This Week in Gaming: Anticipated Releases from May 18 to May 24, 2014



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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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Mugen Souls Z

  • Platform: PS3
  • Genre: Role-playing, Adventure
  • Release Date: May 20, 2014

Mugen Souls Z is a role-playing video game developed by Compile Heart and co-produced by GCREST as the second installment in the Mugen Souls series. It was released in Japan on April 25, 2013 for the and in Korea on October 16 2013 for Sony PlayStation 3. It is scheduled to release in the west on May 20, 2014 on the Playstation 3 as well the PlayStation Network. The game plays very similar to the previous title but with a lot of fixes and plays a lot faster. Though the original game was very hardcore and takes a long time to get the platinum trophy and is very difficult to learn, Mugen Souls Z adds in a lot more features for veterans of the previous game to take advantage of and shorten their time to power up and mechanics will not need to rely as much on luck.

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Transistor

  • Platform: PC, PS4
  • Genre: Action, Indie, RPG
  • Release Date: May 20, 2014

From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor’s mysteries as you pursue its former owners.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order

  • Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre: Action
  • Release Date: May 20, 2014

Wolfenstein®: The New Order reignites the series that created the first-person shooter genre. Under development at Machine Games, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games, Wolfenstein offers a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat.

Intense, cinematic and rendered in stunning detail with id® Software’s id Tech® 5 engine, Wolfenstein sends players across Europe on a personal mission to bring down the Nazi war machine. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, infiltrate their most heavily guarded facilities, battle high-tech Nazi legions, and take control of super-weapons that have conquered the earth – and beyond.

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Drakengard 3

  • Platform: PS3
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  • Release Date: May 21, 2014

Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six goddess-like sisters known as “Intoners” have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.

A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 features the series’ signature brand of action, pitting players against hordes of fiends and foes in remorseless hack-and-slash ground combat, and then sending them soaring for pitched aerial battles on the back of the dragon Mikhail.

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Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Adventure, Indie
  • Release Date: May 22, 2014

Tex Murphy wakes up – disoriented and head pounding – on the fire escape outside his office atop the Ritz Hotel. Another typical morning for the last of the old-school detectives. Except it isn’t. What starts out as the worst hangover in history becomes a baffling nightmare: something – or someone – has erased Tex’s memory of the past seven years. Motivated by lost love, revenge and the world’s strongest coffee blend, Tex must retrace his own steps into a maze of unsolved murders, hidden agendas and lost technologies of Nikola Tesla. Only by solving the mysteries of his past can Tex hope to regain his memory in time to restore what’s been lost…and stop a terrifying future.

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 Special Edition

  • Platform: PC
  • Genre: Simulator
  • Release Date: May 23, 2014

The critically acclaimed Euro Truck Simulator 2 is back, featuring a vast amount of additional content including the ‘Go East’ expansion but also several exclusive paint jobs for your trucks.

Explore Europe, completing a variety of haulage contracts to increase your finances to begin your very own trucking company. You’ll invest in new trucks, hire truckers and even have the option to free drive around Europe.

Featuring several officially licensed truck manufactures including SCANIA and DAF, this special edition also includes the 1.9.22 patch which improves many textures and adjustments to AI behavior.

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

  • Platform: 3DS
  • Genre: Puzzles
  • Release Date: May 23, 2014

Oz is in Trouble again thanks to the evil Jester! A new villain named Jester showed up on the scene and started kidnapping a lot of the legends of Oz! Scarecrow, Lion and the Tin Man were all captured by his flying monkeys, and now they’re being held with others against their will! Dorothy needs to recruit some new companions to help her make it to the Emerald City. With exciting new lands of Oz to explore, you can help Dorothy and become a Legend of Oz!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Genre: TCG
  • Release Date: May 23, 2014

Duel with characters from all four Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series in the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network!

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels, players enter a Virtual Dueling System, an advanced program in which they battle against simulated Duelists in the animated series, from classic Yu-Gi-Oh! to Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL. Players can even unlock avatars from the animated series and take them online to battle other players in versus matches.


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