Shippin' Out August 6-10: Boogie, Mega Man Star Force

The calm before the storm arrives as Electronic Arts releases its Wii dancing game; retailers brace for next week's Madden launch.

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While the holiday quarter technically begins in October, the ramp-up of releases each year can usually be traced back to August and the annual launch of Electronic Arts' latest Madden game. With the latest installment in the pigskin franchise hitting the retail field August 14, this week's light release slate will be the last until the end of the year.

There is one significant title being released this week, however, and that's EA's Wii rhythm game Boogie. EA execs have said the company stumbled by initially focusing development efforts on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 instead of the Wii, but they didn't wait long to devote more resources and original games to Nintendo's system. After SSX Blur, Boogie is the company's second Wii-exclusive title, and it's set to ship out on Tuesday.

The rest of the week is sparsely populated with retail releases, as Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars make their way to the PlayStation Portable, and Mega Man Star Force is released on the DS in three different versions (one of them exclusive to GameStop).

On the downloadable front, Wave Race 64 leads a Wii Virtual Console lineup that includes Nintendo Entertainment System puzzler The Adventures of Lolo and TurboGrafx-16 shooter Galaga '90. Track & Field is the only Xbox Live Arcade release this week, but its button-mashing gameplay could inflict the controller wear-and-tear of any three normal games.

This week's new releases are listed below (list taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).

AUGUST 6, 2007
Wave Race 64 (Wii Virtual Console)
Adventures of Lolo (Wii Virtual Console)
Galaga '90 (Wii Virtual Console)
Attack on Pearl Harbor (PC)

AUGUST 7, 2007
Boogie (Wii)
Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Volume 1 (PS2)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (PSP)
Mega Man Star Force: Dragon (DS)
Mega Man Star Force: Leo (DS)
Mega Man Star Force: Pegasus (DS)
High School Musical: Makin' the Cut (DS)

AUGUST 8, 2007
Track & Field (360)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PSP)

Discussion

53 comments
tequilero
tequilero

Not a single good game for the Wii. :(

gamester1985
gamester1985

"Boogie... I still don't get the point. And Mega Man, I love you buddy, but retire already." im actually a megaman fan but i just wanna say megaman now isnt as good as it knewst to be well tbh it never really was that good to start off with anyways lol @ dustman tut tut

do0mownage
do0mownage

whens starforce 2 coming out lol, i hope we can battle over WiFi with it. lol i beat starforce 1 i wana own 2 already lol.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

How can any one still follow Battle Network... I got fed up after 4. And , I loved the series.

menciawatcher25
menciawatcher25

capcom is just trying to make what they think are good games their are actually people out there who enjo megaman battle network games and one ofthem is me

lamprey263
lamprey263

Okay, ever since Seeds was created I said that Capcom was going back to doing Mega Man games. I'm sorry, I loved the franchise like over ten years ago, but this is getting ridiculous. Dragon, Leo, and Pegasus? Are they trying to be another kiddy franchise like Pokemon? Capcom doesn't care about gaming anymore, now their trying to get a few gimmicky bucks. Boo you Capcom, that's probably while Clover Studios up a left your ass.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

This will probably be the last lackluster weak of the year.

smfes
smfes

Very cool i seriously love my *Nintendo DS*

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

My Granparents are SOOOO ready for boogie. Hey, how much for the PS3 RgvXavi? Hit me up! The only one I am looking forward to here is Wave Race 64. Good times.

kicking222
kicking222

I don't understand the hubbub over "Boogie". It doesn't look particularly innovative, and the song selection is flat-out terrible. Oh man, two weeks until "BioShock". Hallelujah!

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

nothing this week. Next week the storm begins with the Madden releases, with at least a game expected to be purchased every week until the end of November. Thank goodness no systems are coming out this year for the sake of my wallet :P

RgvXavi
RgvXavi

good thing i have a job that pays well. lets see in the past month i've bought for my 360: NCAA '08, Nascar '08, C&C 3, Forza 2 this month im buying: madden '08, BioShock(pre-ordered) and in sept and afterwards: Halo 3 legendary edition because you aint no baller' if you don't have the helmet. hahaha. Mass Effect and anything else i want. im selling my ps3 so if anyone wants to buy it dirt cheap let me know. i will sell with that crap of a game Resistance.

raziellich
raziellich

Hey hey hey its time to play some CRAAAAAAZY Taxi!

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

"Exclusive to GameStop"? Wow... there are still other game stores besides GameStop? Not in my area! They've bought out then crapped out all the local competition.

KronikKilla
KronikKilla

Track and Field... MS's plot to get people to buy a new controller after they destroy their old one playing this game.

curua02
curua02

Boogie... I still don't get the point. And Mega Man, I love you buddy, but retire already.

zilcher
zilcher

Boogie? isn't that the junk thats in your nose?

togo2828
togo2828

BOOOOOGIE i cant wait to get and play that game dude my mom wants to even play it, thats a freakin miracle

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

I don't even have a Wii but Boogie has Jamiroquai and that = Win for any system. WIN I SAY!!

sacatash
sacatash

Too many games coming...should I buy Bioshock, Metroid or Blue Dragon or Madden...if I do, then after that Halo 3 is coming, then Mario Galaxy then...arrggghhh...not enough money to buy these games!! I need a second job...lol

exokun
exokun

@dukerav i like megaman so :P & wtf....a highschool musical game? bleh and does the world really need another pearl harbor/ww2 game? -_- no, it does not. i wish ppl would spend their time & money trying to make something cool & original. oh well, it is their time & money...

syncroshadow
syncroshadow

@dukerav dukerav have u seen ur pic. it's like a 80's cartoon! move on! no offense

Cap_n_Crunch
Cap_n_Crunch

"Wasn't Boogie supposed to come out this fall? Why is it coming out so soon?" Because shi**y games don't take as long to develop :P

stziggy
stziggy

I won't need to share the Meow Mix this week with my kitty because of my game spending.

DJSMITH007
DJSMITH007

Not the best of weeks....Although there are a couple interesting games coming out though.

ocdog45
ocdog45

boogie seems like a good game

SaxxyGamer18
SaxxyGamer18

Um...Wave Race 64? Maybe. Adventures of Lolo? No. Galaga '90? Heard it's pretty good. We'll see.

vaejas
vaejas

Cannn yoooo feel da FEVER!?!! Two more weeks for BioShock and then the dam is a'bursting!

HK-47-M4
HK-47-M4

Boogie, no thanks I'll get Metroid. But I wish Lair hadn't gotten delayed.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Nothing for me in this batch. But I was surprised that Boogie is coming out this week.

Super-Mario-Fan
Super-Mario-Fan

Wasn't Boogie supposed to come out this fall? Why is it coming out so soon?

dukerav
dukerav

@ syncroshadow Yes I am aware of that, but there comes a day and time when its just time to move on.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

Wow, I didn't know Boogie was scheduled to be released so soon. I wonder, has it had enough development time to be a good game? I mean, good for people who like playing rhythm games with nerve-grating pop hits.

syncroshadow
syncroshadow

dukerav, tons of companies have icons and they keep making more games of it. nintendo and sega do the same so stop complaining

dukerav
dukerav

More Megaman ? Im sorry for all the fans, but Megaman just needs to go away, now.

_NeoN
_NeoN

Hands down, Attack on Pearl Harbor. I've seen this title in action and it looks wicked. Can see myself really getting immersed in the dog fights. From what I saw, the visuals are quite something.

_NeoN
_NeoN

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1PSman
1PSman

D**n im getting tired of the same ol same ol when is the wii ganna get some games wow boogie um...........no thanx

Katosepe321
Katosepe321

yay! high school musical!!! haha jk.... such crap...

marioraider
marioraider

Wave Race 64, oh I have missed you so.

thewolf619
thewolf619

Next week begins this year's Gaming Boom!!

tubaballoonz
tubaballoonz

I can't decide. Pegasus, dragon, or leo.....awww