The early 2010 parade of high-profile games continues without pause this week, as Electronic Arts' anticipated Battlefield: Bad Company 2 leads a solid lineup of new releases. The DICE-developed shooter won't be deploying alone, as retailers will also be receiving the year's new baseball games, the latest massive-scale real-time strategy game from Gas Powered Games, and more.
A direct sequel to the 2008 console exclusive, Bad Company 2 picks back up with the derelict B Company, which comprises a fictitious US military's expendable misfits and outcasts. Destructible environments, which were a core component of the original game, will again play front and center in Bad Company 2, thanks to further revisions to its proprietary Frostbite game engine. EA is also placing a new emphasis on vehicular combat, with 15 different rides from which to choose.
The week will also see the return of baseball, as Major League Baseball spring training games kick off and this season's new baseball efforts from 2K Sports and Sony hit store shelves. Sony's MLB 10: The Show will be hitting the electronic giant's PlayStation family of systems, while 2K Sports' MLB 2K10 will appear on all major consoles and handhelds, as well as the PC.
PC gamers more interested in strategy than sports will be able to check out Supreme Commander 2. Picking up 25 years after the events depicted in 2007's highly acclaimed PC original, Supreme Commander 2 lets players assume command of three separate factions, each with its own special and experimental war-waging units. The game's single-player campaign features more than 18 missions, while multiplayer accommodates play for up to eight.
Rounding out the biggest of the new releases is the freshly dated Mega Man 10 for the Wii. The latest retro-styled downloadable adventure for the Blue Bomber will feature the usual gauntlet of robotic villains, as well as a new "easy mode" and the ability to play as either Mega Man or Proto-Man from the outset. Mega Man 10 is also set to hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this month, though Capcom hasn't confirmed exactly when.
For further details on the week's games, visit GameSpot's New Releases page. The full list of downloadable games on the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Marketplace, and the Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
FEBRUARY 28, 2010
Crazy Garage--WII, DS--Playlogic
City Builder--WII --Virtual Play Inc.
Party Designer--DS--City Interactive
Aztec Treasure Hunt--DS--Playlogic
MARCH 1, 2010
Dante's Inferno--PSP--Electronic Arts
Mega Man 10--WII--Capcom
MARCH 2, 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2--PS3, X360, PC--EA Games
MLB 10: The Show--PS3, PS2, PSP--SCEA
Major League Baseball 2K10--PS3, X360, Wii, PC, PS2, PSP, DS--2K Sports
Lunar: Silver Star Harmony--PSP--Xseed Games
Silent Hunter V: Battle of the Atlantic--PC--Ubisoft
Sonic Classic Collection--DS--Sega
Lips: Party Classics--X360--Microsoft Game Studios
Supreme Commander 2--PC--Square Enix
Alice in Wonderland--WII, DS--Disney Interactive Studios
Deca Sports DS--DS--Hudson Entertainment
Battle of Giants: Mutant Insects--DS--Ubisoft
SpongeBob's Boating Bash--Wii,DS--THQ
MARCH 3, 2010
Clover: A Curious Tale--PC--Blitz Arcade