I'm a bit late with this week's new releases, as I'm still recovering from my wee sister's wedding, where I wracked up an ungodly bar bill. Your sympathy and donations will be greatly appreciated.
It's a busy week, and I had a hard time deciding which upcoming title made me tingle the most. In the end, however, it's got to be Don't Starve. I've been playing the beta for months, and it's stolen my heart (and sanity). I've turned pig-men into slaves, built towns only for them to be destroyed by hellish monsters, and been driven to the brink of insanity by hunger and fear. I love it.
Also launching this week is StarDrive, a rather lovely 4X space strategy game, the beta of which has already swallowed up a good chunk of my time; zombies continue to be a menace to people living in paradise in Dead Island: Riptide; Star Trek is boldly going where lots of Star Trek games have gone before by not looking like it's very good; Monaco has chums performing heists together, which I can totally get behind; and Dragon's Dogma gets some DLC/ a re-release in the form of Dark Arisen.
Splashing out on anything this week?
Xbox 360: Star Trek, Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Assassin's Creed III - The Redemption
PS3: Star Trek, Dead Island: Riptide, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Assassin's Creed III - The Redemption
PC: Don't Starve, StarDrive, Star Trek, Dead Island: Riptide, Monaco: What's Yours is Mine, Poker Night 2
3DS: LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins, Fire Emblem: Awakening - The Radiant Hero, Puzzler Brain Games, Puzzler World 2013, Mega Man 4
XBLA: Monaco: What's Yours is Mine
Android: Iron Man 3
iOS: Iron Man 3
Dead Island: Riptide (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Star Trek (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Monaco: What's Yours is Mine (PC, XBLA)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3, Xbox 360)
Poker Night 2 (PC)
God Mode (PSN)
Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
Felynes can dress up as Dante, Blanka, and Chun-Li in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
3:00 PM on 12.15.2014