This Week’s New Releases + Game News: August 24, 2015

vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is LBX: Little Battlers Experience, yet another “teens force tiny creatures to do battle” game from Japan. Developed by Level-5 and published by Nintendo, the 3DS title is based on the popular manga and anime series also created by Level-5. In the game, a group of kids create tiny palm-sized robots that do battle in slightly less-tiny arenas.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: August 17, 2015

vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Toy Soldiers: War Chest (PC, PS4, Xbox One), the third game in Signal’s popular tower defense/strategy series. This time, four fictional toy armies will do battle with iconic characters from He-Man: Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, and Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed II.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: August 10, 2015

vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Rare Replay, a compilation for the Xbox One that covers the extensive history of Rare. As a developer, Rare was at the top of their game in the late 90s, and this collection includes all of their biggest hits (minus the Nintendo-published titles, of course). It’s perfect for anyone looking to relive the glory days of the NES, Super NES, and Nintendo 64.

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Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: August 3, 2015

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There’s no Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week this week as I’m pretty unfamiliar with all of these games.

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  • Lost Dimension is the latest tactical RPG from Atlus. Set to be released for the PS3 and Vita, Lost Dimension asks players to join the ranks of SEALED, “eleven psychics with superhuman abilities,” who are doing battle with The End. But watch out, at least one of those psychics is a traitor!
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary resurrects the ten-year-old PS2 game for a new generation of players on the PS4 and Wii U. This new version of the game has received a graphical makeover, but the cat is still kung fu fighting.
  • Finally this week, Arc System Works’s latest fighting game, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, will be released for the Vita.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: July 27, 2015

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vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Wolfenstein: The Old Blood (PS4 and Xbox One). Originally released as a download-only game back in May, The Old Blood is a budget-priced prequel to last year’s excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game brings protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz back to the frontlines of World War II where he’ll have to do battle with a horde of Nazi Zombies and other mutated monsters.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: July 20, 2015

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vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (PS4, Xbox One). The first golf game from EA Sports not to feature Tiger Woods on the cover in almost 20 years, Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will combine a traditional golf simulation with a variety of fantasy courses.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: July 13, 2015

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There aren’t any new retail releases to talk about this week, but several publishers brought big announcement to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and you can read all about them below.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: July 6, 2015

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vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox 360). Originally released for the PS2 in 2004, Rockstar created a special anniversary edition for the Xbox 360 in 2014 that was previously only available through the Xbox Games Store. That version of their gangland classic, which is more or less unchanged from the PS2 original, is now available as a retail disc. And anyone interested in game preservation should be interested in picking up a copy.

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