New Releases: Week of 2/1
Kalvin Martinez / Feb 1st, 2015 No Comments
The first week of February is a relatively quiet as we are a week out from some new hardware on store shelves. For those looking to continue building their Amiibo army, Nintendo is releasing its third wave of figurines this week. Fans of touch-based gameplay are in for a treat with Criminal Girls: Invite Only when it releases this week. Lastly, some new episodic content is coming with episode 2 of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series, and the final 3 episodes of Moon Chronicles coming out this week.
Amiibo – Third Wave – Wii U/3DS – February 1
Nintendo is releasing the third wave of its Amiibo line bringing more popular characters to store shelves. The third wave of Amiibo will add an additional 11 characters to the growing line-up. Coming in this new wave are Toon Link, Bowser, Shiek, Sonic, Mega Man, King Dedede, and Ike. These will comprise the general Amiibo available everywhere. Four characters will be retailer exclusive. Shulk is a GameStop exclusive, Rosalina is a Target exclusive, Meta Knight is a Best Buy exclusive, and Lucario is a Toy’R’Us exclusive.
To complete this new wave, you’ll have to do a bit of driving to scrounge up the exclusive characters. Also, chances if you’ve been digging into the Amiibo craze, you’re ready to drive around your local area to try and scoop up the rarer figures like Ike and King Dedede.
Criminal Girls: Invite Only – PS Vita – February 3
In Criminal Girls: Invite Only, you serve as the “Program Instructor” for a very special “Reformation Program”. This program allows a select group of girls called “delinquents”, due to “criminal DNA”, a chance to atone for their sins and gain a ticket back to the mortal world. To do this, the seven delinquents under your command must ascend to the top floor of “the spire”. It is up to you as program to guide them back to the mortal world, but given each of these criminal girls unique personalities that will be easier said than done.
Criminal Girls: Invite Only is an enhanced port of the Japanese only PSP title from 2010. The port will update the game to utilize the unique features of the Vita, as well as include new content, characters, levels, and graphics. Touch-based gameplay will factor heavily into the game as you need to help reform the criminal girls in one-on-one motivational sessions. These sessions will require players to use both front touchscreen and rea touch pad to help aid in successful reformation.
Game of Thrones – Episode 2: The Lost Lords – PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Mac, iOS, Android – February 3-5
Episode 2 of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series will place players back in control of the Forrester family. Episode 1 left House Forrester in quite a spot. The family has lost much, and their home is occupied by enemy soldiers. “The Lost Lords” sends players off to King’s Landing, the Wall, and Essos. You will make difficult decisions that will affect House Forrester as you control Mira Forrester in King’s Landing, Gared Tuttle at the Wall, and the exiled Asher Forrester in Essos. Even though it may be dark for the Forresters, there might be some small bit of hope for them.
The episode will be available on PC, Mac, PS4, and PS3 on February 3. Xbox One and Xbox 360 version will release on February 4, and iOS/Android versions will be available on February 5.
Moon Chronicles – Episode 2-4 – 3DS – February 5
In the far-flung future of 2058, the US uses a series of stations on the moon to perform scientific experiments and build capabilities to reach Mars. Major Kane has been tasked on a mission to the moon after the discover of a hatch leading into the moon’s surface. It is up to Kane to explore this mysterious hatch, and figure out the secrets lying within. Events begin to spiral out of control almost immediately, and now Major Kane has to figure out what is going on in these hatches.
Renegade Kid released the original Moon on the DS back in 2009, but publishing issues prevented them from doing anything more with the series. That changed in 2014, the developer regained the rights to Moon, and began work on a 3DS remake of the original game with expanded content. The remake would be split into multiple episodes comprising the original journey of Major Kane with episode releasing back in May 2014. The final 3 episodes will complete the first season of Moon Chronicles. The second season will feature original content to release later this year.
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