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The Week Ahead: 5/12-5/19

It’s that time again… the week ahead!  This week is going to be a good one! My all time favorite game is getting released for the PlayStaion 4! Of course it’s Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster!

There’s also Toren from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales and this game looks beautiful so please take a look at this wonderful game.

So sit back and enjoy this installment of The Week Ahead!

Toren

http://toren-game.com/#/home

PlayStation 4, PC: May 12, 2015

Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose. You must solve puzzles and face monsters as you struggle to climb to the top of this beautiful, yet treacherous environment, driven by the will to find your freedom.

 

Ultratron

http://www.puppygames.net/ultratron/

PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4: May 12, 2015

Enter the world of Ultratron and experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favourites such as Robotron: 2084, updated and improved for the 21st century!
Unique retro-futuristic sound and graphics, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay make Ultratron a fun and hypnotic arcade blast.
The last human has been slain by evil killer robots. You are the one remaining humanoid battle droid. Your mission: avenge the human race!
Blast your way through 40+ glowing neon levels, avoiding Chasers, Turrets, Spawners, Minelayers, bombs, and bullets, and take on the four giant boss ‘bots of the Apocalypse – Ieiunitas, Bellum, Lues and Letum!

Nom Nom Galaxy

http://nomnomgalaxy.com/

PlayStation 4: May 12, 2015

Welcome to Soup Co., Astroworker! As an integral part of the Soup Co. family, your mission is to explore the remote planets in search of tasty ingredients to make the galaxies most delicious soups and then rocket them into the gullets of our hungry customers.

Project CARS

http://www.projectcarsgame.com/

PlayStation 4, Xbox One: May 12, 2015

After four years of thorough testing and approval from both gamers and real racing pros, the most authentic, intense, beautiful and technically-advanced racing game ever made is now crossing the finishing line!
Featuring…
The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations
A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch

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Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation
Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H
World-class graphics running at 60 fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen
Next-gen physics running at 600 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features
Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with ‘Join In Progress’
Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts
Regularly-scheduled community events
Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network
Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
Continual updates and further content after launch

Lost Orbit

http://www.lostorbitgam

PlayStation 4: May 12, 2015

Stranded after his ship is destroyed in deep space, Harrison, a lowly maintenance worker and our hero must struggle to find his way home…
LOST ORBIT is a fast paced and deadly dodge ’em up. Players take control of a lone astronaut (Harrison) who embarks on a dangerous journey to rejoin his civilization. Armed with only an improvised set of equipment and a relentless spirit, Harrison will need to speed his way across four systems, survive over 40 levels of intense challenges, and confront not only his mortality, but what lurks in the darkness…
Set in a world rich with comedy and tragedy, LOST ORBIT is a game filled with risk, loneliness, wonder, and death.

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Gameplay Features
· Explore over 40 levels set across 4 unique solar systems on your perilous journey home.
· Each level features a detailed ranking system and time trial mode.
· Choose and upgrade your set of abilities to customize Harrison as you see fit through a light RPG system.
· Boost, swim, bounce, leap and teleport your way through a myriad of obstacles.
· Simple and intuitive controls make the game easy to pick up, yet surprisingly deep.
· Balanced between tense technical moments and cathartic graceful flight, LOST ORBIT is a game that is instantly immersive and satisfying to play.
· Die alone in space; where no one will know of your struggle.

 

Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

http://www.finalfantasyxhd.com/

PlayStation 4: May 12, 2015

The HD remaster covers both Final Fantasy X and its sequel Final Fantasy X-2. The first game follows the journey of the teenager Tidus who is transported to the world of Spira after an encounter with a creature known as Sin. He becomes one of the guardians of the summoner Yuna, protecting her on a pilgrimage to defeat Sin and finding out how the creature is linked to Tidus’ and Yuna’s late fathers. Gameplay relies on the Conditional Turn-Based Battle system that allows for swapping party members in mid-combat. Characters are leveled up by means of the Sphere Grid on which the player may choose a specific skill to learn or attribute to improve.

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The second game is set two years after the events of X and features Yuna as a treasure hunter in search of spheres leading her to Tidus. It reintroduces the series’ classic job system in the form of the Garment Grid: jobs can be acquired as dresspheres, costumes that give the player characters different abilities, throughout the game and may be changed in battle. X-2 includes multiple minigames such as Sphere Break and blitzball, the latter of which also featured prominently in X.

Invisible Inc.

http://www.invisibleincgame.com/

Mac, PC, Linux : May 12, 2015

Game Features

Character Selection:
Start with any of the 10 unlockable agents in the game, plus 6 agent variants, and 6 starting programs to crack corporate security.

Deep customization of builds:
Each play through is different as you create your own strategy using agents, items, augments and programs, and adapt to your surroundings.

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Randomly generated world:
Locations, threats, and loot are randomly generated so each playthrough is vastly different and you’ll never get complacent.

Choose your own game mode:
With 5 different game modes and extensive custom generation options, each player can play the way they prefer.

Fully animated cutscenes and voice over:
With hundreds of lines of voice over, great animation, and fully animated cutscenes, we didn’t spare any expense to make an immersive experience.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

http://www.ff4theafteryears.com/

PC: May 12, 2015

Now with a full 3-D remake, FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS can now be played as never before on PC. Take part in the epic sequel that unfolds nearly two decades after the events of FINAL FANTASY IV. Classic characters make their return alongside several new heroes, such as Ceodore, son of Cecil and Rosa.

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Story : Seventeen years have passed since the war’s end, and the son born to King Cecil and Queen Rosa of Baron has grown into a young man. Prince Ceodore has enlisted in the airship fleet known as the Red Wings, eager to meet the expectations demanded of his blood and station. Yet once more another moon has appeared in the sky, and with it vast hordes of monsters intent on destruction. The brief peace enjoyed by the Blue Planet now stands threatened under the shadow of impending catastrophe.

Ten Playable Tales
Begin your journey with “Ceodore’s Tale.” Complete it to unlock the tales of six additional characters, which can be played in any order, and then return to the core story with “Kain’s Tale,” “The Lunarian’s Tale,” and “The Crystals.” A total of ten tales in all, and all contained in FINAL FANTASY IV: THE AFTER YEARS.

Active Time Battle
Take control of exhilarating combat made possible by the non-stop action in Square Enix’s iconic battle system.

Lunar Phases
Feel the moon’s presence in combat, as its waxing and waning influences the potency of attacks and abilities of all combatants. Lunar phases cycle naturally with the passage of in-game time, or when resting at an inn, tent, or cottage.

Band Abilities
Combine the strength of your party members to awesome effect with Band abilities that can be unlocked through in-game events or by levelling your characters’ Affinity.

Minimap
Keep an eye on your current location and nearby surroundings, or click for quick access to the world map.
Includes STEAM Trading cards!

Galactic Civilizations III

http://www.galciv3.com/

PC: May 14, 2015

Galactic Civilizations III is a 4X space strategy game set in the 23rd century. Humans and aliens compete against each other for domination of our galaxy. Players begin with only their home planet and must research new technologies, explore the galaxy, and colonize new worlds.

 

All the while, players engage in diplomatic intrigue with other races and will likely be drawn into (or start) wars of both survival and expansion. The gameplay of Galactic Civilizations has evolved over the years, but we at Stardock have always prided ourselves on making conquest only one of several entertaining routes to victory. In Galactic Civilizations II, for example, players can wage multi-decade cold wars for the hearts and minds of neutral planets – or even expand their culture’s reach to the point that each others’ colonies are the soft-power battleground. Players can conquer the galaxy without ever firing a shot through a combination of shrewd diplomacy and ever-expanding cultural influence.

Axiom Verge

http://www.axiomverge.com/

PC: May 14, 2015

Axiom Verge is a side-scroller action-adventure game where the player controls Trace, a scientist who, after suffering a fatal injury, wakes up in an ancient and high-tech world. The game focuses on action and exploration, and features over 60 items and power-ups. The gameplay borrows elements from classic games such as Metroid, Contra, Blaster Master, and Bionic Commando, among others.

Snake Rewind

http://www.rumilusdesign.com/index.php?page=games&game=snakerewind

Android, Windows Phone, iPhone : May 14, 2015

Snake Rewind is the modern day reboot of the original snake game and will certainly include the gameplay and the elements from of the original game. Obviously the new game will be improved with eye pleasing visuals plus a slew of interesting features such as letting the user play the game even after the snake has crashed.
Packing 10 different levels with each level having its own distinct look as well as music, there are new special fruits such as Fruit Magnet, Trailblazer, and Score Multiplier added to multiply the fun.

Nihilumbra

http://www.nihilumbra.com/

Wii U: May 14, 2015

Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse.

Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world. This is where his long odyssey begins, in which he will learn how to use the colors around him to gain powerful abilities and transform the world.

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However, his experiences come at a high price.The Void must be one. It seeks to reclaim him and will never stop chasing him, destroying everything in its path along the way.

To survive, Born will have to condemn the earth he walks to its inevitable obliteration by The Void…

Features

The ability to change ground physics using five different colors.
Use five worlds as your canvas and transform them at your will.
Original soundtrack composed by Álvaro Lafuente.
Unlock a great surprise by completing the game. Replayability assured.
Voice Acting
Re-imagined and intuitive controls and menus.
Improved atmospheric and weather effects.
Achievements system.
Wii U Features:
Paint the world with the Wii U™ Gamepad
New asymmetric 2 players mode

Adventures of Lolo

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/mdCqSfcEtqV_JmUbMduBu0JGIt0mQdRH

Wii U: May 15, 2015

This was the first game in the Eggerland puzzle series to be released in North America. After the love of his life, Lala, is kidnapped by the Great Devil and taken to his haunted castle, our hero Lolo sets out to rescue her. The journey is perilous, as the Great Devil’s fortress is guarded by a massive army. But Lolo has a few tricks up his sleeve, including a Magic Shot that turns enemies into eggs and an Emerald Framer that shields him from attacks. Combining clever environmental puzzles with tricky enemies and an engaging style, Adventures of Lolo is a true classic!

Blues and Bullets

http://acrowdofmonsters.com/games/blues-and-bullets/

Xbox One: May 15, 2015

Eliot Ness is the agent who jailed gangster Al Capone. In this new episodic game, Ness is a retired cop who runs a diner called Blues and Bullets. One day someone tells him that Al Capone needs his help to find his kidnapped granddaughter. His former nemesis is the only man he trusts to get her back.

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Well, there you have it, another week of gaming joy for you all to enjoy.

Now get out there and get your game on!!!!!!

And as always you can find me on twitter @riddle43 thanks for reading.

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