Releases for the week of March 15-21
Keeping up with the latest game releases can be a full-time job. There are releases every day ranging from the smallest indies, to the largest, multi-million dollar triple-As. In this article you will find the major releases that you can expect this week. These release dates are for North America.
Tuesday, March 17th
Battlefield Hardline for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. Battlefield Hardline is the next entry into the Battlefield series. This one features a cops and robbers theme, with a full fledged single player as well as multiplayer modes. If you are a fan of the series, you can look forward to more of the same solid shooting that Battlefield has been known to provide. You can get Battlefield Hardline on Origin, or PlayStation Store and the Xbox Marketplace for $59.99 for the basic edition.
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD for PS4 and Xbox One. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a remaster of the 2011 PSP exclusive. Type-0 uses a real time battle system unlike the major Final Fantasy releases. There is no additional content in the remaster, so those who have played the game already shouldn’t expect any new content. However, they have focused on updating graphics and improving gameplay, as well as adding a lower difficulty level to the game. You can purchase Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on the Playstation Store or the Xbox Marketplace for $59.99.
Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 4 for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PS3. According to the release schedule, you will have to wait an extra day if you want the game on Xbox systems or PC, so keep that in mind. The fourth episode in the Revelations 2 series promises to continue the story and provide the same excitement as the previous episodes. You can grab the episode on the Playstation Store and the Xbox Marketplace for $5.99 or for free if you have purchased the season pass.
Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas for PC. This action-adventure game, originally released on iOS in November of 2013, claims to closely follow the gameplay and visual style of the Legend of Zelda series. Oceanhorn has a mainly positive critical review, so if you are interested in more Zelda-like gameplay, then it is definitely worth taking a look at. You can find it on Steam, but the price is not currently listed at the time of this writing.
Starcrawlers for PC. Releasing into Early Access, Starcrawlers is described as a cRPG with a modern twist that is set in a sci-fi universe. The Steam page describes it as a game where you put together a team of adventurers that take missions, bounties, and espionage requests from mega-corporations. As always, be skeptical of Early Access, but definitely give this one a look to see if it’s up your alley. You can grab it on Steam, but the price is not listed as of yet.
Tales from the Borderlands Episode 2: Atlas Mugged for PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The long awaited episode to this TellTale series is finally here. You can grab it on Steam, Playstation Store, or Xbox Marketplace. As always, if you have the season pass, it will be available free of charge.
Warlocks for PC. Releasing into Early Access, Warlocks is described as an action-RPG brawler. You play as a warlock who fights off the shadow monsters invading the world. The single player campaign contains 5 realms with their own enemies and bosses. However, the game also claims to have co-op play and 1-4 player deathmatch in a 1v1 or a 2v2 format. You can find Warlocks on Steam, with an unlisted price as of yet.
Friday, March 20th
Mario Party 10 for Wii U. The tenth entry into the Mario Party series adds a new mode called Bowser Party, where one player controls Bowser using the gamepad. This mode features its own set of exclusive mini games. Any fans of Mario Party can expect more of the fun gameplay that we are all used to from the series. You can purchase Mario Party 10 for $49.99 from the Nintendo e-Shop, or at your local game retailer.
The releases this week are a bit light when it comes to major games coming out. However, I always view this as a blessing because it means more time to catch up on the massive backlog that we all seem to have. What releases are you all looking forward to this week?