Get your wallets and Kamehameha waves ready in this week’s Hitting The Shelves.
Let’s face it, we all love Dragonball Z, even for $60 bucks(PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One). The latest installment changes its formula once again but this time, for the better. Xenoverse takes a nice step up graphics-wise from Battle of Z, which fans fear that these may rival each other. From what I’ve seen, Xenoverse definitely stands out from Battle of Z. Battle of Z seemed to rely more on strategy and teamwork than the classic style of “pummel your opponent into charred remains” that DBZ fans have grown fond of. Xenoverse resorts back to the original style but offers a new look and feel on the game like Bandai normally does every few years.
A new storyline was created for Xenoverse as well, starring YOU. Create a character from five different races and travel through time alongside Trunks to find out what is happening to change the DBZ timeline. Train and grow your character while selecting a specific master from the DBZ universe to train under. All your original favorites are in the game up through the Buu saga, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Gogeta come included in the game(Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta will be Day-1 DLC or preorder bonus).
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
The next installmment of the Resident Evil series follows the popular episodic storytelling formula. Revelations 2 follows the story of Claire and Moira as they wake up on an island straight out of their nightmares. They, of course, are kidnapped because who doesn’t love gun-toting damsels in distress? However, a second story is available that follows S.T.A.R.S’ Barry Burton and a girl named Natalia Korda when Barry discovers his daughter, Moira, is missing. Episode One has launched for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Now online co-op will not be available for the game ON LAUNCH but talks say it’s coming some time soon in March. Local co-op is up and running.
The pricing is a bit confusing with all of the separate content and main episodes, then Capcom will be releasing a boxed version featuring all of the major content and episodes for $40 bucks. So if you can’t wait, go for it, but the boxed version might be worth it in the long run.
Can’t leave out these other gems hitting the shelves:
- Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires – $49.99 – PS3, PS4, Xbox One, (PC dated for Friday)
- Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late – $39.99 – PS3 – A new fighter made by the team that brought you Guilty Gear and Blazblue
- There Came An Echo – PC – I’m guessing free because Steam failed to list a price…?
- The UK will see Dying Light this weekend as well.