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New Releases: Week of 4/16/17

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Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

It is time to reflect and indulge in some nostalgia. The theme of this week’s new releases is remembering the good times you had when these games originally released, or discovering them for the first time.

This week’s new releases include Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom, Full Throttle Remastered, Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series, The Disney Afternoon Collection, and The Silver Case.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom – PS4, Xbox One, PC – April 18

The universe is in great peril after the fragmentation of the planet Mahera. Now the planet is covered in Celestial Islands, which protagonist Chado and his companions need to traverse on their flying boat.

In the midst of exploring Mahera Chado and crew crash land into a hostile territory of Gendys Island. Soon they find themselves in the middle of a power struggle between several kingdoms. Chado is thrust into the conflict and might be able to help resolve it thanks to his ability to see the Shiness. It’ll be up to him and his companions to fix things.


Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom.

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom allows players to explore a dynamic world with five playable characters. Each character has their own special skills and Shi affinities, which come in handy both in exploration and combat. Combat is an intriguing mix of magic usage and fighting game mechanics to make hyper fluid battles.

Full Throttle Remastered – PS4, PC – April 18

In the year 2040, motorcycles are becoming a thing of the past with anti-gravitation vehicles supplanting these chrome vehicles of freedom and rebellion. There is only one motorcycle manufacture left going through a power struggle.

Unfortunately, the biker gang, the Polecats and their leader Ben get roped into this conflict. After an altercation Ben wakes up to find the Polecats set up for murder and must take to the road to prove their innocence.


Full Throttle Remasted

Full Throttle Remasted.

Full Throttle Remastered updates the 20 year old classic adventure game. The game features all new hand-drawn and 3D high resolution artwork with 4K support and remastered audio and music.

Players will be able to switch between original graphics and sounds and the remastered ones with the ability to mix-and-match between them. It will also feature a concept art browser with work from Peter Chan and a commentary track from the game’s original creator.

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series – PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mobile – April 18

It doesn’t matter if you’re teammates or if you’re friends when sweet loots involved. Following a battle, the Guardians of the Galaxy discover an ancient artifact of immeasurable power.

Not only does each members of the Guardians want the artifact, so does an powerful foe who is the last of her kind. The Guardians will have to put aside their desires to face the terrifying foe on their tail.


Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series

Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series takes players from Earth to the Milano to Knowhere and beyond. Approach the story from Star-Lord’s perspective where choices and actions shape the story.

The voice cast features Scott Porter as Star-Lord, Emily O’Brien as Gamora, Nolan North as Rocket, Brandon Paul Eelis as Drax, and Adam Harrington as Groot.

The Disney Afternoon Collection – PS4, Xbox One, PC – April 18

Get ready to feel like a kid again! Grab a bowl of cereal, your comfy PJs, and a controller because it is time to dig into The Disney Afternoon Collection.

The collection includes DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2. All games come in their original 8-bit presentation with some new features.


The Disney Afternoon Collection

The Disney Afternoon Collection.

To help make the difficulty more manageable the collection features the ability to rewind time to fix mistakes, save states, time attack and boss rush modes. As well as extras like concept art, music and additional assets originally created for the games.

The Silver Case – PS4 – April 18

From New Releases: Week of 10/2/16

“The Silver Case is one of Goichi Suda a.k.a. Suda 51’s early video games. It is the first game from Suda 51’s Grasshopper Manufacture. It originally was released only in Japan on the PlayStation. A port of the visual novel adventure was developed for the Nintendo DS, but got scraped due to performance issues.

The game is set in contempary Japan in a place called the 24 Districts, where a series of bizarre murders happen. Two 24 Districts detectives are sent to solve the case. The story is comprised of two scenarios: “Transmitter” and “Placebo”. The former deals with the police trying to solve the murders and the latter deals with a freelance journalist cover the investigation.

The Silver Case HD Remaster finally sees the game releasing outside of Japan. The game’s assets have been completely remastered to run in 1080p. Much of the game’s UI and interface also has been updated to have a modern feel.

Due to some data being lost from the original game, some of it has been recreated for the game; as well the original soundtrack is being remixed by Silent Hill composer, Akira Yamaoka. Despite the updates and changes, the game will keep the atmosphere and feel of the PS1 original.”

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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