Banjo-Kazooie screenshot brings back memories. I loved those games. So fun. I really wish they’d make another one.

  10. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold review, Deagle. Make it happen.