January ends with some notable game re-releases. Check out what’s new on Amazon, and buy anything on the site through our links to help out your Laser Time pals!
We’re closing out January with a bang here at Laser Time! There’s a big new Laser Time about Super Bowl commercials, a Fantasy Fight Resident Evil Royal Rumble, and the start of our Monday Head-to-Head streams! Besides “the big game,” you can count on some… medium sized games with this week’s Amazon roundup. Said games are even more enticing thanks to the fact that they come with a 20% discount via Amazon Prime. Also, any purchase you make on Amazon in the same visit after clicking a Laser Time link helps out the hosts of the fourth leading pop-culture podcast. You can literally buy ANYTHING that visit, just be sure to click one of these products before making your merry way to your intended purchase. Got it? Good.
Poochy & Yoshi’s Wooly World
Yoshi’s Woolly World was a fun little platformer when it released a year-and-a-half ago, but it suffered due to the sad state of the Wii U console at the time (and before, and since). The yarn style that started by Kirby seems to fit Mario’s dinosaur friend even better, and even though it looked great in HD (as we showcased in a stream below), a 3DS re-release is a pretty smart deal. The cute fabric-focus should really pop in 3D, and the much-higher install base of Nintendo’s premiere portable platform should help Yoshi’s reach go even further. Alongside the smaller screen is a smaller price; if you have Amazon Prime, Poochy and Yoshi will run 20% cheaper!
ALSO AVAILABLE: AMIIBO BUNDLE
Hitman: The Complete First Season
While the Hitman series has been solid for the last decade-and-a-half-plus, Square Enix’s stealth franchise really kicked it up a notch with its prequel season that released episodically in 2016. Even though Hitman games traditionally focused on single-shot retail releases, the new format was a boon for the series. Over the last few months critics have fawned over the season, but those who wanted to wait for a fully-disc-based Hitman adventure (the previous disc release featured the first episode and a voucher to download the rest) now have the entire season on a disc to enjoy at their own pace. The game already earned success in 2016, but with this release, it may become an even bigger hit, man! If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can target even higher savings, as premium ‘zon users save 20%!
ALSO AVAILABLE: XBOX ONE
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto
This is a big week for anime games; believe it! Okay… so, that’s about the extent of my Naruto knowledge, I must apologize. However, I do know that the developer of Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto (or NSUNS4RTB) has a pretty amazing track record. If you’re looking for a team to make an insane anime-styled game, CyberConnect2 has a pretty good pedigree (Asura’s Wrath is one of the previous generation’s most underrated and overlooked games), and if you want a taste of what the team can do with the Final Fantasy 7, NSUNS4RTB might just show you. The Road to Boruto will be a cheap one if you have Amazon Prime, as you’ll save a sweet 20% on Naruto!
ALSO AVAILABLE: XBOX ONE
Digimon World: Next Order
We’re approaching the 20th anniversary of Digimon, which has spent the entirety of its existence as the Pepsi to Pokemon’s Coke. Still, the series (and this week’s Digimon World: Next Order) has a place in the world that Pokemon can’t fill. Yes, the series that sells 3DSes by the truckload and became an iOS phenomenon in 2016 still misses some segments of the gaming world; particularly high-end consoles. Pokemon barely had a presence on the WiiU, but if you’re a PlayStation 4 owner you can enjoy monster battling in the highest-possible definition and framerate with Digimon World: Next Order. Your Next Order on Amazon will be 20% cheaper should you order this Digimon game via Amazon Prime.
There was some decent buzz about Abzu over the last few months since it released on digital platforms, but the newly-minted physical release has re-stoked my curiosity. Abzu (not to be confused with what I tell the ladies is under my shirt; the Ab Zoo) is an atmospheric underwater first-person exploration game. As someone who fondly remembers Aquanaut’s Holiday and Critical Depth on the original PlayStation, I’m mighty curious to explore the ocean depths three PlayStation generations later. Abzu is a good deal on Amazon right now, as Prime members save 20% on this unique game!
With so many games worth highlighting, Blu-rays take a backseat this week. In addition to Jack Reacher once again limping to the barn, there’s the far more intriguing Masterminds that’s on my brain right now. Who cares about yet another of what seems to be Tom Cruise’s final leading man roles when there’s the sextet of comedians headlining Mastermind. Okay, a quintet and Owen Wilson. Even though it wasn’t a hit, I’m interested in seeing the likes ofZach Galifianakis, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Leslie Jones interact in a big-budget comedy. Plus, it’s directed by Jared Hess, who everyone remembers from Napoleon Dynamite but doesn’t get the recognition he deserves for other good-to-great movies like Gentlemen Broncos and Nacho Libre. Now that Masterminds is available on home video, I’m masterminding a plan to check out this flick soon.
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