Two big fighting games (one exclusive to Switch), a fitting send-off to the longest-running cinematic superhero, and 2017’s biggest horror movie headline a big week on Amazon!
May rolls on with another fun week here at Laser Time HQ. We’ve got a Laser Time about strikes, a Fantasy Fight that pits cats against dogs, and The Chipmunk Adventure as this week’s Monday Night Movie! Over on Amazon, a decent week for games faces off against some of 2017’s top movies hitting Blu-ray. Even though we’ve collected some great games and movies you don’t have to buy any of these products to help Laser Time. Simply buy anything on Amazon after clicking one of these links and you’ll help out LT. Anywho, now onto this week’s best new stuff!
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
It hasn’t even been out for three months, and the Nintendo Switch’s list of exclusives is getting weirder and weirder. While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One get Street Fighter V, Nintendo’s portable-console hybrid touts an extremely upgraded version of their 25-year-old genre-defining game Street Fighter II. While consoles got an HD-updated version of SF2 nearly a decade ago with Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, this version adds updated visuals, new characters, and the ability to play in a multitude of ways, whether you’re going online or splitting a pair of Joy-Cons. Since we have some friends in Capcom-y places, we might be able to stream the new Switch hotness and talk to you about it on next week’s Vidjagame Apocalypse (since it’s a Friday release and all). If you’re looking for an Ultra discount, Amazon Prime members save 20 percent off this updated classic!
Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2
PlayStation 4 owners needn’t worry, because this Friday brings about a new fighter for the dedicated console. I won’t presume to be up-to-date on the lore and mechanics of Guilty Gear, especially now that it’s on its second REV and Xrd entry, but I have to imagine it’s stunningly animated with plenty of rock-themed characters dressed in gaudy outfits. As long as those concepts are in place, Guilty Gear can be a guilty pleasure, and you’ll be guilty of great savings if you use Amazon Prime and knock 20% off of this figher’s price bar!
I’m not sure what to make of Rime (besides putting the Rime in the Roconut), but color me intrigued. I really enjoyed Tequila Works previous, er, work with Deadlight, and even though this open world exploration game isn’t really like a side-scrolling zombie-infested platformer, it still has the same level of artistry that I saw back on Xbox Live Arcade a half-decade ago. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to stream this for y’all soon with some Vidjagame Apocalypse chatter, too. You can find the right price for Rime if you use Amazon Prime, where you’ll save 20 percent on this indie darling!
ALSO AVAILABLE: XBOX ONE
It’s been about a decade since Iron Man revived Marvel movies (and gave us an option outside of Sony and Fox’s superhero offerings), and we’re somehow still getting all-time classic films. We recently heaped tons of praise on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, and I’m hard-pressed to say whether I think it’s even the best superhero movie THIS YEAR. The reason? Logan, which is the last (and best) film featuring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. It’s gritty, but not the artificial kind of gritty you see in DC movies. It’s heartfelt, but has actual stakes unlike 95% of Marvel Studios’ movies. I could have done without the weird pre-movie teaser, but otherwise Logan is unimpeachable as far as superhero movies go.
And as great as Logan is, I don’t know if I can even say it’s my favorite movie releasing on Blu-ray this week! Get Out is another instant classic that mixes creepy horror with weird sci-fi, and subtle racism in America. Allison Williams, Katherine Keener, and Bradley Whitford all do amazing work in creating an uneasy situation, but Daniel Kaluuya’s increasing fear makes Get Out pretty unforgettable as far as horror movies go. I never would have expected Jordan Peele to go from making sketch comedy classics to one of the most potent flims about racism that’s also one of the most unnerving horror flicks I’ve ever seen, but he proved his directorial chops in his very first big budget attempt.
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Kingdom Hearts III
Red Dead Redemption 2
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Final Fantasy VII Remake