Itâ€™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 shouldnâ€™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 – Sonyâ€™s That’s You â€“ makes its debut. This social quiz game, which is also receiving a Â£14.99 retail release, lets competing players link their phones to a friendâ€™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. Itâ€™s clear the developers spent a ridiculous amount of time balancing and playtesting it to perfection.
Bandai Namcoâ€™s Accel World VS Sword Art Online on PS4 and PS Vita joins Thatâ€™s You on store shelves. Weâ€™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 3DSâ€™ Ninja Usagimaru: The Gem of Blessings and the PS Vitaâ€™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).