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New Releases for the Week of May 15th, 2011


This week the anticipation ends. After an aeonian wait of four years, L.A. Noire is finally hitting store shelves, bringing its series of post-war murder mysteries onto our high definition consoles. Likewise, Chrono Trigger hits the stateside Virtual Console, ending an uncomfortable duration for Wii owners. For gamers apathetic toward both titles, solace can be found in the cake-baking exploits of Jill Evans, who (spoiler) through diligence, just might be able to afford that second cupcake machine.

360
Fallout: New Vegas: Honest Hearts (DLC)
L.A. Noire
The First Templar

PS3
Fallout: New Vegas: Honest Hearts (DLC)*
Streets of Rage 2 (PSN)*
L.A. Noire

Wii
Chrono Trigger (Virtual Console)
Wicked Monster Blast

3DS
Deca Sports Extreme
SpongeBob SquigglePants

DS
Cake Mania: Main Street
Picture Puzzle Collection

PSP
No Releases

PC
Detour
Fable III
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Two Worlds II: Castle Defense

DesertEagle’s Pick: Role-playing fans who haven’t experienced Chrono Trigger- this week you’ll get to see what all the fuss is about. From improving on FF IV’s Active Battle system, delivering multiple endings, and aptly integrating time travel, the title’s innovations became genre staples. Speaking of time travel, I’m looking forward to seeing a post-war depiction of the City of Angels, where I intend to visit my future residences.

Samurage’s Pick: While I’m excited for Fallout: New Vegas DLC and L.A. Noire, my pick is the one which I’ve been looking forward to close to a year now- Witcher 2. Hopefully, the game will grab and thrill me as much as it’s predecessor did. Word to the Witchers!

*Digitally distributed PlayStation 3 titles hinge on the availability of the PlayStation Network.

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.

52 comments

  1. Goddamn it, LA Noir better rock my word after this epic wait.

  2. Ive played Chrono Trigger on the SNES and DS, do I really need another version of it?

  3. I’m waiting to see if Noire is more than just interrogations and has some shootey-shoot!

  4. Oh man did Sony made you put that notation?

  5. After all the Fable 3 hype has died, it seems like a perfect time to release the PC version. 😉

  6. When do the LA Noir reviews go live? Have you played it Deagle?

  7. Yes, you do.

  8. nothing for me this week. I’m broke 🙁

  9. Chrono Trigger!!!!

  10. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. F’ YEAH! DAY ONE.

  11. The 3DS is doomed with games like these.

  12. Is Two Worlds II: Castle Defense a free add-on?

  13. Its a Rock* game, I’m sure there will be plenty of shooting.

  14. Eyes like Fire

    I’m hoping Noire is better than Mafia II

  15. What the story behind Honest Hearts?

  16. I’m almost sure it will be Rockstar’s stories don’t disappoint.

  17. Probably Tuesday.

  18. No it was Sage, she’s a PT lawyer and FT goddess.

  19. Culture Jammer

    I think Noire will be disappointing.

  20. The First Templar didn’t come out last week?

  21. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. I can’t wait for it.

  22. Thats what I’m getting.

  23. “Wicked Monster Blast” seems the shovelware title of the year.

  24. Eyes like Fire

    Why have I never heard of Deep Black?!?!

  25. Look out. I’m going to LA this week.

  26. Nintendo hope the 3DS will take off with second-stage titles like Spongebob and Deca Sports?

    What is Reggie smoking?

  27. Honest Hearts will always get broken.

    Just ask my good for nothing, ex who wasted the last 17 months of my life. At least I have more time for games now.

  28. Nintendo has better deliver SOMETHING if they don’t want the system to fail. Did they just think people would flock to 3D?

  29. Got Noire paid for. Now is it out Tuesday or Wednesday?

  30. preloading Witcher 2 tonight.

  31. Witcher 2 looks amazing.

  32. Mecha T. Koopa

    Chrono Trigger, even though have the superior DS version.

  33. because it was canceled. Fix that deagle!

  34. I feel forced to buy Chrono Trigger. Truth be told, I’d rather see it on PSP.

  35. PSN is up! Can you confirm Street of Rage 2?!?!

  36. Honest Hearts takes the player on an expedition to the unspoiled wilderness of Utah’s Zion National Park. Things go horribly wrong when your caravan is ambushed by a tribal raiding band. As you try to find a way back to the Mojave, you become embroiled in a war between tribes and a conflict between a New Canaan missionary and the mysterious Burned Man. The decisions you make will determine the fate of Zion.

  37. Key Features:

    New Terrain: Navigate the highs and lows of the steep canyon walls, caves, riverbeds, waterfalls and explore the lush landscapes and rugged terrain in beautiful and sprawling Zion Canyon.

    New Enemies: From the deadly Yao Guai and exotically lethal Greek Geckos to new hostile tribals, Zion Canyon is as dangerous as it is beautiful.

    New Perks and Weapons: Survive the wild with Tribal Wisdom or exact increased damage with Eye for Eye. Honest Hearts offers a host of new perks and weapons including the .45 Auto Pistol, .45 Auto Submachine Gun, the Compliance Regular, Fire Bombs, War Clubs, and Yao Guai Gauntlets.

  38. Not much out this week besides Noire.

  39. thanks, sir!

  40. New Zen Master

    Why does everyone hate on Mafia 2? I thought it was pretty good. Fun gunplay, driving was cool and the characters were believable.

  41. Aww, shucks, you’re gonna make me blush!

  42. LA Noire for me

  43. Chrono Trigger. It’s 8 bucks right?

  44. Where’s NOLA’s picks?

  45. Deagle, you don’t like Cake Mania?!? I thought you reviewed one?

  46. No picks from Nola and Karnov?!?

  47. Just…one…more…week. Just one more week until Dead Or Alive: Dimensions hits the 3DS. I can do this…

    *Breaths into paper bag*

    And two weeks until BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II. Though, the lack of online play is going to cause that price to drop rather quickly.

  48. HAHA, I’ll be picking up both. Well, like you said maybe I’ll wait on Blaz.

  49. Haha- I hope DOA makes me happy about my 3DS purchase. I know that’s a lot to live up to but still- give us some games!

  50. I hope this shows up on PSN this week.

  51. I heard it got a 7.5 in some mag. Kepp your hopes low.

  52. Not sure how much weight these mags’ opinions carry nowadays, but Nintendo Power gave DOA:D a 9 and Famitsu gave it a 36/40. It sounds like it’ll be “DOA solid”, at the very least, which is good-enough for me.