The zombie bandwagon shows no signs of slowing. This week alone sees not one but two undead undertakings, and they’re about to be followed by Rebellion’s imminent Zombie Army Trilogy.
The zombie filled duo out this week are Dying Light – the retail release of which was delayed in Europe, lest you forget – and Capcom’s episodic adventure Resident Evil Revelations 2.
The four episodes, priced £4.79 each on Xbox Live and £4.99 a piece on PSN (season pass also available), are due for release in very quick succession. Make that very quick succession – the first part launched yesterday, and the whole thing is due to be wrapped up come 12th March. Episodes 3 and 4 are just a day apart, in fact.
We put this down to Capcom wanting to get the retail release out the door pronto, unlike Telltale’s incredibly belated retail collections that aren’t on shelves for a good six months after the final instalment hits the download services.
“Resident Evil: Revelations 2 feels like a budgeted release at times visually, but given the interesting environments and insanely detailed Raid Mode, that’s okay. Either mode is worth the $5 entry fee alone, and I will be playing this for weeks to come both alone and with a partner” said Destructoid. The Metro meanwhile claimed that it’s the scarcest RE has been in years.
The download version of Dying Light has been available for a month or so already, not to mention readily available at retail in other parts of the world, so chances are most of you know what to expect by now. In short, it’s Dead Island but done right. By that we mean loads of polish and fine-tuning.
As the decent Call of Juarez: Gunslinger proved in the past, Techland can indeed achieve greatness when given a gentle prodding.
A quartet of Japanese titles are also heading to shop shelves, supermarkets and such this week.
Specifically, the online focused Dragonball Xenoverse (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360) – which received 6/10s from both God is a Geek and The Metro, along with a few slightly higher scores from lesser known outlets – the allegedly overwhelming yet addictive Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (PS4, Xbox One), JRPG Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PS Vita) and the 2D brawler Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late (PS3).
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late has all the hallmarks of a sleeper hit, bagging a steady string of 9/10s and 8/10s. Fans of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue in particular should give it some attention.
Hello Kitty and Sanrio Friends 3D Racing on 3DS is also out tomorrow. This trailer should enlighten those curious. Publisher PQube reports that it comes with a metal tin when purchased from GAME but we can’t find any mention of that on GAME’s site. Hmm.
From one feline to another – the delightful Scram Kitty DX has scampered onto PS4 and PS Vita. The top down shooter – which is on-rails, but not in the manner you’d expect – costs £6.39 with PS Plus (£7.99 otherwise) and features Cross-Buy support. Apparently it suits the PS Vita like a glove.
Two other titles are making their merry way onto PS4 via PSN – 2D horizontal shooter Aces of the Luftwaffe (£3.99) and the much-loved indie classic Limbo (£7.39). The PS3 gets a look-in too with Big Ant’s TableTop Cricket (£9.99). Featuring tiny plastic figures in supersized environments, it’s the Micro Machines of the cricket world.
Next week: ScreamRide (Xbox One, 360), Zombie Army Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One), Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition (PS4, Xbox One), Cooking Mama: Bon Appetit! (3DS), Gardening Mama: Forest Friends (3DS), The Arland Atelier Trilogy (PS3), Hyperdimension Neptunia Hypercollection (PS3), Motorcycle Club (PS4, PS3, Xbox One, 360), Pinball Arcade Season 2 (PS4) and Shiftlings (Xbox One, PS4).
Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles for the site since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.