NEW GAME RELEASES – 1/28/19

Check out the games being release this week down below and let us know in the comments what games your interested in.

 

8-Bit Hordes (PS4, X1) (Out 2/1)

8-bit-hordes-image8-Bit Hordes is a fast-paced and colorful fantasy RTS game that is easy to understand for everyone. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of DeathSworn or Lightbringers and ultimately crush your opponents!

ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN (PC) (Out 1/31)

ACE COMBAT™ 7: SKIES UNKNOWN_20180719174922Become an ace pilot and soar through photorealistic skies with full 360 degree movement; down enemy aircraft and experience the thrill of engaging in realistic sorties! Aerial combat has never looked or felt better!
Project Aces aims to revolutionize the sky with this entry in the series, offering an experience so immersive it feels like you’re piloting an actual aircraft! Weather and the environment affect your aircraft and the HUD, adding a sense of extreme realism never felt before in a flight combat game. Epic dogfights await!

Bombfest (PS4, X1) Digital (Out 1/31)

bombfest-imageBombfest is a physics-based party game for you and up to three friends. Unlock new levels, bombs, characters, and outfits as you blow up both enemy and friend alike. Blow the competition to bits, and be the last toy standing!

Dead Land VR (PS VR) Digital (Out 2/1)

deadland-vr-imageYou must defeat your fears for survival and salvation in this reign of zombies. Walk through the road without being noticed by them, and kill them with different weapons you can get by walking to the bright lights on the road.

Drowning (PS4, PS Vita) Digital (Out 1/30)

drowning-imageDrowning is a short game about a boy who quickly discovers he has depression in his earlier years of high school. Walk through a variety of beautiful low-poly environments as a story unfolds about how he learns to live with his inner demon.

Genesis Alpha One (PS4, X1) 

genesis-alpha-one-imageGenesis Alpha One mixes thrilling roguelike mechanics with a deep ship builder and fast first-person action. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, and much more as an interstellar pioneer.

Goodbye Deponia (PS4) Digital (Out 1/30)

goodbye-deponia-imageMore chaos, more destruction, more Rufus. The Organon plans the destruction of Deponia, the lovely Goal has (once again) disappeared, and anti-hero Rufus just can’t seem to stop getting in his own way. Part three of the Deponia series.

Kingdom Hearts III (PS4, X1) 

kingdom-hearts-iii-imageSet in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, Kingdom Hearts follows the journey of Sora, a young boy and unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora, Donald and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters to persevere against the darkness.

NightCry (PS Vita) Digital (Out 1/31)

nightcry-imageNightCry is the story of a relaxing cruise taking a sudden detour into absolute terror… your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, but not everything is as it should be. As night falls and a cry echoes out through the ship, the true nightmare begins.

Royal Assault (PS4) Digital (Out 2/1)

royal-assault-imageRoyal Assault is a real-time tower defense game set in a medieval fantasy setting. Your people are under attack and you must fend off the invading armies by building towers.

Song of Memories (PS4) (Out 2/1)

song-of-memories-imageA romantic visual novel with a dark and sinister underbelly. Discover the thrills of finding your soulmate in Japan’s iconic musical love story and fighting for your love in the most testing of times, as an apocalyptic virus begins sweeping across the world.

The Hong Kong Massacre (PS4) — Digital

the-hong-kong-massacre-imageInspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the center of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations. Blast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter.

TrainerVR (PS VR) Digital

trainervr-imageTrainerVR is a unique physics-based VR train construction game where you can create from simple tracks to an elaborate rail network. If you liked building with your own bare hands, you’ll feel the same in our limitless VR world.

Worbital (PC, X1) Digital

worbital-imageWith the post to shift gravity, get ready to aim your cannons, blast your enemies, and enjoy the fireworks. Worbital is a real-time strategy artillery game in space, peppered with a heavy dose of cosmic chaos. The goal: be the last civilization standing.

*Releases are subject to change without notice.*

Xenon Valkyrie+ Review (Nintendo Switch & PS Vita)

Xenon Valkyrie+ is a rogue-lite platformer game with RPG elements. It is perma-death where you lose your progress when you died unless you get to a checkpoint. Once you pass the first two sections and defeat the boss their is a teleporter checkpoint that you may use to access the unlocked section without starting from the beginning with skill points but you must have gold and a item to use. There are three characters to choose from each with their unique stats and weapons. The pixelated graphics and chiptune music are nice.

I have play a couple of hours on both systems. Making only to the Second Boss. Defeat enemies to gain experience to level up for skill points and gold. You may level up after passing a section to level up the character stats and buy items. The worlds are randomly-generated changing the enemies locations and treasures. There is a light story as well.

If you’r a fan of rogue-lite games and platformers you will find joy in this game. It could get frustrating for newcomers with the permadeath and the way the checkpoint system was done for this game. The best tip is to defeat all enemies to get more experience to level up stats and reach the checkpoint. Bosses have cool designs and give a satisfying achievement when beating them in a clean run. After losing in a run I would immediately go back to try a better run, it got me hook to do better despite getting frustrated at times when one move messes up your run. The game runs well on both systems.

*Nintendo Switch Review Code provided by Developer & PS Vita Digital Code Purchased*

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Fact Sheet

Title: Xenon Valkyrie+  Developer: Diabolical Mind

ESRB Rating:

ratingsymbol_e Mild Fantasy Violence

Publisher: COWCAT Release Date: 1/1/19(Nintendo Switch) All other platforms available too Price: $9.99  Genre: Rogue-lite Platformer Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One Players: 1

Lapis x Labyrinth Releases on May 28, 2019!

NIS America is happy to announce that Lapis x Labyrinth will be available on
PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on May 28, 2019 for North America, May 31 for Europe, and June 7 for Australia and New Zealand! The Lapis x Labyrinth x Limited Edition for PlayStation 4 (LxLxLE) and Lapis x Labyrinth x Limited Edition
XL for Nintendo Switch (LxLxLEXL) will be available at retail as the only physical releases of this title.

 

[Source: NIS America]

 

NEW GAME RELEASES – 1/21/19

Check out the games being release this week down below and let us know in the comments what games your interested in.

 

A Fisherman’s Tale (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PS VR) Digital

a-fishermans-tale-imageBend and twist reality in A Fisherman’s Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.

At Sundown: Shots in the Dark (PS4, X1) Digital

at-sundown-shots-in-the-dark-imageAt Sundown: Shots in the Dark is a stealth-driven, top-down multiplayer shooter in which up to four players compete in both online and local deathmatch. Only the best will dominate each round and survive the ultimate challenge to rise to the top at sundown!

Futuregrind (PC, PS4) Digital

futuregrind-imageGrab your bike and hit the rails in FutureGrind, a stylish stunt-racer all about tricks, skill, and speed. Think you have what it takes? Test your limits while grinding to the bass pounding beats of an original soundtrack by bignic.

Heroes Trials (PS4, PS Vita, X1) Digital (PS Cross-Buy)

heroes-trials-imageAfter the banishing of the previous defender of your island, the community needs new heroes. The long training of siblings Elia and Zoel takes them to the last trials to become the new local guardians. Rising to the top will not be an easy feat!

JackQuest: Tale of the Sword (PS4) Digital (Out 1/24)

jackquest-the-tale-of-the-sword-imageA fast-paced fantasy action platformer with quick combat and steady progression, JackQuest guides players through a single-interconnected world full of secrets, collectable gems, and hidden challenges.

Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 – Rules (PC, PS4, X1) Digital

life-is-strange-ep2-rules-imageThe two brothers continue their journey into the winter months & struggle against the cold. As Daniel gradually falls ill, Sean decides they must make their way to their distant grandparent’s house to recover. During their stay, they encounter next-door neighbor Chris, a young boy who believes he is a superhero by the name of Captain Spirit.

Realm Royale (PS4, X1) Digital

realm-royale-imageBe the last Champion standing in Realm Royale! Choose a class, then loot deadly weapons and powerful abilities to create your own Champion. Explore a fantasy world from horseback, and craft game-changing legendary gear.

Resident Evil 2 (PC, PS4, X1) (Out 1/25)

re2-imageA deadly virus engulfs the residents of Raccoon City in September of 1998, plunging the city into chaos as flesh-eating zombies roam the streets for survivors. An unparalleled adrenaline rush, gripping storyline, and unimaginable horrors await you. Witness the return of Resident Evil 2.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal (PC, PS4)

senran-kagura-burst-renewal-imageExperience the original Senran Kagura Burst like never before! Tackle the classic ninja brawler from a whole new perspective in gorgeous, fluid HD, with new features and mechanics throughout!

The Hong Kong Massacre (PC, PS4) Digital

the-hong-kong-massacre-imageBlast your way through the streets of Hong Kong in a fast-paced, top-down shooter. Inspired by classic action movies, The Hong Kong Massacre places you at the center of a hard-boiled revenge story, filled with brutal, cinematic shootouts and vivid underworld locations.

Wandersong (PS4) Digital

wandersong-imageA musical adventure where you use singing to save the world! Play as a silly bard who embarks on a globe-trotting journey to learn about the mysterious Earthsong, said to prevent the universe’s imminent end. It’s up to you to sing your songs, unlock the world’s secrets and make new friends!

 

*Releases are subject to change without notice.*

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Coming Exclusively to PlayStation 4!

When it seems as if peace has finally settled over the empire of Erebonia, the embers of war stir anew just a mere year-and-a-half later in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 in Fall 2019!

This installment welcomes the return of certain English localization staff that have worked on previous titles in the series. Catch the excitement in the blood-pumping Announcement Trailer.

Meet a new Class VII led by the “Ashen Chevalier” Rean Schwarzer, now a newly minted instructor at Thors Branch Campus. The epic story continues as the cast travels the Empire’s recently acquired lands, only to find themselves ensnared in a devious plot that could plunge them into another war, or an even bigger calamity. New features, such as the “Break System,” bring greater possibilities to combat, while familiar faces of friend and foe make their appearance!

The bonds shared between the new and old Class VII will be tested… Will this be the beginning of the end? See what fate holds for all in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III for PlayStation 4 in Fall 2019!

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[Source: NIS America]

FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE Arriving this April for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One

SQUARE ENIX announced that soon players of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One can experience the highly acclaimed FINAL FANTASY titles, FINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster and FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE this April. On April 16thFINAL FANTASY X / X-2 HD Remaster will be released. On April 30thFINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE will be released.
 
To commemorate the announcement for FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE, SQUARE ENIX has also unveiled beautiful new artwork by artist Akihiko Yoshida.

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For more information, please visit: https://na.finalfantasy.com/.

 

[Source: Square Enix]

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection Arriving for PS4 Soon

In celebration of 40 years of renowned developer SNK, an array of titles from the golden age of gaming come together in SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION released last year for the Nintendo Switch. Now arriving for PlayStation 4 on March 19, 2019!

Play over 20 games from the pre-NEOGEO days! Scavenge weapons and armor to fend off mythical foes in Athena, take enemies by surprise with multi-directional fire in Ikari Warriors, or save the world and mankind in Crystalis! Relive these classics and more with SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, coming to PlayStation 4 this March!

 

[Source: NIS America]