Shippin' Out 2/26-3/2: Baseballing, snowboarding, and Ocarina-ing

New releases MLB 2K7, SSX Blur, DDR 360, Sims expansion get competition from a legendary game.


Following a week in which some big names such as Virtua Fighter 5, Sonic and the Secret Rings, and Crackdown hit stores, it seemed the first week of March had its work cut out for it. However, with new releases hitting every major platform and one downloadable treat from the mid-'90s, this week certainly is holding its own.

The US may be getting pelted with rainstorms, but that doesn't mean the virtual baseball diamonds are soggy. Out today are two games based on America's pastime--MLB 2K7 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable and MLB 07: The Show for the PS2 and PSP.

SSX Blur.
SSX Blur.

While inclement weather spells doom and gloom for baseball fans, snowboarders thrive on it. Electronic Arts is giving Wii owners a ride to the top of the mountain with SSX Blur, the debut of the series on the new crop of consoles and an exclusive to the system.

EA is also looking at the elements with its latest expansion pack for The Sims 2. The Sims 2 Seasons brings seasonal-themed activities, objects, and clothing to gamers' mini alter egos, along with weather effects. But the additions aren't just cosmetic--seasonal changes can have an impact on Sims' moods and relationships.

Other notable choices for gamers browsing stores include Formula One Championship Edition for the PS3, Bullet Witch and Dance Dance Revolution Universe for the Xbox 360, Chili Con Carnage and Marvel Trading Card Game for the PSP, and Jade Empire: Special Edition for the PC.

Ocarina of Time = Bo Derek.
Ocarina of Time = Bo Derek.

But those looking for a perfect 10 may want to just turn their clocks back and peruse the Wii's Virtual Console. On Monday, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, considered by many to be one of the best games ever made, on the download service.

FEBRUARY 26, 2007
Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC)
Major League Baseball 2K7 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP)
MLB 07: The Show (PS2)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii via Virtual Console)
Bio-Hazard Battle (Wii via Virtual Console)
Chew Man Fu (Wii via Virtual Console)

FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Formula One Championship Edition (PS3)
SSX Blur (Wii)
Bullet Witch (Xbox 360)
Dance Dance Revolution Universe (Xbox 360)
Samurai Warriors 2 Empires (Xbox 360, PS2)
Lumines Plus (PS2)
300: March to Glory (PSP)
Chili Con Carnage (PSP)
Marvel Trading Card Game (PSP)
MLB 07: The Show (PSP)
Meteos: Disney Magic (DS)
The Sims 2 Seasons (PC)

FEBRUARY 28, 2007
Alien Hominid HD (Xbox 360 via Live Arcade)

MARCH 2, 2007
Great Invasions (PC)

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