From what we can ascertain, the only game arriving at retail this week is Agricultural Simulator 2013 on PC. We’re pretty sure you don’t want to hear 400-odd words about that, so here’s a round-up of what’s available in the world of downloads.
The Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials expansion hits Xbox Live this week for 400 MSP, but it’s not out until 19th December in Europe on PlayStation 3. Although Dishonored fans would no doubt prefer to have a new mission to play through, Eurogamer reckons this pack of ten challenges is a good stop-gap until such a thing arrives next year. They awarded it 7/10.
Black Knight Sword is hitting both PSN and XBLA this week though. We’re surprised that this one has passed us by before now – it’s from the Suda51, the mind behind No More Heroes, Lollipop Chainsaw and The Shadows of the Damned. It’s a dark and twisted side-scrolling action game that has been described as an “audiovisual experience” by the PlayStation Blog, due to Akira Yamaoka’s composing and sound design. Curious? You could always try the demo.
Also on both services is the brain bending Mensa Academy, which Square-Enix published on 3DS and Wii earlier this year. It didn’t do too well either critically or commercially. We’ve even seen the 3DS version for as little as £4.99 online.
PlayStation 3 owners can also now download Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for a slightly pricey £11.99. Why is it so expensive? Rockstar say it’s simply in line with the prices on other download services – the Xbox version, which has been available for quite some time, is still 1,200 MSP.
Big Sky Infinity is another arriving on PSN, available for both PS3 and PS Vita. It’s a randomly generated shooter costing £7.99, or you can get it for free if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. The launch trailer is below:
Wii U owners will be pleased to hear that the delayed Rayman Legends demo is available from today. Then over on 3DS there’s the wet and wild story-based puzzler Hydroventure: Spin Cycle for £8.99 and the table top-style RPG Crimson Shroud for £7.19. If you haven’t had your share of match-three puzzle games yet then there’s another one of those out now too – Wizard Defenders on DSiWare for a purse pleasing £1.79.
Next week: Nothing at retail again from the looks of it, but there is Kinect Party on XBLA which is free until the end of the year.