This weekâ€™s round up of new releases wonâ€™t take long, as there are only two games out today – Trauma Centre: Second Opinion on Wii and Purr Pals on DS.
Trauma Centre: Second Opinion was a Wii launch game in the US, but as Atlus Software donâ€™t publish in Europe it has ended up in Nintendoâ€™s hands. That doesnâ€™t really explain why it has taken more than nine months to bring it over here, but thatâ€™s Nintendo of Europe for you. Still, we did get Mario Strikers Charged Football before the US, and Wii Play. Second Opinion isn’t a brand new game, but rather a re-make of the quite good DS original with some new bits, including a second playable character and new equipment to gouge patents with.
THQâ€™s Purr Pals is pretty much Nintendogs: Kitten Edition. That doesnâ€™t make sense, does it? According to the blurb you can â€œcustomize your kittenâ€. Itâ€™s not a bloody car, THQ!
Next week looks dull, dull, dull, with only two games currently due – Premier Manager 08 and Final Armada, which appears to be a shooter with a transforming dune buggy. Itâ€™s out on PlayStation 2 and PSP, but given the lack of publicity it probably isnâ€™t going to be very good.