The Best New Amazon Releases: Samus’ Return is Dishonored

The biggest 3DS release of 2017 and more Dishonored delights round up this week’s great slate of new stuff on Amazon!

Dave is back (and writing this while jet-lagged), so there’s a lot to celebrate about here at Laser Time and on store shelves. Round these parts, we have an in-depth new Laser Time about Rick and Morty’s Origins, a Vidjagame Apocalypse episode Tooth-Hurty about Dentists (along with a VGA video about the Top 5 Mario Karts), and a Thirty Twenty Ten celebrating anniversaries for Leave Britney Alone, Barbie Girl, Ally McBeal, and more! If you’re a Laser Time Patron, you can expect a new Bonus Time about Dave’s East Coast exploits, while Talking Simpsons has a look at Meryl Streep’s memorable turn as Jessica Lovejoy while Talking Critic goes to LA. Remember, anything you purchase after clicking one of these links will send some scratch to Laser Time… it doesn’t have to be any of the products on this page; literally ANYTHING you buy that visit helps us out. Also, any physical game you prepurchase before launch day nets you a 25 percent savings! Anywho, onto the new stuff!

Metroid: Samus Returns
It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a Metroid game. Actually, let me correct that; it’s been quite a while since we’ve had a GOOD Metroid game. We recently passed Metroid Prime 3’s 10th anniversary on Thirty Twenty Ten, and this decade has only produced the misguided Metroid: Other M (see our Laser Time Shit Show stream below) and the not-really-necessary Metroid Federation Force. Samus Returns, however, is a much-needed remake of the OG Game Boy’s Metroid 2: Return of Samus, which should greatly utilize the extra width of a 3DS screen and visual upgrades to improve the already-enjoyable original experience. Since it’s a Friday release and that crow we sent to Mike Grimm’s cubicle still hasn’t returned, you’ll have to wait for NEXT week to watch us play MSR and discuss it on VGA.

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
What a great week for standalone expansions! We’ll be streaming XCOM 2’s War of the Chosen DLC later this week, and Bethesda is also bringing a new chapter of a Dave fave franchise with Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. It’s being touted as the end of the original Dishonored saga that began with Corvo trying to save the daughter of a dead queen, stretched through four campaigns (Dishonored, the campaign-length DLC duo for Dishonored, and the two protagonists from Dishonored 2), and ends with the ambiguously moral Billie Lurk attempting to kill the ever-present Outsider, who has spent the entire series offering cryptic messages from the otherworldly void. Seeing his potential end is already alluring, but I’m just jazzed to try some new first-person magic powers in a new set of stages. Hopefully we’ll have code for this soon and show you some of this Friday release NEXT week!
ALSO AVAILABLE: DISHONORED: DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER (XBOX ONE), DISHONORED: DEATH OF THE OUTSIDER (PC)

Inside/Limbo Double Pack
As if those expansions weren’t enough “more of a great thing,” may I introduce you to Playdead’s work? Limbo is in my top 5 all-time favorite Xbox Live Arcade games, featuring an intense mood and amazing platforming without the pretentiousness of Braid or the frustration of Super Meat Boy. Inside was an overlooked gem when it released on Xbox One last year, but it somehow evokes the same fear and wonderment of Limbo while telling a completely different story with much different mechanics. Both games are all-time classics in my book, and it’s great the that duo is getting a physical release on disc for modern-day consoles. Each is a gripping 3-4 hour adventure with some great hidden treats should you be the Trophy/Achievement-hunting type. If you’ve somehow missed out on these classics, getting them at download prices in a neat physical release package is worth the wait.
ALSO AVAILABLE: INSIDE/LIMBO DOUBLE PACK (XBOX ONE)

Veep: Season 6
Over the course of five seasons, Julia Louis Dreyfuss’ unforgettable portrayal of Selina Meyer has taken the eponymous Veep from VP to President-via-impeachment to incumbent on the campaign trail to a screwed-by-recount former Prez. On paper, taking the show out of the thick of politics and campaigns seemed like a risk, but seeing Selina and her underlings adjust to new roles while still coming together to make comedic magic made this season of Veep just as hilarious as the others. In particular, Jonah’s new development of being a still-jerkish cancer-stricken Congressman kept some DC stuff to chuckle at (outside of politics in reality, which is just sad) while Selina and friends failed to find joy in other ways like book tours, Presidential museum planning, and nightly news anchoring. I’m eagerly anticipating Selina’s final chance at the White House come next season, but for now I’m eager to revisit last season.

Silicon Valley: Season 4
While Veep flourished with some major status quo changes, Silicon Valley stayed the course for season four and kinda suffered as a result. Sure, the camaraderie and chemistry from Pied Piper’s quintet continued to shine, but a fourth straight season of middling success in the same incubator office showcased the need for some kind of status quo change. It was nice to see some new (and funny) faces in the forms of Stephen Tobolowsky as quietly evil Hooli usurper Jack Barker and Haley Joel Osment as weirdly-happy wunderkind Keenan Feldspar, but in some ways the show seemed to continue spinning its wheels. Still, there are some classic episodes amongst the batch and the endgame for Season 4 seems to indicate that the show might go in some interesting new directions, particularly with the departure of the show’s biggest name in the form of T. J. Miller.

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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
Super Mario Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Origins
Crackdown 3
Call of Duty: WWII
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War
God of War
The Evil Within II
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Metro: Exodus
Dragon Ball FighterZ
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