Last week was an eventful one for new releases. This week? Not so much, but thereâ€™s a fair old bit of variety.
Perhaps not for PlayStation 3 owners though, as their new releases arenâ€™t actually all that new – theyâ€™re Splinter Cell Trilogy HD and God of War Collection Volume II. Eurogamer said that the conversions of Splinter Cell arenâ€™t that great – Ubisoft used the PlayStation 2 versions – but the games themselves still play well.
The same can also be said for God of War Collection Volume II, which contains the PSPâ€™s Chains of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. “A worthwhile, if never quite spectacular, update to the Kratos canon,â€ said Eurogamer. They gave this an 8, while Splinter Cell Trilogy scored 7.
On Xbox 360 thereâ€™s the Kinect-only The Gunstringer. You control a cowboy puppet brought back from the dead, waving one hand to make him move and the other to aim and shoot. The demo on Xbox Live was entertaining, although hardly groundbreaking – one section simply sees you running away from a boulder, Crash Bandicoot style. Nice presentation though. The developers claim itâ€™s the first Kinect game you can play sitting down and inside the box thereâ€™s also a code to download Kinect Fruit Ninja – which you can’t play sitting down. Itâ€™s an appealing Â£24.90 on Amazon.
Also out on Xbox 360 is Tropico 4, which gives you the chance to become El Presidente of a ‘banana republic’ and either turn it into a holiday island or a glorified slave camp for your citizens. 2009’s Tropico 3 was great – one of the few God-sims to work well on a console.
Elsewhere thereâ€™s cartoon license Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension on PS3, Wii and DS. Settlement Colossus on DS is another hidden image game, Mahjong 300 on DS is the sequel to Mahjong 299 (we assume) while The Crown Of Midas on Wii is a mystery/puzzle game thing. â€œA built-in help system will enable the player to finish the game completely,â€ says the Funbox website.
Next week: Gears of War 3 (360), F1 2011 (PS3, 360, PC), Supremacy MMA (PS3, 360), Barbie: Jet, Set and Style (Wii, DS) and Just Sing Vol 2 (DS).
Ubisoft used the PC version not PS2.
Really? Another mistake for Eurogamer. They seem to be making a lot of errors recently…
Ummm Tropico 4 is not yet out for 360.
Looks like it slipped at the last minute – it was down for release on the 16th on Amazon last night, but today it says the 30th.
Tropico 4 release date is the 28th
28th is a Wednesday. Games are always released on a Friday in the UK, so that doesn’t sound right.
Games are released on Friday’s most of the time, but not all are, Matt. Gears of War 3 is released next Tuesday, for example.
That said, I don’t think a game like Tropico 4 would be released on a Wednesday, either.
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Thanks for your comments, Maximo.
Eurogamer posted a news story today reporting Tropico 4 is now due Friday 21st October.
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