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New Releases This Week (June 4, 2017)

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June is in full swing in this installment of New Releases This Week. Once again, we have quite a crop of games. Movies, on the other hand, are even lighter than last week. Let's get right into gaming as we have choices for fans of racing, sims, Marvel and RPGs this week.


Drifting Lands

Drifting Lands comes to Mac and Windows PC via Steam on June 5.

In the skies of a shattered planet, totalitarian corporations battle to control and exploit nature's remaining resources, but you are not like them. As a new member in a caravan of outlaws, smugglers, and mercenaries, you fight for the right to survive and be free.

WipEout Omega Collection

WipEout Omega Collection comes exclusively to PlayStation 4 on June 6.

WipEout Omega Collection brings together all the content from WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, enhanced for PS4 and PS4 Pro.

We have been able to take advantage of the power and memory bandwidth of PS4 to rework all textures in the game. Compared to the original games, textures are now clear when viewed up close: you can even read some of the small text on the ships for the first time.  As well as a host of improved graphical effects we have also added in HDR which massively improves contrast to what was seen before

WipEout Omega Collection will include 4K HDR support and feature higher resolution and improved graphical quality on PS4 Pro.The additional power of PS4 Pro allows us to render an incredible amount of detail at 4 times the resolution of PS4 and the extra detail this affords us really adds to the gameplay experience, by making it more immersive for the player.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind  comes to Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 6.

Get the definitive edition of The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind. Embark on a dangerous journey through legendary locales, from volcanic ashlands to mushroom-filled forests, to save Morrowind from a deadly Daedric threat.

DiRT 4

DiRT 4 comes to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 6.

DiRT 4 offers a gameplay experience to suit your play style with both ‘Simulation' and ‘Gamer'. Simulation gets you as close to the real thing as possible while Gamer helps you to get the most out of these incredible off road machines.

The glorious history of off-road racing is represented in game alongside a number of modern masterpieces. The car list includes the Ford Fiesta R5, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Subaru WRX STI NR4 and Audi Sport quattro S1 E2 plus many, many more.

Dark Rose Valkyrie 

Dark Rose Valkyrie comes exclusively to PlayStation 4 on June 6.

A mysterious virus discovered from the meteorite called the Black Garnet. In exchange for giving those infected intelligence and power far surpassing humans, it eats away at their mind at body, and recreates them into inhuman creatures known as Chimera.

Dubbed the Chimera Virus, this virus causes a worldwide pandemic, and the world loses 3% of its total population.

In order to combat this imminent threat, the covert military agency ACID (Anti-Chimera Interception Divison) creates Special Force Valkyrie.

Asahi Shiramine was chosen and appointed as the captain of this newly created unit.

On his way to the base, Asahi, unarmed, runs into a Chimera. Force members rushed to the scene and helped him repel the enemy threat. As a result, this sudden battle proved both this force's usefulness, as well as Asahi's abilities.

Asahi and the other force members grow excited over their victory. However, they had no way of knowing what harsh fate awaited them…

Farming Simulator 18 

Farming Simulator 18 comes to Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on June 6.

Become a modern farmer in Farming Simulator 18! Immerse yourself in a huge open world and harvest many types of crops, take care of your livestock―cows, sheep, and pigs―take part in forestry, and sell your products on a dynamic market to expand your farm!

You have access to a huge selection of over 50 farming vehicles and machines, faithfully recreated from over 30 of the biggest names in the industry, including AGCO’s most respected brands: Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra. Drive and use brand new equipment and harvest sugar beet, potatoes, wheat, canola, corn―and for the first time―sunflowers.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 – Under Pressure
(Slick's Pick of the Week)


Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series continues on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile platforms June 6.

The Guardians just can't seem to outrun the past (or their tab), but if they figure out how to control the untold power of their mysterious new relic, they might not have to. With help from dubious old friends and unwilling new allies, Star-Lord and company scour the galaxy for answers. But how long can they elude the genocidal maniac hunting them? And will simmering tensions finally tear the team apart?

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku!

Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! comes to PlayStation 4, PS Vita and Steam on June 6.

Set in Japan’s Sengoku Era, you wake up in the mysterious land of Cella where the souls of the dead gather as they await reincarnation. However, some souls have unfinished business that needs to be settled before they can reincarnate. As the player, you will assist these souls by traveling to real world locations in feudal Japan and fighting your way through dangerous dungeons filled with monsters and traps.

Victor Vran: Overkill Edition 

Become Victor, hunter of demons. Forge your own hero on a quest to liberate the cursed city of Zagoravia. Vanquish the servants of darkness, as you battle with the burdens of a life left behind…

You will require great skill to defeat your enemies. Look your very best and reinforce your play style with a monumental arsenal of powerful weapons, game-changing outfits, wicked demon powers and fate-binding destiny cards.

Redefine how you play at any moment, even in the heat of battle. Modify your demon slaying loadout as you dodge deadly attacks, leap from towering locations, and crush the skulls of your foes.

Fedora or no fedora, you decide!


SUPERBEAT: XONiC comes to PlayStation 4 on June 6.

Experience SUPERBEAT: XONiC, the new music game sensation that's bound to have you on the edge of your seat! Enjoy the stunning visuals and effects as you play your way through over 50 unique songs and unlock tons of hidden rewards and items! Perform and perfect awesome combos and show the world you’re the best by climbing the Ranking system!


On the entertainment end of New Releases This Week, we have a decent amount of upcoming home releases. New movies in theater however, are pretty scarce. Considering that we are officially in the “summer blockbuster” period, you would think there would be a larger selection.


A Cure for Wellness

A Cure for Wellness [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2017] - Front_Standard

A young executive (Dane DeHaan) must travel to an isolated spa in the Swiss Alps in order to find and bring home the CEO of his company. But when he begins digging into the truth behind the resort's supposed “miracle cures,” the staff diagnose him with the same affliction that has left the other guests trapped there.


Aftermath [Blu-ray] [2017] - Front_Standard

A construction foreman (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is overwhelmed with grief when his wife and daughter are killed in a midair collision. Disgusted by the fact that nobody will take responsibility or apologize for the incident, he eventually seeks revenge on the air-traffic controller who was on duty that day (Scoot McNairy).

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back [Blu-ray] [2 Discs] [2017] - Front_Standard

A monk and his disciples travel to the West to exorcise demonic possessions, but first need to understand their own personal anxieties. Tsui Hark directed this historical fantasy epic.

Kill 'em All

Kill'em All [Blu-ray] [2017] - Front_Standard

After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL'EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

Enter the Warriors Gate

Enter the Warriors Gate [Blu-ray/DVD] [2016] - Front_Standard

A teenage gamer (Uriah Shelton) is transported to a fantasy world based on ancient China, where he is mistaken for his video-game alter ego as a legendary hero. Soon, he sets out to rescue a kidnapped princess (Ni Ni) from the clutches of a cruel warlord (Dave Bautista).

The Axe Murders of Villisca

The Axe Murders of Villisca [Blu-ray] [2016] - Front_Standard

Two Iowa high schoolers (Robert Adamson and Jarrett Sleeper) spend their free time acting as amateur paranormal investigators, and decide to explore a possibly haunted local home where eight people were killed by an axe murderer in 1912. However, their late-night trip to the house soon becomes a terrifying free-for-all.

Operation Mekong

Operation Mekong [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2016] - Front_Standard

A joint task force consisting of law-enforcement agents from China, Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar investigate an attack on two commercial ships sailing along the Mekong River. In the process, they learn that the crime is connected to a powerful drug cartel.


The Mummy (2017)

Though safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

It Comes At Night

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.


There you have it folks, another solid installment of New Releases This Week. I managed to get this one out on Sunday, so check back later in the week. The article may be updated with additional information.