New Video Game Releases Week 40, 2014

29 September 2014
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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor release

Here’s the list of this week’s new video game releases. Popular video games released this week are: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Forza Horizon 2, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Skylanders Trap Team, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, and Falling Skies: The Game.

The BIG new releases are here! 😀

New retail releases are:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Birth of a New World – The American Saga (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
  • Falling Skies: The Game (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PC)
  • Natural Doctrine (PS3, PS4, PS Vita)
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments (PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)
  • Skylanders Trap Team (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4) — Note: Thursday release in Australia & Sunday release in America.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) — Note: Friday worldwide release.
  • Wasteland 2 (PC)

New downloadable games include:

  • Newly available on the PlayStation Store: [updates Tuesday]
    PS4: Chariot, Futuridium EP Deluxe (Cross-Buy), Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Cross-Buy), Second Chance Heroes.
    PS4 Retail Downloads: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Natural Doctrine, Skylanders Trap Team.
    PS3: Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom, Pier Solar and the Great Architects (Cross-Buy), Short Peace Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day.
    PS3 Retail Downloads: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Falling Skies: The Game, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Natural Doctrine, Skylanders Trap Team.
    PS2 Classics on PS3: The Incredibles: The Video Game.
    PSone Classics on PS3: Namco Museum Vol. 1, Namco Museum Vol. 2, Namco Museum Vol. 3, Namco Museum Vol. 4, Namco Museum Vol. 5.
    PS Vita: Futuridium EP Deluxe (Cross-Buy), Invizimals: The Alliance.
    PS Vita Retail Downloads: Natural Doctrine.
  • What’s added on Xbox Live Marketplace: [updates Wednesday]
    Xbox One Games with Gold: Super Time Force and Crimson Dragon until September 30th. And Chariot from October 1st. Note: Free for all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
    Xbox One: Chariot.
    Xbox One Add-Ons: Titanfall: IMC Rising DLC.
    Xbox One Retail Downloads: Forza Horizon 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Skylanders Trap Team.
    Xbox 360 Games with Gold: Halo: Reach until September 30th. And Battlefield: Bad Company 2 from October 1st, plus Darksiders II from October 16th. Note: Free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
    Xbox Live Arcade: Unannounced as of yet.
    Games On Demand: Forza Horizon 2, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Falling Skies: The Game, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Skylanders Trap Team.
  • New games on the 3DS & Wii U eShop: [updates Thursday]
    3DS Retail Downloads: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
    3DS eShop: Unannounced as of yet.
    3DS Virtual Console: Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight (NES).
    Wii U Retail Downloads: Falling Skies: The Game.
    Wii U eShop: 99Seconds.
    Wii U Virtual Console: Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES).
  • New game additions on the Apple App Store: [updates Thursday]
    iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch: Skylanders Trap Team app, Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG) Online app, Assassin’s Creed Identity.
  • New game additions on Steam: [updates all week]
    PC/Mac/Linux: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Falling Skies: The Game, Outland, TinyKeep, Pier Solar and the Great Architects, Tera, Super Win the Game, Silence of the Sleep, Left in the Dark: No One on Board, Metal Slug X, Front Page Sports Football, DCS: MiG-21Bis, Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space, A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX, Metal Dead.

Take a look at the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor story trailer:

Here’s the Forza Horizon 2 Live Action TV Commercial:

Watch the cheesy yet awesome Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS TV Commercials:

The Skylanders Trap Team TV spot:

See the new Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer here:

Check out the Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments trailer:

Lastly, here’s a Falling Skies: The Game trailer:

What video games will you be playing this week? Any of these?

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