Category: Weekly Digital Roundup
Nevermind the fact that there was no way Jimmy could have gotten that many points that early in Double Dragon. The NES port of the arcade classic is now available for five Abrahams on the Wii U eShop.
Just keep in mind that the NES port didn’t feature simultaneous two-player co-op, so if you wanted to play with a friend you’ll have to wait for the superior Double Dragon II.
3DS users can celebrate the addition of the Miiverse and a unified Nintendo Network account, while engorging on Sega’s 3D Classics revamps of Ecco the Dolphin and Galaxy Force II. I bet the former game’s final boss looks even creepier with the 3D cranked all the way up.
On the PlayStation side of things, PS Plus users have Borderlands 2 for free, in addition to a ton of Holiday Sales. Spelunky for $3.75 on PS Vita sounds great.
Steam got a batch of new releases this week, with the most questionable one being Marc Eckō’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Remember that one? It’d be wiser to stick to the Strike Suit Zero half-off deal they’ve got going right now.
Finally, there’s a nice little sale going on with XBLA games, including Beyond Good & Evil HD, Rayman 3 HD and Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game.
Oh, and if you wanted Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free on GOG, well tough: you missed it. Onto the big list.
If you’re not sick of getting classic titles remade in 3D yet, there’s two more coming your way – Sonic The Hedgehog and Altered Beast. These two titles are just the beginning of this week’s digital roundup.
Nintendo has been having a good run with its weekly ‘favorite gaming friends’ sale. Coming up to the last week of it, you can get various Donkey Kong titles for a fraction of their regular price. Donkey Kong 3 was also added to the 3DS Virtual console this week.
Escape Plan has made its way to the PlayStation 4, joining alongside other PlayStation 3 and Vita titles such as flOw and Flower. It has received a few updates that make it look and play better on the big screen.
If racing is your thing, you can get Grid 2 for free through PlayStation Plus. I thoroughly enjoyed the first game, but have yet to play the sequel.
There’s plenty more on the digital scene this week. Make the jump to see the complete list.
While everyone recovers from the feasting of Thursday and the rampant consumerism of Black Friday, game companies are still fueling the flames with some digital gaming deals and new releases.
Nintendo dropped a few classic bombshells on Thanksgiving Day, with Konami’s Contra III: The Alien Wars making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console. That game is so badass that it lets the player strike a pose during its most explosive moments by simply holding L and R down. Sega has also joined the party with 3D versions of Space Harrier and Super Hang-On, both of which are must-haves for any Sega fan. Rounding out the eShop this week are a bunch of discounts on various Mario titles.
Sony is offering Soul Sacrifice for free to all PlayStation Plus users, as well as a bevy discounts on different versions of Dragon’s Crown and Persona. Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita continues to keep JRPGs relevant with the release of Ys: Memories of Celceta.
Also noteworthy is an actual PSone Classics release with Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Haven’t seen one of those in a while.
Finally, GOG.com, Steam and Xbox Games are all rolling out discount after discount on several games for the weekend. Clutch your wallets and purses close. Jump on over for the full rundown.
It’s happening. Cat Mario and cat gang are now available in all their feline splendor on Super Mario 3D World. We imagine that pouncing around the world and enemies as two Italian plumbers, a princess and a mushroom dressed up in cat attire is unbelievably cute.
And if that’s not enough Nintendo goodness, two more big titles were released on 3DS. First off, 3DS users can return to Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which is more or less a sequel to the SNES’ A Link to the Past. If making (or breaking) friendships is more of your style, then Mario Party: Island Tour may be for you.
The first piece of single player downloadable content for The Last of Us, entitled Left Behind will soon be getting its first single player downloadable content soon, and it’s now available for preorder on PSN. What’s interesting about this DLC is that it dives more into Ellie’s story and even includes her friend Riley, which up until now only appeared in the Dark Horse comic, The Last of Us: American Dreams.
As always, make the jump to see this week’s downloadable content.
Winter is getting closer with each passing month. And with it comes the cold. And while it’s easy to just get comfortable under a few blankets and play games all day, you could be moving instead and playing sports in Wii Sports Club.
But who has time for that with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One nearing launch?
Yes, winter is gaming prime time for some as outdoors activities gets replaced with indoor ones. So take out your controllers and enjoy some of the latest titles – or go back and enjoy the ones that you may have missed earlier this year. While any game is a good choice, I’m here to inform you about the latest digital goodies.
For the gun nuts out there, Call of Duty: Ghosts will keep you on your toes as you go heads-on in bloody warfare. Of course, you could also wait another week or two to experience it in all its next-generation glory with either the PS4 or Xbox One.
If you’re looking to take down monsters much bigger than you (a-la Monster Hunter), then you can pick up Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for free as part of your PlayStation Plus subscription.
So if you find yourself with extra cash to spend for the upcoming cold months, make the jump to see the titles you could stock up on this week.
With Halloween occurring this week, it was no surprise to see lots of appropriately themed digital releases and sales on PSN, eShop, XBLA and Steam.
Konami has finally decided to show its face on the Wii U Virtual Console, releasing the classic Super Castlevania IV for $8, or $1.50 if you already have it transferred from your Wii. You ought to give the official eShop trailer a gander. Whoever made that knows what makes the game especially great: the fact that you can moonwalk up staircases. The game also happens to have one of the best SNES soundtracks in existence, you should read my loving Liner Notes piece on it.
PSN and Xbox Live users aren’t left out of the Castlevania loop: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD is now available for download, taking the former 3DS exclusive and giving it an HD paint job.
PlayStation Plus members get another free game this week, with the surprisingly deep shoot-em-up Sine Mora. I highly recommend it for its fascinatingly dark premise, which features anthropomorphic characters that speak in Hungarian.
Sega released The Typing of the Dead: Overkill this week on Steam, seemingly out of nowhere. I’m only a tad bummed that they didn’t replace the main characters’ guns with keyboards strapped to their torsos, a la the original TotD.
There are plenty of more notable releases and Halloween sales on several games this week, so give the list a look after the break, if you dare.
What’s up in the digital realm this week? Baseball… just, Baseball. The classic NES title has been released on the Wii U in crisp 8-bit glory.
Instead of looking back at classic games, this week’s focus is much more on getting ready for the upcoming next generation of consoles and games. PlayStation 4 games can now finally be pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store. There are only three weeks left until Sony’s shiny new black box launches after all. And let’s not forget that the Xbox One launches a week after that.
On Nintendo’s side, there’s Pinball. Just Pinball. Granted, playing the NES Pinball on a Wii U GamePad does sound like a great idea now that I think about it.
And now, if we want to reminisce about 2011, Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut has been released, offering retooled boss battles along with various other tweaks. And keep in mind that you can use a second screen (Wii U GamePad, Smart Glass or PlayStation Vita) to “augment” your experience.
So if you’re a fan of the classics or are just looking to the future for new experiences, there’s plenty to choose from this week. Make the jump to see what’s new (and old.)
While most of the crew here is busy covering and enjoying New York Comic Con, some of us are at home, watching the days get shorter, the leaves falling off the trees and the nights getting colder. But enough of the poetic stuff, we’re here to talk about digital games.
Some may want to do a little dance with the release of Just Dance 2014. The game has 48 tracks to choose from, including hits like “99 Luftballons” and “Gentleman.” If you want to steal the rhythm and treasure instead, Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure also happens to be available digitally on 3DS.
If farting and dying is the kind of mood you find yourself in, Orc Attack: Flatulent Rebellion may be your star of the week. This silly title has you join a group of fartastic orcs as they battle against the evil polluting humans. Because, you know, farts are much cleaner.
Joining ICO in the Instant Game Collection is Team Ico’s second PlayStation 2 classic, Shadow of the Colossus. If you missed it the first time around, Shadow of the Collosus pits you against massive beings, all in the name of love. Now that it’s free alongside ICO, you do not want to miss out on these two masterpieces.
Tie your shoe laces and get ready to dance across the jump to see the rest of this week’s releases.
If you can give Grand Theft Auto Online a rest (as difficult as that may be), there are quite a few notable digital titles out this week, including the emotionally-charged Rain on PlayStation 3.
If you prefer getting freaked out over being turned into a sobbing mess, the PS3 still has you covered with the PS2 Classics release of Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. North America sure could use a release of that Japan-exclusive Fatal Frame IV right about now.
Capcom is serving up a trifecta of Wii U SNES Virtual Console titles, with all three Final Fight games now available on the Wii U eShop. Mass-releases of VC games in one day is something I hope Nintendo continues to do. There’s also a demo out for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies, which will allow you to have the pleasure of shouting “OBJECTION!” and “TAKE THAT!” at the top of your lungs at a 3DS.
Finally, GOG has an excellent sale on Interplay titles like Fallout and Earthworm Jim that you shouldn’t pass up on, and Steam Greenlight now has a page for Ikaruga. You know what you must do.
While Grand Theft Auto V has been keeping me and thousands of other people busy since its launch last week, the digital world keeps moving forward with new content — although there’s really nothing too much to write home about this week.
For those who are still in the mood for more open world deliciousness, there’s a big Assassin’s Creed sale on the PlayStation Network. Even so, the crazy story of Assassins versus Templars isn’t getting any easier to understand.
Fans of the limbless Rayman can enjoy Rayman Origins on PlayStation Vita for free as part of Sony’s Instant Game Collection. While I missed this famous platforming series growing up, now seems like a better time than ever to get into it.
For the fledgling and experienced guitarists out there that want to work on their guitar skills, Rocksmith 2014 can now be pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store. All you need is a guitar and a Hercules adapter. I expect you to crank it up to 11 and bring the house down.
Make the jump to see this week’s digital goodies. I’m going back to playing GTA V.