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New Releases: March 27th-April 2nd, 2013

Ninja Gaiden 3 Razors EdgeWhile conviction is a common theme across the itineraries of new releases, this week’s list truly demonstrates that hope springs eternal. From Trion’s attempt to lure console owners in the MMO time sink with Defiance, Team Ninja’s redux of Ryu Hayabusa’s exploits in Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge, and even a $15 remake of Double Dragon II, unadulterated optimism abounds.

360
BattleBlock Theater (XBL, $15)
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (DLC, $5.00)
Defiance
Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons (XBL, $15)
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

PS3
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (DLC, $4.99)
Defiance
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

Wii U
Toki Tori 2 (eShop, $14.99)

3DS
HarmoKnight (eShop, $14.99)
Legend of the River King (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Super Black Bass 3D

DS
No releases

Vita
No releases

PC
Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack (DLC, $4.99)
Cities in Motion 2
Defiance
Evoland
Lords of Football
Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves

Robert’s Pick: Few development studio’s have flawless track records, but given The Behemoth’s opening salvo of Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers, the San Diego-based indie studio appear to be on the right track. This week BattleBlock Theater unites Dan Paladin delightful low-fi art style with Tom Fulp’s retro-influnced game mechanics, resulting in a cooperative platformer without peer. As a sucker for anything with a level editor, I’m excited to experince both Behemoth designs and well as ones generated by BattleBlock‘s community.

BattleBlock Theater

Eric’s Pick: Back in the late 90’s, I sold off the vast majority of my old NES games to fund my first PlayStation. One of the games I parted with and regretted was Double Dragon II. And yet, even when I have come across it in recent months, I’ve refused to pull the trigger because it’s an NES cartridge, meaning it would take more time to get the cart (or system) working than I’d actually spend playing the game. Now that Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons is coming to Xbox Live, the time might finally be right for revisiting an old, yet new, friend. I wonder if the remake has the awesome NES cover artwork in it somewhere?

Double Dragon II Wander of the Dragons

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. So Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is the Wii U version? Please tell me it’s not going to be a $60 game.

  2. 3DS is getting two fishing games this week. Which is two more than any player has ever wanted.

  3. So is Defiance free to play? I’ll try it out. Happy Wars was fun. Too bad you needed Live Gold to play, though. I hope they don’t require that with this one.

  4. This is the first week in a long time where nothing interest me.

    My wallet is happy now. (Back to BioShock Infinite)

  5. Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons.

  6. I’m slightly interested in Toki Tori 2, but that would make me turn on my Wii U.

    • Didn’t that come out a while ago? I played the original Toki Tori on my phone and really like it. I remember something about the Wii U version due for December.

  7. Just gonna have to assume that the SyFy channel must be blasting daily ads for Defiance cuz as a gaming industry guy I’ve hardly seen a thing about this game and wonder where the hype is?

  8. Seems like every time I look at your new release the Vita section says “No releeases”. C’mon Sony!

  9. I love Behemoth’s game. I’m going to play BattleBlock Theater soon as it’s released.

  10. Just going to get some BioShock Infinite time in this week. BTW if you name the sequel “Infinite” What do you name the next game?

  11. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge at $39.99 isn’t bad. But I’ll wait until it drops to $20.

  12. Nothing for me this week. Maybe Ninja Gaiden when it drops.