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New Releases for the Week of Aug. 30th-Sept. 5th, 2013

Rayman Legends

Across the next seven days, players are poised for punching, platforming, and general pugnaciousness. Between Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate’s 29 combatants and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2’s collection of twenty-seven playable characters, pummeling opportunities abound. For those who would rather pounce directly on the head of adversity, Disney’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse, Rayman Legends, and Wario Land 3 look to fit the bill. Gamers who just want to raise Hell (and protect Heaven in the process), will be happy to the console port of Diablo III is imminent.

Xbox 360
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Diablo III
Disney’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (XBL, $14.99)
Freefall Racers (XBL, Kinect Required, $9.99)
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death (XBL, $TBA)
Rayman Legends

PlayStation 3
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PSN, $14.99)
Chaos Code (PSN, $11.99)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
Diablo III
Disney’s Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse (PSN, $14.99)
KickBeat (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+, Cross-Buy enabled)
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2
Rayman Legends
Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection (PSN, $26.99, Free for PS+)
Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity (PSN, PS2 Classic, $9.99)

Wii U
Rayman Legends
The Legend of Zelda (Virtual Console, $4.99)

3DS
Wario Land 3 (Virtual Console, $4.99)

PS Vita
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland
KickBeat (PSN, $9.99, $7.99 PS+, Cross-Buy Enabled)
Rayman Legends

PC
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Outlast
Rayman Legends
The Last Door: Chapter 3 – The Four Witnesses
Total War: Rome II

Robert’s Pick: While a portable version of Atelier Meruru and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2’s amalgam of anime and musou are near-irresistible temptations, it’s Rayman Legends that I’m most excited for. Sure the delays for a multi-platform release were vexing, but now we can forget about the wait, and indulge in Legends’ mix of sumptuous visuals and toe-tapping melodies.

Rayman Legends (1)

Say’s pick: I’m really looking forward for the new co-op tag team mode added in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Beyond the returning characters, players get five ones- and well as over 300 customers to dress their fighters with, making Ultimate truly live up to its name. I like how Team NINJA also promises a fair, fluid bout regardless of the quality of your internet connection or how much of a button masher you are. Hopefully, matchmaking will live up to these assurances. Undeniably, the most attractive appeal of DOA5U is having the option of 2 vs 2 teams – I personally would get Blue on my side and totally kick Robert’s and Jeremy’s butt! 😛

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Eric’s Pick: Say, stick with me and my girl, Kokoro, and the Tech-Gaming Dead Or Alive Tag Team Championship belts will be ours! One thing everyone can get behind is that Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate is going free-to-play, much like Tekken Revolution back in June. The F2P version will be a PS3 exclusive on account of Microsoft’s hatred of free anything. The base set includes four characters (Ayane, Kasumi, Hayabusa, and Hayate) with the ability to buy more, as well as online functionality. If you don’t have plans to pick up a retail copy of Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate, perhaps due to receiving a month-and-a-half-long silent treatment from a certain company’s customer support department, Dead Or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters is the way to go.

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.

19 comments

  1. I’m not going to buy Diablo III, but I may Redbox it.

  2. Who is mad at Rayman Legends? Wii U owners? All 50 of them? ha!

    I’ll pick it up for PS3. Looks great.

  3. Is Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate a full priced title? I wish they threw a bone for people that bought regular old DoA

    • DOA5: Ultimate is going to be $40. It does have several DLC packs bundled in (mostly the stuff people didn’t buy), in addition to some new costumes, characters, and stages. DLC purchased for the original DOA5 transfers over to DOA5U.

      • “perhaps due to receiving a month-and-a-half-long silent treatment from a certain company’s customer support department”

        Who Tecmo?

        • I’m curious as well. DOAU sounds cool to me.

          • Basically, what happened was that two costume packs, were glitched and the Cross-Goods didn’t work, so now I can’t use them with the PS3 version or DOA5U. I started emailing their customer support in mid-July and they have never replied to any of my emails. I even tried their second, supposedly more recent, email and still nothing. I want to play DOA5U, but now I feel like I shouldn’t buy it on principle. “If they aren’t going to give me, a paying customer, the time-of-day to sort out a problem that’s their own fault, why should I continue to support their games?” :S

  4. So I guess the 30 cent games on Wii U ended, right?

    TLoZ and a $50 drop still isn’t enough to make me bite the bullet. Maybe if they threw in Mario Bros. for free.

  5. I heard Rayman Legends for Vita got delayed a week.

  6. I’m hoping for a PS+ sale on Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland.

  7. Is Jeremy or Robert the one with cute little hat?

  8. Rayman Legends for the Wii U!

  9. I want Rayman this week but I remember how quick the last one dropped in price. Ill take a gamble and wait it out.

  10. Castle of Illusion looks pretty bad from the videos I’ve seen. Another tragic remake for Sega.

  11. Glad I skipped DOA5, now I can get all the DLC.

  12. Man, my backlog is getting bigger. And the holiday season is incoming.

    Such first world problems!

  13. Some decent games this week. Rayman for me.