Yes, Batman is out this week. Yes, you should go buy it. But there are also a few other games, too.
Most surprising is the quantity of PSP releases, with half of all this week's releases arriving on UMD. Still, Batman is definitely the game to get. What are you picking up this week?
New releases for the w/c August 31:
Academy of Champions (Wii) What Is It? Pele-endorsed soccer game set in a Hogwarts-style school. Should You Care? No idea if it's any good. Ubi have kept their cards close to their chest.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (360, PS3) What Is It? Stealth brawler with a strong Metroidvania vibe and exceptional production values. Should You Care? It's pretty much the perfect Batman game.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP) What Is It? One-on-one fighter featuring a cast of characters spanning the entire FF series. Should You Care? Really solid combat mechanics, though it helps if you're an FF fan.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey (360, PS3, PSP) What Is It? Action-oriented take on the veteran PC chopper combat sim. Should You Care? Is this the only chopper combat sim on these consoles?
Metal Slug 7 (DS) What Is It? Old-school side-scrolling platformer shmup. Should You Care? You should know by now if you need another Metal Slug game.
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP) What Is It? Very good-looking handheld version of the console fighting franchise. Should You Care? Get this if you're a fighting fan, but not a Final Fantasy fan.
Supercar Challenge (PS3) What Is It? Oft-delayed release of also-ran PS3-exclusive racing sim. Should You Care? Not with Need For Speed: Shift and Gran Turismo 5 on the way.
Warriors Orochi 2 (PSP) What Is It? Dynasty Warriors spin-off makes a very belated journey to Sony's handheld. Should You Care? Surely you're not this desperate for some hardcore hack and slash.