Out This Week: FIFA 15, Slender: The Arrival & Fantasy Life

With September slowly coming to an end, we have yet another solid video game line-up this week. Leading the charge is some sort of football game everyone keeps going about. Of course, I am talking about FIFA 15, a game which already enthralled tens of thousands of us despite currently being in demo form. Hot on its heels we have a slew of lower profile launches including quirky 3DS sim Fantasy Life and a console version of Slender.


CastleStorm: Definitive Edition | PS4, Xbox One, Wii U | Tuesday

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Originally launched for mobile and tablet, CastleStorm will be making its way to home consoles later this week. Build your custom fortress and repel invaders using the variety of weapons at your disposal while attempting to siege your opponent. With a slew of upgrades and magic spells available, it looks like a slice of hectic medieval action.


Slender: The Arrival | PS3, 360 | Wednesday

This week console gamers can finally delve into the warped universe of Slender, courtesy of Midnight City’s long overdue port. Expect plenty of jump scares as you roam between levels, attempting to escape the game’s terrifying, faceless horror.


Defense Grid 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | Wednesday


Frozen Synapse Prime | PS Vita | Wednesday


FIFA 15 | PS3, PS4, PS Vita, 360, Xbox One, PC, Wii, 3DS | Friday

EA Sports’ behemoth is back again for yet another annual instalment. With FIFA 14 having made some noticeable revisions to the existing formula, 15 is looking to refine these elements further while also giving new-gen gamers a visual spectacle. We’ll have a review later today.


Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star | PS3 | Friday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_AIquRNcM0


Fantasy Life | 3DS | Friday


Fairy Fencer F | PS3 | Friday

Rounding out this week is yet another Japanese import. Exclusive to PlayStation 3, Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F is a typically playful JRPG with an interesting premise. As lead protagonist, Fang, players go in search of swords scattered across the land in order to revive a fallen god.

We took a peek last week, praising the game for its balance between depth and accessibility. Some things we weren’t so keen on however was the game’s characters and story as well as its outdated visuals.


With a fairly hefty line-up of both digital and retail releases, what will you be picking up this week? Let us know in the comments below.

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4 Comments

  1. FIFA 15.

  2. Didn’t realise Slender would be released so soon. I’m scared now.

  3. CastleStorm is strangely fun. A weird mix of a tower defense game and Angry Birds shouldn’t really work, but it does. But, having bought the ps3 version and the DLC for it, I’m not about to pay for it again. And it looks like it’s not a cross-buy thing.

    Worth a look if you’ve not played it and want something that won’t take up a million hours of your time. A million hours that you might want to use to play Destiny.

  4. Fifa pre ordered, soon to be dispatched. Its probably a big system seller for ps4 and x1 too.

    I would get defence grid, but I think £20 is steep for a tower defence game, even if it is a well polished one (played the beta)

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