Oh look, there’s a new Gears of War out this week. That kinda sneaked up on us, didn’t it!
That screenshot is actually from Lost Planet 2, Capcom’s co-op shooter that just happens to feature your favourite Cogs, Marcus and Dom, as unlockable characters.
And that, my friends, is the highlight of the week. Unless you like skateboarding.
UPDATE: Wait! Namco Bandai has just confirmed that quirky PS3 action-RPG 3D Dot Game Heroes has crept up a few weeks and is expected to be in stores this Thursday. Looks like there’s something worth getting excited about, after all.
Who’s saving their money for next week?
New releases for the w/c May 10:
3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)
What Is It? A classical action-RPG presented in a wonderfully unusual “pixel art but in 3D” visual style.
Should You Care? It’s basically an homage to A Linkn to the Past, so any Zelda fan should check it out.
Lost Planet 2 (360, PS3)
What Is It? Third-person shooter that is at its best in its four-player co-op mode.
Should You Care? That depends on whether you have three online friends who’ve also bought the game.
Skate 3 (360, PS3)
What Is It? Third in EA’s really quite good skateboarding sim series.
Should You Care? And now, in the wake of Tony Hawk’s decline, the clear genre leader.
Spellbound 2 (DS)
What Is It? A sequel to a puzzle game about words. (I know nothing about it, to be honest.)
Should You Care? Apparently the first one was terrible, so you’ve been warned!
Next week looks far more enticing. Keep an eye out for Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, ModNation Racers, a new Prince of Persia and Split/Second.