New release slate led by Junction Point's Disney mascot platformer for Wii, DS role-playing game; other new titles out include Nail'd, Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos.
Last week's new release schedule was championed by two hotly hyped exclusives: Gran Turismo 5 and Donkey Kong Country Returns. This week follows that up with two long-awaited system exclusives of its own.
Leading the charge this week is Junction Point's Wii-exclusive Disney Epic Mickey. Due out on Tuesday, the title combines elements of the action adventure, role-playing, and platforming genres. Epic Mickey sees Disney's storied mouse braving the dreary bluffs of the Wasteland, an alternate dimension populated by a variety of characters from Disney's stable. Mickey must restore the Wasteland with the aid of his trusty paint brush. With the tool, players are able to alter the way the world looks, painting in some areas while thinning others.
Carrying a $50 price tag for the standard edition, Epic Mickey will also be available in a $70 package. The collector's edition includes a 5-inch Epic Mickey figurine, an Epic Mickey-themed skin for the Wii, and a behind-the-scenes bonus video.
Gamers looking to take their gaming on the go this week can pick up Golden Sun: Dark Dawn exclusively for the DS. Dark Dawn asks players to save a reborn world from impending catastrophe with the help of djinn. The djinn are magical spirits that can be used to call upon the power of gods, whether it's to wipe out enemies or circumvent obstacles and solve puzzles. The third game in the Golden Sun series, Dark Dawn is set 30 years after the events of the original Game Boy Advance titles in the series.
Racing fans this week can pick up Nail'd, a multiplatform title due out on Tuesday from Deep Silver. Nail'd marks the publisher's first foray into the off-road racing genre and lets players speed around numerous environments in the seat of either an ATV or a dirt bike. Gamers will compete in areas like the Mediterranean seafront, a misty wooded forest, an arctic glacier, and an active volcano.
Those willing to put their life on the line to catch crabs can pick up Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos this week for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii. From Crave, the title is based on the popular television show and follows 2008's coldly received Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm. Sea of Chaos sports 10 distinct campaign options, where players must tackle a number of feats including going head-to-head against Captain Sig Hansen's Northwestern to see who can catch the most crab in a single season when there are no other boats on the water. The title also includes a number of minigames, where players will collect crab pots, unload the haul, and finally sort the crustaceans.
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 Wii Shop Channel will be revealed later this week. Release dates are based on retailer listings and are subject to change.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29
7 Wonders II--DS--Avanquest Software
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos--PS3, Wii, X360--Crave
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn--Nintendo
Sniper Elite--Wii--Reef Entertainment
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Disney Epic Mickey--Wii--Disney Interactive Studios
Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure--PS3--Take-Two Interactive
EVE Online: Incursion--PC--CCP
Funky Lab Rat--PS3--Hydravision
Hello Kitty Seasons--Wii--Zoo Games
Mystery P.I. New York--PC--PopCap
Nail'd--PS3, X360, PC--Deep Silver
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics--DS--Zoo Games
SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny--PC--JoWooD Entertainment AG
Super Meat Boy--Mac--Team Meat
Super Meat Boy--PC--Team Meat
WinX Club: Rockstars--DS--Namco Bandai Games
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Unbound Saga--X360--Vogster Entertainment LLC
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3
Golden sun,and Epic mickey for me ^_^ I already have Super meat boy for 360 so i guess those with PC can now have it! I heard its gonna have PC exclusive characters, thats exciting
Why does it seem like there's a new Dora the Explorer game every freaking week? Who buys these things?
I want Golden Sun, but I need to play the other two games first. Epic Mickey would've made a great world in a future Kingdom Hearts game. Someone should've thought about that. v_v
For me its donkey kong and golden sun this christmas, I live in europe so I have to wait longer but better longer than never.
super meat boy pc im pretty happy it coming out in just one day, i love so much the headcrab, minecraft guy, machinarium robot and the other character look awesome too :D
I'll try out epic mickey. Donkey Kong is awesome and slightly hard. Wii is doing well with games this year.
Nintendo is leading this week. for me, only Epic Mickey and Golden Sun are worth... they look two great games, specially Golden Sun. Dead Nation looks good as well, maybe I try it some time later.
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