Well, kiddies, it’s a new month, and that as usual means new releases to look forward to. Not a lot of major releases this week, but some of note. The amusement park sim Screamride bows on Microsoft’s consoles, while the Sony platforms get the challenging top down shooter Helldivers. The second episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 also debuts. On the home video front we get the Oscar nominated Foxcatcher as well as the next installment of The Hunger Games with Mockingjay Part 1. On the big screen this week we get what looks to be another intelligent sci-fi from Neill Blomkamp in Chappie, the Vince Vaughn comedy Unfinished Business, and another go round with British seniors in India in the sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...Read More
The Resident Evil franchise has returned, this time with the serialized sequel to Resident Evil Revelations, which first appeared on Nintendo’s 3DS. This time around, however, Nintendo is left out in the cold, as Resident Evil Revelations 2 is only available on the Sony and Microsoft platforms and on PC. Episode 1, titled “Penal Colony”, launched this week. So, how did it fare? Has the franchise found its way back to its survival horror roots, or is it more like the more action oriented entries of 5 and 6?Like its predecessor, it’s a little of both. The atmosphere evokes the horror aspect nicely, even if it takes place in a setting that’s long been familiar to horror fans...Read More
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D will be released April 10, 2015 for North America and Europe and will be exclusive to the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL. The eShop version of this game will be 3.6GB in size (digital copy), so if you bought the New Nintendo 3DS XL and haven’t upgrade the stock 4GB MicroSD card, a physical copy is the best choice. Many RPG fans already have an eye on this game, including myself. It might bring back the glory of the great Final Fantasy era, but on portable.
Enjoy the 7 minutes of the gameplay from IGN.Read More
Some varied gaming is on the way for the final week of February. Those liking plenty of fighting action can get their fill with Dragon Ball Xenoverse or Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. Horror game fans get the first installment of Resident Evil Revelations 2, while those who like sports games may enjoy Rugby 15. Indies get represented with Starwhal: Just the Tip and Pneuma: Breath of Life. On the home video front we get Disney’s Big Hero 6, the Oscar nominated Whiplash, and the comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2. The big screen gets the Will Smith drama Focus along with the horror film The Lazarus Effect. Off we go to this week’s list and remember, as always, release dates are subject to change.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Dragon Ball Xenoverse- PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Under Night...Read More
Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way right at the start. Much has been made of Ready at Dawn’s alternate history action game The Order: 1886 and its length. One YouTube video claimed to get through the game at 5 hours, others have stated it took longer. You’d have to make a speedy run to clock in at around 5 hours, but by no means is The Order: 1886 a long game, as most gamers will fall in the 6-10 hour range depending on their level of skill and how much you explore and spend time seeking out the collectibles. Replayability will also depend on two things- one, if you loved the story and want to experience it again, and two, if you’re a trophy hunter going for an easy platinum (to get all trophies make take two runs through)...Read More
Not a big week for releases, but there are some notable titles hitting store shelves. The PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 drops for a rare Friday release for Sony’s platform, and joining it on the shelves is Kirby and the Rainbow Curse for the Wii U. Some Oscar nominated films lead the home video line-up for the week, including Birdman with Michael Keaton and The Theory of Everything featuring an award nominated performance by Eddie Redmayne. Studio Ghibli’s final theatrical release The Tale of Princess Kaguya is available, along with the comedy Dumb and Dumber To. Also available is the movie that caused all kinds of fuss with North Korea...Read More
One of the high points in gaming from the Nintendo 64 era, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask game now has been remastered and released for the Nintendo 3DS. It is now available in local gaming stores and also in the 3DS eShop.
With the New 3DS XL going to be released soon for North America and Canada, this game will be supporting the new C-Stick exclusive feature in the New 3DS XL. Nintendo also going to release the limited edition theme of the New 3DS XL for this game, called the Majora’s Mask Edition. There’s another package of the limited edition that also include a Link figure and a copy of the game (which Nintendo give it to Lamarr Wilson in the video below).
However, due to the heavy demand of the New 3DS XL, good luck in being able to preorder this beautiful console...Read More
Shear isn’t the friendliest of places, as colonists begin to find out as they encounter large, dangerous beasties. To aid them a group of Hunters is called in, and four descend at a time to take on a ferocious monster. This sets the stage for Evolve, a new (mostly) online shooter from Turtle Rock Studios (Left 4 Dead) and 2K. It delivers 4v1 play, with four players (or bot in an offline solo mode) take on the role of four Hunters, one each from a different class (Assault, Trapper, Medic, and Support) taking on another player (or bot) in the role of one of three monsters (Goliath Kraken, and Wraith, with a fourth monster, the Behemoth, coming as future DLC)...Read More
Zombie games have become a dime a dozen in recent years, especially with the success of The Walking Dead television show and comics, though zombies have been a staple in videogames for quite some time, most notably with the Resident Evil series. Techland opened things up a bit in 2011 with Dead Island, giving you the large open world environment of Banoi to explore and battle the undead masses. They followed that up with Dead Island: Riptide in 2013, and now with the newest generation of consoles they’ve up their zombie game a bit further. Dying Light again gives us a large open world to explore with the city of Harran, which is divided into two sections- the Slums and Old Town. Things are varied up a bit throughout Harran, though they may be familiar to survival horror fans...Read More
Monster hunting will be the name of the game for this second week of February as it sees the release of Evolve from Turtle Rock Studios and Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Big week for fans of Nintendo’s handheld as the New 3DS XL hits North American stores along with a revamping of a Zelda classic and an Ace Combat game. On the home video front, Disney’s family friendly flick Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day releases along with the much darker thriller Nightcrawler. Hitting theaters on Friday is another comic book adaptation, this one the spy action movie Kingsmen: The Secret Service. Still working on the review for Dying Light, and trying to get that complete before Evolve lands Tuesday, so keep an eye out for that...Read More