Three Final Fantasy titles are out this week — and none of them are actually new. Will you be returning to the worlds of Final Fantasies X and IV this week? Or dipping into a myriad of other games? Talk about it in this week’s edition of Tuesday Game Room!

What have you been playing this week?

I’ve been continuing to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, with my Jedi Knight hitting level 43 rather rapidly thanks to the game’s Experience boost that lets you basically solely play the story content rather than grinding out levels through side-missions. It might actually be the best way to play The Old Republic, in all honesty. I’d not dabbled too much in the Jedi Knight story before, and it’s an interesting enough yarn of lightsabers and impending doom to keep me hooked. With this story boost I might even try out some classes I’ve not really touched before, just to get their unique story content too.

New Releases!

It’s a small week outside of the trio of Final Fantasies. First up is Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, a follow up to the classic RPG that is heading the PC with a 3D update. The other two come together as the PS4-exclusive Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, an update of the PS3/Vita remaster released last year. Remasters are getting remasters these days!

Meanwhile, the PS4 and Xbox One get Project Cars following its PC release last week, the PC and PS4 see the release of Toren, and the Sony platforms get Ultratron as a cross-buy title. Finally, the 3DS gets a digital only release of Attack on Titan: Humanity In Chains, based on the hit anime/manga series.

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And now, the News

Once again it’s time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:

  • Koji Igarashi’s new game smashes its Kickstarter funding goal in 4 hours - Well, when the father of the Castlevania games announces a new Castlevania title in all but name, what did you expect to happen? Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night stars the young Miriam, on a quest to cure a terminal disease afflicting herself and her friend Gebel on what is more than likely a horrible night for a curse.
  • Ubisoft “reveals” the next Assassin’s Creed - I say “reveal” because, thanks to our sister site Kotaku, we’ve known about Assassins Creed Syndicate (then called Victory) for quite a while, but here it is, a Victorian London with carriage, grappling hooks, awful British stereotypes and two playable protagonists: Brother and Sister stabbing team Evie and Jacob. It... looks like an Assassin’s Creed game? I’m not seeing a hook, except for the grappling one.
  • Nintendo’s next console may not have region locks - Hooray! Nintendo begins its slow but assured march towards being on the same level as everyone else by declaring that they’re thinking about making the NX console, their next project, be Region Free, allowing people all over the world to buy and use games from wherever they like.
  • Kings Quest is getting rebooted with... Doc Brown? - Yes, Christopher Lloyd himself will be playing the narrator and protagonist King Graham in the reboot of the classic adventure series. What a weird world we live in.

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We’ll be back this time next Tuesday for more gaming discussion, but for now, sound off in the comments with the games you’ve been playing, and what you’re looking forward to this week - and don’t forget to join the unofficial io9 community group on Steam!


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