New Video Game Releases For The Week Of November 23, 2014

The new video game releases for the week of November 23, 2014 give us a bit of a breather to catch up on the deluge of games that launched last week, which you can see in the Inquisitr’s weekly column.

With no major AAA releases for the week, the stage is filled with a good deal of indie games to tempt you if you decided to skip past the AAA circus of last week. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is one of the bigger releases and is another spinoff in the Persona franchise, which is itself a spinoff of the Megami Tensei series that dates back as far as September 11, 1987. The Persona spinoff features individuals who can summon manifestations of their psyche, otherwise known as Personas, into a physical being. The series gained a strong, almost cult-like following after Persona 3, in which elements of simulation were introduced. This included managing a normal high school life while fostering in game relationships with the young protagonists.

The arrival of Persona Q on the 3DS will mark the first entry of the series on the on the Nintendo handheld console. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth combines the characters from Persona 3 and Persona 4 while using a deeper dungeon crawler mechanic, which some have compared to another Atlus game, Etrian Odyssey. Choices the player makes as either a character from Persona 3 or Persona 4 will affect the flow of the game, according to a video analyzed by Siliconera.

Thomas Was Alone is another indie darling that made a splash on the PS Vita and PlayStation 3 in April of 2013. The game features Thomas, an AI entity represented by a simple red rectangle. Other polygon shapes are introduced that have different abilities, which enable the player to solve the puzzle levels that ramp up in difficulty. The entire game is given a comedic narration by Danny Wallace (Shaun Hastings in the Assassin’s Creed series). Thomas Was Alone makes its debut on the PlayStation 4 and the Wii U this week.

You can view the complete list of new video games below.

New Video Game Releases For The Week of November 23, 2014

Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undreased
Retail | Digital
PlayStation 4

Aqua Kitty – Milk Mine Defender DX
Digital (Cross Buy)
PlayStation 4 | PS Vita

Boxing (PS One Classic)
Digital
PlayStation 3 | PS Vita

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
Digital
PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | Xbox One | Xbox 360 | PC

Jetpack Joyride Deluxe
Digital
PlayStation 3 | PS Vita

Mighty Final Fight (Virtual Console)
Digital
Wii U

Monopoly Plus
Digital
Xbox One

Penguins of Madagascar
Retail | Digital
Wii U | Wii | 3DS

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
Retail | Digital
3DS

Pocket RPG
Digital
PS Vita

Speakeasy
Digital
PlayStation 4

Thomas Was Alone
Digital (Cross Buy with PS3 and PS Vita)
PlayStation 4 | Wii U

[Image Source | Persona Q]