On The Horizon: Shin Megami Tensei IV

Happy Mondays everyone! Welcome to another edition of On The Horizon, where we preview what’s going to be released this week in video games and catch a glimpse of what we’ll be releasing this week for content as well. It’s been a crazy weekend for some of us here at Gamer Horizon, with the EVO2K13 Championship Series in the books, and I’m sure we’ll hear more from Ted about what transpired then and the implications of the future of fighting games with the things he checked out there. But first, onto what’s coming out this week!

This week’s biggest game is pretty obvious: It’s Shin Megami Tensei IV! This long awaited sequel to 2003’s Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne has been in the works for quite some time now and when Atlus announced it for the 3DS, fans cheered for the main series’ return. No doubt you’ve played the Persona series spin-offs over the past few years, which has garnered critical acclaim and heralded as one of the best JRPGs in a long time, but there’s a certain reverence that the main titles in the series have had. Ari has been working tirelessly to get through all of Shin Megami Tensei IV for a couple of weeks now, and he’ll have a review ready on the day the game comes out. In the meantime, here’s a trailer for you!

We’re also going to be seeing the eight iteration of Dynasty Warriors, not surprisingly titled Dynasty Warriors 8. How many times can you play the Yellow Turban Rebellion again? Apparently, 8 times! If you’re curious to see what it looks like now, take a gander at this trailer and see what kind of changes they’ve made to the game.

Other titles coming out this week include The Serious Sam Collection, Time and Eternity, and Turbo: Super Stunt Squad. The Serious Sam Collection is exactly what it sounds: all four Serious Sam games with their DLC, remastered. Time and Eternity is an action RPG published by NIS America. Not a lot of people thought that Time and Eternity would make it to the U.S., but it’s finally coming out tomorrow. Aside from the action oriented battle system, the game also features lots of time based mechanics, as implied from the title. Finally, Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a movie tie-in game. Need I say more?

I’ve got the trailers embedded below if you want to check them all out.

This week, as I mentioned earlier, we’re going to see Ari’s long awaited review of Shin Megami Tensei IV. Two weekends ago Sean, Chris, and myself recorded a spoiler cast for The Walking Dead: 400 Days that you surely don’t want to miss… unless, of course, you haven’t played the game yet. And I’m sure we’ll hear from both Ted and Chris throughout the week in some capacity. Hope you all have a fantastic week and let us know if you plan on picking up any of these games in the comments below!

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