Assassin’s Creed Chronicles

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Title: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles
Publisher: Ubisoft
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 4/4/16
Overview: This game combines all three Assassin’s Creed Chronicles episodes into a single volume. Each stand-alone action-adventure game features a different location and protagonist. In “China,” you’ll play as female protagonist Shao Jun, who’s practicing parkour and assassination in 1526 China. “India” takes place 300 years later and sees you playing as Arbaaz Mir, a young man in search of the Koh-i-Noor diamond. The final chapter in the trilogy, “Russia,” follows Nikolai Orelov through the Red October Revolution. A bit of a departure for the series, these three games feature a 2.5D perspective, and each has its own distinct art style in keeping with its historical period. Don’t worry, though – the jumping, climbing, leaps-of-faith, and stealth killing that AC fans expect will be well represented in the Chronicles trilogy.

Quantum Break

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Title: Quantum Break
Publisher: Microsoft
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 4/4/16
Overview: NOTE: Code required to access Alan Wake bonus content is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.
From the creators of Max Payne and Alan Wake comes this ambitious, action-packed third-person shooter. You are Jack Joyce, a man who is able to bend and shape Time. The manipulation of Time really opens up your options in a gunfight. You can reverse the clock to send a bullet back into a gun, leap between cover spots in a blink, pop up next to an enemy to finish him off, and more. Playing the game is only one portion of Quantum Break’s “holistic entertainment experience.” There’s also a scripted series that details your enemies’ story. How you play the game shapes a personalized version of the TV series, and watching the show gives you strategies and insights into playing the game.

DiRT Rally

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Title: DiRT Rally
Publisher: Square Enix
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Genre: Racing
Release Date: 4/4/16
Overview: Your helmet’s on, your seatbelt is strapped, and the engine roars. Are you ready for some full-throttled action? DiRT Rally puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you experience rally driving as you never have before. From classic to contemporary, choose from 39 iconic rally cars as you race across winding country roads full of danger. Travel the world from Wales to Monte Carlo with over 70 stages of muddy off-road mayhem. As you gain experience, you’ll be able to upgrade your car and hire new crew members to give you the edge you need. Multiplayer lets you challenge your friends and see who can win the rally-driving championship crown!

Ether One

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Title: Ether One
Publisher: Soedesco
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 4/6/16
Overview: Welcome to Pinwheel, a picturesque seaside town in England, full of whimsy. You are a Restorer, tasked with diving into the mind of a 69-year-old patient diagnosed with dementia. This first-person adventure game is full of heart and earnest emotion. Ether One allows you to choose between two paths for gameplay exploration. One path allows you to wander the world freely at your own pace, letting the game patiently take you to the conclusion of the story. The other path leads you through a world of complex puzzles that you must solve. Delve deeper into the mind of the dementia patient to help reconstruct the memories of her past. Ether One is a unique game that takes you down the rabbit-hole of memory.

RBI Baseball 2016

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Title: RBI Baseball 2016
Publisher: Nighthawk Interactive
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Genre: Sports
Release Date: 4/8/16
Overview: Get on deck for some super-realistic baseball action! RBI Baseball 16 improves on the popular series with better lighting and graphics, better defensive AI, and an enhanced batting system. Your teams and players come straight from the Big Leagues – the roster is based on the real MLB roster. Player lists update automatically to reflect real-life events over the course of the 2016 season. You can play individual games or run simulations for whole seasons. You’ll be able to perform new dives, wall catches, pump-fakes, and more. Plus, you can do it online – RBI 16 offers head-to-head online play as well as local play. If you’ve ever wanted to win the World Series, now’s your chance!

Resident Evil 6 HD

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Title: Resident Evil 6 HD
Publisher: Capcom
Platform:
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/28/16
Overview: Now in high definition, the sixth Resident Evil begins in the Oval Office. Leon Kennedy is about to decide whether to shoot the leader of the free world, as the C-virus has just infected the President of the United States. That sets the tone for the franchise’s most ambitious saga yet. The story unites Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jake Muller and their partners in an intertwined battle against the undead that spreads across three continents. Use new controls that give more options in battle, play the returning Mercenaries Mode, and more. Underlying the action is the eerie vibe of early Resident Evil games, with more moments that make you wonder what’s lurking in those shadows. Resident Evil 6 HD includes all previous DLC along with additional costumes.

Trillion: God of Destruction

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Title: Trillion: God of Destruction
Publisher: Atlus
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Genre: RPG
Release Date: 3/28/16
Overview: One trillion is a huge number. In this particular case, it refers to a god with a trillion hit points that you must destroy to stop it from consuming the Underworld. Up for the task? If you are, you’ll play as Zeabolos – the Great Overlord of the Underworld. He has previously been killed by the powerful monstrosity known as Trillion, but Zeabolos made a deal with Faust, who used the Soul Grimoire to revive him. She’ll assist Zeabolos in order to collect his soul as payment after Trillion’s defeat. To help you along the way, you’ll have to train six Overlords as candidates to your eventual replacement if you want to have a shot at defeating Trillion in this inventive strategy-RPG.

Republique

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Title: Republique
Publisher: Atlus
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/21/16
Overview: This indie action game is all about stealth-based gameplay and a compelling story. Republique was originally released episodically on mobile platforms, PC, and Mac. The console release has been totally remastered for PS4 with the Unity 5 engine. Created by a team of developers whose credits include Metal Gear Solid 4, Halo 4, and Unit 13, Republique is set in a terrifying vision of the future. A totalitarian government is using technology and intimidation to control everything and watch everyone. The action begins when you receive a desperate message from Hope, a mysterious person who begs you to help her escape from this place. You’ll need to hack into the universal surveillance system to help Hope escape, but the forces of oppression aren’t going to let her go so easily.

MLB The Show 16

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Title: MLB The Show 16
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
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Genre: Sports
Release Date: 3/28/16
Overview: This year’s edition of MLB The Show takes you deeper inside big league baseball than ever before. Through perfectly balanced gameplay and realistic visuals, The Show aims to be the most authentic baseball game on consoles. It features real-life big-league athletes, teams, and stadiums, but adds some interesting video-game touches. The new ShowTime feature lets you control the action in ways you can’t in real life. You can slow down time at critical moments for maximum control to make spectacular diving catches, react at the hot corner, fine tune your batting, and more. Popular Road to the Show Mode is back, and it’s been streamlined and improved. So strap on your cleats and get in the batter’s box!

Resident Evil 6 HD

Overview:
Title: Resident Evil 6 HD
Publisher: Capcom
Platform:
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/28/16
Overview: Now in high definition, the sixth Resident Evil begins in the Oval Office. Leon Kennedy is about to decide whether to shoot the leader of the free world, as the C-virus has just infected the President of the United States. That sets the tone for the franchise’s most ambitious saga yet. The story unites Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jake Muller and their partners in an intertwined battle against the undead that spreads across three continents. Use new controls that give more options in battle, play the returning Mercenaries Mode, and more. Underlying the action is the eerie vibe of early Resident Evil games, with more moments that make you wonder what’s lurking in those shadows. Resident Evil 6 HD includes all previous DLC along with additional costumes.

Trackmania Turbo

Overview:
Title: Trackmania Turbo
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform:
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 3/21/16
Overview: Trackmania Turbo is a fast-paced arcade-style racer that offers endless variety and head-spinning action. It’s heavy on stunts and tricks and features a ton of different tracks across four different environments. You’ll be able to defy gravity, race indoors, jump through hills, or drift your way through narrow tracks. Turbo’s Campaign Mode offers multiple difficulty levels and lets you unlock 200 tracks as you progress. Double Driver Mode lets you team up with a friend for a new take on multiplayer where you work together to pilot a single car! If you want to get creative, you can try out Trackbuilder Mode and design your own tracks. You can challenge the community when you share your creations.

Samurai Warriors 4: Empires

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Title: Samurai Warriors 4: Empires
Publisher: Koei
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/16/16
Overview: Samurai Warriors 4: Empires adds a more strategic element to the manic hack-and-slash action the series is known for. The developer’s goal is to present “the ultimate Warriors conquest simulator,” so they’ve kept the fan-favorite aspects of past titles, but added new features. In Empires, you’ll have a tough time powering through battles by relying on button mashing. Instead, you’ll have to carefully prepare for battle. You can take suggestions from military commanders and earn special advantages based on the relationship between commanders you place together on the battlefield. The game will have marriage events, edit features, and much more. With its variety of modes and strategies, Samurai Warriors 4: Empires will truly allow you to unleash your inner samurai warrior!

EA Sports UFC 2

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Title: EA Sports UFC 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform:
Genre: Sports
Release Date: 3/14/16
Overview: Electronic Arts’ MMA game promises tons of realistic action for fans of ultimate fighting. EA Sports UFC 2 features a brand-new Knockout Physics System for super-realistic KOs, and Dynamic Grappling gives players more control over clinches and holds. You’ll have greater defensive control, the ability to chain submission moves, and be able to choose from among real-life fighters. All the character designs have perfect details with custom animations for each fighter. You can even build your own male or female fighter with the game’s Fighter Creation tool. With its variety of single-player and multiplayer modes and its amazing graphical presentation, UFC 2 is the closest you can get to ultimate fighting without stepping into the Octagon in real life.

Far Cry Primal

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Title: Far Cry Primal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform:
Genre: Shooter
Release Date: 2/22/16
Overview: This open-world action game takes players back to the Stone Age! In the land of Oros, people are at the bottom of the food chain. Caught in a deadly environment, you are the last of your hunting group. You’ll have to fend off lethal saber-toothed tigers, hunt mammoths, and fight with hostile tribes out to annihilate you. To survive, you’ll need to craft a killer arsenal of primeval weapons, avoid predators, and befriend wild animals. Instead of the modern weaponry from the previous games, you’ll tame wild beasts to fight alongside you. You can also ride animals – given how tremendous the game’s open world is, you’ll need to. This epic game is sure to please fans of the series and any gamer who loves action.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition

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Title: The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition
Publisher: Koei
Platform:
Genre: RPG
Release Date: 3/2/16
Overview: A battle between two witches has been brewing for over a hundred years. Metallia, the Swamp Witch, is finally fed up. To defeat her longtime rival, the Forest Witch, Metallia summons the legendary Hundred Knight to battle for her. In this stage-based action-RPG, you take control of the Hundred Knight to explore the world and take part in the feud against the Forest Witch. Hack and slash your way through the magical land of Medea. Find the hidden Pillars of Temperance and help spread Metallia’s swamp throughout the world. As you do this, you’ll have to figure out whether your master, the Swamp Witch, is on the side of Good or Evil. The Revival Edition has new textures, lighting, and models for PS4. The Tower of Illusion is a new area where you can earn powerful loot, find catalysts to upgrade your weapons, and even play as Metallia.

Agatha Christie The ABC Murders

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Title: Agatha Christie The ABC Murders
Publisher: Kalypso
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Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 2/22/16
Overview: Step into the shoes of legendary detective Hercule Poirot and investigate a whodunit from the one and only Agatha Christie! Whether you’re a fan of Agatha Christie’s novels or a first-timer, you’ll spend countless hours engrossed in a murder mystery that will have you donning your thinking cap. Examine crime scenes and solve intricate puzzles to uncover more clues as you track down the criminal responsible for the ABC Murders. While gathering evidence, talk to witnesses and interrogate suspects to assemble each clue piece by piece. With cel-shaded 3D graphics, Hercule Poirot – with his famed mustache and Homburg hat – is brought to life right in your living room!

The Last Tinker: City of Colors

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Title: The Last Tinker: City of Colors
Publisher: Soedesco
Platform:
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/3/16
Overview: This high-spirited, 3D action-adventure game is all about color. In gameplay heavily reminiscent of old-school platforming classics like Jak and Daxter or Banjo-Kazooie, The Last Tinker: City of Colors lets you command color itself. You play as Koru, a kid from the slums of Colortown. You can use various hues to aggravate, grieve, or frighten your enemies into solving puzzles and overcoming obstacles. Your mission is to return color and joy to the world, but it won’t be easy. Your enemy, The Bleakness, is very powerful and committed to draining the world of all color – which will drain all happiness and life along with it.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut

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Title: Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director’s Cut
Publisher: Soedesco
Platform:
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 3/3/16
Overview: This hardcore platformer has a retro feel and a unique twist. To get through its many challenging levels, you’ll have to switch between nice and punk dreamworlds. You play as Giana, a girl with a complicated inner nature: she is either all nice or all nasty, depending on what serves her best. As you progress through the game, you will seamlessly switch between the two Gianas’ very different worlds. The visuals are awesome, the controls are tight, and the gameplay is killer, especially if you’re into classic platformers. The Director’s Cut contains the base game Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams and the stand-alone expansion Giana Sisters: Rise of the Owlverlord.

Street Fighter V

Overview:
Title: Street Fighter V
Publisher: Capcom
Platform:
Genre: Fighting
Release Date: 2/15/16
Overview: The latest game in the long-running fighting game series offers all-out battles for days. The series’ time-tested 2D throw-downs are back – as are its perfect controls, cartoon visuals, and well-known characters. New to this edition is the V-Gauge. This meter fills as the player takes damage and adds three new techniques to each fighter: V-Skill, V-Reversal, and V-Trigger. This new wrinkle in the series adds a world of strategy for hardcore fighters, but is designed to be accessible to total newbs as well. Favorite Street Fighters like Ryu, Chun-Li, and M. Bison are back, but there are new characters too. You can fight as the Aztec warrior Necalli; Rashid, who manipulates wind; F.A.N.G, a new member of the Shadaloo Grand Masters; or Laura, a master of electricity.

Devil’s Third

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Title: Devil’s Third
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform:
Genre: Action Adventure
Release Date: 2/5/16
Overview: Legendary game designer Tomonobu Itagaki’s newest game is a bloody, violent action title that aims to redefine close-combat mechanics in a shooter. The viewpoint in Devil’s Third switches from third- to first-person depending on context, but it maintains fast-paced action throughout. It’s part shooter, part hack-and-slash, and all fun – plus, it came from one of the geniuses behind the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden franchises. Devil’s Third features online play and character customization to go along with its Story Mode. In the game, space debris caused an electromagnetic pulse that destroyed most electronic devices, plunging Earth into chaos. With its over-the-top, brutal action, world-spanning story, and innovative combat mechanics, Devil’s Third is a must-play on Wii U.