News: Video Game Releases

This is where we put out some info about the games we think are going to be somewhere between decent and awesome that release today or later this week.  Typically we skip over the heavy hitters.  Sorry Call of Duty, but 8 million people usually already know about your release date.

Ni No Kuni – PS3

Buy on Amazon

Developed by Level 5 (Dark Cloud, Jeanne D’Arc, Professor Layton, and many, many others) and Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Princess Mononokee, My Neighbor Totoro)  and published by Namco Bandai.  Also scored by Joe Hisaishi who has done pretty much all the Studio Ghibli films.  This is rumored to be a fairly traditional RPG (grinding and all).  Originally the game came with a spell book that was required for the game but a physical copy of this book will only come with the collector’s edition.  The game will have a digial copy of the book inside it allegedly.  Don’t expect this to mechanically redefine anything.  Pick this up to play a Studio Ghibli film with serviceable mechanics.

 

Strike Suit Zero – PC

Buy on Steam

Developed and published by Born Ready Games.  This is a Kickstarter game.  The soundtrack is done by Paul Ruskay (Homeworld) and the ships are designed by Junji Okubo (Infinite Space).  This is an east meets west space flight battle where you pilot basically a Macross style Valkyrie.  To put it another way, your space ship transforms into a giant tobot and you blow stuff up in space.  Note this comes out Thursday (24th).

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About MusiM
Musician, writer, Gundam model hobbyist, video game lover, host of The Carousel Podcast, and all with a day job.

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