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New Releases: Week of 9/10/17

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Tooth and Tail

There is no letting up. The new video games keep coming. Like the last few weeks, there is a lot of stuff coming out to keep you excited. We’ll highlight a few of them for you hopefully to make it easy for you to part with you money.

This week’s new releases include Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Tooth and Tail, and Metroid: Samus Return. Also releasing this week are Rayman Legends Definitive Edition, Time Recoil, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana,NHL 18, Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, and NBA Live 18.

Tooth and Tail – PS4, PC – September 12

The world of Tooth and Tail is in turmoil. With crop failures, all the animals have taken to eating meat. One issue arises from this, who gets eaten and who eats? The stress over choosing a meat source has lead to Civil War.

Revolution is sparked from the War for Meat when four different factions clash. The Longcoats, the Commonfolks, the KSR, and the Civilized all vie to come out on top. Each faction features their own storyline in Tooth and Tail’s extensive single-player campaign.

Tooth and Tail

Tooth and Tail.

Tooth and Tail features real-time strategy with streamlined controls to give those new to the genre an easy entry point. The game’s maps are procedurally generated resulting in endless replayability.

While maps’ overall themes remain fixed, they are never the same conflict requiring an ability to strategize rather than memorize enemy placement and maps.

Matches are quick to play lasting five to twelve minutes meaning it is easy to pick up and play. Whether you are playing alone, online, or in couch split-screen, there are a lot of ways to play.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider – PS4, Xbox One, PC – September 15

Billie Lurk rejoins her mentor Daud, the “Knife of Dunwall”, the two conspire to pull of the greatest assassination ever: to kill the Outsider. To get the job done, Billie Lurk has to venture into the depths of Karnaca.

By unraveling the city’s darkest secrets, she’ll have to infiltrate underground fight clubs and black magic cults, and pull off a dangerous heist for ancient artifacts. Death of the Outsider sees an end to the Kaldwin era in Dishonored’s first standalone adventure.

What helps Billie Lurk stand apart from previous protagonists is her powers aren’t from the Outsider’s mark. She derives her powers from artifacts with a connection to the Void. As such her gadgets and powers in Death of the Outsider are unique.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider.

Her powers give her a lot of ways to sneak around levels. Displace gives her the opportunity to teleport between invisible markers she drops. Void Strike lets her push an enemy away creating space before attacking. Semblance lets Billie steal an enemy’s identity to create the ultimate stealth. Foresight lets her get the lay of a level and place Displace markers and tag points of interest.

The game’s gadgets give Billie a lot of way to slip out of tricky situations like the Hyperbaric Grenade to send a crowd of enemies into the air or a talisman that lets her commune with rats to learn Karnaca’s secrets among others.

Death of the Outsider’s New Game+ let’s you replay the game with the ability to mix Billie’s new arsenal with select powers from Dishonored 2.

Metroid: Samus Returns – 3DS – September 15

Samus Aran is the best at what she does. What she does is find Metroids and gets rid of them. Her mission is to investigate claims of Metroids in the interior of planet SR388. If she finds Metroids her job is to eradicate them.

When she scratches beneath SR388’s surface there are indeed Metroids. The population isn’t only growing rapidly, but it is evolving. She also finds evidence of an ancient civilization that may have ties to the creatures. What connections is there?

Samus will need to utilize all the tools in her arsenal to stop them once and for all.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of the 1991 Gameboy game, Metroid II: Return of Samus. It features updated 3D graphics, new content, a 360 free aim mode, and new abilities. The abilities include ones from later in the series. These abilities will use a special energy source called “Aeion”.

Launching alongside the game is a 2-pack amiibo set featuring Samus Aran and a Metroid. Super Smash Bros. Samus and Zero Suit Samus amiibos will also be compatible with the game. Each amiibo will unlock special content within the game.


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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