New Video Game Releases: Sniper Elite III, Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 And More


Well folks, it’s been a fun run doing these weekly looks at what’s coming out, but this is going to be my final installment. I’m taking my talents to South Beach everyone!

Just kidding, about both the talents and South Beach. While I shift over to another unit in the Fansided armada, my partner in crime Daniel George will be assuming sole command. He and the excellent team here are going to be rolling out some great new stuff in the weeks to come, and if they’re planning on continuing to do weekly posts on new video game releases, then bully for you guys!

If only this was a more exciting week on which to make my exit. Come on video game industry, throw me a bone here! Guess I’ll just have to make do with that I’ve got. Same as always, in other words, at least during the summer months.

Well, here goes nothing …

Sniper Elite III (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PC) – July 1

Hey, remember that Daniel George guy I was telling you about? He’s got a review of this game coming, and depending on when you read this, it may already be live. I wouldn’t want to steal his thunder by blabbing about it too much. Go find it and read it.

You know, I’m as surprised as anyone that a game about being a sniper could spawn a franchise, but I guess there is something kind of badass about being able to make shots that other people could never pull off. One of the big changes in Sniper Elite III is that the action has moved to the African front of World War II. Does that mean you can snipe big game? One can only hope.

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 (iOS) – July 2

Mr. Meier, I’ve got all kinds of platonic love for you and your games, but we’ve got to something about the length of these titles. We games bloggers and journalists don’t get paid by the word. Hence, this game will forever be known to me as CivRev 2 in order to delay the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome that little bit longer.

CivRev2 adds some new leaders to the merriment, including Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Yes, you’ll be able to ask what you can do for your virtual country instead of the other way around. This is the first Civ game to be built specifically for mobile devices, so the interface and graphics should be tight. Expect to be hooked if you enjoy turn-based strategy.

Also releasing this week: Child of Light (Vita) – July 1; Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, Xbox 360) – July 1