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New Releases 3/28-4/3: Sushi, Samurai and Swimsuits Edition

This week sees the return of some familiar faces- from the reliable Blue Bomber to the garlic and explosive-loving antihero of the Mushroom Kingdom, and even everyone’s favorite sailor turned ninja. Although Japanese gamers have already acquainted themselves with the 14 year-old Sakura Wars series of games, this week marks the first time American players have been able to bask in the franchise’s steam-powered world without relying on a premium priced import.

Mega Man 10
Prison Break: The Conspiracy
Samurai Shodown SEN

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

Prison Break: The Conspiracy

Cabela’s Monster Buck Hunter
Dance Sensation!
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Sushi Go Round
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase

America’s Test Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking
Monster Rancher DS
WarioWare: D.I.Y.

Dead or Alive Paradise
Mimana: Iyar Chronicle


Commandos Complete

DesertEagle’s Pick: As someone who likes to dabble in game design, but the lacks the requisite programming finesse, WarioWare: D.I.Y is certain to occur my DS slot for a few weeks. Those on my friends list can expect a steady output of minigames centering around poorly rendered guns and and crude explosions.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Now that Sakura Wars: So Long My Love is finally coming to America, I can finally scratch “Play a Game That Combines Giant Robots and Broadway Musicals” off of my bucket list. Secondary kudos go out to Samurai Shodown SEN, for once again allowing players to hack-n-slash with both sword and dog.

TideGear’s Pick: This week I seem to be possessed by the souls of both DesertEagle and SeanNOLA. I’ve been a fan of WarioWare from the beginning, and I’m ready to hear Ol’ Garlic Breath’s cackle again. Here’s hoping the D.I.Y. aspects are fairly deep. My pick, however, is Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love. Mecha combat wrapped in a quirky shell sounds like my kind of scene. However, I’m not keen on dating sims, and I’m hoping those aspects are more optional.

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. De, you were supposed to pick Sakura Wars. No hell has frozen over. Look what you have done.

  2. Both Dead or Alive Paradise and Mimana: Iyar Chronicle in the same wek? A weird week for PSP games.

  3. 1up used to plug the hell out of again, but then everyone left and they never mentioned the game again.

  4. How many points is WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase going to be?

  5. is Prison Break: The Conspiracy supposed to be any good? Is the show still on Fox?

  6. Mega Man 10 is coming to everything but TI scientific calculators

  7. I hope you guys review Dance Sensation. Dont forget the exclaimation point! In fact! put a few extra in for good!!! measure!!!!!!!!!

  8. SNOLA’s all about the dog lately. First a Pokewalker for dogs, no a SSS nod.

    Hopefully, Adam likes cats.

  9. Where’s Karnov?

  10. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love PS2 Want.

  11. I thought MM9 was just good. Will I like Mega Man 10 guys?

  12. I’m more suprised he didn’t pick Commandos Complete. Thats his interst, right?

  13. Another week of good but not great titles. I can wait for a price drop for most of them.

  14. You guys are more source of New Release info since the CAG Foreplay ship got sunk.

  15. Karnovs gojng to pick Mega Man 10 and Warioware DIY. Just you wait and see.

  16. Nothing for me this week, but I would like a World 2.6 from you guys.

  17. Interested in Again.

  18. is the premium edition of Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love for the PS2 or Wii? Is this games supposed to be one of the better RPGs?

  19. I’ll probably get Dead or Alive Paradise if there any difference between the console version.

  20. Glad to see Monster Rancher is back. Hopefully, you’ll be able to scan barcodes with the DSI camera in this one.

  21. Prison Break: The Conspiracy might be interesting.

  22. WarioWare: D.I.Y.

  23. You cant go wrong with Giant Robots and Broadway Musicals. Ever.

  24. It’s not America’s BEST kitchen?

  25. Cabela’s Monster Buck Hunter might interest SNOLA if they took they got the buck outta there.

  26. Mr Tuna wants to get off the Sushi Go Round !

  27. I bet Deagle’s a dog lover.

  28. Yeah, Mimana: Iyar Chronicle has my eye. I hope you review it.

  29. I saw one review of Samurai Shodown SEN that was brutal 4.8/10. Said it had 30 sec. load times before matches.

  30. I like Karnov’s picks. Best of both worlds.

  31. Another so so week of stuff I don’t need to waste my money on.

    Until, of course, it drops in price.

  32. Man you guys put in a lot of work for three people. Thanks for the info!

  33. Maybe Monster Rancher DS can bring a bit of the Pokemagic back.

  34. Mimana: Iyar Chronicle might just be nerdy enough for me.

  35. That’s not promising.XD

  36. I’ll probably grab Commandos Complete

  37. What kind of game is Prison Break: The Conspiracy?

    What will you guys review this week?

  38. WarioWare: D.I.Y. seems kind of cool.

  39. I guess it’s time to get Mega Man 10. Feels like a month late on the 360.

  40. Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

  41. Nothing for me this week.

  42. Where’s my squishy tank review?!?

  43. Who you calling ol garlic breath, Karnov? Lol

    I’m picking up DIY!

  44. Maybe Samurai Shodown.

  45. I see what you did there.

  46. Whiskey for breakfast

    I’m waiting for America’s Meth Kitchen: Let’s Get Cooking, with enough explosions and police breaches to satisfy DE’s ass.

  47. lol. good one.

  48. WarioWare: D.I.Y. could be C.O.O.L.

    Hopefully not all the games have to use the stylus, and can be button or d-pad based.

  49. Mimana: Iyar Chronicle for me.

  50. Sorry peeps, but Dance Sensation! got delayed I hear.

  51. Debating whether to grab WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase