TWIG: A clown’s revenge

There may not be a lot going on this week regarding game releases, but what is getting released is really good. More Batman, more of a Sony powerhouse, and some pretty Japanese stuff that none of you will like, and I’m probably including only for myself. (Get on the JPRG bandwagon, hitos!) The crashing and racing game also looks like it could hold someone’s (read: my) interest for a while.

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Resistance: Burning Skies

Release Date: May 29, 2012

Playstation Vita

A Resistance game specifically made for the Vita, utilizing all of its neat little features. I’ve yet to get my hands on one, so… friends. Who is going to solve this problem for me?

From IGN:

Resistance: Burning Skies is a unique Resistance experience developed specifically for PS Vita that takes full advantage of the system’s dual analog sticks and features an all-new hero and story written by William C. Dietz, author of Resistance: The Gathering Storm and Resistance: A Hole in the Sky.

Set in a tale of survival during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast, you take control of Tom Riley, an everyday firefighter from New Jersey who is thrown headfirst into the teeth of the Chimeran war machine, forcing him to redefine his notions of duty and heroism.

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DiRT Showdown

Release Date: May 29, 2012

Xbox 360, PC, PS3

Crash, boom. Crunch. The more terror you cause the other cars, the better for you. These graphics look beautiful, and as realistic as you can get when it comes to digital car terror. I’d much rather see it on my television then in real life.

Manufacturers Description:
DiRT Showdown is the new arcade racing game from the team that brought you the award-winning DiRT series, uncaged in 2012. Pick up and play controls combine with electrifying events, frenzied crowds and stunning graphics to deliver high octane, dive in and drive thrills from event one.

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Batman: Arkham City – Harley Quinn’s Revenge

Release Date: May 29, 2012

Xbox 360, PS3, PC

There a few reasons I am excited for this DLC. You’ll read below that this is included the Game of the Year edition of Arkham City, releasing on the same day.

1) More Akrham City, yeah!

2) Robin, yeah! I play better as him anyway.

3) I’ll take all the Harley I can get. Will there be some more Poison Ivy too? I hope.

From IGN:
Extend the multi-award winning experience in Arkham City with Harley Quinn’s Revenge, the final chapter in Batman: Arkham City that adds more than two hours of original gameplay. Harley Quinn’s Revenge sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Utilize each of the characters’ unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley’s vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.

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Batman: Arkham City (Game of the Year Edition)

Release Date: May 29. 2012

Xbox 360, PS3

This is a great deal for any one of you gamers out there (not me) that has not bought the DLC for Arkham City. Everything is included—yes, the new DLC too. If you have not bought the game yet, this is practically a steal.

From Amazon:

  • The Game of the Year Edition includes Harley Quinn’s Revenge. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking revenge against the Dark Knight.
  • Bonus content includes: Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack and Challenge Map Pack
  • Download Batman Year One movie from PlayStation Network
  • Harley Quinn’s Revenge contains over 2 hours of content, new storyline and enemies, play as both Batman and Robin, new environments and new collectables

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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

Release Date: May 29, 2012

Playstation 3

Another pretty JRPG, another reason for me to take a second look at the PS3. Why you have to do this, Sony? Japan? Why?

From Amazon:

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is the third and final Atelier game set within the Arland world, and it continues the series’ emphasis on adventure and item synthesis. This latest installment is the direct sequel to Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland and Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland.

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland is the third and final Atelier game set within the Arland world and it continues the series’ emphasis on adventure and item synthesis. This latest installment is the direct sequel to Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland and Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland. Atelier Meruru adopts a mission-based game system wherein you must develop and enhance your kingdom within three years. There are a variety of quests ranging from synthesizing and delivering items to taking on ferocious beasts and how you accomplish these missions will contribute to the progress and storyline of the game. Completing quests will reward you with points that can be used to perform different tasks on a national level such as creating new facilities and leveling up your kingdom which in turn will allow you access to different areas to develop and explore.

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