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New Retail Releases: Axiom Verge, Rime, River City Rival Showdown, More

The smell of stuffing, cranberries, and turkey is in the air… and that means most game publishers have taken the week off. But not to worry! Several interesting will make their retail debut this week.

That includes games like Axiom Verge, the “MetroidVania” from Thomas Happ that previously found fame on digital storefronts for multiple platforms. This week, the game will receive a special retail release, the Multiverse Edition, for the PS4, Switch, and Vita. Other Switch games making the jump from the eShop to the retail shelf this week include Tequila Works’s Rime and Inti Creates’s Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.

A full list of new releases can be found right here:

New Releases: Week of November 20, 2017

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Star Wars: Battlefront II, Skyrim VR, L.A. Noire, more coming to PS Store this week

Fantastic and faraway lands are the focus of this week’s PlayStation Store update.

The Star Wars universe gets another chance to shine this week with the release of Electronic Arts’s Star Wars: Battlefront II. PS4 players will also be able to return to Bethesda’s fantasy world in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. The fate of the entire multiverse is at stake in Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2, and THQ Nordic brought back the colorful shenanigans of De Blob in a PS4 re-release of his eponymous game.

Finally this week, things will float back to Earth in the 1940s-set L.A. Noire from Rockstar Games and the everyday experiences of Electronic Arts’s The Sims 4.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store (including a few titles for the Vita) after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Star Wars Battlefront II, Pokemon UltraSun/UltraMoon, Skyrim on Switch, More

It’s a big week for brand new releases, and it starts with Electronic Arts’s Star Wars: Battlefront II for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Star Wars who are thinking about picking up a PS4 this week might also want to peruse two new bundles for the console… a PS4 Pro 1TB + Star Wars: Battlefront II Bundle and a PS4 Slim 1TB + Star Wars: Battlefront II Bundle.

Elsewhere on store shelves this week, Nintendo and Game Freak will launch Pokemon UltraMoon and Pokemon UltraSun, the final “mainline” Pokemon games for the 3DS.

A slew of popular games will find new homes this week as Bethesda will bring The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to the Switch and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR to the PS4, while Rockstar is relaunching L.A. Noire for the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The Sims 4 will also make its PS4 and Xbox One debut this week, alongside Batman: The Telltale Series, which will make its first appearance on the Switch.

Finally this week, WB Games and TT Games will build another brick-tastic adventure with Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 on the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Need For Speed Payback, Sonic Forces, Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 5, more coming to PS Store this week

Today’s PlayStation Store update is all about pairs.

A pair of speedy PS4 games lead the way, as Electronic Arts will release Need For Speed Payback and Sega will counter with Sonic Forces. They’re joined by two from Telltale Games, Guardians of the Galaxy – Episode 5: Don’t Stop Believin’ and Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 4: Below the Bedrock, as well as the latest digital adaptations of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune.

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)

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Call of Duty: WWII, Dot Hack G.U.: Last Recode, Spintires: MudRunner, more added to PS Store

Prepare to go to war in this week’s PlayStation Store update.

Activision is going back to the frontlines of World War II in the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: WWII. PS4 owners will also be able to download Dot Hack G.U.: Last Recode, an enhanced re-release of the entire Dot Hack G.U. trilogy. A different kind of war will take place in Spintires: MudRunner, as PS4 players will get in a truck and fight it out with the muck underneath their wheels.

And finally, retro game fans will be able to download 8-Bit Adventure Anthology: Volume 1 for the PS4, which includes three classic point and click adventures (Shadowgate, The Uninvited, and Deja Vu).

You can learn more about this week’s additions to the PlayStation Store after the break. (more…)

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will launch on the Xbox One on December 12… Stranger Things Skin Pack now available in Minecraft

A hundred players parachute onto the island, but the game is almost ready to parachute onto the Xbox One. That’s right, PUBG Corp has announced a release date for the Xbox One launch of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds at Paris Games Week.

Also today, Mojang is adding the potent fanbase of Stranger Things to Minecraft with a new Skin Pack.

You can read more about both stories after the break. (more…)

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New Retail Releases: Call of Duty WWII, Spintires Mud Runner, Dot Hack G.U. Last Recode, More

Only a handful of new games will be available on store shelves this week, as most publishers are running scared from the pending launch of the latest game in the Call of Duty franchise. The PC, PS4, and Xbox One release of Call of Duty: WWII has built up quite a bit of hype this year, especially for its return to the European Theater of World War II

And if you’re thinking of upgrading to a PS4 Slim, Sony and Activision have teamed up to produce a special PS4 Slim 1TB + Call of Duty: WWII Limited Edition Bundle that’s decked out in a Green Camouflage color scheme.

But several other games will be available this week, including Bandai Namco’s Dot Hack G.U.: Last Recode (a PS4 remake of the entire Dot Hack G.U. trilogy) and Spintires: Mud Runner (a bizarro driving game for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One).

A complete rundown of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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SteamWorld Dig 2 Review: Groundbreaking

It’s hard to believe that four years have already passed since the original SteamWorld Dig first graced gaming systems. Image & Form’s platformer came out of left field and garnered attention and praise from gamers and critics alike (it was even in the running for the “‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson Award” in our annual Golden Pixel Awards roundup). At the time, we couldn’t wait to return to the SteamWorld universe and see the characters “fleshed out” in a sequel, so-to-speak.

Instead, the next entry we got in the series was a spinoff, SteamWorld Heist. It was still set in the same universe as Dig, but Heist wasn’t a direct sequel, and took place much further in the future. Gameplay was also different, as Heist took on a turn-based strategy approach as opposed to Dig’s resource-collecting, mining, MetroidVania style. While fun in its own right, many wanted to see a return to SteamWorld Dig’s roots.

And almost half a decade later, we got our wish. (more…)

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