New video games this week include Grand Theft Auto V (Playstation 3, Xbox 360), We Sing: 80s (Nintendo Wii), Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded (Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac, Mac OS X), and Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver (Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U). Continue reading for more information about the new video game titles for this week.
Video Games for Week of September 17, 2013
- Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV. Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a former street gangster, now looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score. Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
- We Sing: 80s
Platform: Nintendo Wii
Release Date: September 20, 2013
Get into the groove with We Sing 80s and sing along to the biggest songs from one of music’s best-loved decades. Featuring era-defining artists and a host of fantastic multiplayer features, We Sing 80s will have you singing the same songs that you sang into your hairbrush all over again, but this time to the real music/artists and videos.
- Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded
Platform: Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac, Mac OS X
Release Date: September 18, 2013
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded follows the life of Larry Laffer, a loveable loser who is a balding, dorky, double entendre-speaking, leisure suit-wearing lady’s man. The games follow Larry as he spends much of his life trying, unsuccessfully, to seduce attractive women. The first game in the series, Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, was first published in 1987 and helped build the Sierra On-Line dynasty. Featured in a score of original software titles since then (not even counting numerous anthologies, repackagings, and cameo appearances), the series’ namesake hero, Larry Laffer, is a bumbling, persistent everyman who just wants to be loved. Is that so wrong? With the help of Al Lowe, Larry’s progenitor and designer of all of Larry’s classic adventures, Replay Games is remaking the landmark first game for an entire new generation (or two). Expanded and enhanced in every detail and ready for both mobile devices and PCs, Larry is being reborn for the players who might’ve seen their parents (or grandparents) playing Larry behind closed doors.
- Hot Wheels World’s Best Driver
Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Developed by Firebrand Games, players can now join the ranks of Team Hot Wheels, an elite group of drivers competing for the coveted title: World’s Best Driver. The drivers are split into four teams, each with their own disciplines: Super Fast (Green), Outrageous (Red), High-Tech (Blue) and Powerful (Yellow). Compete in over 70 thrilling events in four Hot Wheels Test Facility (HWTF) locations around the world. For the first time, players can experience the legendary world of the HWTF where the latest and greatest Hot Wheels creations are born.