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New Releases for the Week of June 26th, 2011


Although the end of June is traditionally a slow period for new games, this week’s deluge of new releases looks to trump the trend. At least some of the credit goes to digital distribution- with at nearly half of the the Xbox 360 and PS3’s new titles arriving via the internet. Should this situation worry Gamestop shareholders?

360
Backbreaker Vengeance (XBLA)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
From Dust (XBLA)
Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Edition (XBLA)
Rock of Ages (PSN)
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System

PS3
Beyond Good & Evil HD (PSN)
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
Eufloria (PSN)
Puzzle Dimension (PSN)
Rock of Ages (PSN)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System

Wii
Gunslingers
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident
UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System
Ultimate Battle of the Sexes

3DS
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D

DS
Dungeon Raiders
Jewels of the Ages

PSP
No Releases

PC
Storm: Frontline Nation
Hotel Dash 2: Lost Luxuries
Rock of Ages

DesertEagle’s Pick: As a fan of the PSP iterantion, I’m happy to see Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Edition able to reach a wide audience. The game’s deserves the attention of anyone who can appreciate a bit of retro-minded Japanese quirk. Additionaly, players might want to put a few dollars aside for Rock of Ages, a promising blend of tower-defense strategy, ball rolling, and art history.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: I always liked the original Backbreaker, despite its abuse of the “Here Comes the Boom” sound clip, but I could never get behind the idea of paying full price for an unlicensed football game. Hopefully, it will be able to gain some steam as a more reasonably priced XBLA title.

Samurage’s Pick:  From Dust; I choose you! I’ve been looking forward to this game for a while now.  The landscape changes look wonderful, and I’m happy to see a new god-style game come out.  If you don’t know anything about this game, look it up online. Or better yet, check it out on XBLA.

BlueSwim’s Pick: It appears that people other than fighting game lovers finally have good reason to own a 3DS now. Last week, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (which has had its claws in me all week) galloped into stores. This week, 3DS action fans get Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Consisting of portable-friendly, snack-sized missions, Mercs 3D is the lighter experience of the two announced Resident Evil 3DS games. However, with the meatier Resident Evil: Revelations not coming out until next year, 3DS gamers looking to pop a cap in the undead right now should have no qualms about picking up Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

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.

66 comments

  1. Half-Minute Hero sound dirty. Real dirty.

  2. First, suckers.

  3. All I’ve been hearing about lately is how good From Dust is going to be.

  4. I give Gamestop 10 years tops. Better save that money you’ve been gouging gamers, dudes.

    • I think they’ll last a bit longer. People aren’t going to stop buying games in cases anytime soon.

  5. Deagle, I’m really surprised you didn’t pick Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

    • I’m be surprised if Deagle and NOLA didn’t play Ultimate Battle of the Sexes to see who the man is.

  6. Resident Evil The Mercenaries. Hell yeah!

  7. Backbreaker is back? I hope they brought real teams and players this time.

  8. Chun Li surfing looks fun. But I do it horizontally!

  9. infinite horizon

    I always give every XBLA game a trial. About 1/10 get a purchase.

    • Uncle Moneybags

      Me too, but it’s more like 1/5. Trenched got me this week. Damn good game. I hope you guys review it.

  10. So after buying UFC Personal Trainer you’ll be ready to step into the ring, right? HAHA

  11. The Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is available as a download add-on also right?

  12. Capcom’s bringing out another of Street Fighter? Between the releases and DLC, they need to slow down, and maybe give NOLA his Monster Hunter.

  13. Rock of Ages better have that Def Leopard song.

  14. No other picks this week?

  15. How much is Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition?

  16. What happened to this week’s podcast? Is is going to post this weekend or what?

  17. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition DLC for me.

  18. From Dust it is!

  19. NOLA’s picking Backbreaker? Is this some kind of hoax? He’s never talked about liking the game or even sports games AFAIK.

    Maybe the lack of Monster Hunting as made him go insane?

  20. I’m with Blue- Mercs for me.

    BTW When is this guy going to be part of the podcast crew.

    PPS- No pick from Karnov?

    • Whenever I can speak for extended periods of time without devolving into a rabid fanboy.XD

      • You you’re another Deagle, who live and dies by bullet drop and purple-haired JRPG girls.

        • XD Actually, I’m more of the well-rounded type of gamer. If it’s good, I want to play it. Doesn’t matter what genre it is…usually. I like JRPGs, but rarely ever finish any of them. I can’t stand the thought of an FPS game now. Even though I loved COD2, it took finding a scratched up copy for a $1 for me to buy COD4. Some of my favorite games from the last several years are:

          Super Mario Galaxy 2
          Earth Defense Force 2017
          Zelda: Twilight Princess
          Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater(top 5 favorite)
          Rock Band 2
          Call of Duty 2
          Bayonetta
          Donkey Kong Country Returns
          Virtua Fighter 5
          Fire Pro Wrestling Returns

  21. My pick is Captain Forever, forever. Now quit asking and go play it.

  22. I was thinking about buying a 3DS soon, review of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D might push me either way.

  23. I just looked at a video for Rock of Ages and it looks cool. The only things that worries me is that its made by ACE. They made Xenoclash, which I didn’t like at all.

  24. From Dust for me.

  25. From Dust for me.

  26. ahh time to play catch up on some games i didnt solve yet earlier in the year as the summer time blues has begun!

    • For me it a mix of old and new.

      For old, I’ll be trying to finish:

      Two Worlds II
      Enslaved
      Alan Wake DLC
      LA Noire

      and new I’ll be trying Half-Minute Hero and maybe Backbreaker.

  27. I might get SSF4 Arcade characters.

  28. ProGamesProduction

    BlueSwim, did you get the custom case from Capcom?

  29. Wait, NO ONE is interested in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3? Not even Deagle?

    • I liked the first on. Didn’t play the second, though. I could never find the 360 version at a “BUY ME!” price.

      If Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 covers Gundam Seed Destiny, PASS!

    • I’ll be getting the game in for review. I’m looking forward to it.

  30. Picked up Splinter Cell, thanks.

    • You mean from the Toys R Us 3DS game sale?

      • Yeah, sorry. Thats what I meant.

        • There’s no need to apologize. 😀

          I was just curious as to what your thoughts on it were? I haven’t spent more than a couple of minutes with it. I’m trying not to play anything other than Ocarina of Time 3D until I have finished it.

          • I picked up a copy too. Besides the controls (you use face buttons to look around argh!) and really dumb ai it’s a decent enough port. I just wished Ubi cared enough to make a new game.

          • Me, too. Splinter Cell 3D is the second port of Chaos Theory to a DS system. The original DS version was a nightmare. Instead of mapping the camera controls to the face buttons, Ubisoft had you use the touch screen to adjust the camera.

            Dumb A.I. can be for the better if you enjoy smacking enemies in the head with soda cans and sneaking off to the other side of the room while they freak out. That was my favorite part of Chaos Theory.

  31. What kind of crazy peripherals come with the Wii version of UFC?

  32. What about Galaga HD. Isn’t that one coming out?

  33. Sniper: Ghost Warrior is $39.99. May have to get it.

  34. Does Mercenaries come out today?

  35. How about Rock of Ages? Did it make it out today?