New Game Releases Week of July 31st

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John’s Pick of the Week: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

A dark and evil star has infiltrated your solar system and taken over the sun. As its tendrils are absorbing the life out of your planet it’s up to you, a squat little alien, to fly your saucer into the depths of the world to collect powerful items and fend off the threat destroying your planet. Fuelcell Games brings to players Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet. The game is a Metroidvania 2D game where gamers follow the classic formula of exploring and finding items which grant access to new areas. Begin with just a scanner and move through game gaining the laser gun, a shield, and even a buzzsaw. Fight giant, organic creatures that fill your screen and find ways to circumvent their impenetrability. Enjoy the art style by Michael Gagne who has drawn famous cartoons such as An American Tail, The Land Before Time, and Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Save your planet from the dark when Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet comes to PC and Xbox Live Arcade August 3rd.

Bleach: Soul Resurrection

Based on the popular manga/anime series, NIS bring gamers Bleach: Soul Resurrection. The game depicts the battle between the Soul Reapers and the army of Arrancars who threaten the peace of the world. The game will give players the sensation that you single-handedly destroyed an army of monsters and evil spirits with your super quick swordfighting abilities. Relive the experiences of multiple characters from the anime by closely following the original story. The environments are cel-shaded 3D models that will satisfy the most devoted of fans.

Experience the unparalleled action when Bleach: Soul Resurrection comes exclusively to the PlayStation 3 August 2nd.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD

Three action-packed games are now remastered in HD and on one disk with Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD. Play Splinter Cell the first game of the franchise where you take on the role of Sam Fisher as you break into high-security strongholds, seize intelligence, and neutralize the enemy all without leaving a trace. Or play in Pandora Tomorrow as cyber terrorism and the tensions between countries bring the world class to a third World War and it is up to you yet again to save everyone. The third game, Chaos Theory, gives players the chance to complete secondary objectives and choose multiple paths to finish the missions. It also includes new weapons and gadgets with a customizable weapons platform.

Play as Sam Fisher once again when Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Classic Trilogy HD comes to PC, PS2, and PS3.