New Video Games This Week – SimCity, Tomb Raider

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SimCity - Limited Edition

A whole bunch of new video games released this week. Here are some of this week’s new video games: Tomb Raider, SimCity – Limited Edition, The Sims 3 University Life, MLB 13 The Show, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, MLB 2K13, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror Fate, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, and Naruto Powerful Shippuden. Tomb Raider and the two Sim games look the most interesting. Below are more information about the new video game titles for this week.

Video Games for Week of March 5, 2013

  • Tomb Raider Survival/Collector’s Edition and Final Hours Edition
    Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
    Rated: Mature
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    Tomb Raider is an Action-Adventure game that introduces players to the origin of one of the most identifiable video games icons of all-time, Lara Croft. The game features a blend of survival, stealth, melee and ranged combat, and exploration gameplay as a young Lara Croft is forced to push herself past her know limits to survive and unravel the dark history of a forgotten island. In the process she will unlock the adventurer within her. Additional game features include: weapons both familiar and new, upgradeable items, a variety of play environments, and human and animal enemies.
  • SimCity – Limited Edition
    Platform: PC
    Rated: Everyone 10+
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    SimCity is a city-building and management simulation game for the PC gaming platform that serves as a 2013 reboot of the iconic video game series. As with all games in the franchise, SimCity provides total control of how cities develop, but also adds new features such as: crisp 3D graphics, direct contact with citizens, dynamic real-time in-game units that replace animations representing player actions and levels of citizen happiness, franchise first multiplayer support, and in-game weather and pollution representation.
  • The Sims 3 University Life
    Platform: PC, Mac
    Rated: Teen
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn. And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time of their lives!
  • MLB 2K13
    Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
    Rated: Everyone
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    MLB 2K13 delivers hours of baseball action for any level of sports fan or gamer. Master our signature right analog pitching controls to achieve perfection on the mound, enjoy the authentic baseball environment of MLB Today featuring real life commentary and statistics, and develop winning players and teams in My Player, Franchise & Postseason modes.
  • MLB 13 The Show
    Platform: PlayStation 3, Vita
    Rated: Everyone
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    MLB 13 The Show allows you to experience the MLB like never before. Its jaw-dropping realism doesn’t just capture every detail and mechanic of the sport; it captures the raw emotion of Major League Baseball. Improvements to Diamond Dynasty, Franchise and Road To The Show modes make MLB 13 The Show the most realistic baseball game ever, while the addition of all-new game modes expand gameplay options even further. If it can happen in baseball, you can experience it in The Show. Whether it’s the moment you’re called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walk-off homer to win it all, every big, emotional moment in baseball can be yours. And The Show delivers it with such realism, it’s like it really happened. Available for the PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) systems, MLB 13 The Show is due to arrive in stores on March 5, 2013.
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
    Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
    Rated: Teen
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    A Storm of Epic Proportions. The critically acclaimed Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series is back in 2013 on PS3 and X360, celebrating the return of highly awaited boss battles and welcoming brand new features to revamp the game experience. More immersive, more faithful and more extreme, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 will offer the most epic Naruto experience ever seen in a video game. Dattebayo!
  • Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
    Platform: PlayStation 3
    Rated: Mature
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk follows the story of Ayesha Altugle, a girl who has been living alone in a secluded workshop ever since her grandfather died and her younger sister went missing a few years ago. She supports herself by making and selling medicine. As the story begins, she finds out that her younger sister IS alive somewhere in the world. Now, she must devote herself to finding her younger sister.
  • Naruto Powerful Shippuden
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS
    Rated: Everyone 10+
    Release Date: March 5, 2013
    A whole new side-scrolling NARUTO game developed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS focused on cutesy presentation, comical character style and easy to pick-up-and-play gameplay for fans of all ages.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror Fate
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS
    Rated: Mature
    Release Date: March 5, 2013

Video Games Released Last Week

  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
    Platform: Nintendo 3DS
    Rated: Teen
    For centuries, the tree Yggdrasil has been a constant presence in the lives of the people of Tharsis. It looms on the horizon, visible from everywhere in the city. But its roots are in a far-off land where no one has ventured until the Outland Count of Tharsis sponsors an Explorers Guild to reach Yggdrasil and discover its secrets. You are the latest explorer arriving in Tharsis to seek your fame and fortune. Board your skyship and set out into the clouds in search of treasure, glory, and the answer to Tharsis’ oldest mystery.
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus
    Platform: PlayStation Vita
    Rated: Mature
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus takes Team Ninja’s game to the next level on a versatile, new battleground. The most intense, action-packed ninja adventure is back, now on PlayStation Vita! Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus is the “ultimate” Ninja Gaiden, featuring characters from the previous installments who have defined the franchise. Ryu Hayabusa, the iconic super ninja of the Ninja Gaiden franchise, returns to the Sigma series in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus. Ryu must hunt down the Demon Statue that has been stolen by the wicked Black Spider Ninja Clan to prevent the resurrection of the evil Archfiend. From Tokyo to New York, follow Ryu as he encounters vicious enemies and acquires an extensive assortment of ninja weaponry along the way. Players will be able to experience the story in a whole new light utilizing the PlayStation Vita’s distinct features.
  • Scribblenauts Collection
    Platform: Nintendo DS
    Rated: Everyone 10+
    Scribblenauts Collection, a new two game combo pack for Nintendo DS, offers Scribblenauts and Super Scribblenauts, the best-selling, award-winning puzzle games on a single game cartridge at a value price.
  • MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship
    Platform: Xbox 360
    Rated: Teen
    In MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship motocross fans will get more than just their hands dirty as they must use their guts and guile on the track during races, elimination gauntlets, and head-to-head showdowns. Every bike produces different rips as they tear through the mud tracks, creating dynamic terrain deformation. Players can also take to the air and perform jaw-dropping stunts and tricks in the Monster Energy Trick Battle Mode, which offers 30 different tricks in three spectacular arenas. Players can also unlock more challenging events and spend their winnings on unlocking new tricks, better teams, or snazzier gear to deck-out their lean, mean two-wheeled machines.
  • Top Hand Rodeo Tour for Kinect
    Platform: Xbox 360
    Rated: Everyone 10+
    Top Hand Rodeo Tour is the first authentic Rodeo video game for XBOX KINECT. Hop into the saddle and participate the most exciting events wrangled from the world of pro rodeo sports. Events include Bull Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Mounted Shooting, Team Roping, and Barrel Racing.
  • Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness
    Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / XP
    Rated: Teen
    A century after the tragic events in Might & Magic Heroes VI determined the heroic fate of a dynasty, Might & Magic Heroes VI Shades of Darkness recounts pivotal moments in Ashan’s darker history – in two original campaigns. These moments shall define the future of a decadent underground people and decide the survival of the dying cult of the Spider Queen! Determine the fates of two legendary factions: the Dark Elves of Dungeon and the Necromancers of Necropolis.
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
    Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / XP
    Rated: Mature
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 takes the bulls-eye precision of its 2 million plus best-selling predecessor to new and exciting heights. The only multi-platform FPS modern shooter exclusively designed around the sniper experience and built using the most advanced game engine in CryENGINE3. The missions of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 are graphically stunning and provide more diverse sniper challenges. Feel the kill as you experience unprecedented levels of realism in weapons, ballistics and environmental factors.

6 thoughts on “New Video Games This Week – SimCity, Tomb Raider

  1. I remember playing the last version of Sim City years ago. This one looks very promising, but I’ve heard many users have been unable to play because of the constant internet requirement.

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