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Out This Week: EA Sports UFC, MotoGP 2014, Battle Princess of Arcadias

Posted by Sammy Barker

The comeback special

Due to the madness of E3 2014, we’ve missed a couple of issues of Out This Week. As such, we’ve opted to change the format a little in order to ensure that we’re on top of these in the future. We’re still going to declare a weekly ‘Pick of the Week’, but instead of gabbing on about globs of other games [Not sure if any of those are real words, but the alliteration works – Ed], we’re just going to give you a more straightforward list, along with a poll. Yes, it makes it easier for this flustered editor to put together, but it also should get you to the information that you crave quicker.

Pick of the Week - EA Sports UFC

This author knows as much about the so-called Ultimate Fighting Championship as he does stamp collecting, but at least in this instance we can fill the next couple of paragraphs with oodles of words about EA Sports UFC’s stunning visuals. Developed by much of the team behind the Fight Night franchise, this sweaty combat simulator is already shaping up to be one of the PlayStation 4’s very best looking games.

Those that have always dreamed about stepping into the octagon will find a meaty mixed martial arts experience here, though, as every fighter has been programmed to think and act like their real world counterpart. There’ll be no more fake movement either, as you’ll slip and slide around the ring like a real brawler, and your punches and kicks will actually sink into your opponent’s skin, thanks to a full-body deformation system. Fancy.

PS4 | 17th Jun [US], 20th Jun [EU]

Everything Else

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland
PS3, Vita | 20th Jun [EU]

Battle Princess of Arcadias
PS3 | 17th Jun [US]

How to Train Your Dragon 2
PS3 | 17th Jun [US], 20th Jun [EU]

Magical Beat
Vita | 17th Jun [US]

MotoGP 2014
PS4, PS3, Vita | 20th Jun [EU]

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
PS3 | 17th Jun [US]

Tour de France 2014
PS4, PS3 | 20th Jun [EU]

ZRun
Vita | 18th Jun [EU]


What are you buying this week? Will you be hitting the saddle in Tour de France 2014, or avoiding the exercise in motorised two-wheeler MotoGP 2014 instead? Maybe you’ll be getting sweaty in a different way in EA Sports UFC? Let us know in the comments section below.

What are you most looking forward to this week? (9 votes)

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland

  0%

Battle Princess of Arcadias

11%

EA Sports UFC

33%

How to Train Your Dragon 2

11%

Magical Beat

  0%

MotoGP 2014

44%

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

  0%

Tour de France 2014

  0%

ZRun

  0%

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User Comments (5)

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#1

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

Depending on the Mortal Kombat X release I may have to pick up UFC fairly soon so as to cure that itch to smack up a fool.

rjejr

#2

rjejr said:

Well at least starting July PS+ should make your editorial work a little easier, but don't forget the Tues/Wed store updates :-)

I still need to start Sly Cooper, but trying to finish CoL first, and my 100cc cups.

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

UFC looks the part, but it's... UFC. I'm thinking the next 4 or 5 weeks will be a good time to start playing catch up on some games I missed. First on the list? Wolfenstein: The New Order. :)

Ginkgo

#4

Ginkgo said:

Honestly there is nothing there that appeals. I tried the UFC demo, and cannot criticise the game, it looks like it is done well. Just not for me.

odd69

#5

odd69 said:

Battle Princess of Arcadias for me, I love a high production sidescroller. Though i already have that scratch itched with Dragons Crown, this is on my radar. I'm not sure it will be as good. No reviews exist on the net that i can find as of yet so i'm waitin for more opinions, but game play videos on youtube look sweet.

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