Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.
While the release list is slowly picking up it’s pace, we do see the release of a new MMORPG being released on the PC and the PS3, two DS titles, and a PSP games. We got one XBLA game that you should check out and as always, a list of the other stuff.
So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!
DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online brings high-energy action to the forefront with a combat system designed to deliver a fast-paced action experience with the extraordinary powers of DC Super Heroes and Villains at your disposal. DCUO offers a dramatic online setting where players battle with or against their favorite DC Super Heroes and Villains including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker. For the very first time, players and fans will be able to enter this fabled world as an active force for good or evil. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis.
The Collector’s Edition include: a limited edition Batman figure from DC Direct modeled after Executive Creative Director and legendary comic book artist Jim Lee’s concept art for the game; a prestige comic of the game’s back story written by Geoff Johns and The Art of DC Universe Online art book showcasing art from Jim Lee and the team at DC Comic’s Wildstorm Productions; and all-new DC Universe™ Online comic book, Legends Issue #0.
So I got to play some of this as I was part of the PS3 Beta and while it did get me interested, the whole $15 a month may be too much of a commitment for me (sorry, can’t say much due to the whole beta legal non-sense). Nonetheless, the Collector’s edition is packing with some goodies and it seems that all versions of the game (new of course) comes with a free 30 day trial. Either way, if you wanted to play with your favorite DC characters and be more of a “sidekick”/”hero”/”villain” (whatever you want to label yourself), then check the game out.
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Sora’s journey in Kingdom Hearts II has drawn to a close, and now a new tale is set to begin. Jiminy Cricket is looking over the journal he used to document his first adventure with Sora when he discovers a mysterious message. He didn’t write it – so how on earth did it get there? King Mickey is determined to find out, so he and his friends decide to digitize the journal and delve into its deepest secrets. Inside this “datascape” dwells a second Sora who is about to embark on a grand adventure of his very own.
What was a mobile game in Japan (a good mobile game), Square Enix do what they’re good at, which is to remake something to milk more money out of it. Either way, if you been enjoying the Kingdom Hearts gameplay from the 358/2 Days game, here is your chance to have more of it from battles of the first Kingdom Hearts game. Like any KH game, this has a secret video that has some connection to Kingdom Hearts 3D, which is a game set to release for the 3DS.
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Director Shu Takumi, the original creator of Capcom’s Ace Attorney series, is back with a frighteningly fun adventure for the Nintendo DS. In Ghost Trick, you will follow the story of Sissel, an amnesiac ghost who must use his ghostly powers to protect the lives of innocent people while attempting to uncover the secrets behind his own untimely demise.
Sissel has the unique ability to possess and manipulate objects within the world. Using these abilities to his advantage, he returns to the 4 minutes before a character’s death to change their fate. Ghost Trick is a story of mystery and intrigue that blends fun logic puzzles with the world of the supernatural, making for an entirely new and unique experience in the handheld gaming space. Part adventure game, part puzzle game, Ghost Trick’s game play will challenge your brain while its distinct art elements and character designs will deliver the fun.
The new game from the Ace Attorney creator already has a cult fan base here in the states and now is your chance to see why. With it’s unique gameplay, awesome cast of characters, and good story, this is one game definitely worth checking out.
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood
The original Prinny made its debut in early 2009 for the PlayStation Portable as a dice’em up action comedy game. The game was popular with action gamers and Disgaea fans. Thanks to the support of these dedicated fan bases, Prinny has returned once again with improved graphics, game play, control, and volume. The game is equipped with the same comical humor and hardcore action, with hours of replay value.
While the first one was indeed enjoyable, there was an off feeling with it as if it was rushed. With the second game, the game seems to be more polished and hey, they even included a “baby mode” for those that thought the first game was hard. Like any Nippon Ichi game and Disgaea series, you can expect some DLC (yeah, DLC for a PSP game).
Downloadable Games You Should Check Out:
The Other Stuff: This is where we list the other games that are coming out just in case you were looking for some crap to play (okay, not all of them are crap but you know what I mean).
Farming Simulator 2011 (PC)
Jewel Quest: Solitaire Trio (DS)
Venetica (360, PS3)
Jewel Quest: Trilogy (Wii)
101 in 1 Sports: Party Megamix (Wii)
I Love Horses: Rider’s Paradise (Wii)
Rec Room Games (DS)