New Releases 2010: Sept. 19-Oct. 2

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Other than Dead Rising 2 next week, there isn’t a whole lot of big name releases for the rest of this month. I’m personally looking forward to the PS3 version of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 9/19
Darksiders (PC)
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue (PS3, X360)
F1 2010 (PS3, X360, PC)
New Carnival Games (WII, DS)
Painkiller: Pandemonium (PC)
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter (X360)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V (PC)
Sonic Adventure (PS3)

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 9/26
Borderlands: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution (PS3, X360, PC)
Dead Rising 2 (PS3, X360, PC)
Dragon’s Lair Trilogy (WII)
FIFA Soccer 11 (PS3, X360, WII, PC, PS2, PSP, DS)
Front Mission Evolved (PS3, X360, PC)
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (PS3, X360, PC, WII)
Hydrophobia (X360)
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (PS3, PC)
MySims SkyHeroes (PS3, X360, WII, DS)
Quantum Theory (PS3, X360)
Samurai Warriors 3 (WII)
Sid Meier’s Pirates! (WII)
The Sims 3 Deluxe (PC)

New Releases 2010: Aug. 22-Sept. 4

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Unlike the previous two weeks, this one and the next are stacked with just about something for everybody.

Of course the big elephants in the room are Mafia II and Metroid: Other M. I’m interested in both and will be eager to see how they end up.

I’m glad that my favorite genre, the beat-’em-up, has been making a comeback this year. It’s mainly thanks to the digital download services available making for a great platform for classic arcade style games. With that said one thing that’s usually missing from these new beat-’em-up games is online play.

Past examples of this are Revenge of the Wounded Dragons and Watchmen: The End Is Nigh. This is also the case with new games like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Shank. They’re both games I’d like to get and probably still will eventually, but it’s definitely a bummer. Sure Castle Crashers, which is going to PSN next week, is online, but it’s unfortunately the exception and not the rule.

The one game I will be getting regardless of reviews, unless it ends up being a very sloppy port, will be the light gun dual game package Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack.

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 8/22
Gunblade NY and LA Machineguns Arcade Hits Pack (WII)
Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar (DS)
Mafia II (PS3, PC, X360)
NHL 2K11 (WII)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (X360)
Shank (PS3, X360)
Worms Reloaded (PC)

NEW RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF 8/29
Ace Combat: Joint Assault (PSP)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition (PS3, X360)
Castle Crashers (PS3)
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (X360)
Divinity II: Flames of Vengeance (PC, X360)
Metroid: Other M (WII)
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5 (PS3, PC, MAC)
Valkyria Chronicles II (PSP)

New Releases 2009: February 15-28

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These final two weeks of February are smokin’ hot. Street Fighter IV and Killzone 2 are obviously going to be the kings of their respective week with a lot of other high quality titles hitting the shelves too.

For those of you that were hoping to find Legacy of Ys this past week I’m sure were disappointed. Soon after my last post of new releases, it was delayed for two weeks. Hopefully Atlus will make this date stick this time.

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 2/15
Street Fighter IV (PS3, X360)
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (X360)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS)
Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS)
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? (PSP)
Noby Noby Boy (PS3)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 2/22
Killzone 2 (PS3)
Star Ocean: The Last Hope (X360)
Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop (WII)
Blue Dragon Plus (DS)
Legacy of Ys: Books I & II (DS)
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix (X360, PC)
Tom Clancy’s EndWar (PC)

As I previously mentioned, I won’t be getting Killzone 2, but I’m definitely going to throw down $60 to purchase SFIV. I’m also thinking about checking out one of the Mad Catz game pads.

New Releases 2009: January

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In this edition of New Releases, I decided to do the whole month of January at one time. There’s some decent releases for this first month on 2009, but it’s still a hold over month until Fabulous February.

For those that like RPGs, you should be taking a look at week three as no less than three RPGs are being released that week.

The games that interest me, even though I’ve probably going to have to wait on them, are Retro Game Challenge, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Star Ocean: Second Evolution, Afro Samurai, and The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match.

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 1/4
Saints Row 2 (PC)
Retro Game Challenge (DS)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 1/11
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest (X360, PS3, PC, DS)
Mirror’s Edge (PC)
MotoGP 08 (WII)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 1/18
Skate 2 (X360, PS3)
Star Ocean: Second Evolution (PSP)
Ar tonelico 2: Melody of Metafalica (PS2)
Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PSP)
Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop (WII)

NEW GAMES FOR THE WEEK OF 1/25
Afro Samurai (X360, PS3)
The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match (PS2)
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Iron Triangle (PS2)

Anything exciting you this month?