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New Releases: Week of 5/13/18

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Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition

May keeps right on rolling along bringing with it plenty of new games. In a packed week, we see plenty of updated classics getting a new presentation on an updated platform along with some intriguing new games.

This week’s new releases include Dragon’s Crown Pro, Wizard of Legend, Omensight, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux, and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. Also releasing this week are some Switch ports of The Banner Saga, Yonder: Cloud Catcher Chronicles, and Little Nightmares: Complete Edition.

Wizard of Legend – Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC – May 15

Inspired by the SNES era, Wizard of Legend combines fast-paced dungeon crawling with roguelite elements to craft a kinetic experience with dynamic magical combat. To succeed against the myriad of challenges, players need to chain together fast movement and quick use of spells to deliver deadly combos to enemies.
 

Wizard of Legend

Wizard of Legend.


With over 100 spells to unlock and try out, you can tailor your spells to suit your gameplay style whether you focus on offensive spells to head right into battle or use minions to do the heavy lifting while you plot your next move. Discover new combos and synergies to find powerful new ways to devastate your foes.

Wizard of Legend features couch co-op allowing you and a friend to hop into the fray. When playing together you can choose spells to compliment each other or choose a similar loadout for twice the potency. If your buddy dies that isn’t the end, you can quickly dispatch enemies to give them another chance to come back.

Dragon’s Crown Pro – PS4 – May 15

Vanillaware’s classic 2D brawler gets a facelift to make the gorgeous game even more so.

Everyone in the Kingdom of Hydeland is on a hunt for the legendary relic, the Dragon’s Crown. Six of the mightiest warriors in Hydeland are hot on the trail of the Crown. Take control of the Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Warrior, Wizard, or Sorceress in a quest to track down the relic. However, the path is beset with danger, so if you need a little help taking on the challenge join three friends in beat em’ up glory.
 

Dragon's Crown Pro

Dragon’s Crown Pro.


Dragon’s Crown Pro has refined artwork and 4K resolution support for PS4 Pro giving new life to the beautiful hand drawn graphics. The soundtrack has been re-recorded by composer Hitoshi Sakimoto with support from a live orchestra adding some freshness to the exploring Hydeland again.

Fans of dual-audio will be happy because Dragon’s Crown Pro features English and Japanese audio options in addition to text localization in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Prior owners won’t have their old saves go to waste, Dragon’s Crown Pro features cross-play and cross-save compatibility with existing PS3 and Vita version. It also includes all the patches, features, and the Storyteller Voice Pack DLC from the original game.

Omensight – PS4, PC – May 15

Urralia’s time is coming to its end, and only one person can stop it. As the Harbinger your work is to stop the coming apocalypse threatening to destroy Urralia. With an impartial outlook, you play a crucial role as a warrior and judge to rewrite history. By tracking down potential players in the apocalypse, you can gain an understanding of the events that lead to the catastrophe. Use your knowledge of what happens to influence and manipulate circumstances to avert ruin.
 

Omensight

Omensight.


As the Harbinger, you can use the power of “Omensight” to create a new narrative utilizing this power to give a brighter day and fighting chance for Urralia. In combat, the Harbinger can use “warp flow combat” and time-slowing spells to facilitate a unique fighting experience. Upgrading both can leading to more devastating effects. Recruit a motley crew of characters to help you discover what happened, but each of them have their own unique interpretations of the events requiring you to suss out the truth.

A hugely important part of Omensight is making decision matter. Since the end game is a murder mystery about the end of the world, highlighting player decisions was necessary to craft a meaningful story. So listening and using your best judgement is key to saving Urralia.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux – 3DS – May 15

Earth is facing a demon problem! When a spatial distortion full of demons opens in Antarctica it threatens to devour the Earth. The United Nations decides to send a special unit full of specialists to Antarctica to breach the anomaly and figure out how to stop it at the source. By equipping a Demonica, the unit is able to survive within the Schwarzwelt, which is a hellish mirror of Earth brimming with demons.

 

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux.


Strange Journey Redux is a new, expanded port of the DS original. It features new story content, additional endings, a new dungeon to explore, new illustrations by Masayuki Doi, updated visuals, a tweaked UI, and a new character. Alex is a mysterious character that plays a huge part in how the story unfolds, but one thing is for certain she is no fan of you. Along with Alex are new demons from other games in the Shin Megami Tensei series.

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition – Switch – May 15

Koei Tecmo’s unlikely compelling musou version of The Legend of Zelda once again makes the jump to another Nintendo platform. The Nintendo Switch version sees Hyrule Warriors means the game has graced all modern Nintendo platforms. As a Definitive Edition, Hyrule Warriors gets its tightest presentation to date with better graphics and performance.

It also features all the paid DLC included on both the Wii U and 3DS versions including every map and mission, and all 29 playable characters. New to the Definitive Edition are costumes for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

If you haven’t checked out Hyrule Warriors yet, now is the perfect time to experience the unique hack-n-slash action.

 

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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