This week’s new video games include Brain Age: Concentration Training, Dead Space 3, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2, and Weird Park: Scary Tales. I’m not sure if the game is any fun, but Brain Age looks like it is the most useful game out this week. Below are more information about the new video game titles for this week.
Week of February 5, 2013
- Dead Space 3
Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
In the visually stunning world of the Fire Emblem Awakening game, you command and fight alongside an army of spirited heroes standing against an enemy with the power to destroy empires; a dark dragon whose agents include armies of the undead. Plan your attack, customize your forces, and guide your heroes as you forge alliances that strengthen your resolve in battle and shape the course of history. Lead a team of distinct characters with unique abilities, rich backstories, and evolving relationships that guide the path of your quest. Plan your attack carefully — the lives of your soldiers and the future of the world depends on it.
- Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Platform: PlayStation 3, Vita
Rated: Everyone 10+
Sly and the Gang are back in an epic new adventure! The critically-acclaimed Sly Cooper series returns with an epic brand new adventure for the PlayStation3 system. The pages of the Thievius Raccoonus are disappearing and Bentley, now keeper of the ancient master thieving book, must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever. Sly Cooper Thieves in Time for PS3 is a cross buy game. If a customer buys the PS3 version, they will get a code to download the digital version of the PS VITA game. Please note: The PS VITA version DO NOT get a code for the PS3 version
- Brain Age: Concentration Training
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Brain Age is back with all-new devilishly difficult brain-training exercises designed by world-famous brain researcher Dr. Ryuta Kawashima. The modern mind has numerous devices to stay connected (e.g. laptops, smart phones, tablets), and these distractions have led to an information overload making it difficult to stay focused on specific tasks. Brain Age: Concentration Training offers newly designed training exercises to combat this information addiction. By spending at least five minutes a day, these exercises will challenge players with activities to help improve their concentration skills and the ability to access their short term memory. The new Devilish Training exercises dynamically increase or decrease in difficulty based on your real-time results to help consistently train players at the limit of their abilities. Beyond the Devilish Training, there are additional new and classic puzzles for every purpose, whether to challenge one’s concentration or math skills or provide relaxation activities to give the brain a break.
- Weird Park: Scary Tales
Platform: Windows 7, Vista, XP
Louis the Clown and Mr. Dudley are back to take you on an all-new adventure through the dark corners of history’s most famous fairytales to rescue children trapped in a frightening netherworld! Mad Louis is up to his old tricks; this time trapping children and imprisoning them inside classic fairy tales. Each child is cast in the role of a legendary fairytale character; and forced to play their parts against the visually stunning but twisted backdrops of the worlds in which their stories will play out. Using your powers of observation to find hidden objects and intellect to solve well-crafted puzzles, you will make your way through the stories of Cinderella, Peter Pan, Aladdin and more, releasing the children only to see Mr. Dudley appear and then spirit them away to the clown’s tower. While you’ll face many other challenges, each step will take you closer to your climactic showdown with Louis, so there will be no turning back in this spellbinding hidden-object tale.
- Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
Platform: Xbox 360
Kenshiro and over twenty other characters from the Fist of the North Star series are ready to unleash rage in another game from Tecmo Koei. Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 has Legend mode that covers the entire manga storyline from the Raoh Saga to the Land of Shura. Dream Mode has original storylines made just for the game that often focus on minor characters from the Fist of the North Star series.