New Video Game Releases Week 3, 2016

18 January 2016
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Here is the list of this week’s new video game releases. Popular video games released this week are: Resident Evil Origins Collection, Life is Strange – Limited Edition, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Lego Dimensions – Ghostbusters Level Pack, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, and A Boy and His Blob.

The new releases are here! 😀

New retail releases are:

  • Bus Simulator 16 (PC)
  • Life is Strange – Limited Edition (PS4, Xbox One) — Note: Includes full season, artbook, soundtrack & director’s commentary.
  • Life is Strange (PS4, Xbox One) — Note: Includes full season.
  • Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) — Note: Late American Friday release.
  • Resident Evil Origins Collection (PS4, Xbox One) — Note: Includes Resident Evil 1 HD Remaster & Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster.
  • Steins;Gate Limited Edition – 2016 Calendar Edition (PS Vita)
  • Lego Dimensions – Ghostbusters Level Pack (all platforms)
  • Lego Dimensions – DC Comics Team Pack (all platforms)
  • Lego Dimensions – Back to the Future Doc Brown Fun Pack (all platforms)
  • Lego Dimensions – Dr. Who Cyberman Fun Pack (all platforms)
  • Lego Dimensions – Ninjago Sensei Wu Fun Pack (all platforms)
  • Lucas amiibo (Super Smash Bros Series)
  • Mr. Resetti amiibo (Animal Crossing Series)
  • Kicks amiibo (Animal Crossing Series)
  • Blathers amiibo (Animal Crossing Series)
  • Celeste amiibo (Animal Crossing Series)
  • Animal Crossing amiibo 6-Pack Cards Series 2 (Animal Crossing Series)

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: A Boy and His Blob, Stardust Vanguards, Tachyon Project.
    PS4 Retail Downloads: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster.
    PS Vita: A Boy and His Blob.
  • 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: A Boy and His Blob, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space, Dungeon of the Endless, Electronic Super Joy.
    Xbox One Retail Downloads: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster.
    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.
    Games On Demand: Unannounced as of yet.
  • New games on the 3DS & Wii U eShop: [updates Thursday]
    3DS Retail Downloads: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (USA).
    3DS eShop: Project X Zone 2 Demo, Radiohammer (EU), Moco Moco Friends (EU), Goosebumps: The Game (EU).
    3DS Virtual Console: Unannounced as of yet.
    Wii U eShop: Adventures of Pip (EU), Life of Pixel (EU).
    Wii U Virtual Console: Mario Kart 64 (N64; EU).
    Wii Classics on Wii U: Unannounced as of yet.
  • New game additions on the Apple App Store: [updates Thursday]
    iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch: Futurama: Game of Drones (on Android too), Fight Team Rivals, Clash Royale, Creature Quest, Star Trek Timelines, Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens & Might of the First Order tables.
  • New game additions on Steam: [updates all week]
    PC/Mac/Linux: Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, A Boy and His Blob, Cyber Team Manager, Attractio, Gemini: Heroes Reborn, Halloween Forever, The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human, Qasir al-Wasat: International Edition, The Deadly Tower of Monsters, No One But You, Garbage Day, Scrap Mechanic, Marcus Level, Six Sides of the World, Crudelis, Sickness, Crashlands, Let’s Sing 2016, The Minotaur, The Rise of Chubtan, Bloxitivity, Dinocide, Death by Game Show, Bit Blaster XL.

Take a look at the Resident Evil Origins Collection trailer:

Here’s the Life is Strange – Limited Edition launch trailer:

Watch the Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam TV commercial:

See the Lego Dimensions – Ghostbusters Level Pack video here:

Check out the new Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak launch trailer:

Lastly, here’s the A Boy and His Blob trailer:

Note that the “A Boy and His Blob” game for PC/Mac/Linux, Xbox One, PS4 & PS Vita seems to be a 1080p HD 60FPS re-release of WayForward’s 2009 Wii title! Which was well-received due to its beautiful Studio Ghibli-esque art design that brings the game to life, although I would add that the two cutesy main characters pull that off by the mere fact this game has reserved one button on your controller purely as the HUG BUTTON! No joke. ^_^

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

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