New video games out this week
“F1 2015.” The annual racing simulator this year employs a new game engine, a new Championship Season mode and the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship as bonus content. So far, the previously released PC version has been plagued with performance bugs, but that may be patched up by the time you read this. Rated E for Everyone, $60, for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (Windows PC version released last week).
“Hatoful Boyfriend.” The quirky Japanese game that has been described as a “dating simulator for pigeons” makes its way to more Sony game consoles. A new story element in this version of the game promises to tie in to an upcoming sequel, “Holiday Star.” Rated T for Teen, $10, for PS4 and PlayStation Vita.
Also out this week: “Tembo The Badass Elephant” (downloadable for PS4, Xbox One and PC), “Breach & Clear Deadline” (PC), “Journey” (PS4), “The Bug Butcher” (PC), “Lightning Warrior Raidy III), “Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (Banana Split Edition)” (PS Vita), “Zombie Army Trilogy” (PS4, Xbox One), “Icy” (PC), “Yasai Ninja” (PC), “The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth” (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, Xbox One), “Olympia Rising” (PC), “Better Late Than Dead” (PC), “Pixel Slime U” (Wii U), “Feist” (PC) “Transcendence” (PC).