The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One), the latest Lego game set in a galaxy far, far away.
Based on the latest addition to the Star Wars saga, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will let players recreate scenes from last year’s blockbuster film and go on “New Adventures” that fill in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and the sequel trilogy. Patrons of all ages know what to expect from the Lego series and this game will likely be able to deliver it.
Also of note this week are a handful of RPGs from Japan, a zombie game that’s all about survival, and a popular side-scrolling indie game that’s now available for the Wii U.
First up, there’s Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness for the PS4. As the fifth entry in Square Enix’s series of space-based RPGs, Integrity and Faithlessness is the first new addition to the series in over seven years. Also available for the PS4 (and the Vita) is Grand Kingdom, a tactical RPG from NIS America and Monochrome. Finally on the RPG front, Zero Time Dilemma will close out the trippy Zero Escape franchise on the 3DS and Vita.
Meanwhile, 7 Days to Die is a survival game for the PS4 and Xbox One where players have to craft a shelter and hold out against a zombie horde for as long as they can. It’s been available through Steam as an “Early Access” title for a few years now, but the Minecraft-like graphics and post-apocalyptic setting should appeal to a lot of people.
Finally this week, Terraria, the side-scrolling crafting and exploration title from Re-Logic, is now available for the Wii U.
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New Release Round-Up
- Next Week’s Retail Releases: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Grand Kingdom, more
- Nintendo Download: Super Mario RPG, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zero Time Dilemma, more
- PlayStation Store: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, 7 Days to Die, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Inside, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 7 Days to Die, more
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): The Banner Saga 2, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II, Prison Architect, more