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New Releases: Week of 8/28

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Attack on Titan

If you’re a weeb or at least weeb adjacent then this is your week! The theme of the week is games based on animes, anime-like games, and the waifu returns. It is a proper way to end August.

This week’s new releases include Attack on Titan, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, One Way Trip, Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X, and Resident Evil 4 HD.

Attack on Titan – PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, PC – August 30

Attack on Titan follows the first season of the popular anime closely. It tells the story of three young people who survive the destruction of their walled city by Titans, and how they join the Scout Regiment to exact revenge. It will focus on the exploits of key characters like Eren Jager, Mikasa Ackermann, Armin Arlert, and more.

While it does follow the first season closely, the story actually will go a bit past what has been shown in the anime. Additional story can be player through extra missions exclusive to the game. These extra missions will bring players face to face with two new Titans: the Armored and Beast Titan.

The game uses a “Custom Toon Shader” to give the game a look closely resembling the anime. It gives Attack on Titan a sense of playing the show in rich three-dimensional detail. Experience the thrill of fighting Titans through environments from the show.

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan.

When fighting Titans, you can rely on the omin-directional mobility gear to fly around the battlefield and focus on weakening Titans by severing limbs to create an opening for the killing blow on the nape of the Titan’s neck. Players will need to keep an eye on their gas consumption to keep their omni-directional mobility gear working and the sharpness of their blade to keep severing limbs and napes.

Titan slaying isn’t solo work, you can meet up with allies during battle to fight alongside them. When fighting with comrades, you can command the fight by issuing different strategic commands. If you’re in a pinch you can launch an “Assault Signal” bringing a troop of allies to your aid for a short while and give everyone an attack boost and prevent your weapons from being damaged.

When playing as Eren, you can enter Titan form to experience battle in a totally new way. In Titan form you can smash through buildings and take on Titans in a powerful one-on-one fight even sending them through the air.

Attack on Titan should be a great way to tide fans over until the second season finally premiers.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst – PS4, PS Vita, PC – August 30

Three years after the events of God Eater: Ressurection, a mysterious red rain appears causing a major pandemic. It is dubbed as the Black Plague, and it has no known cure. The terrible blight is fatal to everyone it infects.

To help deal with the pandemic, members of the special unit “Blood” are sent to investigate. As the newest recruit of “Blood”, it is up to you to help fight for humanity and find a way to deal with the Black Plague.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst is the continuation of the God Eater series with many new and returning heroes. Both characters and weapons can be deeply customized. The game has over 100 hours of story and gameplay content.

God Eater 2: Rage Burst

God Eater 2: Rage Burst.

Players can use “God Arcs”, massive weapons created from Oracle Cells to decimate the Aragami. Melee attacks can be enhanced and improved with over 400 different Blood Arts to learn.

Play by yourself or with up to three additional players online to take on the toughest missions. PS4 and PS Vita players can utilize Cross Play and Cross Save functionality.

The Day One editions of the PS4 and PC version will include God Eater Resurrection as a bonus digital code.

One Way Trip – PS4 – August 30

In One Way Trip, the water supply has been poisoned with those affected only having six hours to live. As death takes over, the afflicted begin to hallucinate. You and your brother happen to be among the affected and only have six hours to live. You have to make a choice of how to spend your last six hours alive: do you help your friends or search for a cure?

One Way Trip began life as a singular project that blended cover shooter and tactical action with rhythm battle elements along with a branching interactive story. As development continued, the developer found them to be vastly different games with the story game being done months ahead of the other. Thus the games were split up with One Way Trip coming out ahead of the survival game (which will release in 2017).

Originally announced as a PS4 and PS Vita game, the PS Vita version is still in the works, but will release at a later date to give the developer time to focus on the PS4 version. When the Vita version comes out, it will be Cross Buy, so anyone who picks up the PS4 version this week will get the Vita version for free.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X – PS4, PS Vita – August 30

Hatsune Miku is back for her tenth outing in Project Diva X. The same addictive rhythm action gameplay returns with some changes. Longtime fans will recognize the gameplay style closer to Project Diva F than its sequel.

Project Diva X also adds new “rush note”, which allows players to press corresponding buttons quickly to increase their scores. Besides the gameplay tweaks, Project Diva X features plenty of new modes and features like “Cloud Requests” and “Concert Editor”.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X.

The “home” menu takes place of the “diva room” and the traditional main menu. This is where players will interact with Vocaloids and deepen your friendships with them. You can also remodel your home and the Vocaloids homes to your liking.

Project Diva X features over thirty tracks with some tracks being playable as medleys. New modules and favorites from past Project Diva titles will be available for players to dress up their Vocaloids for stylish performances.

In addition, for the first time ever, players will be able to choose any stage they perform in regardless of the song.

Resident Evil 4 HD – PS4, Xbox One – August 30

The President of the United States’ daughter has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult called Los Illuminados . Leon S. Kennedy must investigate what happened and try to find the whereabouts of Ashley Graham.

His search brings him to a rural village in Spain. There he finds clues to help him track down Ashley, but also hostile villagers and horrific creatures. While he must rescue Ashley, Leon also needs to figure out what is happening to the village.

Resident Evil 4 HD

Resident Evil 4 HD.

Resident Evil 4 HD will feature updated graphics, which is a huge improvement over the original. The “Separate Ways” epilogue, where players can play as Ada Wong in five additional chapter is included. Also included is the Mercenaries Mode, where players can play as different Resident Evil 4 characters and try to earn high scores.

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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