Out This Week: January 28th (North America)
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Lara Croft has a new definitive face
So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox One and Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX we got you covered on what's hitting retail stores and the Games Store.
It's been a while since we've had anything new to play on our new consoles. Sure, we had some fun with Peggle 2 and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, but we want something with a little more meat on it. This week's release may help fill the void — for now.
Xbox One Retail
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Square Enix / $59.99) - Crystal Dynamics' attempt at rebooting Lara Croft in Tomb Raider last year was wildly successful, putting the title on many Best of the Year lists (this site included) and putting the iconic character back on the map. Now, some 10 months later, a re-released version of the same game can be played on Xbox One with an updated Lara model, more detail and better textures, and all past downloadable content to boot. The price tag might be a bit high for those that have already experienced the adventure already, but if you somehow missed it the first time around — oh boy, you're in for a real treat! Available January 28th
Xbox 360 Retail
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai Games / $59.99) - This one sort of came right out of the blue and pretty much took us by surprise. Based off the popular anime and mango series, this looks to be another entry that only true fans will want to try. This one looks to be centred around multiplayer with a 4 player mode and online battles. Available January 28th
Xbox 360 Games Store
Rekoil: Liberator (505 Games / $14.99) - We're not too sure about this one either but this action FPS seems to be hitting all the points of a successful and fast-paced online shooter. If you're tired of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 and are anxiously waiting Titanfall this March, this might be a reasonable time waster until then. Available January 29th
We're probably crazy enough to replay Tomb Raider again on Xbox One because, well — it's sort of our job to. Having said that, we're glad it's a game that absolutely rocks. We couldn't get enough of it the first time 'round, and we think we're ready to dive back in again. How about you? Have you already played through Lara's steely adventure and if so, is it worthy picking up again?