Coming to Stores: February 5th Edition

I just finished watching the Super Bowl, and I have to say.. I am ill-prepared to set up this week’s release list. There’s something exhausting about an intense game of football when you actually like one team and positively hate the other team. Yes, yes, I realize this has nothing to do with video games. That said, how about that Fist of the North Star game? Eh? ~ Don

Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.

Console/PC

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Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, February 5 ~ Dead Space 3 (PS3, PC, & Xbox 360)
  • Tuesday, February 5 ~ Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 (PS3, WiiU, & Xbox 360)

PC only:

  • Tuesday, February 5 ~ The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim – Dragonborn

Xbox 360 only:

  • Wednesday, February 6 ~ Special Forces: Team X (XBLA)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, February 5 ~ Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

This generations biggest survival-horror franchise goes co-op, allowing players to play through the story of Dead Space 3 with a friend. Of course, you don’t HAVE to play co-op, and unlike Resident Evil 5′s co-op experience you don’t have to worry about partner-AI ruining your plans. Both ways offer tweaked experiences, and it’s said that it is drop-in/drop-out. The campaign takes place on a frozen planet, so not only will you be surviving nasty monsters but also the icy weather. Now we just wait for Dead Space 4, and the inclusion of team deathmatch…

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is arguably the next big release this week, or to some people, THE big release this week. The best thing about this game is for PS3 and Vita owners; buying it on Playstation 3 will grant you a digital Vita copy as well. Sly Cooper is 3D platforming goodness. I played a bit of it on the Vita at E3 in 2012 and above anything else, loved the graphical style.

The PC crowd gets some Elder Scrolls: Skyrim DLC. We reviewed the Xbox 360 version back in December, which you can read here, but this expansion adds a new island to explore and dragon riding. Yes, dragon riding.

Handheld

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3DS/DS:

  • Sunday, February 3rd ~  Fire Emblem: Awakening

Vita:

  • Tuesday, February 5 ~ Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

The handhelds appear to be feuding this week. A Nintendo property is releasing alongside Sony’s Sly Cooper game. Fire Emblem: Awakening is a turn-based tactical strategy game, and this time around you can choose to create your own character. For those that aren’t accustomed to these types of game, or care more about the epic storyline, there is even a “Casual” mode so that characters are revived after battle. It’s been awhile since I have played a Fire Emblem game, but I am certainly ready to indulge in some more tactical goodness.

Are you picking anything up this week? Still trying to make it through your backlog? Let us know in the comments below!

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.