By Crystal Colwell / March 17th, 2014
This Week in Gaming is a new series that will showcase games releasing throughout the week across all platforms. With so many games releasing it’s easy to overlook one and miss out on something fun, or forget to budget for a game you want and end up having to wait to play it. Or is it just me that happens to? Either way, hopefully we can stop that from happening.
A few disclaimers:
- You may see games listed here that you wouldn’t normally find on the site. I’ll try to keep that to a minimum and not include things that are obviously not what you would expect to see on Operation Rainfall.
- I’ll probably miss a game here and there so be warned ahead of time that when it happens it’s not a purposeful slight to any game! If you know of a game releasing that you want me to cover send me a message via the contact us page or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll (seriously) consider it for the series.
- Some of these games may already be available on other platforms or will be released on other platforms later. In the interest of saving time (since this is a lengthy process) I’m going to list the platform they are currently releasing on.
- Prices may vary from system to system.
|Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan||PC (Steam)||bitSmith Games||March 17||$4.49|
|Lyne||PC (Steam)||Thomas Bowker||March 17||$3.99|
|Alpha Kimori Great Doubt Episode One1||PC (Steam)||Sherman3D||March 17||$9.99|
|999: The Novel||iOS||Aksys||March 17||$4.99|
|Luftrausers||PC, Mac, PS3, Vita||Vlambeer||March 18||$9.992|
|Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes||X360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4||Konami||March 18||$29.99|
|Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster||PS3, Vita||Square Enix||March 18||$39.99|
|Shin Megami Tensei||iOS||Atlus||March 18||$7.99|
|Danmaku Unlimited 2||PC (Steam)||Doragon Entertainment||March 18||$4.993|
|SteamWorld Dig||PS4, PS Vita – PSN, Cross Buy||Image & Form||March 18 (NA), March 19 (EU)||$9.994, 8.99€|
|Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z||PS3, Xbox 360||Techmo Koei||March 18 (NA), March 21 (EU)||$59.99|
|Nova’s Dream||iOS||Appso||March 19|
|Tales Runner||PC||WEBZEN||March 20||Free to Play|
|Pokemon Battle Trozei||Nintendo 3DS||Nintendo||March 20||$7.99|
|Cloudbuilt||PC||Rising Star Games||March 20||$19.99|
|The Witch and the Hundred Knight||PS3 and PSN||NISA||March 21 (EU), March 25 (NA)||$49.96|
|inFamous: Second Son||PS4 and PSN||Sony||March 21 (NA & EU)||$59.99|
- I reached out to the very nice people behind Alpha Kimori Great Doubt Episode One for a quote about the game and here is what they had to say: The game is an “Anime inspired indie PC JRPG with philosophical storyline and turn based Final Fantasy style battle.” I have access to the Steam Beta and will be writing up a little something something for the Steam version in the coming week.
- Luftrausers has a pre-order price of $8.99.
- Danmaku Unlimited 2 Is $4.99 with a 20% off launch sale for the first week. Sunny Tam, the man behind the currently one man team at Doragon said this about the game when I reached out to him: “Made in Canada, but with a heart of Japan, Danmaku Unlimited 2 is a lovingly crafted indie contribution to the world of Japanese shoot’em ups.”
- PlayStation Plus members will receive a 20% discount on SteamWorld Dig for the first week.
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite was supposed to release the 18th on the Wii U at $4.99. However, the game has been delayed a few weeks while some bugs are worked out.
Titles listed above that will likely be reviewed by an Operation Rainfall reviewer are: The Witch and the Hundred Knight, SteamWorld Dig, Danmaku Unlimited 2 and Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD remakes. I’ll also be doing a Re: Review (or something a little different) for Alpha Kimori Great Doubt Episode One. Do you want to see a review of any of the games listed above? Let us know and we will see what we can do!
I just realized I need to save some monies! There are a few games releasing that I want and didn’t realize were coming this week! Anyhow, keep in mind that this is a new series and will likely change for the better as we go. If you have any suggestions (would you like a small description of the games for example instead of the table?) let me know (nicely) in the comments below or to the email listed above. See you next week!
999: The NoveFinal Fantasy X | X-2 HD RemasterFinal Fantasy X HD RemaserInfamous: Second SonKu: Shroud of the MorriganLuftrausersMetal Gear Solid V: Ground ZeroesNova's DreamPokémon Battle TrozeiShin Megami Tenseisteamworld digTales RunnerThe Witch and the Hundred KnightYaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z