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New Releases: August 1st-7th, 2019

With the releases of titles like Omega Labyrinth Life and Crawlco Block Knockers, the month of August is beginning with a few simmering titles, mirroring the summer temperatures. But if dungeon crawling and block shoving doesn’t interest you fear not. This week, a wide assortment of new games like Madden NFL 20 and Metal Wolf Chaos XD are due in digital marketplaces and stove shelves.

Header image: Muv-Luv photonflowers*, PC

PlayStation 4
Age of Wonders: Planetfall (physical and digital, $49.99)
Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition (digital, $TBA)
Guacamelee! One-Two Punch Collection (physical and digital, $39.99)
Labyrinth Life (digital, $49.99)
Madden NFL 20 (physical and digital, $59.99)
Metal Wolf Chaos XD (physical and digital, $29.99)
The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure (digital, $39.99)
The Church in the Darkness (digital, $19.99)

Switch
Animal Fight Club (digital, $3.99)
Arcade Archives – Road Fighter (digital, $7.99)
Burger Chef Tycoon (digital, $4.99)
Catch a Duck (digital, $4.99)
Chroma Squad (digital, $14.99)
Doom (digital, $4.99)
Doom II Classic (digital, $4.99)
Doom 3 (digital, $9.99)
Dungeon Warfare (digital, $9.99)
Fobia (digital, $9.99)
Forager (digital, $19.99)
Hamsterdam (digital, $9.99)
Illusion of L’Phalcia (digital, $12.99)
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden – Deluxe Edition (physical and digital, $44.99)
Omega Labyrinth Life (digital, $59.99)
Pandemic (digital, $19.99)
Robbie Swifthand and the Orb of Mysteries (digital, $17.99)
Shinobi Spirits S: Legend of Heroes (digital, $8.99)
Standby (digital, $4.99)
Sudoku Relax 2 Summer Waves (digital, $5.00)
Swap and Traps (digital, $8.99)
Solo: Islands of the Heart (digital, $19.99)
The Church in the Darkness (digital, $19.99)
The Tower of Beatrice (digital, $5.99)
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power (digital, $19.99)

Xbox One
Age of Wonders: Planetfall (physical and digital, $49.99)
Asdivine Menace (digital, $14.99)
Damsel (digital, $16.99)
Madden NFL 20 (physical and digital, $59.99)
Meow Motors (digital, $14.99)
Metal Wolf Chaos XD (physical and digital, $29.99)
Super Star Blast (digital, $4.99)
The Church in the Darkness (digital, $19.99)
Varenje (digital, $9.99)

PC
Age of Wonders: Planetfall ($49.99)
Crawlco Block Knockers ($TBA)
Doughlings: Invasion ($9.49)
I Got a Cat Maid ($TBA)
Madden NFL 20 ($59.99)
Metal Wolf Chaos XD ($24.99)
Muv-Luv photonflowers* ($TBA)
The Church in the Darkness ($19.99)

Robert’s Pick: Lately, the game industry has become regressively prudish, making the occasional instances of pervertedness a subversive treat. But alas, a fleeting glimpse of shimapan means little if a game can’t back up its striped panties with solid playability. As such, I have a healthy amount of hope for the release of Omega Labyrinth Life, a game that combines dungeon crawling, glorious oppai growing, and horticulture. If developer Matrix Software can manage to fuse all three into an enjoyable package, we’re in for a good time, my fellow hentai.

Speaking of smut, I have to give Crawlco Block Knockers a mention. Some might remember the old adults-only arcade game Gals Panic, a game that played like Qix, with the exception of steadily revealing parts of nude pictures. Block Blockers does the same, only with Pengo-influenced mechanics and sexy anime waifu, making for spicy good time.

Matt’s Pick (Editor, DigitallyDownloaded): As a fellow with a healthy appreciation for fan service, you’d probably assume that I’d be all over Omega Labyrinth Life this week. I’m certainly looking forward to it, because Matrix Software rarely lets me down, but as a flat is justice guy (I mean, c’mon, my girls are Hatsune Miku and Marie Rose, folks), it’s not quite my fan service. I’ll be enjoying that one as a game. Thankfully it looks like it’ll offer just about everything I like as a fan of dungeon crawlers.

It’s actually a big week. I’m more than intrigued by the premise of Hamsterdam, and as a fan of strategy, Age of Wonders: Planetfall will be a mush play. Of all the releases this week though, Metal Wolf Chaos XD has me most excited. I mean, it’s a cult-favourite, obscure FromSoftware title that promises a ripping yarn on top of everything else. I cannot wait to see what the fuss is all about with that one.

Ryan’s Pick: While as of late if hear people talking about FROM SOFTWARE it’s probably about Dark Souls or perhaps even Bloodborne. But. aside from the Souls series, this developer is also widely known for their mech games such as the Armored Core Series. In 2004 FROM SOFTWARE announced that they would be releasing a new mech game called Metal Wolf Chaos for the Xbox 360, but unfortunately, the game never made it to the states.

Fast forward 15 years to last year at E3, Devolver Digital announced that Metal Wolf ChaosXD will be releasing in 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. This game slowly became a legend in that it was a must-play for that era, but unfortunately, it was super rare due to the fact that you needed a Japanese Xbox 360 plus the game to play it. I really do like it when publishers like to go for the deep cuts and try to bring legendary games that never made it to the states. It’s another flavor of fanservice that is equally agreeable to me. While graphically the game may not necessarily be as advanced as games, in my opinion, it is still definitely one to play. You get to play as the President of the United States that pilots a mech in a large-scale military battle against his rebelling VP. The premise alone has me sold.

Azario’s Pick (Editor, Noisy Pixel): Everyone seems to be on board with the choosing Omega Labyrinth Life as a title to pick up this week. Having imported the game on Vita years ago I can say that aside from its perverted offerings, D3 Publisher has created a decent roguelike dungeon crawler in this game. It’s as rewarding as it is difficult in so many ways, but I should let you know that you’ll have to put in a little work if you’re going into this game only for the lewd bits.

I’d also like to give a shout out to The Church in the Darkness which has been a game that has been on my radar for what feels like years now. Following a religious cult, players are tasked with infiltrating a camp in search of your nephew. Premises don’t get much more badass than that. Anyway, the game borrows a lot from retro Metal Gear titles as well as some player choices that could change aspects of the story.

 

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. Carlos the Jackal

    I’m hoping everyone buys Omega Labyrinth Life and no more than 5 people buy Labyrinth Life. We need to send Sony a message,

  2. The switch tax is real. I bought Mutant Year Zero: RtE for $5 on PC. $45 on Switch!

  3. I’m hoping that Metal Wolf Chaos XD didn’t age too badly since it was released 15 years ago. I still remember EGM talking about the game. That’s how old it is.

  4. This weeks image is a strange choice.

  5. Is Madden still the thing it used to be back in the early 2000s? I remember midnight launches, tournaments in store, and free items with purchase.

  6. Swap and Traps

    Now that’s an interesting title.

  7. When is the Metal Wolf Chaos review coming Robert?

  8. The Church in the Darkness looks kind of cool. I’ve always been fascinated by religious cults and Far Cry 5 didn’t dig deep enough for me. Maybe this one will.

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