With many of the year’s heavy hitters getting ready to deploy, this week is simply crammed with new releases. Looking to clear the floor between the likes of Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty show up, we have a real mix, coming to a variety of consoles.
Legend of Korra | PS3, PS4, PC, Xbox One, 360 | Wednesday
Developed by the same team as Bayonetta, Legend of Korra takes the story beats from the smash-hit animated series, mixing them with lethal combat mechanics. As Korra, players will blitz their way through the first two seasons of the Nickelodeon show, harnessing the power of the elements to mow down their enemies.
Bayonetta 2 | Wii U | Friday
Well, here’s a coincidence, another game developed by no other than Platinum Games. Picking the story up just months after the original game, Bayonetta 2 lays on another bombastic duel between angels and demons with players caught right in the middle. For more on the much-anticipated sequel, check out Dom’s sterling review.
Civilization: Beyond Earth | PC | Friday
Disney Magical World | 3DS | Friday
Nintendo platforms are really bringing the heat this week, also beckoning the arrival of Disney Magical World. As touched on in Adam’s review last week, the game looks and plays like a Disney-inspired Animal Crossing, complete with side-quests, mini-games, and crafting.
Fantasia: Music Evolved | Xbox One, 360 | Friday
Just Dance 2015 | Xbox One, 360, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U | Friday
Another year, another Just Dance, this time releasing on a slew of platforms including Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As you can probably guess, 2015 is basically more of the same albeit with a few new additions here and there. The most prominent of these is Ubisoft’s “Community Remix” mode. This allows users to upload and share their own dance routines for others to then download and compete against. In terms of the tracklist it’s a fairly solid yet tame collection, comprised of Iggy Azalea, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and more.
Samurai Warriors 4 | PS3, PS Vita, PS4 | Friday
We’ve seen our fair share of Warriors this year thanks to a slew of sequels and PS4 re-releases as well as a Zelda spin-off. Out of the entire 2014 line-up, however, Samurai Warriors 4 was always going to be Tecmo KOEI’s jewel in the crown. Instead of throwing in a few new characters and a bit of polish, 4 also serves up a saucy new game mode alongside some smart changes to the core Warriors gameplay formula. We’ll have more for you later this week when our review goes live.
Shadow Warrior | PS4, Xbox One | Friday