Releases for the Week (January 30th-February 5th)


The last week of the month is here and we finally start to get more than one retail releases as publishers realize that we actually like to purchase games all year long (and not only during the holiday rush). The three retail releases bring something for everyone, as we’re getting Final Fantasy XIII-2, sequel that is supposed to “fix” everything that was wrong with FF XIII (which, if you ask me, was nothing at all), Soul Calibur V (fighting games are back in style!) and NeverDead (a game that is so weird, that I’ll just point you to the trailer so you can see what it’s all about).

On PSN, the only new release is Puddle. Other than that, we get some formerly retail only games that are now part of the digital service.

Full gallery after the jump:

PS3 Retail Releases

FF XIII-2

You Can Buy Final Fantasy XIII-2 Right Here!

Or maybe you want the Awesome Collector’s Edition!

Soul Calibur V

You Can Buy Soul Calibur V Right Here!

Or maybe you want the Shiny Collector’s Edition!

NeverDead

You Can Buy NeverDead Right Here!

PSN Releases

Puddle

Mini Ninjas

You Can Buy Mini Ninjas Right Here!

Madden 12

You Can Buy Madden 2012 Right Here!

K&L

You Can Buy Kane and Lynch: Dead Men!

K&L2

You Can Buy Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Right Here!

PSP Releases

Naruto Impact


Written by: EdEN - Owner / PR / Editor-In-Chief


  1. #1 by The_Nmac on January 30th, 2012 [ 47093 Points ]

    Yes there was no problem with FFXIII if you liked running down hallways hitting x repeatedly. That being said I was impressed with the demo on the PSN and am hopefully grabbing collectors tomorrow.

  2. #2 by Sakinah on January 30th, 2012 [ 26489 Points ]

    Only Soul Calibur V for me. Looking forward to playing Eizo despite never playing an Assassin’s Creed game. Hoping the online in SCV isn’t a laggy mess.

  3. #3 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Sakinah: Regular or CE?

  4. #4 by Cheeto on January 30th, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    I am anxious to see how Never Dead turns out. When Kane and Lynch 2 came out I almost bought it, but the campaign is 4 hours long! For the right price, I might just get that off PSN. Hey EdEN, got 3 words for ya: Twisted Metal demo!

  5. #5 by Pedro on January 30th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    Nothing for me this week, more savings $_$

  6. #6 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Cheeto: Yep, new demo tomorrow… but this is for “games”, not demos, which is why I don’t report on them.

  7. #7 by mowmow on January 30th, 2012 [ 13030 Points ]

    I’ll be picking up my ff13-2 collectors tomorrow. Other than that i’m going to wait until soul calibur drops in price.

  8. #8 by The_Nmac on January 30th, 2012 [ 47093 Points ]

    Agreed on the price drop. I remember soul calibur IV getting cheap in a few months. Even the collectors editions being cleared out at a heavy discount as low as $30 I believe.

  9. #9 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    I’m picking my copy of the FF XIII-2 CE tomorrow as well.

  10. #10 by Kane112 on January 30th, 2012 [ 34187 Points ]

    hmm wouldnt mind trying our Never Dead myself other than that hated FF XIII so not going to waste my time on FF XIII 2 for now

  11. #11 by Sakinah on January 30th, 2012 [ 26489 Points ]

    @Eden Regular. I’ve sworn off Collector’s Editions.

  12. #12 by Darklurkr23 on January 30th, 2012 [ 22371 Points ]

    Wanna play SC 5, but not pay for it. Need to find me a contest! :P

  13. #13 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Darklurkr23: No contest for you!

  14. #14 by Isli on January 30th, 2012 [ 44885 Points ]

    I really dislike these recent FF games. Maybe it’s just nostalgia speaking, but I can’t help but feel that they have just been going downhill. The last FF game I actually enjoyed was X, and I did try playing most of the recent ones.

  15. #15 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Isli: If your nostalgia speaks, you listen! Buy a DS and get Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. Then get a PSP and buy Final FAntasy IV Complete. FF IV and VI are the best. Oh, there’s also a remake of IV on DS that makes it all 3D AND has voice acting. My Yoshitaka Amano signed (and moogle sketched) copy thanks you for considering a purchase!

  16. #16 by Kane112 on January 30th, 2012 [ 34187 Points ]

    @isli yep totally agree with you there

  17. #17 by EdEN on January 30th, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Isli: Wait, you didn’t like XII on PS2?

  18. #18 by Isli on January 30th, 2012 [ 44885 Points ]

    @Eden: Nope, I thought XII was pretty bland. The story was almost completely forgettable. They tried to do a political war story, but the writing lacked any depth. Visually, it was nice looking, but a shallow story and a ridiculously boring battle system can’t be saved by graphics. Also, the characters weren’t likable at all and their archetypes were just obnoxious.

  19. #19 by Kane112 on January 31st, 2012 [ 34187 Points ]

    ye cant even remember much about XII myself just that i hated it

  20. #20 by mowmow on January 31st, 2012 [ 13030 Points ]

    I kinda wish ff13-2 had a steel cover,but oh well it still a nice package

  21. #21 by EdEN on January 31st, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @mowmow: Artbook and soundtrack look good? Won’t be able to pick up my copy until tomorrow.

  22. #22 by premiersoupir on January 31st, 2012 [ 17020 Points ]

    Gotta say that Mini Ninjas is kind of a fun kid’s game. Fun in the sense that I (not a kid) enjoyed it as well. Charming aesthetic. But I wouldn’t pay more than $20 for it. Wonder how much it will be on PSN.

  23. #23 by EdEN on January 31st, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    Mini Ninjas is indeed a fun, charming game. I got it as a gift on Wii and played it start to finish. And it’s $19.99 in the PSN store which makes it LESS than $20 hehehe.

  24. #24 by wolfkin on February 1st, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    never dead sounded fun. i hope that turns out well.

  25. #25 by dragon290513 on February 1st, 2012 [ 7218 Points ]

    never dead was bashed so much by the press :( *looking at his backlog*

  26. #26 by Darklurkr23 on February 1st, 2012 [ 22371 Points ]

    Not as bad as AMY though right? :D

  27. #27 by EdEN on February 1st, 2012 [ 139651 Points ]

    @Darklurkr23: Have to ask Oly about that hehehe.


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