Last week was a massive week in gaming, with the launch of two big games this month: Mad Max and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The games arriving this week aren’t of the big-budget blockbuster nature of the afore mentioned titles, but there are some genuinely unique games that warrant your attention.
Releasing: 9 September (PS4)
Tearaway originally released on the PS Vita, but now console gamers are getting the chance to play the award-winning game reimagined for PlayStation 4. The paper-craft inspired game has been rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the enhanced power of the PlayStation 4 and the unique features of the DualShock 4 controller, with new fourth-wall-busting interactions and a bigger, more beautiful world to explore. We’re excited for this one – expect our review this week.
Rugby League Live 3
Release date: 10 September in NZ and Aus (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
Fans of rugby games are deprived. There’s no denying that, but while while rugby union games arrive every odd year, there’s always one franchise you can rely on: Tru Blu and Big Ant Studio’s Rugby League Live series. The beloved franchise is getting its latest entry, Rugby League Live 3, which will feature an improved career mode, Be a Pro mode (much like in FIFA), enhanced online play, improved gameplay, over 100 licensed teams, and an Auckland Nines mode, which allows players to indulge in the fast, more exciting nine-a-side version of rugby league.
Rugby League Live 3 isn’t officially launching in South Africa, but it is available to order from Australia, New Zealand, or the UK.
Super Mario Maker
Release date: 11 September 2015 (Wii U)
Nintendo is finally ready to let fans unleash their inner Miyamoto this week with the release of Super Mario Maker for the Wii U. The course creator will let players design and upload a neverending stream of Mario levels, along with being able to play the dozens of courses already on the disc. Players will even have the ability to bring characters like Link and Samus Aran into a Mario game for the first time through an Amiibo tap or by unlocking the character through the Challenge Mode. Super Mario Maker may be the last video game we ever need.