It's a week of tiny gems and quirky Japanese imports, a relaxing respite before the season of "massive games you have to own or you'll feel physically ill" kicks into high gear. Or maybe that's just me.
That's not to say this week's games are skippable. They'll just hurt a little less when you don't skip them. Murasaki Baby, pictured above, will certainly be on my Vita before Tuesday ends. I've already played a little Fairy Fencer F — it's a little on the rough side of Japanese developer Compile Hearts' games, but it's got a nice sense of humor.
We've got a couple of games to get that 3DS stretched out before that Nintendo fighting game thing shows up, an excellent rhythm game from Zen Studios in Kickbeat, making its new-gen debut, and damn if I won't be playing the hell out of the next Naruto game.
What's on your shopping list this week?
Tuesday, September 16
- Fairy Fencer F | PS3
- Cooking Mama 5 | 3DS
- Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call | 3DS
- Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution | PS3/Xbox 360/PC
- Anomaly 2 | PS4
- Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition | PS4
- Fibbage: The Hilarious Bluffing Party Game | PS3/PS4 (Cross-buy)
- Kickbeat Special Edition | PS4/Wii U/Xbox One
- Murasaki Baby | Vita
- Run Like Hell! | Vita
Thursday, September 18
- Wild Guns | Wii U eShop
- Spiky Walls | Wii U eShop
- Legend of the River King 2 | 3DS eShop
Tuesday, September 23: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Superheroes Starter Pack | PS3/PS4/Xbox One/Xbox 360/Wii U, FIFA 15 | 3DS/Vita/PS3/PS4/Xbox 360/Xbox One, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star | PS3, Arcana Heart 3 Love Max | PS3/Vita, Flockers | PS4/Xbox One, Defense Grid 2 | PC/PS4/Xbox One, Frozen Synapse Prime | Vita, Slender: The Arrival | PS3 Friday, September 26: Hyrule Warriors | Wii U