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New Releases: Week of 2/15

/ Feb 15th, 2015 No Comments

The Order: 1886

Now that Valentine’s Day is over and done with, you can move on with your life, and start playing some new games. This week’s releases include some goodins. In what is a missed opportunity not releasing before Valentine’s Day, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round comes out this week prepared to give you some jiggle physics realness. Rounding out the week are two big exclusives in the form of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and The Order: 1886.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round – PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 – February 17

If there is one thing you can count on, it is multiple versions of one fighting game. What better reason to bust out a new version than new consoles! Dead or Alive 5 Last Round marks the final and definitive version of Dead or Alive 5, originally released in 2012. On newer consoles it will update the resolutions to 1080p and 60 FPS. It also introduces the new Soft Engine, which you can guess what it does for the game.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

Last Round will include all the content from 2013’s DOA 5 Ultimate, in addition to plenty of new content. Outside of a ton of costumes for each character in the game, Last Round adds two new characters, two new stages, and the ability to customize hairstyles. Of the two new characters, one is new to the series in Hanoka, and the other is returing DOA boss Raidou (as an undead cyborg, of course). For costume junkies, there is good news, any DLC from older versions will transfer to newer versions.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse – Wii U – February 20

Dreamland is in trouble. After a mysterious hole appears in the sky, all the color in Dreamland is drained and grinding the land to a halt. Eleene, a paintbrush fairy, manages to give Kirby and Waddle Dee their color back. Now the Kirby and Waddle Dee must travel to Eleene’s home of Seventopia to save Dreamland.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is a sequel to 2005’s Kirby: Canvas Curse. Similar game elements from the original DS title carry over include the Claymation aesthetics. Players will use the GamePad to control Kirby similar to the DS’ touchscreen. To move Kirby through the various levels and save Dreamland, players need to draw rainbow paths to guide him to the goal at the end of the level. Kirby has a variety of moves and forms at his disposal, but will fail if he runs out of rainbow road to traverse.

The Order: 1886 – PS4 – February 20

A war has been raging since the 17th and 18th centuries between man and bestial half breeds. It has not been going well for humanity despite its superior numbers. Thanks to King Arthur discovery of Black Water, a liquid that extends human life, humanity gains a slight advantage. It doesn’t help enough and the beasts still have the upper hand. However, that changes with the industrial revolution and the advent of better technology.

The Order: 1886

The Order: 1886.

In 1886, the Order still fights the half breeds, but now must face the threat of the lower class’ rebellion against the rich. With its support of the upper class, the Order: comprised of Sebastian Malory, Grayson, Isabeau, and Marquis de Lafayette, must fight a two prong war against the dregs and the half breeds.

The Order: 1886 features cover based shooting, and a diverse arsenal of weaponry for players to use. With a steampunk aesthetic and alternate take on history, if dirigibles are your thing then this game should be enough to make your handlebar mustache twitch with joy.

Kalvin Martinez

Kalvin Martinez

Senior Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Kalvin Martinez studied Creative Writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He writes reviews, prose and filthy limericks. While he is Orange County born, he now resides in Portland, OR. He is still wondering what it would be like to work at a real police department. Follow Kalvin on Twitter @freepartysubs
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