New This Week Video Games

December 12th – December 18th

This is the last big hurrah for gaming in 2016, as there are only 6 releases next week.

Big standouts this week are ports and Super Mario Run, which will be Nintendo’s first foray into mobile gaming as a developer. The game is launching on iOS only this week, with an Android launch to eventually follow. Even though it isn’t out yet, Super Mario Run has already stirred up it’s fair share of controversy, as it requires a constant internet connection to play. This essentially kills the game for those hoping to play it during a commute, or not in a heavy metropolitan area where they can constantly hop from wi-fi network to wi-fi network.

The PC farming craze Stardew Valley finally hits consoles this week, and looks deliver the same amount of addiction. If you have never played Harvest Moon and your only exposure to games based on farming is FarmVille, you are in for quite a surprise.

December 12th
Bastion XBO
Filthy Lucre Win
December 13th
Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 5 Win, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid
Drive! Drive! Drive! Win, PS4
Feist PS4, XBO
Stardew Valley PS4
The Little Acre Win, PS4, XBO
December 14th
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator Win
Space Hulk: Deathwing Win
Stardew Valley XBO
December 15th
Akiba’s Beat PS4
Botolo Win, Mac
SaGa: Scarlet Grace PSVita
Super Mario Run iOS


Ryan M. Holt
I am a Colorado based freelancer and graphic designer who loves games, movies and technology. I love seeing cool characters do cool things. My wife, son and two stupid cats keep me grounded. Follow me on twitter @RyanMHolt

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