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New releases: Purple is back in style

2:45 PM on 08.19.2013

Fraser Brown

Former Contributor

Plus, The Bureau, Splinter Cell, Disney Infinity, and more

Bloody hell, this week, calm down. A slew of games are clamouring for your attention over the next seven days, some of them really rather good. At the top of the pile, however, is Saints Row IV. I didn't think the series would ever reach the lofty heights of the purple gang's second outing again, but I was dead wrong. I have the tentacle marks to prove it. There just aren't enough games where you can slam into the ground with such power that you cause a nuclear reaction, especially not while dressed up as a giant eagle.

Other games that have the misfortune of fighting the Saints for the top spot are Splinter Cell: Blacklist, which is like Splinter Cell with different vocal chords; The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, which I'm sure we can all agree is a silly name and doesn't look as good as XCOM: Enemy Unknown; Disney Infinity, which looks like crack for children and the cause of bankruptcy for parents; and a whole bunch of other things, but I'm in a rush, so onto the lists and videos. 

What's tickling your fancy this week? Saints Row IV? Good choice.   

Xbox 360: Saints Row IV, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, Disney Infinity 

PS3: Saints Row IVSplinter Cell: BlacklistThe Bureau: XCOM DeclassifiedDisney Infinity   

Wii U: Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Disney Infinity

PC: Saints Row IVSplinter Cell: BlacklistThe Bureau: XCOM DeclassifiedDisney Infinity, Divekick, Skullgirls, Hate Plus, Ravaged Zombie Apocalypse, Neverwinter: Fury of the Feywild 

3DS: Disney Infinity 

Vita: Divekick

XBLA: Flashback

PSN: Divekick, Air Conflict: Pacific Carriers

Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Disney Infinity (3DS, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Divekick (PC, PSN, Vita)

Skullgirls (PC) 

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