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New Releases: October 3rd-9th, 2019

This week franchises like Yooka-Laylee, Ghost Recon, BurgerTime, and Trine receive sequels, while Ghostbusters and The Alliance Alive receive remakes. Fortunately, there at least one notable new property premiering this week, with Indivisible arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Header image: Fault: Milestone One, Switch

PlayStation 4
Arizona Sunshine: The Damned (DLC, $4.99)
Concrete Genie (physical and digital, $29.99, PSVR)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (physical and digital, $29.99)
Indivisible (physical and digital, $39.99)
Legrand Legacy: Tales of the Fatebounds (digital, TBA)
Northgard (physical and digital, $34.99)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (physical and digital, $59.99)
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (physical and digital, $49.99)
Trine: Ultimate Collection (physical and digital, $49.99)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (physical and digital, $29.99)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (physical and digital, $29.99)

Switch
A Winter’s Daydream (digital, $5.09)
Aldred – Knight of Honor (digital, $0.99)
Arcade Archives Scramble (digital, $7.99)
Asphalt 9: Legends (digital, Free)
Beats Runner (digital, $6.99)
BurgerTime Party! (digital, $19.99)
Call of Cthulhu (physical and digital, $35.99)
Candleman (digital, $12.74)
CASE: Animatronics (digital, $19.99)
Community Inc (digital, $14.99)
Crazy Mini Golf Arcade (digital, $4.99)
CROSSNIQ+ (digital, $7.99)
Cubixx (digital, $7.49)
Double Switch – 25th Anniversary Edition (physical and digital, $14.99)
Dodge Hard (digital, $19.99)
Fault: Milestone One (digital, $14.99)
Freecell Solitaire Deluxe (digital, $6.74)
Galaxy Champions TV (digital, $4.89)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (physical and digital, $29.99)
Hexagroove: Tactical DJ (digital, $24.99)
Junior Sports League (digital, $4.99)
Minefield (digital, $4.49)
Northgard (physical and digital, $34.99)
Neo Cab (digital, $17.99)
One Night Stand (digital, $4.99)
Reventure (digital, $7.49)
Rimelands: Hammer of Thor (digital, $9.99)
Soulslayer (digital, $6.99)
Stellatum (digital, $12.74)
Teddy Gangs (digital, $9.99)
The Alliance Alive HD Remastered (physical and digital, $49.99)
The Tiny Bang Story (digital, $7.99)
Trine: Ultimate Collection (physical and digital, $49.99)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (physical and digital, $29.99)
Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI (digital, $7.99)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (physical and digital, $29.99)

Xbox One
A Winter’s Daydream (digital, $5.99)
Atlas (digital, $TBA)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (physical and digital, $29.99)
Indivisible (physical and digital, $39.99)
Legrand Legacy: Tales of the Fatebounds
Northgard (physical and digital, $34.99)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (physical and digital, $59.99)
Trine: Ultimate Collection (physical and digital, $49.99)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince (physical and digital, $29.99)
Tropico 6 (physical and digital, $59.99)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (physical and digital, $29.99)

PC
CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling ($TBA)
Ciconia When They Cry – Phase 1: For You, the Replaceable Ones ($TBA)
Corpse Party: Blood Drive ($TBA)
Dragon Star Varnir ($TBA)
Hanaby the Witch ($TBA)
Indivisible ($35.99)
John Wick Hex (Epic Games Store, $19.99)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered ($29.99)
Love Esquire ($TBA)
The Bradwell Conspiracy ($TBA)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint (Uplay, $59.99)
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince ($29.99)
Valfaris ($TBA)
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair ($26.99)

Robert’s Pick: I don’t play military shooters nearly as much as I did about a decade ago. The main reason? Franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield shifting away from single-player experiences. Even when games felt obligated to inject a campaign, they were largely linear affairs that felt like Captain Price’s F.N.G. challenges, with pop-up targets waiting to be dropped as quickly as possible. But I did play the hell out of 2017’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands and thoroughly enjoyed the scalability and open-world flexibility.

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint didn’t interest me much when it first premiered. The first problem is the always-online requirement- especially when tackling foes in solitude. I don’t want my games to stop working when the publishers pull server support. Secondly, the whole survival aspect has been done to death. It may have been an effective context once, but dozens of titles have made the set-up tedious. But having invested some time in Breakpoint, I’m enjoying myself. Enemy AI is improved. While gacha-crates over the battlefield is kind of dumb, it’s difficult to not get excited every time you get a new rifle. There are some obvious issues that shouldn’t have made it to launch, but they’ll all surprisingly small and the core gameplay is enjoyable. While I’m eager to play The Alliance Alive HD Remastered again, I’m also having fun gunning down tech-bro’s minions.

Matt’s Pick (Editor, DigitallyDownloaded): Robert’s gone insane. It’s okay, everyone. We’re getting him the help he needs and I’m sure he’ll be back to normal by next week. Luckily for you all, in the meantime the voice of reason is here to give you a suggestion that’s actually worth playing ^_^.

I am, of course, talking about Crazy Mini Golf Arcade.

Okay, okay I jest. The Alliance Alive HD is not so much a “remaster” of a game that was released on a console with such a low resolution that the wisdom of upscaling it seemed questionable. It’s closer to an end-to-end remake, and boy does it show just how gorgeous this game’s original vision was. Not only do you get a nostalgic romp through classic JRPG narrative and gameplay structures, but you also get to fill your eyes with the most gorgeous, painterly aesthetic as you do so. Anyone who enjoyed the likes of Braverly Default and Octopath Traveler will get a kick out of this game, and anyone who didn’t… well, there’s Ghost Recon, I guess.

Also, I know it’s a joke at this point, but at some point Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 will release on Nintendo Switch. I don’t think anyone knows what day that will be any more, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it every week until it actually does land.

Ryan’s Pick: Indivisible’s hand-drawn animation art style definitely has my interest, so I’m opting to make this Indiegogo funded game my selection this week. I really like the art style itself, and the animations for the character attacks are just how I like them – bright and flashy. From doing a bit of research into this title, I really like some of the gameplay mechanics they’ve added to it – specifically the way they have integrated both turn-based and real-time RPG battle elements. Another really interesting addition is that it appears you and your party members must also block incoming attacks which more than likely will require some practice. To add to this, you will have multiple characters to control and manage, so with all three of these systems at play it seems like the gameplay will keep one busy.

There are two other noteworthy facts about this game that I think are worth mentioning. The first being that the musical composer for the game is Kikuta Hiroki, who was the musical composer for The Secret of Mana and Trials of Mana. Secondly, the development team is the same crew that created Skull Girls who are releasing the game under the new studio name Lab Zero Games. I have high hopes for this one, so I definitely cannot wait to see how it plays out when it releases next week.

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.

8 comments

  1. What the hell happened to Robert? Ghost Recon over anime games?

    • Carlos the Jackal

      I remember when he’d cover the CoD games. I just thought he lost interest like the rest of us. But many that original one on Xbox 360? That was a great time.

  2. I read your reviews all the time. I don’t think it’s a big deal to like Eastern and Western games. Imagine if movie critic only reviewed Disney or Hard-R movies. Most review movies, any kind.

  3. Where the hell did a BurgerTime game come from? I didn’t even know about this!

  4. I’m looking forward to the Breakpoint review. Don’t disappoint us.

  5. Matt, you’re right about The Alliance Alive HD. It’s a big visual improvement over the 3DS game.

  6. “Also, I know it’s a joke at this point, but at some point Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2 will release on Nintendo Switch. I don’t think anyone knows what day that will be any more, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it every week until it actually does land.”

    If Amazon can be believed it’s now been moved to October 15th.

    Source: https://www.amazon.com/Baldurs-Gate-Nintendo-Switch-Enhanced/dp/B07SWPKVCC?th=1

  7. MightyMorphin'Rager

    No one picked “One Night Stand”? I would have just fo the title.