Out This Week: Guacamelee, Child Of Light & Pokémon Art Academy

It may not look like it outside, but we’ve hit a bit of a dry patch this week, at least where upcoming game releases are concerned. That isn’t the only theme carrying us into July however, as most of these are ports.

Child of Light | PS Vita | Wednesday

First up we have the stunningly gorgeous Child of Light which is finally set to arrive on PlayStation Vita. It’s a quirky and robust turn-based RPG that tells the story of Aurora, a young girl who falls ill only to awaken in a fantasy kingdom.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygs0ZZhT4Cs

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Though shorter than most entries in the genre, Child of Light went down exceptionally well with Aran when he reviewed the game earlier this year.  One particular stand-out is how great the game looks, presenting a mystifying water-colour aesthetic.


Guacamelee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition | Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 | Wedneday

The other game out this week is yet another favourite here at TheSixthAxis. For those who missed it, Guacamelee! is a modernisation of the Metroidvania genre, complete with zany characters, fluid combat and some genuine laugh out loud moments.

As one might expect, this re-release packages up the original game and all its post-launch content in one neat bundle. It’s also the first time it will be available on other consoles; in fact, those who are Xbox Live Gold subscribers will even get the game for free!


Ratchet & Clank Trilogy | PS Vita | Wednesday

Everyone’s favourite Lombax and sentient robot duo are back on the PS Vita, as the Ratchet & Clank Trilogy makes the jump from the PS2 to the handheld, by way of the PS3 release in 2012.

It really is what it says on the tin, with the first three games from this very popular game series coming as one to your handheld.


Pokémon Art Academy | 3DS | Friday

Finally, a new game, and this one’s a double spin-off, blending the ever-popular Pokémon series with Art Academy, so that you can learn how to draw all of your favourite little pocket monsters.

We awarded it a 7/10 in our review a few weeks back, saying that “if you love Pokémon, fancy yourself as a budding artist, and find the game at a decent price,” then it might be worth a look.


So, who intends on grabbing themselves a port or do you happen to already own them?

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7 Comments

  1. Can’t wait to see and play Guacamelee! on PS4, one of my favourite games. Ever.

    I’ve also pre-ordered Child of Light on Vita as I feel I’m more likely to get around to playing it since I haven’t started it on PS4 yet. Anyone know if it’s cross-save with PS4?

  2. Never played Guacamelee! so really looking forward to giving it a whirl on PS4, as I know it’s a firm favourite with my TSA peers! :-)

    • I really liked it until I got stuck on a boss.

      Haven’t gone back to it since (life’s too short for frustrations/time is money/insert other generic term here).

  3. Quality instead of quantity this week :)

  4. Also. Divinity: Original sin released yesterday.

    PC onry right now, so I can understand TSA not really caring. But anyone with a soft spot for Baldurs gate might want to have a look.

  5. Just wish they’d have a deal for those of us who payed for it on ps3

    • And by that i was talking about guacamelee! ofcourse

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