The Best New Amazon Releases: A XXX Injustice

The biggest new fighting game of 2017 joins a much-anticipated PlayStation VR game and a pair of Blu-rays, this week on Amazon!

YAY! We’re finally back to getting some decent retail game releases on Amazon! After last week’s game release schedule leaned towards digital wares, we’ve finally got some big games to celebrate here; particularly the superhero-focused Injustice 2. SPEAKING OF superheroes, have you checked out our latest run-through of Marvel Cards Series 2? Not into comics? Then our Laser Time about TV Shows that changed their themes should be more up your alley. Laser Time Patreon members have their own great stuff to seek out, like a no-sync-necessary version of Darkwing Duck’s pilot commentary and an upcoming Bonus Time about the fun of food poisoning! Anywho, between Injustice, a big PSVR exclusive, and some neat Blu-rays, this is a big ol week for new releases, so check them all out below!

Injustice 2
It may be some time before we start to get ACTUAL superhero movie tie-in games once more (though they are on the horizon thanks to Square Enix), but what we get nowadays ain’t half bad. A new Telltale series for Guardians of the Galaxy alongside Volume 2? Sure! A new Spider-Man game to accompany Homecoming? Yeah! But with DC putting together the one-two punch of Wonder Woman and Justice League over the next half-year, it’s good to see all of DC’s major heroes represented in a big-budget high-action game like Injustice 2. Netherrealm’s fighting formula may not be worthy of main-eventing EVO, but you can still have a hell of a lot of fun making superheroes smash each other into shit. You better believe we’ll take new characters like Darkseid, Swamp Thing, Scarecrow, and Supergirl for a spin during a stream sometime this week. In the meantime, you can git gud by buying through Amazon, and if you have Amazon Prime you’ll have the superpower of saving 20% during the launch window!
ALSO AVAILABLE: XBOX ONE

Farpoint
Well whaddya know? There ARE still new PlayStation VR games coming out! With the launch slate of games hitting without delivering PSVR’s killer app, Farpoint comes to market with a big target on its back. For many, it’s the VR game that has the most potential for crossover success. After all; gamers are buying Destiny en masse, so how about an intergalactic FPS where you’re in even MORE control. While Farpoint doesn’t offer the same amount of control as standard FPS games, if it can make up the difference and present a great space FPS adventure, it might be the game that can truly sell the PSVR now that it’s coming with some more cost-efficient bundles. SPEAKING of cost efficiency, you can score Farpoint for 20% off if you have an Amazon Prime membership!

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Just when you thought you could retire your 3DS in the face of Nintendo’s new portable/console hybrid, a new Fire Emblem game arrives with the intention of stealing all your bed/bathroom/bus game time. Nintendo’s flagship strategy RPG series has been growing in frequency over the course of the 3DS’ lifespan, and we’ve still yet to see a subpar entry on Nintendo’s less-powerful portable, so if you’re light on Nintendo RPGs now that you’ve aced Breath of the Wild, Shadows of Valentia looms large. Also large? The 20% discount you’ll get if you have Amazon Prime!

xXx: Return Of Xander Cage
For all the love we’ve lavished on The Fast and the Furious, we’ve somehow let xXx slip into the shadows. The first was a great mixture of early 2000’s “Xtreme” and Vin Diesel’s cool dry action-hero wit, while the second movie is hilarious in its attempt to make Ice Cube an action star. Vin’s had a banner year with his heel turn in Fast 8 and voicing the most adorable character of the summer via Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and xXx’s revival was another financial success, so the Return of Xander Cage isn’t just a one-way trip. Now that VD’s XXX is on BR, I look forward to giving it a look in the privacy of my own home!

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
Somehow, over the last decade-and-a-half, Paul W. S. Anderson’s Resident Evil series has become one of the most dependable and profitable film franchise, all the while COMPLETELY staying off the pop-culture radar (no small feat for something that should catch the eyes of gamers AND film-goers). Alice’s sixth adventure brings in a bunch more Resident Evil mainstays we should care about, but packages them so blandly (or in such a wrong way) that it’s tough to care much about this version of the zombie apocalypse. Still, even though the movies have become more and more profitable this decade, this is promised as the last entry in the series, so should you want to see if anything cool happened after the room with the laser grid, here’s your chance!

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Kingdom Hearts III
Red Dead Redemption 2
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Death Stranding
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Spider-Man

2 thoughts on “The Best New Amazon Releases: A XXX Injustice

  1. I only made it about half the way through the new xxx movie before I had to stop. It’s really bad don’t waste your money.

  2. “Netherrealm’s fighting formula may not be worthy of main-eventing EVO…”

    Nor should every game strive for or be expected to, just like every strategy game doesn’t need to be StarCraft or LoL. This game is probably on my most antcipated games list this year… and yet it’s releasing a few more day later here, which is annoying. Ah well, at least you guy gave me a fun stream in the meantime.

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