Two new retail releases may be out this week. We’ve emphasised the word ‘may’ there as Freedom Factory’s Kick-Ass 2 and Bloodbath were both originally due out in April and have seen regular delays since.
There are no reviews of Kick-Ass 2 around, but Bloodbath received a critical mauling when it launched on PC last month. Even with price-tags around the £25 mark, it would be wise to approach these two Xbox 360 and PS3 brawlers with caution.
Bad news if you were expecting Tropico 5 on Xbox 360 this week – it appears to have been moved back to the end of August.
Over on PSN, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is being dished up at a slightly eyebrow raising £17.99. A “re-creation” of the original Oddworld – to use the developer’s own description – it’s out now on PlayStation 4 with PS3, PS Vita and Wii U versions to follow.
Destructoid meanwhile gave it an 8/10. “Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty is roughly the same frequently soul-crushing, yet unique and rewarding game it was in the ’90s. Even if you hated it back then, it’s probably worth investigating the remake just to see if your puzzle skills have improved, even if there aren’t a whole lot of extras ready for you this time around. In the end, Abe’s adventure is a tale worth telling,” they said.
After making a surprise appearance on PS4 during E3, Entwined is now available for PS3 and PS Vita with Cross-Buy support. The £6.49 download entails keeping a fish and bird apart, for their love is forbidden. The left stick controls the bird; the right stick the fish. Not a game for all and sundry, certainly, but many of those who took the plunge were left hypnotised by its gloriously abstract artwork.
Then there’s the eagerly awaited The Walking Dead: Season 2, Ep. 4, Amid the Ruins, out now for £3.99. Sadly, IGN found it be be “another typical Telltale fourth episode slump”, giving it a 6.0. Polygon gave it the same score, calling it “a major step back from the series’ normally high standards”. I think we can all guarantee though that Telltale won’t let fans down with episode five’s final conclusion.
Ubisoft’s Forgotten Wars – or Might & Magic: Duel of Champions – Forgotten Wars to use its full title – is another out now on both XBLA and PSN. This £7.99 card battler comes hot on the heels of last week’s Magic 2015. Odd choice of timing there, Ubisoft. Just like Magic 2015, additional card packs cost £3.99.
A batch of DLC finishes off this week’s new release round-up. Don’t Starve gains the £3.99 Reign of Giants expansion, GRID Autosport bags the £2.49 Best of British Pack and Dark Souls II receives the first of three additional quests – Crown of the Sunken Kings, priced at £7.99. IGN found it “tense, challenging, and rewarding” even with some confusing level design present.
Next week: The Last Of Us Remastered (PS4), Sacred 3 (PS3, 360), LEGO Ninjago Nindroids (PS Vita, 3DS), Pinball FX2 (Xbox One) and a few PlayStation 3 Essentials re-releases via Namco-Bandai.