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

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

  • 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

New Retail Releases
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

New Retail Releases
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

New Retail Releases
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

New Retail Releases
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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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: June 29, 2015

New Retail Releases
vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One), the finale of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham. Following up on the critically-acclaimed (and very popular) Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, Arkham Knight follows Batman as he battles an army of supervillains led by Scarecrow.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: June 22, 2015

The video game industry’s annual showcase of what’s next, the E3 Expo, took place last week in Los Angeles. Be sure to continue reading for the inside scoop on everything that’s in the works at all the major (and minor) game producers… organized alphabetically by title.

New Retail Releases
vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Payday 2: Crimewave Edition (PS4, Xbox One), more or less by default. Game publishers typically avoid releasing new titles during the E3 Expo and Overkill’s cooperative heist sim was this week’s only retail release. That said, its gotten great reviews and is a good choice for players looking for something different from the Call of Duty/Halo crowd.

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This Week’s New Releases + Game News: June 15, 2015

New Retail Releases
vgl-pickThe Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Lego Jurassic World (3DS, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One), a game adaptation of the four Jurassic Park films using Lego bricks. The “Lego _____” series has produced hit-after-hit and they’re popular with kids, families, and adults. Not only are the games in the series easy to pick up, but they’re often very funny too. The new film broke all sorts of box office records and I’ve got equally high hopes for the game.

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