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It’s a big week for 3DS gamers as the latest Nintendo Download leans pretty heavily on the company’s handheld.
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash brings the popular robot back for another adventure… this time in a side-scrolling platformer on the 3DS. Using his plug as a whip, Chibi-Robo will have to “grapple and zip through tricky, trap-ridden corridors.” Available to download tomorrow, a Chibi-Robo Amiibo figure will also be in stores this Friday, which should help with some of the grappling and zipping.
Also available this week is 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a remake of a game that is considered by many to be the greatest Sonic game of all time and the greatest game ever released for the Genesis. If you’ve forgotten why we all used to love Sonic, his second side-scrolling adventure will make it all clear.
Rounding out this week’s big 3DS bonanza is The Legend of Legacy, a new RPG from Atlus that’ll be available on Tuesday, October 13. In The Legend of Legacy, seven characters embark for a mysterious in search of “glory and treasure.” Sounds about right for an Atlus RPG.
But don’t think Nintendo forgot the Wii U this week. The company’s living room console is now home to two new Nindies… Race the Sun, an arcade racer; and Whispering Willows, a ghostly adventure game.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break. (more…)
Sega has announced they’ll be expanding their 3D Classics line this Fall with the release of three new titles. All three games will be priced at $5.99 apiece (€4.99 in Europe and £4.49 in the UK).
3D Streets of Rage 2 will lead things off in July, followed by 3D Gunstar Heroes in August, and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 in September. Like the previous games in the series, all three will come equipped with “stunning 3D visuals [that have been] optimized for the 3DS.” Brand new modes and features will also be included in each title.
Two other 3D Classics will close out the most recent wave of releases including this Thursday’s 3D Fantasy Zone II and May 14’s 3D Thunder Blade.
Sony has added another bevy of downloadable PS3 games and PSone Classics to the PlayStation Store. Whether your pleasure is a crimesolving adventure (Red Johnson’s Chronicles: Episode 1), a puzzling puzzle game (Puzzle Agent), an all-female fighter (Arcana Heart 3) or one of the greatest games of all-time (Sonic the Hedgehog 2), this week’s PSN update has something for you.
If you didn’t buy Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection, shame on you. Seriously. It’s a beautiful time capsule letting you experience firsthand in high definition and surround sound what things were like in a simpler, arguably better, time for gaming, before the console war was determined by sales numbers. If you held off because you only wanted a few of the games, PlayStation is here to help. Starting March 29, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Comix Zone, and Altered Beast will be arriving one after another about every month or so, up to August 16. Each game will cost $4.99 and have its own set of trophies, instead of just having at most one on a disc. Even better news is that all of these games will arrive early for PlayStation Plus subscribers, for free.
It’s getting harder and harder to resist that PSN Plus subscription, and if I didn’t already own the Blu Ray with these games, it might have been enough to push me over the edge. If they announce something crazy like Shining Force III, all episodes, for PSN Plus free and early, I might have to run to my local gamestop, knocking over racks and shelves, completely oblivious to the fact that I could have bought the subscription online… Hit the jump for the full details on the games. (more…)