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Out This Week: Gran Turismo, Bravely Default & Scribblenauts

Imagine it, play it.

Predictably, this week’s offering in the world of video games is looking relatively sparse compared to the past fortnight. With both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 now available in the UK, it will be a few more weeks before the dust settles and a month or two before we see a second wave of next-gen titles launching.

In the meantime, this week should bring joy to both 3DS owners and motor enthusiasts alike. No doubt many of you are pining for the release of Evolution’s DriveClub, but hopefully Gran Turismo 6 will keep you ticking over.

Tiny Brains | PS4 | Wednesday

Scribblenauts: Unlimited | 3DS | Friday

The original Scribblenauts may have felt somewhat gimmicky, yet the execution was there all the same. Since its 2009 debut, developer 5th Cell has spawned a number of sequels and ports, with Scribblenauts now available on iOS, Wii U, PC, and now the 3DS.

Unlimited brings a wealth of new challenges and puzzles to the table though the core concept remains the same. Basically, players can summon just about any object or thing they desire, from alligators and death rays to aubergines and an almighty Kraken. Luckily, the game’s scenarios are designed so that players can get creative when forming a solution.

It’s just a shame it took so long to get here.

Gran Turismo 6 | PS3 | Friday

Personally, I can’t hack car sims. My general disinterest was more or less reaffirmed when I strapped myself into fancy rig to play the latest Gran Turismo. Though ultra realistic and gorgeous to look upon, it’s just not for me.

Millions will, of course, have a different view as they flock to pick up GT6 this Friday. The series still remains a powerhouse for Sony and though there might not be a myriad of sweeping updates, a reskin and selection of new motors will be more than enough to attract a crowd.

Rainbow Moon | PS Vita | Wednesday

Bravely Default | 3DS | Friday

Here’s this week’s wildcard. Developed by the same studio behind 3D Dot Game Heroes, Bravely Default is a fantasy turn-based RPG and spiritual successor to Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes Of Light.

Apparently Square Enix is trying to establish Bravely Default as part of a brand new IP alongside Dragon Quest and the aforementioned Final Fantasy. However, from what’s on show, it looks to combine elements from the two series instead of setting itself apart. You’ll still form parties and follow a semi-linear path with a decent spread of customisable classes to select from.

That’s it for this week. Be sure to let us know what you plan on buying!

  1. Youles
    Since: Feb 2011

    I think I will be picking up Rainbow Moon on Vita, even though I have no idea when I’ll get round to playing it. Is it cross-buy with PS3?

    I cancelled my GT6 order yesterday. Again I don’t think I’ll have the time to play it so will wait for a PS4 version….or Drive Club next year.

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 09:24.
  2. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    Properly skint at the mo, but gonna keep an eye on the 12 days PSN sale and hopefully grab a bargain. Looking for Rain and Duck Tales!

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 09:27.
  3. Scythegpd
    Since: Jul 2010

    Hopefully they actually considered the UI for Gran Turismo this time and didn’t just throw it in at the last minute like they did with the last game!

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 09:53.
    • Germanos
      Since: May 2011

      Today came out a video presentation of GT6 UI:

      Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 13:06.
      • freezebug2
        Since: Dec 2008

        That’s a great video clip, and shows a really impressive upgrade to the UI for GT6. What a difference one number makes!
        My copy from Amazon @ £35 with pre order bonus is on track for a release day landing, although postie is still wearing his summer uniform shorts for doing his postround….the dick better not go down with flu!

        Comment posted on 04/12/2013 at 00:11.
  4. TSBonyman
    Since: Dec 2009

    On youtube las night someone had put up a GT6/Forza 5 comparison video – yes really. Needless to say the next-gen game looks better but GT6 doesn’t look too shabby in comparison.

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 11:20.
  5. seanobi
    Since: Nov 2012

    GT6 must be a shoe in for the 12 days sale. Haven’t yet seen any leaked list of whats to come?(someone should look into that and get it out there)Be bloody handy for skint folk like me.

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 12:16.
    • blackredyellow
      Since: Mar 2009

      Doubt it, imagine the size of the file. It’d take days to download!

      Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 13:30.
  6. Broonba
    Since: Mar 2009

    I’ll be getting GT6 off Santa and may pick up both versions of Rainbow Moon, although I really should stop buying games as my backlog currently stands at 27 games over Vita / PS3 / PS4.

    Comment posted on 03/12/2013 at 15:04.

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