New Game Release: Week of March 1, 2016

This week on New Game Releases, we are keeping it short and sweet! There are just too many cool games to enjoy this week to describe them all! Check them out below:

Deponia Doomsday (PC) - March 1

One fateful night, Rufus awakes from a haunting nightmare:
he sacrificed himself to save Deponia. But at what price? Elysium, the floating city crash-landed on the planet. As the last surviving Deponian, he fought savage fewlocks, but in the end, there was only one way out: He had to blow up Deponia! And… He grew a mustache.
Of course he realized that these gruesome events -especially the mustache part- had to be prevented from ever happening. Deponia and his well-shaved face had to survive!

But was this really just a dream? With the help of McChronicle, a quirky temporal scientist, who discovered strange time-anomalies, Rufus discovers that some time travelers from the future carelessly parked their time machine in his neighborhood. Just imagine if this amazing technology would fall into the wrong hands!

Dive right into this frantic sequel of the Deponia cult-trilogy and join the chaotic anti-hero Rufus on his most peculiar adventure. Even without knowing the previous installment, the hilarity of Deponia Doomsday will have you cracking smiles and burst with laughter.
Get enthralled by the bizarre humor and the uniquely designed world and enjoy the largest and longest Deponia adventure of all time.

Heavy Rain (PS4) - March 1

How Far Will You Go To Save Someone You Love?

HEAVY RAIN is an evolving psychological thriller filled with innumerable twists and turns, where choices and actions can result in dramatic consequences on the story. Spanning four days of mystery and suspense, the hunt is on for a murderer known only as the Origami Killer - named after his macabre calling card of leaving folded paper shapes in the hands of his victims. Four playable characters, each following their own leads and with their own motives, must take part in a desperate attempt to prevent the killer from claiming a new life.

HEAVY RAIN was released worldwide in February 2010. It is being hailed by the overwhelming majority of critics worldwide for being a unqiue emotional experience, one that is both growndbreaking and genre defining. Against all predictions because of its uniqueness, the game has also enjoyed commercial success, becoming the 9th best selling title on Playstation 3 in 2010.

HEAVY RAIN has won a great number of awards, in particular 3 British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA), 3 DICE awards as well as 2 MILTHON awards. The game has sold today in excess of 3,5 million units, the biggest commercial success of our studio to date.

Ironcast (Xbox One, PS4) - March 1

Inspired by Victorian era science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, Ironcast is set in an exciting alternative history; a time when refined men and women in top hats and bonnets commanded gigantic walking war machines, laying waste to the enemies of the British Empire!

Players take control of a 7 metre tall walking vehicle called an Ironcast. They must face off against an invading force of enemy Ironcast in order to defend 1880’s Victorian England. 

Battles are fought by generating resource nodes which in turn drive the Ironcast’s various weapons and systems. Players must choose how to spend these nodes wisely, either offensively in order to cripple and destroy their opponents, or defensively, if they suspect a barrage of incoming weapons fire is due.

McDroid (Xbox One, PS4) - March 1

The first release from Franco-Californian studio Elefantopia, McDROID is a mad fusion of Arcade and Strategy, with a heart.

Doggy robot McDROID and her friend, the very talkative Shuttle head back home to their Planet, M, only to find the wisecracking giant all lobotomized. Their journey to heal M begins as they plant trees, fend off the mutated fauna, meet a prankster, harvest strawberries and build bases with giant lasers, teslas, bot factories, mutagel and other madnesseseses.

Defend your shuttle against a variety of crazed alien species as they mutate, corrupt the ground or even turn your crops against you. Load up on weapons, bring your friends (drop-in/drop-out co-op) and take the battle to them. If it gets too crazy, turtle up behind your defensive perimeter and assume direct control of the turrets. It will challenge your trigger finger and your wits as you multitask running, shooting, building your base, harvesting, repairing, protecting, upgrading and researching all at the same time.

Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One, PS4) - March 1

One of the best-selling titles of 2015 has gone XL! Komplete The Mortal Kombat X Experience with new and existing content. Includes the main game, and new playable characters the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface, Tri-borg, and Bo’Rai Cho. Previously released playable characters include Predator, Jason Vorhees, Tremor, Tanya, and Goro. Also includes new skin packs Medieval Pack, Apocalypse Pack, and a new environment, the Pit Stage. All previously released skins packs included. Two new character skins. The Cosplay Pack reimagines Mortal Kombat X characters Cassie Cage and Jacqui Briggs as Lin Kuei and Shirai Ryu Ninjas.

Return to Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale (3DS) - March 1

PopoloCrois (PN): From the Italian word "popolo" (people) and the French word "croisé" (crossing), but pronounced phonetically (PO-po-lo-croyce).

Refers to a fantastical kingdom of magic and knights, watched over by humans, dragons and fairies alike, where even a mad scientist who's built giant robots and tried to take over the world by force can be forgiven and counted among one's most valuable friends in the end. Presently presided over by a human king named Paulo, with his half-dragon son, Pietro, next in line for the throne.

Prince Pietro has repeatedly saved the kingdom from disaster already with the help of his friends, and is regarded by his people as a symbol of pride for all the land. So naturally, when his 13th birthday comes around, the entire town is overjoyed, gathering at the castle for the biggest party anyone's seen in years.

Not all the attendees are local, however: a certain Lady Marmela has come a long way to join the festivities, serving as ambassador to a distant country called Galariland and bearing more than just birthday wishes. PopoloCrois has recently been plagued by creatures known as "black beasts," capable of poisoning the soil so thoroughly that nothing can ever grow within it again. Concerned for the future of the kingdom, His Majesty sent for Lady Marmela as a consultant, her own country recently having been afflicted by the same dastardly monsters.

Screencheat (Xbox One, PS4) - March 1

Screencheat is a split-screen multiplayer FPS where everyone is invisible and you have to cheat to win. Remember when looking at your friends’ screen in Goldeneye was frowned upon? Well those days are gone and in Screencheat, we encourage it! Screencheat is a chaotic split-screen multiplayer shooter that forces players to rethink the way they approach conventional multiplayer games. In the Screencheat arena, fast reaction times aren’t enough to keep you alive. When everyone is invisible, players will have to master the art of taking a not-so sneaky look at their opponent’s screens and working out where they are based on uniquely coloured areas of the map and distinctive landmarks. Screencheat pays homage to iconic competitive first-person shooters such as Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and Halo, by blending the elements everyone loves about those games and shaking it up with its own unique take on the genre. When everyone’s used to playing by the rules, can you adapt to unconventional gaming quick enough to get the upper hand?

Square Heroes (PS4) - March 1

Square Heroes is a hilarious comic arena shooter featuring Online, LAN, Co-op and local multi-player gameplay, a single-player Tournament and an arsenal of weapons to blast your friends out of the sky!

Humanity is again relying on the Square Avengers to survive a vicious alien onslaught. Unfortunately for humanity, our Avengers are busy proving their credentials in the Galactic Hero's Tournament.

Hone your skills and level-up your character in the single-player Tournament, or skip straight to the main event and challenge your friends in one of the hilarious and frantic online skirmish modes.

All maps support six players including bots as desired. Local multi-player supports up to four human players and online battles allow up to six. What's more, multiple local players can join online matches together, enabling online couch vs couch gaming.

Trulon: The Shadow Engine (PC) - March 1

Ancient texts tell of a vast and powerful country known as Trulon — a peaceful and prosperous nation surrounded by ocean and mountains. History reports that the tinkers of Trulon built wonderful and terrible machines that make the Animae and gadgets of today seem primitive. Legend says that such magic and technology provided bounty and comfort of which we can only imagine.

Legend tells of huge zeppelins, ten times larger and more luxurious than what exists today, carrying hundreds of travelers from the glittering cities of the northern valley to white sand beach resorts in the warm south. These behemoths flew over the fertile lands of what is now Maelon, looking over green fields and verdant forests. Where before there was order, peace, and beauty, now lies the blight of a never-ending city stretched beyond its ability to support life. Or so the old manuscripts say.

Of the high plateau that is now known as the Kingdom of Tripudia, all that is recorded are from fragments and snippets of reports about a lush and untamed wilderness, of deep forests full of wolves, deers and rabbits. Nowadays much of the forest remains, but the wildness is largely contained and farmland and castles parcel up the highlands. The settlers who came there hundreds of years ago were mountain men and pioneers, solitary and grizzled. Now, the inhabitants of Tripudia are farmers and artisans, simple tradesmen and honest nobles - for the most part. High, nearly impassable mountains serve to isolate the Tripudians from the growing cancer that has taken over their neighbors in Maelon.

But the Maelonians are growing more and more desperate. Their land is withering, dying, losing its fertility. Therefore they are grasping for something, anything that might give them a few more years. The Northern Valley was long ago devastated by Kestral’s Folly and is a wasteland now. Not much grows there, and so the Devastated Valley as it is now called, is home to only the violent nomads known as Jaypsalans. Thus the Maelonians cannot look north for help to their malignant problems. 

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4) – March 1

You are the strongest creature known: the Hundred Knight. Spread the swamp with your master, Metallia, dominating, devouring, and destroying anyone or anything in your path. Then, test your might by ascending the Tower of Illusion! The Tower of Illusion is an exciting, new dungeon only offered on "The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition." The enemies and dropped items in the tower are determined by the strength of the weapon. So, offer strong weapons to fight strong enemies! Most importantly, you can summon Metallia here, bringing this badass witch to the battlefield! Lastly, with the game's upgraded graphics, all the intricate details that went unseen on PlayStation®3 surge to life on PlayStation®4. Enjoy the seamless, fluid motion as the frame rate has been upgraded from 30 to 60 FPS!

Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend (PC) - March 2

'BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend' is the sixth installment of the BlazBlue series, a combination of 2D fighting action game and visual novel. The game incorporates flashy performance and unique fighting moves with the Drive Button system to quickly take down the opponent. Now players can dish out super-powerful Guard Crush attacks when their opponent’s Barrier Gauge is low with the revamped Guard system. A player can quickly turn the tide of the battle by using BlazBlue’s unique mechanic - Overdrive - to enhance his skills and abilities. With two new characters, Celica and Λ-11-, joining the roster, the player will be able to choose from 28 different playable characters. Also, a story mode named “Remix Heart” is newly added, featuring two characters, Mai Natsume and Kajun Faycott.

Crazy Pixel Streaker (PC) - March 2

After years of waiting, the world has got the definitive streaker simulation experience. A roguelite beat’em up, with procedurally generated chaos and permadeath goodness! The story of Crazy Pixel Streaker starts with you right in the middle of the World Cup Final. Security forces' inefficiency will end up making the army show up among the crowd, unleashing their fire power on you. Suddenly, something completely unexpected happens: a UFO comes from out of nowhere and abducts you, the streaker. Your mission is to help those nasty and selfish aliens get the cups from different competitions; that way, they can win their sports bets. For this, you'll travel all round the world, "jumping" into all kinds of sports stadiums and facing all sorts of enemies and hilarious bosses.

Gunscape (Xbox One, PS4, PC) - March 2

What makes Gunscape different from typical FPS games is that the players create the gameplay. Inspired by the first-person shooters of the past that we loved, we're taking all the most memorable elements and putting them in a toolkit to be used and combined however you want. At its heart, Gunscape is an FPS construction kit. It's a game that lets you go wild with your creativity in a pumping action sandbox! Gunscape does this by providing easy-to-use tools based on a block-placement interface everybody's already familiar with to create single-player campaigns, co-op maps and multiplayer arenas and the functionality to share your creations with your friends. Don't like building stuff and just want to blast your way through hordes of monsters or duel with other players? Maps can also be shared, played and voted on by the whole world, so you'll always have new levels at your fingertips!

Black Desert Online (PC) - March 3

Black Desert is an upcoming sandbox-oriented massively multiplayer online role-playing game by Korean video game developer Pearl Abyss. It has one of the best Character Editors and a very fast paced, real time action combat system

Blue Rider (PC) - March 3

Become a rebel with a cause and fight against the robotic forces of evil. 

Blue Rider is a long-awaited arcade-like shoot-em-up game. It’s pure action at its highest level. Easy to play, hard to beat, always fun. A colorful adventure turned into a real challenge. 
Large amount of enemies, huge frightening bosses, hidden treasures, a great variety of environments, a background story full of surprises and many, many explosions. 

E.T. Armies (PC) - March 3

E.T. Armies is an old school science fiction first person shooter. The game takes place in a dystopian future in which Earth’s resources have been depleted. Abandoning the planet seemed to be the only avenue for survival but not all could leave. Those left behind have become united in their struggle. It’s just the beginning for the Forsaken and the start of their devastating plan for vengeance. The Forsaken hungers for supremacy and power in equal measures and war is its lifeblood.

As a Parsis soldier you are charged to resist this new power and defend the fragile landscape against the Forsaken’s ruthless onslaught. Along the way you’ll face more strife than you could have possibly expected, together with your allies you must fight to cleanse the land from the Forsaken’s brutality.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) - March 4

A dark force, shrouded in twilight, has invaded the vast land of Hyrule. To restore light to the world, team up with the mysterious creature Midna and embrace the darkness to transform into a divine wolf. Fight through labyrinthine dungeons, survive puzzling traps and meet a cast of characters you’ll never forget in this legendary Zelda™ adventure.

The Legend of Zelda™: Twilight Princess is a critically acclaimed masterpiece, set in a massive world bursting with life—but also shadow. A dark figure from the Twilight Realm has invaded the world of light. As Link™, a farmhand turned cursed beast, join forces with the impish Midna and trusted (albeit unusual) allies to survive a quest that'll take you to the farthest corners of Hyrule and beyond… to the Twilight Realm. This emotional adventure is now on the Wii U™ console with improved visuals and controls—and new challenges. Choose Hero Mode to take 2x normal damage, or tap the Wolf Link amiibo™ figure to unlock the tough Cave of Shadows.

Path of Exile: Ascendancy (PC) - March 4

You are an Exile, struggling to survive on the dark continent of Wraeclast, as you fight to earn power that will allow you to exact your revenge against those who wronged you. Created by hardcore gamers, Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in a dark fantasy world. With a focus on visceral action combat, powerful items and deep character customization, Path of Exile is completely free and will never be pay-to-win.

Ultimate Chicken Horse (PC) - March 4

Ever wish you were a wall-jumping, arrow-dodging, trap-setting horse, besting your animal pals in a race through a peril-laden obstacle course that you all built together? 

Wish Granted! 

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer where you and your friends build the level as you play, placing deadly traps before trying to reach the end of the level. If you can make it but your friends can't, you get a point! Play online or locally with your animal buddies and experiment with a wide variety of platforms in all sorts of strange locations to find new ways to mess with your friends.