Game releases this week

by Jeffrey Rousseau

Crackdown ~

“Crackdown” pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city. Coupled with highly innovative co-op gameplay — a genre first — and an interactive world where nearly anything can be used as a weapon, gamers will be able to create a volatile cocktail of judicial oppression as they clean up the streets.

Let’s be real everyone the main selling point is the inviation to the Halo 3 multiplayer Beta. Oh yeah by the way it’s a fun game in case some of you miss that part.

NBA Street Homecourt ~

Take to the streets, defend your homecourt, and showcase every move in your arsenal on your way to becoming a hometown legend in NBA STREET Homecourt. Use an all-new ball control system to blow past defenders or rattle the rim with high-flying Jump-Off dunks as you defend your homecourt against the best the NBA has to offer. With new Gamebreaker battles and the revolutionary Trick Remixer that allows you to shake, juke, and leap past anyone foolish enough to get in your way, your legendary status awaits you in NBA STREET Homecourt.

EA you had me by volume 2 and now I can dunk twice in the same move?! Fellow basketball lovers rejoice!

Arena Football: Road to Glory ~

The Arena Football League is back with more than 40 teams and more than double the excitement in Arena Football: Road To Glory by EA SPORTS™. For the first time, play as any of your favorite AFL or af2 teams and experience the hard-hitting, high-scoring intensity of 50-yard goaline-to-goaline battles. Dominate both leagues by scoring at will and wreaking havoc on your toughest rivals with huge hits that send players into—and over—the walls. Whether you’re lighting up the scoreboard using authentic AFL playbooks or crushing the competition online, dominate both sides of the ball in two leagues with Arena Football: Road to Glory.

A poor man’s Madden just comes to mind. EA still loves you arena football fans.

Virtua Fighter 5 ~

Virtua Fighter™5 will elevate the arcade fighting genre to all-new heights as the game promises to take true advantage of the capabilities of the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Virtua Fighter™5 sets the standard for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love, plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters, and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

To be blunt, if you own a PS3 and you think this game is a pass get that head examined. Will this knock down Fight Night Round 3?

Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja ~

Finally, a dungeon RPG strong enough for a man… but played as a hot chick! Drop your stylus, you pansy, and get back to the old school, hardcore, monster bashing we all grew up on! See if you have what it takes to conquer the impossible levels and gruesome bosses.

A dungeon hack n’ slash on the DS with tons of humor and ninjas…only Atlus.

Micro Machines V4 ~

Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, Micro Machines v4 features knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups. Letting you loose with hundreds of vehicles, each with distinctive performance abilities, you’ll be racing your inch-long miniature motors on the wildest tracks where everyday household objects appear immense in size and can become lethal hazards.Sport cars, street racers, stock cars, 4x4s, beach buggies, lowriders and muscle cars are just some of the Micro Machines models you’ll be taking out on the improvised tracks around the Micro Machines house, garden and – for the first time – beyond!

Now you can play with micro machines again on the go.

Trioncube ~

The evil Hell Metal has kidnapped your Princess! As the Captain of the mighty ship Penko, you will embark on a journey to return her to safety.Reach your goal by using blocks to provide your ship Penko with fuel – a series of 3×3 blocks, or Trioncube™, will start a chain reaction that fuels your ship If you break the series of 3×3’s or you over stack, all the blocks turn into coins and the chain is broken. Can you continue the action without losing your rhythm, and defeat Hell Metal?

Perhaps the new puzzle game king?

M.A.C.H ~

In the year 2049, the governments of the world switched to unmanned aircraft for combat in an attempt to save lives. By doing so, they decommissioned thousands of jets and their fighter pilots, ironically destroying the livelihood of those they were trying to save. Years later, these planes appeared on the black market and were sold to the highest bidders. It wasn’t long before an underground emerged, featuring ex-fighter pilots, smugglers and wealthy hobbyists piloting the decommissioned aircraft. In a competition of fight and flight, these pilots heavily modify their jet fighters to outrace and outduel the competition to win fame, glory and fortune. Welcome to the world of M.A.C.H

It’s Ace Combat with an underground dirty fight club vibe to it, what’s not to like?

Metal Slug Anthology ~

The Metal Slug Anthology for PSP includes SEVEN games: Metal Slug, Metal Slug 2, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Metal Slug 4, Metal Slug 5, and for the first time in the anthology, Metal Slug 6!

All the Metal Slug games on the PSP for a logical price?! Thanks for the side scrolling fun SNK Playmore!

Sonic and the Secret Rings ~

Sonic brings his trademark speed and attitude to the Nintendo Wii in his first solo adventure since 1991. In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Sonic finds himself in the colorful and vibrant world of the Arabian Nights tales. There he embarks on his most outrageous journey to date through an expansive 3D world brought to life with realistic water reflections, light bloom, and lifelike physics.
The story begins with Sonic turning the pages of the classic book, “Arabian Nights.” Suddenly, he is visited by the tale’s central character, the Genie, who reveals that the last several pages of the book have mysteriously gone blank. This mystical being grants Sonic the ability to travel into the book’s world. Armed with his signature speed, Sonic sets off on an adventure to retrieve the missing pages, and set the world of the Arabian Nights back in order.

I’ve played the 360 Sonic and well I hope this is far from that. Wii owners (including myself) and Sonic fans need this game to rock please don’t disappoint us! Well there you go everyone make sure to spend that hard earned cash on the good stuff.

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~ by accelzero on February 20, 2007.

4 Responses to “Game releases this week”

  1. Great idea to have a “releases this week” feature.
    Kudos

  2. Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja sounds interesting. other than that, wake me up when it’s march.

  3. Jeff, this feature idea rules, too bad the games aren’t high profile, but still, people will get some nonetheless, its a gaming dry season.

  4. Yeah, I figured we could use something like for the site. If I had the systems and the money I’d without a doubt buy Homecourt and Virtua Fighter 5. I’m envious of you 360/PS3 owners, looks like Sonic and Metal Slug is it for me.

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