Video game releases: 'Xenoblade Chronicles,' 'Cubixx HD'

Click to follow
The Independent Tech

The highly praised Xenoblade Chronicles arrives on Wii in Europe this August 16, though North American fans are still awaiting news of a local release. Cubixx HD makes its entrance as a PS3 download.

Cubixx HD (PS3 via download)
North America: August 16, $9.99
Europe: August 17, rated 3+, €7.99 / £6.29

Cut a lighting fast, laser-guided swathe around six sides' worth of enemy eradication and territorial expansion. Cubixx HD updates arcade classics Qix and Volified with high definition graphics, online multiplayer (co-op and versus), and its own multi-surfaced twist.
cubixxhd.laughingjackal.co.uk

Age of Empires Online (PC)
August 16, Everyone 10+ / 12+, free

World conquering is getting cheaper all the time, as Age of Empires prepares to tempt players away from Facebook games like Empires & Allies and Civ World. Pay up in order to unlock extra nations and boost progress, or simply play for free.
ageofempiresonline.com

No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise (PS3 + PS Move)
North America: August 16, Mature, $39
Europe: Available on PS3, 18+, €59 / £45
Japan: Released April (360 & PS3), D (17+), ¥5,800

An upgraded version of Wii cult hit No More Heroes, that game of exaggerated violence, irreverent humor, lightsabers (sorry, beam katanas), assassination leagues, and a thousand jabs at Grand Theft Auto and its clones.
konami.com/nomoreheroes

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360 PS3)
North America: August 16, Teen, $59
Europe: September 8, 12+, £40
Japan: Released April, B (12+), ¥7,980

Mashing biblical characters and modern technology, Enoch dons designer jeans and angelic armor on a quest to quell a universal rebellion. Striking visuals, and great reviews of the Japanese version. North American release originally scheduled for July 26.
elshaddaigame.com

Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
Europe: August 19, 12+, €50/£40
With red controller: €60/£50
Japan: Released 2010, B (12+), ¥6,800
North America: TBA

Considered the pinnacle of role-playing adventure on the Nintendo Wii, with engaging story, well-written characters, and an expansive world to explore. There's an absolutely immense amount of missions to complete, bosses to defeat, and allies to meet.
xenobladechronicles.co.uk

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360 PC PS3)
North America: August 23, M17+, $59-$69
Europe: August 26, 18+ / 15, €55-€59 / £45-£59
Japan: August 9, Z (18), ¥7,980

Glossy, futuristic cyberpunk prequel in which players choose between using combat, stealth, hacking and exploration abilities as they become immersed in global conspiracy. Early reviews give it 94% (PC Gamer), 8/10 (OPM), and 10/10 (OXM UK).
deusex.com

Comments