It’s a bit of a funny old week for new releases. Why so, you ask? Well, there’s a new PlayStation 2 game for starters in the form of Konami’s PES 2014. It’s also out on PSP this week if you still have one of those as your handheld of choice.
The Wii U and 3DS are also playing catch-up, with their belated versions of Batman: Arkham Origins and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate. Word has it that the Wii U version of Origins is the most stable of the lot, with less screen tearing, fewer glitches and a steadier frame rate than the PS3 and Xbox 360 iterations. There’s no multiplayer though, which may prevent some from making a purchase.
As for Blackgate, the 6 hour length may be a problem for some. It’s apparently pretty good while it last though – GamesRadar dished out a 3.5/5 for it last month.
Joining Batman on 3DS there’s Professor Layton and The Azran Legacy, which is to the last adventure in the series. This latest escapade sees Layton go out in style with one-a-day DLC puzzles to boot. Eurogamer gave the brain bender 9/10 while the Official Nintendo Magazine said goodbye to the professor with a glowing review.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games on Wii U hasn’t gone down quite a well, which is perhaps why the likes of Amazon are offering it for £29.99 already. Polygon highlighted a lack of depth in their 6.5/10 review while CVG said it left them feeling cold. If this goes on to sell even a tenth of what the first Mario and Sonic game did, we’d be very surprised.