There may not be much in the way of big new releases, but an old classic re-emerges: the iconic space series Homeworld is back, and looking better than ever. Will you be dipping into sci-fi fuelled nostalgia this week? Tell us all about it in Tuesday Game Room!
Now that I have the new 3DS, I've been spending a lot more time playing handheld games than I have anything else - I picked up a copy of the Theatrhythm sequel, Curtain Call (it's basically a Final Fantasy rhythm game) on the cheap, and recieved Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for my Birthday yesterday. Both are pretty nifty so far, although Monster Hunter is definitely confounding me a bit as a newcomer to the series - despite the game's apparent stance as the most newbie-friendly of the series.
I think it may be my stubbornness at deciding to main the Bow, which I'd heard wasn't a beginner friendly, or really solo friendly weapon, but goddamit I like bows! But still, I'm enjoying it as I plod along trying not to get eaten by giant animals.
Homeworld Remastered Collection, out on PC, is the most prominent release of the week, but it's by no means the only one. Dragon Ball Xenoverse hits the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4, while Dynasty Warriors 8 hits the next gen consoles. The first episode of Resident Evil Revelations 2 comes to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, joined by the wonderfully blunt-titled Rugby 15 on the same platforms (also out on Vita).
The rest of the games out this week are Sony platform fare: the Vita gets htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart and Desert Ashes, the PS3 gets Starwhal (also out on PS4) and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late - no I don't know what that means either - while the PS4 gets a port of Limbo.
Once again it's time for a few select picks from the last week of Gaming news, via Eurogamer:
- GTA V Is Delayed On PC Once More - not for that long though. The game will now come out on April 14th, 3 weeks after the previously unveiled date (which in itself was a delay!). The good news though? The PC version will launch with Online Heists, which will come to consoles on March 10th after being missing in action since the game launched over a year ago.
- The Tale Of The Stomping Land, And The Perils Of Early Access - Steam's Early Access program has done as much harm as it has good, a long string of failures, scams and buggy messes leaving a black mark on the initiative that tries to get PC games in the hands of consumers sooner, as well as offer a source of testers and income for developers. The Stomping Land, an all-but-abandoned title on the program that's still on sale despite the fact a final version will never come, is just the latest in a long line.
- Here's 40 Glorious Minutes Of Final Fantasy XV's Standalone Demo - I'm starting to feel sad for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. I initially pre-ordered it because I've always wanted to play the game, but at this point it's basically a vehicle to get FFXV: Episode Duscae to me as soon as is logically possible. Look at that damn video. HOOK IT STRAIGHT UP TO MY VEINS AND NEVER STOP.
- Sony Is Still Committed To The PS+ Edition Of Driveclub - Poor Driveclub, what an absolute mess. Reports seem to indicate the gorgeous driving game is now on track after months of disastrous problems following launch, but the originally planned 'free' version of the game for PS+ users has still yet to show up, a year and a half since it was originally anticipated to to come out. It's apparently still coming though!
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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