Robot civil war, strange fighters, and an old-school dungeon crawling RPG are the highlights in this week of releases mostly filled with digital re-releases.
Title: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Platform(s): PS3, Xbox 360, PC
As kids, we always knew something bad went down on Cybertron and in the years since have only learned more and more that the Autobots and Decepticons’ home went through some stuff. War of Cybertron from High Moon Studios is set to show said stuff and all of the ensuing badness.
This is one we’ve been looking forward to for a while, and not just because of more fleshed out Transformers canon: nearly everything High Moon Studios has shown off up to this point about the game looks like it’ll provide ample opportunity to smash and destroy as one of several playable characters on both sides of the conflict. And based on their choice of characters (Grimlock!), High Moon at least knows what the fans are into.
Title: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver
Platform(s): XBLA, PSN
I’m a sucker for a classic fighter, so I’m pretty psyched about the release of JoJo in HD. This was one of those gap era fighters that I missed during the rise of 3D fighting games (sorry, I had a lotta Tekken and unfortunately Battle Arena Toshinden to play at the time).
This one is especially appealing, coming as it does as the JoJo manga franchise is getting something of a refresh with new characters and a new anime series in the coming months. So if you’re interested, the game might be your entry point into the franchise before all of the new content related to it starts making its way stateside in the next year or so.
Honestly, not a lot to say about this NIS America release that isn’t evident by the screenshot. The publisher promises real-time changes in Legasista’s dungeons with rougue-like elements. If you die, you can try the dungeon again with all of your stats. They’re calling it a survival RPG, so if you’re looking for something of a throwback experience, this might be for you.
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