G.R.O.W. 2/15/11: IT’S MARVEL BABY!


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.

This week we see the release of one of the biggest crossovers that features two well known companies in nerd culture. The handhelds will be seeing some RPG love and as always, we got two downloadable games for you to check out.

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!

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fates of Two World

After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, a re-envisioned team fighting game for a new generation of gamers. Fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom universes as you engage in 3-on-3 battles within living comic book art style environments powered by Capcom’s MT Framework, an advanced version of the graphics engine used for Resident Evil 5. Additional features include: a single player story and online multiplayer modes, new playable character additions, a simplified three-button control scheme and a character-specific “Simple” Mode which can function as a tutorial.

Special Edition includes: Steelbook case featuring exclusive art work; Comic/Art book- A 12-page prologue comic, written by Marvel writer Frank Tieri, plus campaign art and a curated selection of fan art; 1-month Subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, providing unlimited online access to Marvel content; 2 Playable DLC Characters: Shuma Gorath and Jill Valentine (available 4 weeks post-launch).

Ladies and gentlemen, as the title of this weeks G.R.O.W. says… IT’S MARVEL BABY! After a long, long wait, we finally get our hands on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and the cast of characters is stacked with fan favorites as well as some interesting characters making their debut. If you’ve been a fan of this fighting game series then you will not be disappointed with this new release.

Available: PS3 Special Edition, PS3, 360 Special Edition, 360

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

The creators of FINAL FANTASY TACTICS bring you the next evolution in TACTICS games from Square Enix in TACTICS OGRE: Let Us Cling Together! A dream team lead by Yasumi Matsuno has reunited to bring a perfect vision of their lost tale of political intrigue, conquest, and rebellion to vivid life. Experience an epic story where your choices determine the fate of the Walister Resistance. Order TACTICS OGRE: Let Us Cling Together today!

The classic PSOne title has been remade for the Sony’s handheld and folks, it gets the job done when it comes to satisfying your RPG needs as Square Enix did a good job not only to retain the spirit but making this a damn good remake (and not just simple port).

Available: PSP

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

A Traditional Adventure Spanning 3 Worlds! The Dragon Quest phenomenon continues in this epic journey: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation! The Real world, the Dream world, and the mysterious Dread Realm are yours to explore as you confront the many problems caused by the evil Murdaw and take on several other challenges as well. ~ Choose How to Defeat Your Enemies, Even…With Your Enemies?! Will you become a Priest, a Paladin, or maybe a Merchant? Choose from 9 different starting classes—and unlock many others—in the return of Alltrades Abbey. As you upgrade your classes each character will gain exciting new spells and abilities. As your number of companions expands, you’ll even get help from some familiar faces—MONSTERS! Choose your favorite type of slime to take with you, or even bring a Hacksaurus! ~ See the Return of Classic and Compelling Foes! Some familiar faces have returned to stand in your way! From the Slime, to the Mud Mannequin, to the Canni-box, many classic foes are back to try and stop you from reaching the Dread Fiend. There are also some other faces in the mix like the Mottle Slime and the Jumping Jackal. ~ The Final Chapter in the Zenithian Saga! The final chapter of the Zenithian Saga is finally here–the long awaited sequel to Dragon Quest IV and V! Will these heroes have the strength and courage of the heroes before them? Will they be able to save the worlds from the Dread Fiend?

If there’s one thing we need more in our lives, it would be that more of the slimes from the Dragon Quest series. The game has it all, quests that also include mini-quests, dual worlds, and including in this remake is the Tag Mode that was featured in Dragon Quest IX. If you need some RPG on the go, then give this game a try as it may prove worthy for your Nintendo DS.

Available: DS

Other Notable Release:

Hyperdimension Neptunia (PS3)
Gears of War: Triple Pack (360)

Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out:

Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 1: It’s About Time (PSN)
Hard Corps: Uprising (XBLA)

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