This is the week I've been waiting for. Oh dear lord is has come. Dark Souls II and Titanfall in the same week. Time to scrape some DNA off that mole on my butt and clone myself.
1954 Alcatraz (PC)
What is it? Hey wait a minute, wasn't this supposed to come out last week? Should you care? Well, it's a cool concept/period piece/adventure game thing. Nice idea.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (PS3)
What is it? Another JRPG with an inexplicably long name. Should you care? Apparently this is pretty good -- it has reviewed well at least.
Cypress Inheritance: The Beginning (PC)
What is it? An action RPG that's being touted as a realistic game without tutorials. Should you care? I dunno. I've personally heard very little about this.
Dark Souls II (360/PS3)
What is it? The sequel to my own personal favourite game of the last generation. Should you care? I couldn't be more hyped about this. However, I love Dark Souls more than any game released in the last five years, so you might want to take my hyperbole with a pinch of salt.
Dominique Pamplemousse (PC)
What is it? A dazzlingly original adventure game that is also a musical with one of the most incredible art styles I've seen. Should you care? Absolutely. This looks great.
Frozen Endzone (PC)
What is it? It's a new turn based game from the creators of Frozen Synapse. Should you care? Frozen Synapse was great. This might also be great. That's the extent of my reasoning.
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae (PC)
What is it? A high speed arena based slasher that was greenlit on Steam recently recently. Should you care? This is another of those greenlit Steam games I'm not too up on. Maybe head here for a bit more info.
The Pinball Arcade (PS4)
What is it? It's a pinball video game thing. Should you care? I like these things. But if you have no interest in pinball then, yeah... this is a niche thing for sure.
Titanfall (Xbox One/PC)
What is it? It's the saviour of next-gen gaming! The shooter that will turn water into wine, etc. Should you care? In all seriousness, Titanfall is great. Hopefully the lag thing won't ruin the experience here in Australia.
Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
What is it? A new Yoshi game. On 3DS. Should you care? This is weird for me. I love the original Yoshi's Island so much. It might be the best 2D platformer ever made. But Nintendo hasn't made a decent game with 'Yoshi' in the title ever since. So I'm not holding out much hope for this.