After nearly a decade in development, Carbine Studios’ WoW challenger WildStar officially launches tomorrow. Also; Murdered: Soul Suspect, Hyperdimension Neptunia: PP, Tomodachi Life, Worms Battlegrounds.
Last week saw two massive releases in the form of Watch Dogs and MarioKart 8. This week is slightly quieter, although there are still some noteworthy titles hitting shelves, including WildStar and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Here’s what’s coming out locally:
Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC, PS3, PS4, 360, Xbone)
What is it? An action-adventure game from Square Enix where you play the role of a ghost solving his own murder in Salem, Massachusetts. Whooooo, etc.
Should you care? If you enjoyed Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective this could be worth a look. But we doubt it’s going to blow anyone’s socks off.
What is it? A future-tinged fantasy MMORPG from ex-Blizzard outfit Carbine Studios. Nearly ten years in the making, it looks to be a more action-orientated take on the traditional dungeon crawler, with a range of athletic moves at the player’s disposal.
Should you care? If you’re an ex World of Warcrack addict, WildStar could provide an irresistible high. Also, it has hot anthropomorphic bunnies, for people who like that sort of thing.
PlayStation Vita Pets (Vita)
What is it? PlayStation Vita Pets.
Should you care? It’s PlayStation Vita Pets. So that would be a probable “no”.
Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (Vita)
What is it? This is a western release of a four-year old JRPG, featuring the same mix of dungeon crawling, embarrassing sexism and reams of on-screen text.
Should you care? Probably not. The original game reviewed poorly in western markets. On the other hand, die-hard manga fans who enjoy reading more than gaming might dig it.
Worms Battlegrounds (PS4, Xbone)
What is it? Everyone’s favourite apocalyptic invertebrates are back for another round of turn-based warfare on the PS4 and Xbox One. The game features an extensive single player campaign spanning 25 story missions, but as always the draw card is multiplayer.
Should you care? The franchise remains one of the best party games on the market and veteran gamers are sure to go all gooey-eyed with nostalgia. But $70 seems a bit steep for what you’re getting.
Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate (PS4, Vita)
What is it? It’s Pixeljunk Shooter again, but with sexier visuals running at 60fps. Hurrah!
Should you care? If you like Pixeljunk Shooter, you’ll like this. Natch.
I’ve Got To Run (Wii U eShop)
What is it? I’ve Got To Run is a randomly generating autorunning platformer available from the Wii U eShop. The goal is to beat other players’ high scores from around the world.
Should you care? If you’re a leaderboard junkie, I’ve Got To Run should provide a few hours of addictive entertainment.
Tomodachi Life (3DS)
What is it? It’s basically The Sims, but with Nintendo Mii characters living on a tropical island.
Should you care? If you like twee sandbox games filled with cuteness and customisation, Tomodachi Life will be your sickly-sweet jam.