The industry is starting to wake from its Christmas slumber. A trio of new titles are lined-up for the Xbox One, while the PS4 is due to receive double that figure.
Curiously, the PS Blog reports Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 3 is amongst this week’s new releases, despite it being announced just days ago. GameFAQs, along with others, claim that the release date is still yet to be announced, so we have a feeling Sony’s official blog has jumped the gun somewhat.
For those curious, Vol. 3 is due to include Adventure II, Super Breakout, Yars’ Return, Millipede, and a fair few antique sports titles.
On a related note, it looks like Space Hulk: Ascension is only due to arrive on the US Xbox One Store this week. Xbox One owners across the world can at least expect the 1930’s set monochrome puzzle/platformer Albert and Otto, and the air combat shooter Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China, which received ‘mixed’ user reviews on Steam.
Rewinding back to last week, a couple of new PS4 releases slipped under our radar – the colourful Advance Wars alike Tiny Metal – published by Sony Music Japan – and BRIKS 2, a worryingly low budget Breakout clone with an eyebrow-raising £15 price tag.
There’s another Breakout clone lined up for release this week, too. Energy Invasion is a far more modest £3.29, and is due on both PS4 and PS Vita. PS4 owners can also expect the colourful pixel puzzler Plox Neon, the political narrative-driven interactive story Little Red Lie, and ACA NeoGeo: King of Fighters ’98.
On PS Vita meanwhile, there’s the sleeper hit The Count Lucanor, a creepy pixel art adventure likened to Undertale. Then we have the 2D cyberpunk thriller 2064: Read Only Memories, and Riftstar Raiders – a 2.5D space shooter that’s also due on Xbox One before the month is out. A demo launched today if you fancy giving it a go.
Next week: Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, InnerSpace, Mutant Football League, and Full Metal Furies
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.