Deathsmiles will make you grin

After the insane popularity of Street Fighter IV, I’d say that there’s a good chance Marvel vs Capcom 3 will take the top spot of the chart next week. Reviews have been solid, although Eurogamer did point out that there wasn’t a great amount of unlockables. They also said that the last boss is a bit cheap. But hey – show me a fighting game that doesn’t have a boss with an unfair advantage.

Colourful 2D shooter Deathsmiles deserves to sell well too – its Cave’s first boxed retail release in the UK, believe it or not. Although it was first released in 2008 we’re getting the deluxe edition with a music CD and a desktop accessory disk containing wallpapers, mouse pointers and stuff. The cheapest price online appears to be £16.99 from Amazon. If you’re a fan of the genre it’s pretty much an essential purchase.

Naughty Bear Gold Edition is apparently out this week too but details online are sketchy. Zavvi has it listed at full price (£39.99), GAME has it for £17.99 but aren’t sure when it’s out and searching for it on Amazon just brings up the original and nothing else. It’s meant to be a load of old toss anyway, so let’s carry on as we were shall we?

PopCaps’ games certainly aren’t toss, but the fact that their first boxed retail collection – featuring Bejeweled 2, Astro Pop, Feeding Frenzy and Peggle – has an RRP of £29.99 is disappointing. Thankfully though the online retailers are offering it for a lot less, like £17.99 on Play. A second collection PopCap Hits pack is due out soon too, which includes the ace Plants Vs Zombies.

This leaves us with Family Party 90 Great Games on Wii which is part of a series by D3 Publishing. The last renditions weren’t too hot but at £14.99 on Play you might not be the worst purchase you ever make.

Next week: Killzone 3, Two Worlds II, Bulletstorm, De Blob 2, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Atari Greatest Hits: Vol 1, Gray Matter and the rather tepid looking Dreamcast Collection.

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