Out this week: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re-Birth 3, Whispering Willows and more

If your plan to beat the heat is to stay inside and play videogames with an ice pack down your pants, then you’re in luck – they’re currently on offer at Robert Dyas. Also: there’s a small smattering of new releases out this week.

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From the looks of things a trio of titles are heading to retailer – the belated Wii U version of LEGO Jurassic World (also heading to the eShop on Friday, priced £34.99), the even more belated 3DS movie tie-in Paddington: Adventures in London and the catchily titled PS Vita JRPG Hyperdimension Neptunia Re-Birth 3: V Generation.

Reviews of that last one haven’t been great so far, including a 6.5 from PlayStation Lifestyle and an alarming 35% from Gaming Trend. Repetitive, lazy, bare boned and boring are just some of the words they used to describe it. Oh dear.

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Over on PSN both the PS4 and PS Vita see three new arrivals each. On PS4 there’s Arcade Archives Renegade (£7.99), blatant Bomberman clone Bombing Busters (£5.79) and gloomy 2D adventure Whispering Willows (£9.79). It’s a bit banal and simplistic when it comes to puzzles, reports PlayStation Universe. PlayStation Lifestyle’s review paints an even bleaker picture, giving it a significantly lower score.

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Sony’s handheld gets Whispering Willows too, plus mobile shooter conversion 2013: Infected Wars (£4.49) – which did actually launch on the App Store in 2013 – and the premium priced JRPG Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star (£32.99). A quick glance on Metacritic reveals it received incredibly mixed reviews – everything from 9/10 to 3/10. The majority of reviews were around the 6/10 and 7/10 mark though, if that helps your purchasing decision.

Over on Xbox One things are incredibly quiet. There hasn’t been a single new release this week so far, in fact. Friday may bring a surprise release though – last week saw the curious minimalistic puzzler Q (£4.79) seemingly spring out of nowhere.

Next week: F1 2015 (PS4, Xbox One, PC), Garfield Kart (3DS), The Disgaea Triple Play Collection (PS3) and Rocket League (PS4)

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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