Releases for the Week of March 9th-14th

Not sure what games to look forward to this week? Take a look at our list below, summarizing all games releasing across major platforms. There’s bound to be something worth picking up!

Monday, March 9th Releases

  • Shelter 2 for PC. Shelter 2 is a sequel to the badger adventure game, Shelter, that was released in 2013. This time, we can expect to play as a Lynx mother who gives birth to kittens that she must care for, while also struggling to survive on her own. The game boasts larger environments and increased freedom from the original. You can find it on Steam, gog, and Humble Store for $14.99. It is currently 10% off on the previously listed sites.
  • Grapple for PC. This Greenlit title is a 3-D platformer where you play as a ball of goop that is exploring outer space. The gameplay is physics based and consists of climbing, swinging, and obviously grappling among surfaces that have different reactions to your ball of goop. Grapple is available on Steam for $7.99, and is currently 10% off.

Tuesday, March 10th Releases

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number for PC, PS4, Vita, and PS3. One of the more anticipated releases, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is the conclusion to the Hotline Miami series. The game features fast-paced, skill-based gameplay with a variety of weapons and executions to experiment with. The game contains over forty new music tracks, which if they are anything like the original, they will be fantastic. Also remember to download the free digital comic series that describes some of the backstory of the game’s factions. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will be available on Steam and gog and is currently 10% off if you pre-order. You can also pick it up on PlayStation Network.
  • Cities:Skylines for PC. With the early release to press, many of us have been not so patiently awaiting the release of this one. Not to be confused with the Cities XL series, Cities:Skylines is a Paradox published, Colossal Order developed city simulation game. The game features challenging and in-depth city simulation, including an economy system and citizens reacting directly to your decisions. Cities: Skylines will be available on Steam, Paradox Plaza, GreenManGaming (sign up for their free VIP program to get it for $21.89), and Humble Store for $29.99.
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue for PC. Originally available for PS3 and 360 exclusively, this entry into the Assassin’s Creed saga has players taking the role of Shay Patrick Cormac. Rogue gives players a new point-of-view for the series, allowing them to play from a Templar’s perspective, while also enjoying the series’ fantastic naval battles. Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be available on Steam for $49.99.
  • Dmc: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition for Ps4 and Xbox One. This release brings the fantastic spectacle fighting gameplay of the Devil May Cry series to the next gen consoles. They do claim that it will run at 1080p and 60fps. This definitive edition contains all of the previously released DLC, and a new Bloody Palace mode which contains 60 waves of enemies for players to face. There are also new gameplay modes such as Hardcore, Gods Must Die, and Must Style modes. You can purchase DmC Definitive Edition on the Xbox Marketplace as well as your local game retailers for $39.99. It doesn’t, at this time, appear to be available digitally on the PS4 for pre-order, however.
  • Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea for PS3. This is the third game in the “Dusk” storyline. Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is a jRPG where you choose one of two available characters that each have a unique adventure and story attached to them. You can expect multiple endings that stem from the character choice you make. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will be available on PS3 for $49.99. You can get it on Amazon.
  • Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble for PC. You control Pax, who is trapped in a horrific nightmare. The gameplay consists of platforming and solving puzzles. In order to solve the puzzles, you must move and manipulate objects to create paths and reach new areas. Pax has the ability to transform, where each form possesses different abilities to help navigate the nightmare. Mushroom Men: Truffle Trouble will be available on Steam.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 3 for PS3, PS4 Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. The 3rd episode in the revelations saga continues the stories of Claire and Moira. Episode 3 will be available for $5.99 if you do not own the season pass already.
  • Parallax for PC. Parallax is a puzzle game that contains two worlds that overlap. You are tasked with switching between black and white to place yourself in the correct world at the correct time. Parallax will be available on Steam.
  • Far Cry 4: Valley of the Yetis DLC for PS4 and Xbox One. This DLC for Far Cry 4 finds Ajay stranded in the Himalayas after a helicopter crash. As you battle for survival, you must also be aware of the yetis that inhabit the already dangerous landscape of the Himalayas. You can purchase Valley of the Yetis on the Playstation Store and the Xbox Marketplace. It is also included with the Season Pass.

Wednesday, March 11th Releases

  • Ori and the Blind Forest for Xbox One and PC. Ori and the Blind Forest is a game that many have been looking forward to ever since it was announced almost four years ago. It is classified as a Metroidvania with more of a focus on platforming and RPG mechanics. The real draw of this game looks to be its fantastic visual aesthetic, which is one of the more beautiful that we have seen this year. You can purchase Ori and the Blind Forest on Steam and on the Xbox Marketplace.

Thursday, March 12th Releases

  • Sid Meier’s Starships for PC. Recently announced, this release has definitely attracted the attention of many Sid Meier fans. This tactical space combat game from Sid Meier boasts fully customizable ships, adventure, and multiple ways to achieve victory. It also has some sort of connectivity with Beyond Earth, which has yet to be detailed. If you’re interested in space strategy, then definitely give this game a look. You can find it on Steam, GreenManGaming (for $11.39 if you’re a VIP member, which is free), and Humble Store for $14.99.
  • Dungeon Hunter 5 for iOS, Android, and Windows. Dungeon Hunter 5 is a free to play hack and slack RPG for mobile devices. This is the fifth installment in the series and changes things up quite a bit. There are no classes. You get to choose your weapon at the beginning of the game and you can spec as you desire, but you are no longer tied down by your initial class choice. Dungeon Hunter 5 will be available on the App Store, Google Play Store and Windows Marketplace.

Friday, March 13th Releases

  • Code Name S.T.E.A.M. for 3DS. S.T.E.A.M., or Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace, is a turn-based strategy game with third person shooting elements. This is a release that has been on the radars of many 3DS owners for quite a while. It takes place in an alternate version of London which is now a steampunk fantasy. The mechanics will seem familiar to those who have played the XCOM series, with actions such as Overwatch, which allows your character to shoot any enemies that pop into his or her sights, and a cover system. Also, the game will be compatible with Amiibo figures from the Super Smash Bros. collection, which allow you to play as those characters. You can purchase Code Name S.T.E.A.M. for $39.99 and it is available digitally on the eShop. You can also get it from Amazon or your favorite retailer.

That wraps up the major releases for this week. Which releases are you looking forward to the most?