Despite some stiff competition, this week’s clear headliner among new videogame releases is the latest ‘Walking Dead’ episode. Of course, time-traveling ‘Contra’ needn’t be ashamed to take second place.
The Walking Dead Season 2: In Harm’s Way (PS3, 360, PC)
This week, the third (of five) episode of ‘The Walking Dead Season 2‘ sees release, and it’s likely that the adversarial dynamic set up thus far will come to a head in favor of an even meatier arc. This is also the first time that characters from the between-season ‘400 Days’ resurface. If you haven’t given the series a try yet, its popularity is higher than ever.
Super Time Force (Xbox One, 360)
The folks over at Cappy have billed ‘Super Time Force‘ as a party hosted by a panda birthed from ‘Contra’ and ‘Braid’. Run, gun, die and time travel – who could ask for more?
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition (PC)
‘Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition‘ comes to the PC not long after the PS4 and Vita in a new version that I really enjoyed. Back at the debut of the PS2, ‘Dynasty Warriors 2’ was the first game to really impress upon me the jump in console generations. Even with tweaks, however, the formula got a little stale by ‘Dynasty Warriors 4’, and each numbered title was re-released or remixed or some other thing. Still, it’s a great formula, where an epic battlefield (‘The Romance of the Three Kingdoms’ kind) presents players with multiple ways to sway the tide, including banishing 1000+ enemies. ‘Extreme Legends Complete’ brings all of the released content for ‘Dynasty Warriors 8’ to the PC, making this a perfect time to check back into the series.
Soul Sacrifice Delta (Vita)
‘Soul Sacrifice Delta‘ is last year’s brawler expanded. The new version is built around factions, giving players more freedom when crafting their characters. It also adds a bevy of new content, including new archfiends, spells and visuals.
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (PS3)
When is a hard copy release of a port a big deal? When it’s ‘Minecraft’, of course. ‘Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition‘ is the disc version of the recent PS3 port. Get into the popular cube world / insane building game and try to craft a home before night falls and the creepers and skeletons descend. Also, never ever dig straight down. The PS3 version supports 8 player online co-op and 4 player local split-screen.
BattleBlock Theater (PC)
‘BattleBlock Theater‘ came to the 360 a year ago. While I loved its co-op platforming, the battle modes were a bit frustrating. This new PC release should (hopefully) be a big improvement after receiving plenty of tweaks and an in-depth public beta.
Borderlands 2 (Vita)
After last week’s bundle release, ‘Borderlands 2‘ is now available as a stand-alone Vita title cross-save compatible with the PS3 version. The Vita edition includes six DLC packs and six playable classes, and supports two players max in online co-op.