Big-time PSP fighter leads small-time lineup of games this week; arcade classic Galaga marks third Xbox Live Wednesdays download.
Tekken: Dark Resurrection is already a hit with critics--but will consumers also welcome it with open arms?
Namco Bandai will find out this week when the first Tekken game for the PlayStation Portable rumbles onto Sony's handheld on Tuesday. One of the game's standout features is its "ghost" mode, whereby players' fighting styles are recorded and mimicked by opposing CPU fighters. Dark Resurrection also includes local Wi-Fi fighting with only one copy of the game.
Before that, a double dose of Sid Meier will hit PCs on Monday. Civilization IV: Warlords is the first expansion pack to last year's well-received Civilization IV. Whereas the proper Civilization titles are turn-based real-time strategy games, this week's other title in the game's universe--CivCity: Rome--is a city-building strategy title from Firaxis Games and Firefly Studios that is inspired by the Civilization franchise.
Summer months mean summer movies, and this week's movie-to-game adaptation is based on an upcoming kid-friendly film--the only multiplatform release this week to boot. The Ant Bully is Midway and A2M's game version of Warner Bros. Pictures' digitally animated summer family flick for the PC, PlayStation 2, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. The game's current-gen releases are tied to the film's theatrical debut this Friday, but a Nintendo Wii version is also in the works, slated for November 2006.
Summer months also mean a plodding release calendar in the game industry. A few weeks ago, Microsoft said it is trying to fill the void during the dry heat with weekly releases on Xbox Live Arcade, and this hump day the company will make good on its promise. Wrapping up the week early is Galaga, a port of the classic arcade shoot-'em-up and the third Xbox Live Wednesdays game released. Developed by Namco Bandai, Galaga will sell for 400 points--or about $5--on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
This week's new releases are listed below. The list is taken from retailer information, so actual dates may vary. Contact your local retailer for availability.
yay more tekken. hehe, ive never heard of fuel before, but i checked and it doesnt release till august now...
Summon Night: Swordcraft Story is the only game this week I will be purchasing. Actually, it's ony the third release-week game I will have purchased new this year. The first and second being Me and My Katamari for the PSP and New Super Mario Bros. for the DS. I guess I really like portable gaming, LOL!.
tekken was poorly received in Japan. most would say the franchise is knackered, long past it sell by date. WAKE UP NAMCO, YOU'RE DREAMING !!!!!
One of my cousin already got Tekken (Japanese). He says it's awesome! I hope Painkiller: Hell Wars will be great.........I will get it if it gets 8+........
yay, I got my tekken wriststrap and control mod last wednesday and should be getting the actual game today. Oh btw, Woohooforme, unexpected? I've been waiting for this for a while. curse everyone who doesn't like tekken!!!!
i don't have a PSP, so i guess its summer drough for me, and oh yeah i don't have a XBOX, so no PainKiller for me, but that game looks awsome, its like sirous Sam but with Metal soundtrack.
like i said tekken sux with no online all friends do it complain the button was stuck lol like my cousin
Earache extreme metal racing? HELL YEAH!!! I hope they release the ps2 version. Bout time we got a metal game instead of all this urban hip hop stuff we've been force fed
I hope Painkiller for the Xbox is a great port of the PC game, because I've been keeping track of it for a long time. I've been hungry for a good old-fashioned shoot em up FPS for awhile now.
Tekken will do really well, the graphics are crazy, I am most probably getting this game on launch unless Gamestop doesn't have it.
I'll pick up Tekken sooner or later, but am eager to see if Summon Night is really great or not. RPG fans should look into it, because it looks very intriguing.
Gogeta85, if you hate playing Tekken alone, then why do you bother playing the game? Come on, now....... I don't know about you man, but I've got plenty of friends who's got PSPs. Maybe it's just you. =P
Tekken: Dark Resurrection will be a must buy seeing how well it got in scores.I hope to see it on the game charts.
man whats the point of tekken now u can't go on the internet and fight someone,tekken is boring playing alone sux and not many people have friends with a psp so i don't know what sony and namco were thinking
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