This Week in Gaming: Anticipated Releases from May 11 to May 17, 2014

Here are all the games being released this week, broken down according to the Platforms, Release Date and Genre for each game as well as a brief description for anticipated releases.

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The Last Tinker

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: May 12, 2014

The Last Tinker is a joyous platformer inspired by classics such as Jak and Daxter and Banjo Kazooie. Koru, a young boy from the slums of Colortown, must rise from his humble roots to tackle the Bleakness, a dark force intent on wiping out joy. Koru must use color and emotion to restore life to Colortown!

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Borderlands 2 (PS Vita)

  • Platform: PS Vita
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: May 13, 2014

A new era of shoot and loot is about to begin. Play as one of four new vault hunters facing off against a massive new world of creatures, psychos and the evil mastermind, Handsome Jack. Make new friends, arm them with a bazillion weapons and fight alongside them in 4 player co-op on a relentless quest for revenge and redemption across the undiscovered and unpredictable living planet.

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Slender: The Arrival (Xbox 360 and PS3)

  • Platform: Xbox 360, PS3
  • Genre: Survival Horror
  • Release Date: May 14, 2014

Slender: The Arrival is the official re-imagining and expansion of the original game created by Mark Hadley, teamed up with the writers behind the Marble Hornets series and the development team at Blue Isle Studios. The Arrival features a brand new storyline, improved visuals, great replay value, and most importantly, survival horror at its best.

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BattleBlock Theater

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Casual, Action, Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: May 15, 2014

Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Yes, all that and more when you unlock BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free over 300 of your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats. Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you use your arsenal of weapon-tools to battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe

  • Platform: 3DS
  • Genre: Casual, Action, Adventure
  • Release Date: May 16, 2014

Devour trees, obstacles, and huge chunks of stages with Kirby’s Hypernova ability and inhale enemies to copy epic new moves like Archer. It’s a grand new Kirby™ adventure PLUS a new multiplayer battle mode, Kirby Fighters!