Out This Week: Bayonetta 2, Civilization: Beyond Earth & Samurai Warriors 4

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

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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

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10 Comments

  1. I hope they bring beyond earth to ps4. Really enjoyed civrev on the ps3. There doesn’t seem to be anything else like it on console.

    • Yeah, I wish there were more games like this, and flight sims and stuff on consoles. I know they are ‘better’ on PC or whatever, but there is still clearly a market out there.

  2. I wish I had time to pick up Civ:Beyond Earth but as Amphlett so crushingly reminds me, I need to get real son.

    Bayonetta on the other hand is a game I could smash in a couple of sessions, but I don’t have a wii u. A few more decent games and I might just pick myself one up for a self indulgent Xmas prezzie.

  3. My girlfriend has preordered Civilisation Beyond Earth for me as a late birthday present. Which really is the ultimate way of consenting to me spending up to 48 hours infront of my computer non-stop…

    • Great gift.
      She’s a keeper :)))

  4. Is Singstar out too? My wife is gonna be all over that. Good couple of weeks for her, what with Peggle 2!

  5. Think both seasons of The Walking Dead are coming to PS4 this week too…

  6. Shadow Warrior for me, but it will have to join the list of games to get.

  7. Bayonetta for me, I’ll grab Civ in a few weeks.

    Also bit nitpicky but Korra doesn’t take place over the first two seasons, it takes place between the second and third.

  8. I’ll be getting both Bayonetta games on Wii U, but maybe not this week. If I do, it’ll be solely to support Nintendo and Platinum as I don’t have time to play it.

    The Legend of Korra is getting very mixed reviews, so that’s probably best saved for a sale.

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