In my opinion, it can only be a good week when you get to write about Shenmue, Yakuza and Persona all in the one article. That’s a level of Japanese gaming indulgence that is rarely reached, so savour it while you can. All of those series make appearances in this week’s roundup of the week’s best gaming deals, alongside 4K TVs, PS4 Pro consoles and even novelty backpacks.
As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started.
You may have spotted our Myst 25th Anniversary Edition give away earlier this week. If you did – great! If not, you’ve still got some time to enter to be in with a chance to win one of four Myst 25th Anniversary Maintainer editions, worth $169. All you’ve got to do is click the little link below and enter.
UK & US Deals
Like it or not, Sonic is one of gaming’s most tenacious characters. The little blue guy is still alive and kicking despite many missteps in the course of his 27-year career, and Humble is celebrating the entire franchise will a sale range, offering up to 75 per cent off.
This slick-looking Super Mario Nintendo Switch carrying case is up for pre-order at Play-Asia right now. This thing will hold your entire Switch setup, dock and everything included, and is set to be released next month.
The remaster of Shenmue 1 and 2 got itself a release date of August 21st earlier this week and with it, several digital retailers started taking pre-purchases. Currently, heading to Voidu and using the code SCHOOLSOUT will get you a PC copy of the game cheapest – discounted to 15.35 / $19.43.
Almost 10 years after its initial release, Red Faction Guerrilla has its own remastered version – and it’s arguably the worst-named remaster ever. The ReMarsTered edition of the game can be yours for half price in its launch week over at GOG, where it’ll cost you 7.49 / $9.99.
Last year’s Wolverine send-off movie, Logan, is currently on offer as a digital purchase at Amazon. You can get an HD copy of the film to keep for only 2.99 / $7.99 at the moment. If you’ve ever wanted to see Patrick Stewart swearing like a sailor, you’re going to want to snap it up.
Not only is Yakuza 6 one of the most ambitious and one of the absolute weirdest games to grace the PS4 since launch, but its launch edition is currently discounted in both the UK and US. You can grab the Essence of Art Edition for 28.49 / $39.53 currently, while the extra special Premium Edition is down to $74.45 in the US.
Time for a brand new set of Humble Monthly games! This time around, dropping 10 / $12 will get you copies of A Hat in Time, The Escapists and Conan Exiles, alongside a stack of extra games that will head your way once the month is done.
While Niantic’s Pokmon Go continues to evolve (genuinely sorry for that pun) and grow with new features, items and additions – including the upcoming Pok Ball controller – the game’s original peripheral, the Pokmon Go Plus, is down to its lowest ever price right now. While stock lasts, you can pick one of these things up for just under 17.
If you want to upgrade your setup and jump on the 4K train, you can pick up a PS4 Pro console along with digital copies of SingStar and Hidden Agenda for 319.85 for a limited time.
Cult classic and super-stylish JRPG Persona 5 is up for grabs on PS4 right now for 23.99, one of the lowest prices it’s ever been available for, over at Argos.
DC brawl-’em-up Injustice 2 is discounted right now at Amazon, where you can grab a PS4 copy of the game for 12.99 at the moment. Perfect if you want to play through a DC-themed story that manages to be vastly superior to the movie series while making it look easy.
Remember these things? The Nintendo Classic Mini is back in stock now and Base is offering it for a little less than the rest of the pack. You can snap one up for 48.85 while they’re around.
Purveyors of all things video game clothing related, the folks at Insert Coin Clothing are celebrating the company’s eighth birthday this week with a suitably celebratory sale range. There’s up to 70 per cent off lines based on game series like Katamari Damacy, Borderlands, Gears of War, Pokmon, Bloodborne and more.
Amazon’s got a set of 1TB Xbox One S bundles up for grabs right now for 229.99, including your choice of games from Rocket League, Agents of Mayhem, Prey, Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind and a handful of others.
Over at PRC Direct right now, you can pick up one of LG’s non-OLED 4K offerings – the 55SJ850V – for 679. It’s a 55-inch TV with everything you could need from a 4K set, all that HDR stuff included.
The Pixel 2 seems to have been fairly well received by the internet at large and if your taste in phones tends toward Android, you can grab one of these for 499, about 130 less than its regular cost.
This is like the third time that the Blade Runner 2049 blu-ray has made it into one of these deals roundup posts. This thing keeps getting cheaper for some reason, as it’s down to 6.95 at the time of writing.
Wolfenstein 2 is enjoying a bit of a resurgence currently thanks to its recent Nintendo Switch launch. However, if you’re a PS4 or Xbox One owner and you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, you can grab a copy for only $20 right now at Amazon.
Dropmix – Harmonix’s board game/rhythm game hybrid – continues its downward pricing trend this week, as Best Buy is offering the game for its lowest ever price of $29.99 as part of a clearance sale.
You can save some money on one of the best JRPGs that has graced the Nintendo Switch console so far – Fire Emblem Warriors – by heading to Best Buy right now. The standard edition will cost you $44.99 while the fancier Special Edition is down to $59.99.
If you didn’t jump on Assassin’s Creed Oranges when it launched last year, there’s still time to dive in and complete the whole game before Odyssey reaches store shelves later this year. Currently, you can grab an Xbox One edition for $30 at Amazon.
Nothing says ‘dedicated fan’ like wearing officially licensed articles of clothing, liberally branded with a company logo. The official range of Twitch merchandise is currently 50 per cent off over at Amazon, using a coupon at checkout (it’ll ask you to click to add the coupon).
Darkest Dungeon is a wonderful gothic fantasy RPG roguelike thing with a gorgeous art style that more people should play. Luckily enough, it’s currently discounted to $14.11 on PS4 right now, so you should probably check that out if you haven’t already.
GameStop’s having itself a bit of a sale on digital Xbox One games at the moment, featuring Red Dead Redemption for $9.90, GTA 5 for $19.79, NBA 2K18 for $19.79, The Sims 4 for $24.99 and a whole bunch more.
Somehow, almost a year after its launch, Amazon still seems to have stock of the Destiny 2 Collector’s Edition. The fanciest version of Bungie’s sci-fi sequel is down to $64 while stock lasts and comes with a fancy bag, among other trinkets and digital goodies.
If you have a burning desire to showcase your Legend of Zelda fandom, you can do just that without breaking the bank by picking up this Zelda: Breath of the Wild themed backpack over at ThinkGeek, which has been discounted to $10 from $60 while stock lasts.
With that, we’re done for another week. Keep in mind that deals, prices and availability can change at the drop of a hat, so apologies if you miss out on something you wanted. I’ll be over at Jelly Deals scouring the world wide web for more deals. Feel free to visit, or follow us on Twitter and give us a like on Facebook.
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