Wii U news has been grim for the longest time, to the point where new releases for the struggling console surprise me. Not a great situation to be in. That said, I expect a levee to break at some point and, above all, I will always anticipate whatever Nintendo brings to its own console. Anyway — that was a strange tangent — let's talk about the games being released this month.
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (360/PS3/PSN)
What is it? Digital only release. New entry into the Call of Juarez series. Should you care? I haven't had the chance to play this. I will say, however, that previous games in this series have solid, if unspectacular, shooters.
Donkey Kong Returns 3D (3DS)
What is it? It's the 3DS version of one of my favourite Wii games ever made. Should you care? I'm not sure if this game did that well sales wise on the Wii, but I often feel like it was a little overlooked so you should play this game. It's amazing.
Dust: An Elysian Tail (PC) What is it? What? I didn't know this was coming to PC! Should you care? This is a bit of an indie darling. It's a beautiful looking game. I recommend it.
What is it? An experimental platformer with zero enemies and a focus on flow. Should you care? It looks intriguing. Like the bastard love child of Loco Roco and Limbo, if you could imagine that. I want to play it.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii U)
What is it? A LEGO game that came out... almost a year ago on other consoles. That's crazy. Anyway, at least it's here I suppose. Should you care? It's a good game. I suppose if you only have a Wii U in the house, this might be worth checking out.
Resident Evil: Revelations (360/PS3/Wii U/PC)
What is it? Remember that pretty solid Resident Evil game for the 3DS? They brought it to consoles? Should you care? Yeah, I dunno. I felt like Resident Evil: Revelations was one of those 'good for a handheld things'. And I'm not the biggest fan of games being tailored for one specific device, then ported to another. Your mileage may vary.
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (PC)
What is it? An Action RPG based on the novel Dracula, focusing on Van Helsing. Developed by Hungarian devs NeocoreGames. Should you care? NeocoreGames is known for standard RPG fare. I wouldn't expect greatness if I were you.