Men with odd shaped balls

Madden 09 is out, so it’s not going to be hard to guess what the best selling game this month in the US will be. If memory serves, last year’s iteration managed to get quite high in the UK chart, but I’d be surprised if it gets into the top ten. The Wii version is sub-titled ‘All Play’ and has been designed for new comers in mind, something that has angered a few of the ‘hardcore’ fans. You can’t please everybody.

Also on Wii this week there’s Table Football – which I’m going to assume is appalling – and the unofficial Summer Athletics (also out on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360). And yes, there is indeed another movie license out this week – Hellboy: The Science of Evil. Eurogamer didn’t like it much, awarding it 5 out of 10.

In the world of downloads, Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People is now available on WiiWare while Xbox 360 gets Fable II: Pub Games.