Preview: This Week’s Game Releases (Nintendo 3DS!)

Sunday 3/27

The Nintendo 3DS was released! For a list of launch day games, check this IGN article. For their 3DS review, click here. For my first impressions, click here. Real quick: some people are saying that DS games look terrible on the 3DS. That’s because the 3DS has a higher resolution.  If you want to play DS games, you have to select the DS option on your 3DS.  For instructions how either: read the manual (duh) or check this IGN article.

Tuesday 3/29

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

Genre: JRPG

Platform: Playstation Portable

Developer: Nihon Falcom

Publisher: Nihon Falcom (Japan), Xseed Games (North America)

For those of you familiar with The Legend of Heroes series, this should be a no-brain pick-up.  If you’re a fan of JRPG’s, then you might also want to give this a try.  Xseed Games has also brought the Ys games to North America.

The 3rd Birthday

Genre: Third-person Shooter, Action RPG

Platform: Playstation Portable

Developer: Square Enix

Publisher: Square Enix

Parasite Eve fans rejoice! For those of us here in the states, we finally get to dress up Aya in revealing costumes and see her shower nude! For Metacritic reviews, click here.


Shift 2: Unleashed

Genre: Racing

Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC

Developer: Slightly Mad Studios

Publisher: Electronic Arts

For those of you who don’t know (and can’t guess by the picture), this is indeed a Need for Speed game.  After the successful release of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit last November (five million copies in its first three months! for reviews click here) that brought the franchise back into relevance, here’s hoping Shift 2: Unleashed can continue the trend.  The first Need for Speed: Shift was pretty fun and sold well (five million copies to date, for reviews click here), so I’m hoping the new features of 2 will make it even better.  What made Shift so much fun was the true driver’s experience, which captured the realism of driving at 200 mph.  Shift 2 adds to this by introducing “the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself” (Source: EA News). Plus, no other racing game gives you the selection of cars that Need for Speed games do, with Shift 2 featuring 145 cars from 37 manufacturers.  Oh and did I mention the awesome crashes that we’ve all come to love from Need for Speed games? For Metacritic reviews, click here.

Dynasty Warriors 7

Genre: Hack and slash

Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3

Developer: Omega Force

Publisher: Koei

Another Dynasty Warriors game…hooray.  I was considering not even mentioning this since it’s so boring. I’m enjoying Samurai Warriors: Chronicles because I can play it on the go;  however, I just can’t sit and hack and slash my to enjoyment in front of a big screen. Oh well.

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One Comment:

  1. I was thinking of buying 3rd Birthday. I only played a little of parasite eve, but I wanna get back into it.

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