New Video Game Releases For The Week Of 1/22: A Cave, A Kid, A Mech

Enter the depths of a darkened cave, where you’ll level up with your sweet, animated companions, and then don a mech suit to blow the invaders to hell.

I might be jumbling up this week’s new games. Hit the jump to see what will be coming to your video game machines of choice.

Title: “Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch”
Platform(s): PS3

I worry my friendship with Jason Cipriano will be harmed when I finally get around to my review of “Ni No Kuni.” What started as a sweetly engaging enough RPG has turned into a little bit of a laborious slog with a side of aesthetic/purpose mismatch.

The Level-5 developed RPG places you in the role of Oliver, a little boy from the town of Motor City transported to a fantasy world where he must help defeat a dark, heart-stealing djinn and the titular witch who employs him. It’s a lovely game to look at, and initially feels like a nice starter RPG for younger gamers, but the difficulty level ramps up substantially in Normal mode, and I should really save my thoughts for the review.

Title: “Strike Suit Zero”
Platform(s): PC

It is a plane that is also a robot and it is in space.

The Kickstarter-funded mech shooter was everything I hoped for during my time with it at PAX Prime last year, so it’s finally nice to see it out the gate and available to the masses.

Title: “The Cave”
Platform(s): PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U

Ron Gilbert’s known for making some funny games. And now, working with Double Fine, he’s married that sensibility to a side-scrolling adventure game featuring a sentient cave and seven unlikely fellow travelers.

Gilbert wants to take players on a journey of self-discovery (or something) in the bowels of the Earth, through an underground amusement park, beyond a medieval castle, and near a nuclear ICBM.

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