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New Releases for the Week of February 20th-26th, 2013

Etrian Odyssey IV Legends of the TitanBeyond maps packs for two of the biggest FPS franchises (Halo 4‘s Majestic Map Pack and Call of Duty: Black Ops II‘s Revolution DLC) this week presents a number of remarkable offerings. Role-playing aficionados are certain to become enchanted by Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan, while Ninpo magic and jiggle fans should appreciate the port of Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus to the Vita’s OLED screen. While there are no new titles for the Wii U, owners of Nintendo’s system can tale solace in scoring F-Zero for thirty cents for a limited time, reminding gamers of the benefits of becoming an early adopter.

360
Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack (XBL, DLC, $10)
MUD-FIM Motocross World Championship

PS3
Call of Duty: Black Ops II-Revolution (PSN, DLC, $14.99)
Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires
MUD-FIM Motocross World Championship
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim-Dawnguard (PSN, DLC, $9.99 Launch Week)

Wii U
F-Zero (Virtual Console, 30 Cents through March 21st)

3DS
Coaster Creator 3D (eShop, $9.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan

DS
No releases

PS Vita
MUD-FIM Motocross World Championship (PSN, $TBA)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

PC
Brutal Legend
Call of Duty: Black Ops II-Revolution
Expeditions: Conquistador
Masters of the World, Geopolitcal Simulator 3
Might & Magic Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness
MUD-FIM Motocross World Championship
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army (Steam, $14.99)

Robert’s Pick: Despite my appreciation for virtual cartography and most things musuo, what I truly enjoy is picking off a target from a wonderfully ridiculous distance. As such, Sniper Elite V2 was one of my favorite first-person shooters of 2012. With additions such as “Nazi Suicide Squads” (can the undead truly kill themselves?) and “roof-jumping snipers” in the works, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army swaps realism for a bit of roguish whimsy. Still, the change doesn’t seem likely to diminish the thrill of nailing a textbook cranial bore from 400 yards out.

Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army

Sage’s Pick: Though I am not the sniper fanatic that Deagle is, I do enjoy nipping someone in the head from far off rooftops or cover positions.  And everyone who’s listened to the show knows I love killing Zambies, aka Nazi-Zombies.  Elite Sniper is a solid game and the ability to now spend ammo taking out the most vile and hated of the undead fills me with joy. So, this week, I’m with Deagle. Zambies, I’m gunnin’ for ya.

Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army

Jeremy’s Pick: Brütal Legend is one of my favorite experiences of the current console generation. To understand the premise of this game, I’d like to quote its creator, Tim Schafer: “The lore of heavy metal,” he says, “encompasses a parody of heavy metal itself.” If the idea of ouroborean comedy does not excite you, I don’t know what will… Except the fact that the world of Brütal Legend is one of the most unique, best-conceived works of visual design in video games, possibly ever. The story parallels A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court or The Wizard of Oz (or even Hercules in New York, if you prefer) but wrapped in the intentional-unintentional comedy of a Norwegian death metal album cover. It also takes place in an open world, with third-person RTS combat, and includes music and fully-voiced cameos from real heavy metal musicians. What’s more, now that Brütal Legend is finally coming to PC, you don’t have to climb a pyramid of skulls to make an unholy pact with the Blood God of Spiky Guitars and Used Games to snag a copy.

Brutal Legend

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.

16 comments

  1. I loved the Etrian Odyssey IV demo until I got my crew wiped off the face of the freaking earth by a single misstep (those wandering monsters). It was a lot of fun until then.

  2. Brutal Legend for PC is that a typo? I can’t reach into a retail clearance bin which having to move 10 copies of Brutal Legend. They must have made 5 million copies of the damn game.

  3. Amazed that Deagle didn’t pick DW7 Empires. Actually, Ive been playing DW6 and kind of enjoying myself. And the Empires games add a bit of strategy right? Sound like it’s up your ally.

  4. I just want to know what a MUD-FIM is. Sounds liek something on ESPN Ocho at 3:00 AM.

    Wii U is dying and they’re giving up F-Zero. Wow, Nintendo.

  5. Robert, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army has an emphasis on close quarter combat.

    Don’t ask why the emphasis on that in a sniper game, but that’s what I’ve heard. FYI.

  6. If Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is 60 FPS, I might be in. 30 and I’ll wait until clearance.

  7. I hope Coaster Creator 3D is about roller coasters and not drink coasters.

  8. Might & Magic Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness looks cool.

  9. Legends of the Titan for me.

  10. After Jeremy’s PS4 comments, his bolding privileges were revoked.