New Releases – March 2014

Aw yeah baby! It’s March a.k.a. Second Christmas for Gamers! What have we got? …oh…not a whole lot actually. BUT! Certainly enough!

03/11
Titanfall (XBOne, 360, PC)

Call of Duty now with giant robots? Congratulations you’ve managed to get me to give half a shit! Combine that with my lack of games to play on my XBone and I almost give a full shit about this game! The 360 one comes out later in the month.
     Atelier Escha & Logy (PS3)

The latest entry in the long running and slightly unsualcrafting-based RPG series sees a new director begin a new trilogy. This time players have a choice of two protagonists. Escha represents classic Atelier while Logy is supposed to provide a more traditional RPG experience to bring in new fans.
03/20
    Yumi’s Odd Odyssey (3DS Ware)

Okay, anyone remember that weird fishing rod-based Bionic Commando-y game with a schoolgirl? They talked about it on Hardcore Gaming 101 once? Umihara Kawase? Well it’s getting a new entry on 3DS the fuck outta nowhere…and it’s coming to America. Wat.
03/18
    Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster (PS3, Vita)

Exactly what the title says. FFX and X-2 all over again. Looks like they may have put in a bit of extra effort on the graphics. Color me mildly curious if only because I’d like to get more into X-2
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (360, PS3)

I am interested in the almost entirely because of the retro arcade mode, which looks crazy fun. Seriously I’m expecting the main game to be a 3/5 and Arcade to be a 4/5. But maybe I’ll be pleasently surprised…or given access to arcade mode right from the start.

03/25
    BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3)

The newest entry in the BlazBlue series brings us more characters and then more still through DLC, including Kokonoe at long last! Unfortunately, it’s PS3 Only. This has greatly disappointed my one BlazBlue playing friend.
    Deception IV: Blood Ties (PS3, Vita)

What the- a new Tecmo’s Deception?! I was just thinking about how much I’d like to see that series again. Technically this is actually called Kagero 3 in Japan making it Deception 2-3. It is also the 5th entry in the series (Deception 2-2 was called TRAPT in the states). Fuck numbers!
    The Witch and the Hundred Knight (PS3)

I’m noticing a trend with these games. Seriously, the PS3 is starting to heat up now! Anyway this is some kind of top-down action hack n’ slash RPG thing that Nippon Ichi is publishing. I honestly haven’t read up on it much and am just giving it a chance out of random curiosity.

 

03/26

     Marie Rose comes to DOA5U (PS3, 360)

Okay it’s not technically a game, but the release of new character Marie Rose to the home version of DOA5U is very exciting to me! Look at that! We don’t have to buy DOA5U Arcade in order to stay current! Heck there’s even a new balance patch hitting consoles and arcades that day as well! It seems like KoeiTecmo actually gets how to do DLC and updates! Here’s hoping they don’t fall off the wagon the way Arc Systems Works did with BlazBlue. At the same time, they’re releasing a new character to arcades called Phase-4, who is (another) Kasumi clone. Okay so that’s kinda lame but I do like the idea of releasing characters in the arcade then bringing them home a few months later. It keeps interest in the arcade game without screwing home users. I just wanna know if KoeiTecmo can make the character roster bigger with a patch or if there is truly a limit to how many new characters they can add.

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