Out This Week: March 18th (North America)
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
Metal Gear Gaiden Z
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.
This week brings us the much anticipated (but also controversial) MGS V: Ground Zeroes, a prologue of sorts to The Phantom Pain, which still has no confirmed release date. We also get a new Ninja Gaiden game, but it's not exactly what you're expecting.
Xbox One Retail
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami / $29.99) - If you haven't been keeping track with MGS V, it's important to know Ground Zeroes is just a mere taste of what we can expect out of Hideo Kojima's next big game, The Phantom Pain. It's best to consider Ground Zeroes as a prologue rather than a full-fledged package, even though the price tag is a little steep. Reviews have been generally positive, with many people praising the gameplay and graphics but criticizing the short length. Available March 18th
Xbox 360 Retail
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Konami / $29.99) - No, you aren't seeing double. Ground Zeroes is also out today on the aging Xbox 360 console. It's the same game as the X1 version without all the bells and whistles. What does that mean? Well, you won't be treated to 720p HD visuals; so no enhanced lighting, textures and so on. Oh, and the 360 version runs at 30fps instead of 60. Available March 18th
YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z (Tecmo Koei / $59.99) - It's the same Ninja Gaiden you've always loved — except without Rya Hayabusa in the lead role. And you're a cyborg ninja named Yaiba. And there are zombies. We aren't joking here by the way. Available March 18th
Xbox Games Store
Both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes can be downloaded for $29.99 and $19.99 respectively.
We're very tempted to dive into Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, but we are a bit turned off by the price and the length. We'd like to say that we'd rather wait for The Phantom Pain to be released but we aren't confident that we can hold out for that long. Do the rest of you feel the same way?