New Video Game Releases Week 1, 2016

3 January 2016
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Amplitude PS4 Reboot

Here is the list of this week’s new video game releases. Popular video games released this week are: Amplitude, Lovely Planet, and Tap My Katamari.

As always, there will only be a few new releases the first week of the year.

New retail releases are:

  • HORI Amiibo Travel Case 8 (Wii U & New 3DS XL Accessory)
  • NYKO Cygnus (Android Bluetooth Controller)

New downloadable games include:

  • Newly available on the PlayStation Store: [updates Tuesday]
    PS+ Free Games in January: Dragon Age: Origins (PS3), Grim Fandango Remastered (PS4, PS Vita), Hardware: Rivals (PS4), Legends of War Patton (PS Vita), Medal of Honor Warfighter (PS3), Nihilumbra (PS Vita).
    PS4: Amplitude (PS2 HD Reboot), Hardware: Rivals.
    PS3: Unannounced as of yet.
    PS Vita: Volume.
  • What’s added on Xbox Live Marketplace: [updates Wednesday]
    Xbox One Free Games with Gold in January: Killer Instinct: Season 1 Ultra Edition (includes Killer Instinct Classic) all month and from the 16th you also get Zheros.
    Xbox One: Lovely Planet, G Prime: Into the Rain, Hyper Void, Unepic.
    Xbox 360 Free Games with Gold in January: DiRT Showdown until the 15th and from the 16th you also get Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
    Xbox Live Arcade: Unannounced as of yet.
  • New games on the 3DS & Wii U eShop: [updates Thursday]
    3DS eShop: Ocean Runner (USA), RV-7 My Drone (EU), The Legend of Legacy Demo.
    3DS Virtual Console: Unannounced as of yet.
    Wii U eShop: Discovery (USA), Temple of Yog (EU), PictoParty (EU).
    Wii U Virtual Console: New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii), Drill Dozer (GBA).
  • New game additions on the Apple App Store: [updates Thursday]
    iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch: Pixel Starships, Tap My Katamari, Final Fantasy IX (rumored for early 2016).
  • New game additions on Steam: [updates all week]
    PC/Mac/Linux: Unannounced due to the Steam Winter Sale going on until January 4th.

Take a look at the new Amplitude launch trailer:

Here’s the Lovely Planet trailer:

Watch the Ocean Runner trailer:

Lastly, here’s the Tap My Katamari trailer:

I went on a discount-fueled backlog purchase binge over the Christmas holiday, like I do every year to get 2 to 3 games for the price of 1 new game (a few months patience pays off, literally).

So I’m still busy playing Rare Replay’s 30 games, especially the N64 games like Conker’s Bad Fur Day & Blast Corps still rock! As well as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, The Legend of Korra and I finally got Fruit Ninja Kinect 2 to get my exergaming on! Can’t be sitting on the couch all of the time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

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

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