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New Releases for the Week of September 18th, 2011

Looks like it’s time to round up the bros, because the Cole Train is coming to town this week. With the release of Gears of War 3, player gets to step into the battle-hardened boots of Marcus Fenix one more time- leading the boys of Delta Squad into some Locust-eviscerating action. This time out, a quartet of players can work cooperatively to repel the reptilians, creating a near-perfect opportunity for downing foes and 80 proof shots.

Burnout Crash (XBLA)
Gears of War 3
Gears of War 3 Limited Edition
Gears of War 3 Epic Edition
Resident Evil 4 HD (XBLA)
Rotastic (XBLA)

Burnout Crash (PSN)
Resident Evil 4 HD (PSN)

Barbie: Jet, Set & Style
Chuck E. Cheese’s Super Collection

No Releases

Barbie: Jet, Set & Style
Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
Kirby: Mass Attack

Persona 2: Innocent Sin

Bunch of Heroes
Drakensang: Complete Saga
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
Rig ‘n’ Roll: Cut-Throat Highway

DesertEagle’s Pick: Sure, Innocent Sin isn’t Persona 5– but it does deliver a fresh experince for stateside role-playing aficinados who never received a proper English-language translation until now (sequel Eternal Punichment did make its way out in 2000). With redrawn art and over 100 arranged songs the game seems like a fitting send-off for the portable system.
SeanNOLA’s Pick: Resident Evil is one of the few games that my girlfriend will actually watch me play, and it all started with Resident Evil 4. We’re pretty excited to play the HD versions of 4 and Code:Veronica, but even more excited that Resident Evil 2: Director’s Cut and Resident Evil 3 are going to be free for Plus subscribers! Pretty awesome anniversary gift, if I do say so myself!

BlueSwim’s Pick: This might be one of the last good, strong weeks that the original DS will have. With a couple of big name franchises returning to the system on the same week, I can’t help but pick Kirby: Mass Attack AND Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns. While I believe it to be impossible for Nintendo to top Kirby: Super Star on the SNES, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the game with a thousand (or less) Kirbys. Our favorite pink puff’s latest adventure should be worth your hard-earned cash. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns (which I did not pick because of the name similarity to Sailor Moon) is shaping up to be another solid entry in the classic farming and dating(?) simulation series. The art style won’t bowl you over, but it’s hard to doubt that a Harvest Moon game won’t suck you in. Word to the wise, though, if you have a 3DS, you might want to wait to see how that version of HM:TToTT turns out before picking it up.

Samurage’s Pick: Honestly, this week I’m mostly lamenting the fact that I don’t have a beta Diablo 3 to play (especially after watching one of the VLOG brothers, John Greene play away with commentary).  So in the mean time, while I’m weeping under my bed about that, I’ll probably check out some Kirby Mass Attack. I love that little pink fluff ball.

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.


  1. What’s this about CliffyB complaining about 8/10 review scores. Is his ego writing checks his games can’t cash?!?

    • Yeah, what’s new?

      I have to say GoW 1 was good, 2 improved some things but was getting stale. 3 is milking the teat dry.

  2. You can not talk about GoW3 without dropping at least one f-bomb.

  3. Gears or War or Barbie? Hmm, tough decision. I think I’ll go with the one with guns.

  4. Deagle, you reviewing Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns? I’d like to get your take on it and see if it’s actually different this time.

  5. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 for me.

  6. What’s Child of Eden for PS3 going to selling for. Better not be full price after the 360 version is less than $30 everywhere.

  7. Kind of wish my GF would watch me play any game. She only like to watch me wash the dishes after she cooks.

  8. Between Cliffy B’s “anything less than 10/10” comments and $45 for weapons skins, I’ll be missing the Cole Train this time.

  9. I better win one.

  10. Persona 2: Innocent Sin will get my money. What about you, Blue?

  11. Yeah for free RE!

  12. Do you know the price that Resident Evil 4 HD is going to be?

  13. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2- just not anytime soon.

  14. Gears of War 3 regular old cheapass $59.99 edition.

  15. Oh, Persona 2: Innocent Sin make me resist you. I dare you.

  16. Gears of War 3 this week. Woohoo!

  17. Gears of War 3 this week. Woohoo!

  18. So much on my buying backlog. R3, WKC2….

  19. Two Harvest Moon fans that write for the same site? The world may implode now.

  20. I’ll give Burnout Crash a try at least. No on GoW3.

  21. Two pick for Kirby? Now, if I can find it for less than $34.99…

  22. Persona 2: Innocent Sin for sure.

  23. I’ll pick up Kirby,, since I haven’t played a DS game in months.

  24. I’m hoping aboard the Cole Train.

    (No. Not like that you filthy-minded people)

  25. Not gonna lie…Gears of War 3!!!!

  26. You guys know that Ripten rips you off every week?