Game Releases of the Week

Game Releases of the Week

Week 6/16-6/22

This week sees plenty of titles being released for the PC with a few for other platforms. The quality of the games at first blush varies and the majority of games are titles you’ll need to play since no one else has or will bother getting the game, but there are a few worth buying this week. Let’s see what falls in that category.

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New Super Luigi U (Wii U) – 6/20

This is a massive DLC release for Super Mario Bros. U where Luigi takes center stage as part of the Year of Luigi which was kicked off by the release of 3DS title Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, the sequel to GameCube classic Luigi Mansion. It features 80 levels and plays the same as New Super Mario Bros. U. You’ll be able to switch between the levels in New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U. The DLC will be out June 20th while the physical game will be released later this year.

Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon (PC, AOS, iOS, MAC) – 6/19

Dracula 4 is an adventure/puzzle title based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It is the sequel to Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon. The series is pretty solid overall if you enjoy old school PC-style adventure titles where you point and click you’ll enjoy the first two games in the series: Dracula: Resurrection and Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary. Dracula 4 is likely to take after Dracula 3 with actual movement and the like to the game. Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon comes out June 19th.

Muramasa Rebirth (VITA) – 6/21

This port of the Wii title Muramasa: The Demon Blade is an action RPG focused on a ninja and a princess collecting 108 magical swords while slaying demons and other enemies. It’s a fairly straight forward title leaning more on the action side and having RPG elements than a full on action RPG. Despite that, it’s an extremely fun game and was beautifully executed on the Wii. It features great gameplay, great artwork, and difficult enough to keep your thumbs moving and to test your reflexes.

Jak and Daxter Collection (VITA) – 6/18

The Jak and Daxter Collection puts the first three games—Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3—in a neat compilation for the PlayStation Vita. The Jak and Daxter series is worth playing and this collection is worth getting if you haven’t gotten to enjoy these titles on the PlayStation 2. Jak and Daxter Collection comes out tomorrow.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (VITA) – 6/18

The Epic Mickey games are a mixed bag. They can be fun, but they fall short of even future classic status while being far from instant classics. Also the first in the series was better than Epic Mickey 2. There’s sure to be some who will enjoy this one if they dig platforming and want a decent one. It comes out on the PlayStation Vita tomorrow.

Knights of Pen & Paper (PC) – 6/18

Knights of Pen & Paper is a pretty popular turnbased RPG for the PC. It has old school pixel-style graphics and debuted on the mobile platform some time ago. This is just a great game which is very similar to Dungeons & Dragons with the paper and pen-style of gameplay. It’s definitely worth snagging for PC and for your smartphone.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (360) – 6/18

This double pack—one game short of a compilation—put two Capcom adaptions of the Dungeons & Dragons series in one release. Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara are presented with HD graphics, but keeps the same great gameplay of the early 90s titles. The games are so popular that they will be ported to other consoles and made the jump from the arcade cabinet to the Sega Saturn in the late 90s.

Let’s see all the releases for this week.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (6/18)

Android OS
Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon (6/19)

Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon (6/19)

Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon (6/19)

Binary Maze (6/17)
Dracula 4: Shadow of the Dragon (6/19)
Knights of Pen & Paper (6/18)
Magrunner: Dark Pulse (6/20)
MotoGP 13 (6/21)
Pro Cycling Manager Season 2013: Le Tour de France – 100th Edition (6/20)

Wii U
New Super Luigi U (6/20)

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (6/18)
Jak and Daxter Collection (6/18)

Muramasa Rebirth (6/21)

Swift’s Picks: New Super Luigi U, Knights of Pen & Paper, Jak and Daxter Collection, Muramasa Rebirth, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

Starting with Kabir News in 2013, James has focused on tech, gaming, and entertainment. When not writing, he enjoys catching up on sci-fi and horror shows and comics. He can be followed on Twitter @MetalSwift.

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