Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekly Releases: 12/12/10

Two weeks, man. Can you handle the pressure of Holiday shopping?

Significant Releases

Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition (Wii)

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Celebrating Mario's 25th Anniversary, Nintendo is bringing out a collection of titles from Mario's past and releasing it out for the Wii audience. Essentially, the game itself is nothing more than a rerelease of Super Mario All-Stars, a collection of games released for the Super Nintendo, consisting of revamped visuals and music for Super Mario Brothers 1, 2, 3, and Lost Levels (what is actually Super Mario Bros. 2 from Japan). There is nothing that differentiates this version from the SNES version, even the screen size. The Limited Edition does come with more, though; it contains a 20-track CD of music and sound effects from the Mario franchise as well as a booklet covering the history of Mario, along with interviews and never-before-seen drawings used during Super Mario Brothers' development.


Developer: Backbone Entertainment (XBLA and PSN ports)
Publisher: Konami

Originally developed in 1992, the X-Men Arcade adventure is now coming to download services and in swift order. Players can assume one of six X-Men: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler, or Dazzler. In this adventure, it is up to the team to work together to stop Magneto from wrecking havoc to the world. The game allows for 4-player cooperative play offline as well as 6-player online cooperative play. If you were looking for classic beat-em-ups in High Definition, you might have just found your game.

Lilt Line (WiiWare)

Developer: Different Cloth and Gaijin Games
Publisher: Gaijin Games

Gaijin Games debuts its publishing duties by bringing Different Cloth's unique line-driving title from iOS to the world of WiiWare. Players tilt the Wii Remote to steer a line as it ventures further into a twisted tunnel which bends and shifts to the music. At points, players have to pass through glowing columns, hitting a button to the beat in order to ensure more points and survival through the paths. Using music from dub-step artist 16bit, the game consists of 15 tracks, each more intense than the last.

Other Releases:
Quake Arena Arcade (XBLA)
Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind (PC)
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ (DSiWare)
Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves (PSN)

Previous 10 Weeks:
12/5/10 - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
11/28/10 - Disney Epic Mickey / Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
11/21/10 - Donkey Kong Country Returns / Gran Turismo 5
11/14/10 - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood / Sonic Colors
11/7/10 - Call of Duty: Black Ops
10/31/10 - Kinect / GoldenEye 007
10/24/10 - Fable III / Rock Band 3 / BIT.TRIP FATE
10/17/10 - Kirby's Epic Yarn / Fallout: New Vegas / Super Meat Boy (XBLA)
10/10/10 - Medal of Honor / Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
10/3/10 - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow / Shantae: Risky's Revenge / NBA Jam


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