New Releases: Week of 10/29/17
Kalvin Martinez / Oct 29th, 2017 No Comments
It’s Halloween, babies. You know what that means, a brand new Bubsy game! That’s right. Bubsy! You know, the greatest mascot ever returns in the mostly hotly anticipated game of 2017.
This week sees the release of Call of Duty: WWII, .hack//G.U. Last Recode, and of course, Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back.
Also releasing this week is Steven Universe: Save the Light, Summon Night 6: Lost Borders, Creeping Terror, and a bunch of Switch ports including the retail release of Azure Striker Gunvolt: Striker Pack.
Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back – PS4, PC – October 31
Bubsy is back baby! And so are the Woolies! In his first game in 21 years since the much anticipated Bubsy 64 was canceled, Bubsy must travel to exotic locales and take on his nemeses the Woolies once again.
Using his classic moves and a few new ones, Bubsy needs to take down common Woolies and some nasty UFO bosses. The game sees Bubsy return to his side-scrolling roots, but boasts over 100 new one liners to make you wonder what this fast-talking, wisecracking lynx will say next.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode – PS4, PC – November 3
After 15 years, it is time to return to “The World”. Set in 2017, after the first .hack series, “The World” has been rebuilt.
Re-live the experience as Haseo tracks down the player killer Tri-Edge. Haseo’s quest is one of vengeance as Tri-Edge defeated his friend Shino in The World” and put her into a coma.
As Haseo looks for clues on Tri-Edge, he’ll meet other players wishing to stop him and become allies. Along the way, they’ll learn of a much greater truth and question whether claiming vengeance on Tri-Edge really matters.
.hack//G.U. Last Recode is a remaster of the .hack//G.U. trilogy featuring enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and new modes. It includes all the original PS2-era titles: Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption.
The two new game modes “Cheat Mode” and “Retry Mode” are meant to curb some of the difficulty of the games. “Cheat Mode” lets players enjoy the story by starting the game with full Stats, while “Retry Mode” lets players retry battles without having to return to the title screen.
Not only will all three games run in 1080p at 60fps, there have been other improvements made to the games. The battles have been balanced and the pacing has been tweaked to provide the best experience. Additionally, footage from the previous .hack games have been included to give context to the events of G.U.
Call of Duty: WWIII – PS4, Xbox One, PC – November 3
War is hell, but it is even worse when your first excursion into battle is a hell of a fight. As a young recruit in the U.S. First Infantry Division, you’re going to be storming the beaches of Normandy and get your first taste of combat in D-Day.
Luckily, you survive the battle. Now you and your squad must fight across Europe engaging the enemy at different iconic battle locations including the Battle of the Bulge as you make your way into Germany.
You’ll need to rely on your squad mates and allies from across the globe to survive. It’ll be a hard won fight, but if you can do it then you’ll prove what a real soldier is worth.
Multiplayer in Call of Duty: WWII marks a return to the roots of the series with combat that puts an emphasis on “boots on the ground” combat. Much of the traversal elements added in recent Call of Duty games have been stripped away leaving the core fast-paced, grounded action the series was known for.
Aiding with a return to basics, players will no longer select classes in multiplayer. Rather, players can invest in their character by choosing different divisions. Each division has its own basic combat training, division training, and weapon skills. It helps create a more streamlined experience while reinforcing specific play styles.
A new multiplayer mode introduced in Call of Duty: WWII, War Mode is a narrative driven experience. It allows players to work as a team to defeat the enemy in iconic World War II battles. Both Allied and Axis forces will fight in team-driven assault and defend missions for key strategic objectives.
Maps for multiplayer include Ardennes Forest, Operation Breakout, Pointe Du Hoc, and more.
Zombies mode returns in Call of Duty: WWII with Nazi Zombies. It is new original co-op experience that tells a new horror story featuring Nazi Zombies! This time you and three friends will have to stop a dark and sinister plot to prevent the Axis from unleashing an invincible army of the dead on the world.
What starts as a straightforward mission of recovering a priceless work of art in a snowy Bavarian village in Mittelberg, Germany turns into much more. The village holds the key to unimaginable and monstrous power. It is your job to prevent the Axis power from gaining this power, but the occult horrors lurking in the village won’t be easy to overcome.
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