News Article

Out This Week: Watch Dogs, Lemmings Touch, Ace Combat: Infinity

Posted by Sammy Barker

Connected chaos

We sincerely hope that you’ve defeated the Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order and rediscovered your voice in Transistor, because the PlayStation release calendar is showing no signs of slowing down ahead of next month’s E3 event in Los Angeles. While the mere mention of the convention is enough to send shudders through the office, we’re trying to live in the moment at the minute, and as such, we’re all ridiculously excited to get our hands on open world adventure Watch Dogs. Alas, that’s not the only title on the launch date docket this week, so let’s take a tour of the full selection.

Pick of the Week - Watch Dogs

It’s taken what feels like an eternity for Ubisoft’s virtual interpretation of Chicago to tap into retail outlets around the world, but finally Watch Dogs has switched off silent and decided to pick up the darn phone. Originally intended for release alongside the PlayStation 4, the French publisher’s cross-generation foray was delayed at the last minute in order to enable its multi-team workforce to upload various improvements to the game. Having both dazzled and disappointed since its re-reveal earlier in the year, the jury’s very much still out on this futuristic affair.

Wrapping you inside the trench coat of protagonist Aiden Pearce, it’s the game’s variety that’s arguably its most promising asset. In addition to a slew of different combat abilities enabled by the mouth scarf sporting star’s smartphone, the game will also allow you to engage in drinking games, strange digital trips, and much more. Furthermore, due to the title’s sandbox setting, you’ll be able to approach everything at your own pace, perhaps tailing a couple of shady city businessmen before turning your attention to the next big mission marked on your map.

PS4, PS3 | 27th May [US], 27th May [EU]

Highlights

Ace Combat: Infinity - PS3 | 27th May [US], 28th May [EU]

Namco Bandai’s free-to-play experiment has prompted some distinctly mixed results thus far, with the decent Tekken Revolution giving the atrocious SoulCalibur: Lost Swords something to think about. It’ll be interesting, then, to see how the publisher’s popular air combat property handles the transition to free fuel, with Ace Combat: Infinity leaving the runway this week.

Lemmings Touch - Vita | 27th May [US], 28th May [EU]

Touching a lemming in real life may lead to a nasty nip, but in Lemmings Touch, you needn’t worry about such consequences. The latest entry in this iconic British series sees you employing the PlayStation Vita’s touch screen in order to issue your green critters commands, and guiding them to safety with classic items such as umbrellas and pickaxes along the way.

Monster Monpiece - Vita | 27th May [US]

The game with a GIF image so saucy that we daren’t post it here, Monster Monpiece is the latest racy release from Japanese developer Compile Heart, which sees various mythological creatures re-imagined as scantily dressed girls. A card battler at heart, this title makes ingenious use of the Vita’s touch screen – by encouraging you to rub both its front and rear panels in order to level up.

Everything Else

Borderlands 2
Vita | 30th May [EU]

Mind Zero
Vita | 27th May [US], 28th May [EU]

The Sly Cooper Collection
Vita | 27th May [US]

Worms Battlegrounds
PS4 | 30th May [EU]


It’s a busy week for all systems this time around, but which of the above is threatening to consume your cash? Are you aiming to phone home with Watch Dogs, or perhaps enhance your wrist action with Monster Monpiece? Keep your eyes open in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (31 votes)

Ace Combat: Infinity

  3%

Borderlands 2

  3%

Lemmings Touch

  3%

Mind Zero

  3%

Monster Monpiece

  3%

The Sly Cooper Collection

10%

Watch Dogs

68%

Worms Battlegrounds

6%

Please login to vote in this poll.

More Stories

Game Screenshots

User Comments (24)

KALofKRYPTON

#1

KALofKRYPTON said:

Properly holding off on Watchdogs now. Going to see Wolfenstein through and wait on a few reviews first.

mitcHELLspawn

#3

mitcHELLspawn said:

@KALofKRYPTON I've totally stalled playing wolfenstein. I was really enjoying it when I started it last week... thought it was amazing. but now I'm in chapter 10 and the game just can't hold my attention anymore. It could possibly be because I'm so excited for watch dogs tomorrow, I don't know.. I really want to beat this game but it's just gotten so slow and boring. :/

ShogunRokAdmin

#4

ShogunRok said:

Looking forward to Watch Dogs the most, generally because its release means that I won't have to write any more news articles about it. Maybe.

I blame Ubisoft for the ridiculous amount of trailers it put out.

mitcHELLspawn

#7

mitcHELLspawn said:

I preordered watch dogs on xbox one.. I'm starting to feel like I made the wrong choice and should have gotten it for my ps4. I really want the best looking console version because I have a huge tv so it makes a big difference.. The reason I preordered on xbox one is because more of my friends were getting it on xbox than playstation so I was thinking about playing together online.. but the more I think about it, the more I think I'm probably not going to play anywhere near as much multiplayer as I am the single player. ugh decisions decisions lol

Punkinhead145

#10

Punkinhead145 said:

I'm psyched for Watch Dogs! I don't believe in pre-ordering but I'm going to drop by Gamestop tomorrow to pick it up.

JaxonH

#13

JaxonH said:

@get2sammyb

This will actually be the THIRD version of Lemmings on PSN for Vita. There's the mobile version, there's the PSP version (I think it's PSP anyways?), and now there's this.

They gave away the mobile version a while back, which I quickly snatched up. I grew up on Lemmings back on the SNES. Great game, though I'm not entirely sold on this new "touch" concept. There's so many of the tiny buggers it might be hard to touch the one you want. Idk, I just think the D-pad would be a better fit.

get2sammybAdmin

#14

get2sammyb said:

@JaxonH Yeah, I've done my research now. It seems that the PSP version and Mobile version are actually based upon the same levels, though the latter does feature touch controls.

SimonAdebisi

#16

SimonAdebisi said:

MM for me, I may pick it up this week but more likely I'll just carry on with my ps3 backlog.

Doctor_BK

#17

Doctor_BK said:

I voted Watch Dogs, but I won't be getting it at launch due to my backlog of Puppeter, Thief, Dark Souls 2, InFamous Second Son (going for plat), and CoD: Ghosts single player.

Paranoimia

#18

Paranoimia said:

Watch Dogs for me, but I'm waiting for reviews. It's been too up and down for me to commit before launch, and I cancelled my pre-order around Jan/Feb this year.

odd69

#20

odd69 said:

I havent been keeping up with "watch dogs" but the screenshots look cool.

Gamer83

#23

Gamer83 said:

Got Watch Dogs, thankfully it seems like it will be very good. For the short time I did get to play it, the story has me interested but more importantly I was having fun exploring the map and doing the side missions. I don't think this is going to be the 10/10, must-have, GOTY, 'best Ubisoft game evarrrr!!!' deal many of us were hoping for when it was shown off but I think it will be highly enjoyable and given the dry spell PS4 and Xbox One were going through, that's a good thing. I'd also it's worth checking out if you haven't made the jump to the new machines yet, and actually I'm interested to know what people with the PS3 version think. I'm guessing it's not going to be too much worse than the PS4 one but who knows.

My only criticism so far is the iffy driving mechanic, but it's not broken or anything just taking me a little more getting used to than I thought it would. The driving in GTA V seemed a bit tighter, I'm sure by the time I'm done with Watch Dogs this will be a non-issue though, just need to get used to the feel and the map layout.

Leave A Comment

Hold on there, you need to login to post a comment...