Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W.

This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what has come out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

Geez, I remember when these summer months were the video game drought period but that’s not the case this week. This week we see a 3D re-release of a classic Nintendo 64 title and a game that has been in the making for 14 damn years. We also have two sequels in which one of them is a spiritual successor of cult Dreamcast game.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D *(Available 6/19)*

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a must-have single player Action-Adventure game for the Nintendo 3DS. A reimagining of the original Nintendo 64 classic, the game features the full original game graphically overhauled in the glasses-free 3D made possible by the Nintendo 3DS. Along with this, the game includes all-new new challenges unique to this release, including a master quest, a new Boss Challenge mode that allows for flexibility in how you face bosses and in-game video segments.

There’s been a lot of people who will claim that there hasn’t been a great Zelda game since Ocarina of Time and it seems that Nintendo is going to remind folks why people say that. The 3DS remake does clean up the graphics and the 3D surprisingly fits well. Add in the Master Quest dungeons and the water dungeon being easier than before, you have an awesome adventure video game on the go. And hey, it could be one hell of a Father’s day gift for those pops who grew up in the nineties.

Available: Nintendo 3DS

Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever is a First-Person Shooter (FPS) that finally resurrects the infamous Duke Nukem franchise. Designed as a blend of the over-the-top ego, humor, risqué scenarios and un-PC attitude that players of the original 1990s PC game releases will still relish, with for technological upgrades that modern gamers demand, Duke is definitely back and better than ever. Features include: a gameworld full of interactive opportunities; over-the-top humor; outlandish settings, vehicle driving, and puzzle solving; Duke specific multiplayer modes and more.

Look, the game isn’t going to have awesome graphics and will have somewhat outdated gameplay mechanics. It’s almost feels that out of principle that one should play this game considering its history. Speaking of which, you’ll be able to unlock that history through unlocks in the game (unlockable video clips that talks about the development of the game and the many stages of it).  If one thing is for sure, it’s going to be some kind of experience playing this game.

Available: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC

Alice: Madness Returns

Alice: Madness Returns is an Action-Adventure game that delves deep into the dark and violent side of the imagination, creating a nightmarish Wonderland where Alice must face the demons that haunt her visions. Visit the grim reality of Victorian London and then travel to the beautiful yet ghastly Wonderland to uncover the root of Alice’s madness and discover the truth behind a deadly secret, kept hidden for years. Features include: upgradable melee weapons and magic abilities, a shattered gameword filled with altered versions of Lewis Carroll’s famous characters and intuitive and rewarding puzzle play.

When American McGee’s Alice came out, we were welcomed to a goth and bloody version of the tale. Gamers will be able to relive those memories through the sequel, not to mention new copies of the game will include a code to download the original game. Anyway, the sequel kicks up the level that made the original unique, so if you’ve been looking for some different (and for something to fuck with your mind) then check this game out.

Available: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC

Child Of Eden

Children of Eden is a unique rail shooter that incorporates fast-paced action, music and the controller free gameplay of the Xbox 360 Kinect sensor. With the Kinect Sensor players can aim with their hands, as well as change weapons at will as they eliminate objects that zip towards them in a variety of environment and game levels. Additional features include, compatibility with the standard Xbox 360 wireless controller.

If you’re a fan of Rez, then you know that this game will be a treat to you as Q Entertainment is bringing out what many is calling the spiritual successor of said game. Once again, Tetsuya Mizuguchi is using this game to experience on “synesthesia.” If anything, this game will be an experience for anyone and will give some of you folks to dust off the Kinect.

Available: Xbox 360

Other Notable Games:

Plants vs. Zombies – Game of the Year Edition (PC)
Wii Play Motion w/ Black Wii Remote Plus (Wii)
Record of Agarest War Zero (360, Limited Edition 360, PS3, Limited Edition PS3)

Downloadable Games Worth Checking:

Magic The Gathering: Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012 (PC, 360)

Category: Featured, Videogames

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