Those who have been waiting patiently for a major Wii release will be rejoicing this week – Xenoblade Chronicles is here. Very few bad things have been said about this JRPG, with the likes of Eurogamer dishing out a 9 while NGamer Magazine awarded it their highest score of the year so far – a handsome 93%. Unless Tesco have put the incorrect picture up, itâ€™s only Â£31.97 on their site with the classic red controller. Donâ€™t blame us though if theyâ€™ve cocked that up.
Arcana Heart 3 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 is another that comes in a limited edition pack. This is no RPG however – itâ€™s a 2D brawler much like Blazblue. Review copies were sent out to the press in good time – most of the magazines reviewed it last month with universal opinion being that itâ€™s not too shabby at all.
Super sequel Toy Soldiers: Cold War on Xbox Live Arcade is one to consider downloading. It doesnâ€™t quite manage to stand up to the impressive original, mostly because the developers havenâ€™t been able to find the right mixture of strategy and action this time round, but word has it the co-op mode is enjoyable and the mini-games are fun.
You know whatâ€™s coming next, donâ€™t you? Itâ€™s time for a round-up of the seemingly random DS games hitting shelves this week. Youâ€™ve got a combination of Avanquest Software and Easy Interactive to thank (or blame) for Farm Frenzy 3, Mechanic Master 2, Youda Legend: Amsterdam Diamond and Timmy Time.
Then on Wii thereâ€™s Country Dance from Funbox Media. Believe it or not, it has been developed by the guys that brought us The Conduit. They must be gagging for work.
Next week: Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3, 360, PC), Inazuma Eleven (DS), Pac-Man and Galaga: Dimensions (3DS), Rugby World Cup 2011 (PS3, 360), Summer Challenge (PS3, 360, Wii, PC), The Lost Treasures of Alexandria (DS) and Jewel Quest IV (DS).