Finished Destiny already or just have a really short attention span? Fear not, we’re back with our weekly look at next week’s releases. This is the week that parents will be dreading ahead of Xmas as Dinsey are rolling out their latest toy-fest. Will Zelda survive it’s whoring out to the Dynasty Warriors franchise and why are those sheep acting like Lemmings? This is the week to find some answers.
Disney Infinity 2.0 (PS3, PS4, 360, XO, WiiU)
This might be the year to check out Disney’s Skylanders-baiting franchise that sees real-life toy figures used on a portal to appear in-game. Since Disney acquired Marvel, it’s always been a sure bet we’d see them in Disney Infinity. So get ready for new playsets including The Avengers, Spider-Man and the crew from Guardians of the Galaxy. 2.0 also marks the series next-gen debut on the PS4 and XO. The base game and some extra figures is looking pricey, so be sure to check out our past coverage below first and stay tuned for Jon’s verdict on the XO version.
Cheapest PS4 / XO Pre-Order: Simply Games £50.94
Hyrule Warriors (WiiU)
It might be worth waiting for the review for this one, as we’re still not fully on-board about a Zelda / Dynasty Warriors cross-over, despite a few surprisingly warm previews. So far we have to admit that the Zelda universe itself does seem to have been utilised well in terms of characters and environments but will the gameplay survive prolonged sessions or will it be doomed to demo-length patience levels as the DW series has been since the PS2 days.
Cheapest Pre-Order: Game Collection £29.95
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call (3DS)
The latest iteration of the benami beat-matching rhythm action game contains field music and battle tunes from Square Enix’x rich back-catalogue. With over 200 tracks and 60 playable characters, this is packed to the gills with classic Final Fantasy content. So that’s two benami games, three FFXIII games and two HD remasters for FFX/X-2. I think it’s time to let that FFVII remake dream die folks.
Cheapest Pre-Order: Zavvi £22.98
Flockers (PS4, XO)
Long before Team 17 had Worms, we were enjoying DMA's Lemmings series and Flockers looks like a fond throwback to those days, but with sheep instead. This will either sound brilliant or utterly confusing depending on how long you’ve been gaming. It’s also available for less than £20 at launch.
Cheapest Pre-Order: Zavvi £17.98
Fairy Fencer F (PS3) – MOST JAPANESE GAME OF THE WEEK!
Well, I was almost done with this week’s releases, but I had to go and check one last place didn’t I? This mad little sci-fi JRPG is set to launch this week with a battle system from Hyperdimension Neptunia, which will promptly tell you if you have any interest in this one. Check out the trailer above. Unless, you’re hungover and it’s too early for J-pop trance.
Release dates and prices correct at time of publishing and are subject to change. That’s life. But if you find any cheaper prices, be sure to sound off and include a link in the comments.
Cheapest Pre-Order: Zavvi £34.98