New Game Releases: July 8th to July 14th, 2012
Laura Kemmerer / Jul 8th, 2012 No Comments
As the heat of summer kicks into overdrive, we’ve got a solid mix of unusual and action-packed games to keep us occupied indoors this coming week. Here are this week’s top new releases!
Quantum Conundrum – XBLA/PSN/PCWhen you’re dumped off at your uncle’s and he’s not there to greet you, you just know something has gone terribly wrong. Assuming the role of a boy in search of his eccentric uncle gone missing, the player must use the Professor’s latest invention: an Interdimensional Shift Device. Boasting a fun and unique art style, Quantum Conundrum also provides the player with the freedom of extensive environmental manipulation by the changing of dimensions to solve puzzles. Quantum Conundrum is scheduled for release on PSN and PC on July 10th, but will be released for XBLA July 11th.
Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games – Xbox 360/PS3/Wii
Promising more of a casual gameplay experience, Arctic Games takes the fun-loving cast of characters from the Ice Age movies and puts them smack dab in the middle of a contest for treasure. Siding with either Manny and the herd or the scallywag pirates, cool down by diving head first into a variety of games such as: glacier hopping, ski jumping, and a variety of others. Ice Age: Continental Drift – Arctic Games is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii on July 10th.
Might & Magic: Heroes VI – Pirates of the Savage Sea – PC
Acting as an addendum to Might & Magic: Heroes VI, Pirates of the Savage Sea brings forth hero Crag Hack to investigate the destruction and disappearance of ships that have fallen prey to vicious storms while out at sea. Promising over 10 hours of gameplay, Pirates of the Savage Sea offers the player a turn-based combat experience while retaining extensive stretches of world to explore. Pirates of the Savage Sea is scheduled for release on PC on July 12th.
Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure – 3DS
Jump into the Parisian world of honorable thief Raphael, who is known for stealing world-famous pieces of art, only to return them to their rightful places a few days later. But when Raphael’s sights are set on the Wristlet of Tiamat, he begins to unravel the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Offering beautiful visuals as well as music-based gameplay, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure is scheduled for release on the 3DS on July 10th.
Be sure to check back here at Gaming Illustrated for a review of Quantum Conundrum appearing tomorrow!