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New Releases: October 17th-23rd, 2013

Batman Arkham Origins

Sometimes it pays to be a PC gamer. This week, Wii U owners are required to ante up fifty dollars in order to play Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut, while PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners will have to pay thirty dollars for the revised version. For those that enjoy gaming on Windows-based hardware, publisher Square-Enix is extending an especially enticing deal. If you already own the Missing Link DLC, you can upgrade to the Director’s Cut for $4.99. Even players who didn’t purchase the DLC have the ability to purchase a $9.99 bundle, while those unfamiliar with Adam Jensen’s exploits will be able to purchase the new iteration for $19.99. While the multiple price-points might be a bit confusing, the incentive of saving of few dollars helps to counteract any burden of information gathering.

PlayStation 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3-Full Burst
Raven’s Cry
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Rocksmith 2014 (No Cable Included, For Rocksmith Owners)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

Wii U
Clu Clu Land (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut (Also on eShop, $49.99)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Wii Party U

Xbox 360
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut
How to Survive (XBL, $14.99)
Just Dance Kids 2014 (Kinect Required)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3-Full Burst
Raven’s Cry
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
Rocksmith 2014 (No Cable Included, For Rocksmith Owners)
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

3DS
101 Penguin Pets 3D (eShop, $4.99)
Brunch Panic  (eShop, $3.99)
Hometown Story (Also on eShop, $TBA)
Jewel Master: Cradle Of Rome 2 (eShop, $19.95)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
My Vet Practice 3D – In the Country (eShop, $29.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-Dual Destinies (eShop, $29.99)
Pinball: Revenge of the Gator (Virtual Console, $2.99)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (eShop, $5.99)

DS
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

PS Vita
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

PC
How to Survive
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Raven’s Cry
Rocksmith 2014 Edition

Robert’s Pick: While I’m hesitant to recommend an eShop title until Nintendo creates a true account system, this week’s release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney-Dual Destinies is especially seductive. Factor in a costume pack and Turnabout Return, an additional episode that’s already available in Japan and players might just be able to overlook the shortcomings of the Nintendo’s DRM measures.

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney-Dual Destinies

Say’s Pick: This is one of those moments in which it is obvious deep down we’re all fangirling over something, and no matter how hard you’d like to keep it hidden, it just comes out. This week I have got nothing but joy to see SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge come up on the list, once more it’s time to stop Plankton’s evil plans to steal the secret Krabby Patty formula! I’ll shamelessly admit I’m a fan, and have also played more games than I could probably admit in public but, this upcoming release sure looks promising – you’ve got the option to play as SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy or Mr. Krabs and you get to switch around them as you play, using multiple weapons such as Exploding Pie Launcher, Portable Tartar Sauce, Condiment Cannon, Pickle Blaster, Neptuning Fork, Bubblegum Blaster, and Reef Blower. While the portable options are single player, we still have multiplayer option available for the other consoles which allows up to 3 local players at a time. I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready!

SpongeBob SquarePants Plankton’s Robotic Revenge

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.

28 comments

  1. I really had no idea that Batman: Arkham Origins was coming out this week. Pretty stealthy move, Bruce Wayne.

  2. There was a NeoGAF thread of Sonic Lost World review, but GAF got hacked and kicked me out just as I was clicking on it.

  3. Speaking of trolling, I can’t wait to hear if Robert is really over LEGO games and won’t pick up/review Marvel Super Heroes.

  4. I hoping that the new content in Ultimate Ninja Storm 3-Full Burst comes via DLC. Was that just a rumor or even confirmed?

  5. Hometown Story looks like the clear winner of my disposable income.

  6. What, Robert is praising PC game?!?

    Between this and the loli hate I don’t know what’s going on anymore.

  7. I REALLY need to play the new Batman game. Batman: Arkham City was just amazing to me.

  8. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3-Full Burst is up on Amazon for $30.

    I’m tempted.

  9. Spongebob, huh? My 9 year old sister is into Spongebob.

  10. IF I had a Wii U, I’d probably pick up Sonic: Lost World. Robert got me pretty hyped for it.

  11. Call me a sucker for paying $50 for Deus Ex on Wii U, but Ive been looking forward to this even after having played it o 360. All the integrated gamepad stuff looks genuinely great, plus polished graphics and the redone boss encounters make this a must for me.

  12. Also, Ill wait to see what Digital Foundry has to say about Origins. Id like to have a strong Wii U collection, I dont mind MP being gimped since I dont care for it, but hopefully graphically it won’t be a technical mess like City was.

    • Before Digital Foundry tends to have anti-Wii U bias. I remember them saying TTT2 was inferior on Nintendo. In my eyes it’s better than the 360 version

      • I find that statement to be true. Ive noticed they tend to poo poo Wii U on things that the other consoles dont get grief on. Example being Splinter Cell having positive impressions from Lens of Truth but Foundry saying the opposite. I try to avoid their opinions and look at the numbers.

  13. Damn, UBI is milking that Just Dance series pretty hard. Remember how Guitar Hero ended up, people.

  14. I remember Revenge of the Gator being pretty fun. Maybe I’ll grab it.

  15. “Some solid bangers are smashing into next week like a wrecking ball”

    That’s how you NEED to write.