Shippin' Out Jan. 8-14: Amy, Zen Pinball 3D
Short new release slate led by Lexis Numerique's survival horror game on XBL and PSN; Zen Studios' latest hits 3DS, and Choplifter HD takes off.
Late last week, Warner Bros. delayed Gotham City Impostors from its scheduled January 10 debut, bumping the week's biggest release to February. That move leaves downloadable titles Amy, Zen Pinball 3D, and Choplifter HD as the main draws this week.
Leading the group is the survival horror title Amy on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. The game is set after a comet crashes into the earth, releasing a disease that spreads to the populace. Players control a woman named Lara, working alongside an 8-year-old autistic girl named Amy to escape the horde of infected. Amy was developed by VectorCell Studios; it hits the PSN on January 10 for $13 and Xbox Live on January 11 for 800 MS points ($10).
Also out this week is Zen Pinball 3D for the 3DS. Available on January 12 for $7, the game includes four themed tables: Earth Defense, Shaman, Excalibur, and El Dorado. In addition to the expected added visual dimension, Zen Pinball 3D sports multiplayer functionality, online leaderboards, multiple viewpoints, and table-specific missions.
The last notable new release this week is Choplifter HD on Xbox Live and PSN. A revamp of Broderbund Software's original Choplifter franchise, Choplifter HD will see players assume the role of a pilot for the elite international helicopter rescue team C.H.O.P.R. (Coordinated Helicopter Operations, Preservation, and Rescue).
For further details, 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.
Tuesday, January 10
Choplifter HD--PC, PS3--inXile Entertainment
Wednesday, January 11
Choplifter HD--X360--inXile Entertainment
Thursday, January 12
Hip Hop King: Rytmik Edition--3DS--Cinemax
Zen Pinball 3D--3DS--Zen Studios
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