It’s one of the quietest spells in recent times for new releases. As of the time of typing (Wednesday night), not a single new game has graced the Xbox One store all week. We may see something on or before Friday (a NeoGeo re-release perhaps) but Xbox One owners shouldn’t expect much in the way of new stuff to play.[Update: ACA NeoGeo Pulsar released on Xbox One today.]
Things are a tad busier on PSN, where one of the new PS Plus titles – Sony’s That’s You – makes its debut. This social quiz game, which is also receiving a £14.99 retail release, lets competing players link their phones to a friend’s PS4 in order to take selfies, and partake in doodle and photo challenges. All in the name of making a mockery of your mates, no less.
The PS4 also gains ACA NeoGeo Pulstar, plus belated releases of the Limbo alike Toby: The Secret Mine and the pleasingly chaotic 2D racer SpeedRunners. Both games garnered an 8/10 from ourselves – we called Toby “short but sweet” due to its fleeting 2 hour play time, while SpeedRunners left us impressed with its impeccable design. It’s clear the developers spent a ridiculous amount of time balancing and playtesting it to perfection.
Bandai Namco’s Accel World VS Sword Art Online on PS4 and PS Vita joins That’s You on store shelves. We’re still waiting on reviews of this crossover JRPG. Hopefully, the trailer below will answer a few questions:
This leaves us with Ninja Usagimaru: Two Tails of Adventure on PS Vita, a puzzle game compendium consisting of the 3DS’ Ninja Usagimaru: The Gem of Blessings and the PS Vita’s own Ninja Usagimaru: The Mysterious Karakuri Castle. Both have a slight whiff of Solomon’s Key about them.
Next week: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (PS4), Minecraft: Story Mode – Season 2 (Multi), Iron Crypticle (PS4/XO), Cars 3: Driven to Win (Multi) and Serial Cleaner (XO/PS4).