New Retail Releases: Agents of Mayhem, Zero Time Dilemma PS4, Cities: Skylines PS4, More

Volition is up to their old tricks again this week with Agents of Mayhem, a superhero parody that’s set within the even crazier universe of Saints Row. Set to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One this Tuesday, Agents of Mayhem is also a loving homage to Saturday morning cartoons from the 1980s.

Also available on store shelves this week is a PS4 re-release of Zero Time Dilemma, the final game in the Zero Escape franchise. Originally released for the PC, Vita, and 3DS in 2016, Zero Time Dilemma comes to the PS4 with high definition graphics and both English and Japanese voiceover options.

If you prefer to do your shopping at GameStop, you’ll be able to pick up their retailer-exclusive PS4 edition of Cities: Skylines, a city building sim from Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order, this week.

Finally this week, gamers will get the chance to purchase World to the West (PS4, Xbox One), a 3D action-adventure from the creators of Teslagrad; Rogue Stormers (PS4, Xbox One), a dieselpunk side-scrolling shooter; Sudden Strike 4 (PC, PS4), a real-time strategy game about World War II; and Troll & I (Switch), a 3D action-adventure about a giant troll and his human buddy.

We’ll be back soon with details on the newest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.

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Warp Zoned’s Adventure Log: What Happened on August 11 – August 13, 2017

NBA Live 18 officially got a release date (September 15) and a cover athlete (James Harden). The Indie Megabooth announced their lineup of exhibitors for PAX West 2017. And Telltale Games delivered the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2’s second episode.

We caught up with these stories this weekend. And you can read all of them, and others, after the break.

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Here’s the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2’s second episode

Telltale Games has announced the adventures of Jesse and friend will continue in Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2‘s second episode next week. So now’s the perfect time to unveil the episode’s first trailer, which introduces players to The Admin and The Arena:

Jesse and the gang survived the Sea Temple, but they brought home a little more than they bargained for: a lost adventurer, a powerful device, and a colossal enemy capable of grinding Beacontown to dust. There may be more to this fearsome foe than meets the eye, but to find out, Jesse — together with a few trusty friends — must embark on another adventure, this time into the icy unknown…

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 – Episode 2: Giant Consequences will be available to download for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile devices on August 15.

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Super Mega Baseball 2 release delayed until Spring 2018

Break out your old Three Stooges and a handful of Walker Texas Ranger episodes, Metalhead Software announced that Super Mega Baseball 2 has been delayed.

Originally scheduled to launch for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in September, the developer confirmed there’s more work to be done on the game’s features (most importantly, the online multiplayer) to make sure they’re up to snuff. Super Mega Baseball 2 is now expected to launch sometime in Spring 2018, when people are thinking about baseball again.

However, this delay also means that Metalhead will have extra time to “work on small features and pieces of content that had previously been cut out of our scope” and host a beta test for the game.

In the meantime, the developer called up a new gameplay trailer for Super Mega Baseball 2 focusing on Lineup Management. It’s been embedded above.

Metalhead’s full statement about Super Mega Baseball 2’s delay can be found after the break.

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Indie Megabooth will bring 84 games to PAX West 2017

PAX West 2017 is rapidly approaching, and the Indie Megabooth recently announced (via their official website) what they’ll have available for attendees to play at the big show.

This year’s Indie Megabooth installation will include full-sized booths for 43 games, along with kiosks for another 24 titles in the Minibooth. And developers in the Tabletop Area will be pulling double duty. In addition to their spot on the show floor, all 17 games from the Tabletop Area will be playable at the ACT Theatre in an event that’s open to the public.

PAX West 2017 will open its doors from September 1st through the 4th at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. You can find the complete list of titles available to play this year in the Indie Megabooth after the break.

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NBA Live 18 will be available September 15 with James Harden on the cover

EA Sports has announced that its bringing James Harden’s fantastic facial hair to store shelves and the cover athlete for NBA Live 18. Houston’s superstar shooter will help promote the game, which will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One on September 15.

“When I heard about working with EA Sports and being the cover athlete of NBA Live 18, I was pretty excited for the opportunity,” said Harden. “NBA Live 18 is all about creating your own identity and making your mark on the league, and I can definitely relate to that. If anybody knows about creativity, it’s me.”

Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus subscribers who want to try out NBA Live 18 before its released will get the chance with a special demo now available to download through each system’s digital storefront. The demo will feature a prologue to the game’s story mode, and any progress made will carry over to the full game:

In the NBA Live 18 free demo, players will experience The Rise, the prologue section of The One – an all-new way to pursue your legacy, centered on the player and defined by your choices. Progress made in The One during the free demo can be carried over into the full game, so players jumping in early can continue their experience when the full game launches.

Players in the free demo will also be treated to specially-timed Live Events – limited-time activities with special rules, rewards and characters, only available in The One. Rewards earned in weekly Live Events will also carry over into the full game, giving players reason to regularly come back and check out the new events in order to earn new rewards. The free demo rounds out with a Play Now experience between the NBA Finals rivals Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.

Finally, EA Sports is offering a huge discount to anyone who pre-orders NBA Live 18 from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Toys R US, or Walmart, as well as digitally through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Games Store. Everyone who’s willing to take a chance on EA’s first basketball simulation since 2015’s NBA Live 16 before its released will be able to purchase it for just $39.99.

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Xbox Store Today: Jump Step Step, King of Fighters 96

Two new additions to the Xbox Games Store will help usher in the weekend.

First up is Jump Step Step, a “relaxing puzzle game” from Phung Games that asks players to help a robot named Bob find his lost limbs (insert your C-3PO jokes here). Players won’t control Bob directly in the isometric puzzler, instead inputting a sequence of commands that hopefully allows them to reach the exit.

Also available to download today is The King of Fighters 96, the third game in the famed SNK fighting franchise, and the second chapter of the “Orochi Trilogy.” This time around, players will be able to choose from 27 different characters.

You can learn more about both games after the break.

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Warp Zoned’s Adventure Log: What Happened on August 9 and August 10, 2017

The past few days have included a few announcements, and a few big new trailers from Bethesda. And we’ve also got a new episode of the Content Crash podcast for you.

So if you’re interested in the latest trailer for one of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus‘s in-universe television shows, or the first gameplay trailer for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, or a release date for Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, you can find it after the break.

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