Release Spotlight – 4/29/13

The week of 4/29/13 brings us a bundle of new releases and content. In this spotlight you’ll find Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Might and Magic Shades of Darkness, Soul Sacrifice, and Zeno Clash 2. To discuss this article or the games mentioned, click for discussion.

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut

Release Date: 4/30/13
PS3
Genre: Action Adventure
Price: $39.99

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Visit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and discover more secrets through the new scenarios, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul.

Greenvale, a sleepy town in the US mid-west, has fallen prey to the Red Seed Murders. With local law enforcement unaccustomed to the high profile nature, it is up to FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan to find the murderer, unravel the mysteries of Greenvale and survive the locals.

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

Release Date: 5/1/13
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: First Person Shooter, Standalone Expansion
Price: $14.99

Official Website

You are Sergeant Rex Colt: Mark IV Cyber Commando. The year is 2007 and Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war which erupted in the 90s. The east vs. west conflict has raged for generations, and humanity continues to struggle to progress after a disastrous decade. New paths for peace must be found, and the US cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. Your mission is to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness

Release Date: 5/2/13
PC
Genre: Strategy RPG
Price: $29.99

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A century after the tragic events of Might & Magic Heroes VI, that determined the heroic fate of a dynasty, Shades of Darkness recounts, in two original campaigns, pivotal moments in Ashan’s darker history that will 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.
Soul Sacrifice (NA)

Release Date: 4/30/13
PS VITA
Genre: Action RPG
Price: $39.99

Official Website

The power of magic has taken the world by storm.
Not trifling magic, where one can conjure miracles with a swish of a wand. No, this magic requires sacrifice.
All power in this world requires payment.

In the heat of battle, you may wish for even more powerful magic. You may have to sacrifice a limb to gain this power. You may have to sacrifice a life. But what will you do if the sacrifice demanded of you is the life of a fellow sorcerer?

As a sorcerer, you must always be truly prepared.
Magic is a cruel mistress.

Zeno Clash 2

Release Date: 4/30/13
PC
Genre: Role Playing
Price: $19.99

Official Website

Zeno Clash 2 is the sequel to ACE Team’s award winning punk fantasy game, renowned for its unique visuals and visceral first-person fighting mechanics. Set in the fascinating and disturbing world of Zenozoik, the first game put you in the role of Ghat, a man whose defiance of his clan’s leader and progenitor, ‘FatherMother’, tore their family apart.

The world of Zenozoik has been lovingly rendered with the Unreal III engine, allowing the madmen of ACE Team to fully capture the beauty of Zenozoik as it exists in their imagination. With Zeno Clash 2’s added sidequests and item collection, players will be encouraged to explore this vast, unique world to their heart’s content and discover all of its secrets.

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